Booker, CGC, TDI, RN

Shetland Sheepdog
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Home:Charlotte, NC  [I have a diary!]  
Age: 22 Years   Sex: Male   Weight: 26-50 lbs

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Peaky, Oogie Boogie

Doggie Dynamics:
not playfulvery playful

Quick Bio:
-purebred-deaf -blind

September 23rd 1994

He loves to play ball and go practice obedience with his doggie pals! He has a pretty blue merle girlfriend too!

All the other dogs who take Mom's attention!

Favorite Toy:
He recently got a chickadee that makes the actual bird call of a real bird. He LOVES it! However, I am about ready to chuck the thing out the window. :)

Favorite Food:
Popcorn, and the T-Bonz treats. He won't eat anything else for treats!

Favorite Walk:
At the park next door, or around the neighborhood

Best Tricks:
He does lots of tricks, but the best one is that he whispers. That was a hard one to teach, especially to a Sheltie!

Arrival Story:
I went to a show with a friend of mine and fell in love with this little Blue Merle Sheltie girl. I knew I had to have one, so after searching around I ended up with Booker. His breeder was going through a divorce so was selling off her last litter as pet puppies. They figured Booker would be over-sized anyway (which he is), but I'd never really had plans to show confirmation so that was fine.

I know everyone thinks their dog is a genius, but mine learned two of his tricks just by watching my parents Boston Terrier! He learned how to roll over and play dead just by watching her do these tricks and then get a treat for it. Of course, he learned "speak" all on his own! lol

Forums Motto:
Ball Boy!

The Groups I'm In:
K9s and Friends

I've Been On Dogster Since:
October 11th 2005 More than 11 years!

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Confessions of a ball crazy Sheltie

What's the big deal?!?

October 14th 2005 11:00 am
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Boy it has been a busy couple of days around my house! Mom keeps talking about some sort of "race" and Grandma, Grandpa, Paige and Winston are coming over for the weekend. It's going to be crazy with all of us kids plus Sweetie hanging around! Grandpa really, really likes to play ball though so I know I should have fun. Mom and Grandma call him the "toy", but I know that the toy is actually the ball so I don't know what they're talking about. I hear it's going to be nice out too so I'm hoping a trip to the park is in order. I'd love to go up to Lake Norman and swim, but everyone says it's getting too cold for that. I try to tell them that's what all this fur is for, but Mom just shakes her head. Oh well. After all that rain there are always puddles to jump in!

Number of throws today: none so far, Mom is at boring old work
Number of balls chewed up by Sweetie: 2 since last Tuesday. Not good!


Collie Rescue Reunion

October 11th 2005 7:56 pm
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Dear Diary,

Last weekend I went with Mom, Grandma, and Winston to a reunion for the Collie Rescue of North Carolina. There were a TON of collies there, who all looked like big versions of me in different colors. Winston pretended that he was a "collie in training" and everyone thought that was cute. I couldn't believe what those collies were doing! They actually had sheep in a pen and the collies would go in and chase them. They called it "herding instinct" and some of them were really good. Others seemed more interested in barking at their friends who were waiting outside the gates. My Mom wouldn't put me in there because she knew I wouldn't do well with sheep running around. Not unless you could make them look like over-sized tennis balls. Then I'd be after them for sure!
At the reunion, we got to meet my new brother Jamie for the first time. He was really nice, and I think I'll get along with him well. His foster Dad says that he likes to play fetch so we already have something in common! Mom says if all goes well he should be coming to our house on the 22nd. It's going to be hard giving up my "only dog" status, but Jamie is nice and I guess I'll like having him for a brother.
Oh! They also had this thing at the reunion called "Canine Good Citizen". This is a certification by the AKC on how well a dog behaves in certain situations. My Mom signed us up and I was a little nervous about some of the things I had to do. Meeting strangers is not always my favorite thing! But it was actually pretty cool to walk along with my Mom and show off my training. I passed with flying colors and Mom says I'll get a big old certificate to hang on my wall soon, along with a tag for my collar. So that is something I can be proud of!

Number of balls chased today: 3... not nearly enough!
Number of balls chewed up by Sweetie (Mom's roommates' dog): 1... progress!

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