Border Collie/Labrador Retriever
Picture of Katie, a female Border Collie/Labrador Retriever

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Home:Greensboro, NC  [I have a diary!]  
Age: 12 Years   Sex: Female   Weight: 26-50 lbs

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Katie Little Lady

Doggie Dynamics:
not playfulvery playful

Quick Bio:
-mutt-pound dog-dog rescue

November 1st 2004

Being hugged and cuddled

When Gus doesn't let her eat his food. When Captain doesn't let her play with the toys.

Favorite Toy:
Little pieces of paper and plastic

Favorite Food:

Favorite Walk:
Anywhere where she can make some new friends

Best Tricks:
So far, Katie only knows 'sit' and 'wait', but we're working on more tricks now!

Arrival Story:
My good friends Christine & Mike were volunteering at the shelter with me one Sunday. They pulled out two sweet black older puppies. Katie made a fast and good impression on me because she was so good during her Petfinder 'photo session'. I continued to visit with her regularly for the next month and I was just hoping that someone would see what a good dog she is. No one else discovered her, so I eventually convinced my husband that Katie would make a great addition to our family.

Katie was found as a stray in High Point, NC in June. Our local shelter was very crowded, so she was held until mid-July when they finally made her available for adoption. We took her home in September - poor little thing was in the shelter for over three months! She now loves soft beds and warm places to sleep.

Forums Motto:
Don't litter - spay or neuter!

The Groups I'm In:
Pet-O-Nomics, Petfinder Pups!

I've Been On Dogster Since:
October 25th 2005 More than 11 years!

Rosette, Star and Special Gift History

Dogster Id:

Meet my family
Gus (Rest in
peace, sweet
JosieCaptain DogGwendolyn
Tommy TomatoSchumpeterBad KittyLilly Dog

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Katie's Chronicles

Why Halloween costumes are NOT so good! (Fifth in a series)

November 1st 2006 8:21 am
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Katie would like to tell all dog owners and guardians why it is NOT a good idea to put Halloween costumes on their dogs!

Halloween costumes are very uncomfortable! The hats get in the way of your eyes so you cannot see. The collars are very itchy. And the little bracelets make walking much too difficult!

Halloween costumes are very embarrassing. Especially when your people take you to visit the neighbors and the neighbors' dogs see you! Those dogs just laugh and laugh and laugh.

Halloween costumes are not dignified. As you know, Katie is a very beautiful and shiny black dog. But the costume gets in the way of my dignified asthetic.

In conclusion, you should NOT put Halloween costumes on beautiful dogs like me, even if they are hand-me-downs. We all know that the best price is FREE, but even free is too high a price.


Why walks are so good (the fourth in a series)

June 2nd 2006 3:04 pm
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I would like to tell you about going for walks and why they are so good.

Walks are a great way to meet new people and dogs. Sometimes, your Mommy will let you sniff the other dogs. Sometimes, new people will walk up to you so they can pet you!

Walks are a great way to stretch your legs. It's not the same as running, but you always feel so good when you're done with your walks.

Walks are a great way to learn about your neighborhood. It's very important in case you ever get lost - so you'll know your way home!

Walks let you breathe the fresh air. I like being in my house, but it is sometimes good to smell some different smells. (You know how us doggies like to smell things!)

In conclusion, I believe that all doggies should get to go on leash walks. You should always keep your doggies on their leash when you are near busy roads. Sometimes us doggies get a little bit silly and follow our noses into the wrong places. So, keep us safe and we will love you forever!


Why cars are so good (Katie's third essay)

February 17th 2006 7:13 pm
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I have discovered that cars are very good things. Although I was scared of them at first, I learned that they can be very interesting places to be!

Cars take you to doggie daycare. I just love doggie daycare. Every morning, my Mommy puts my leash on me and takes me to the car. We get in and then, when we get out, we are at doggie daycare!

Cars take you to the dog park. It's almost as good as doggie daycare. Sometimes when we get in the car, Mommy opens the door to let me out and I'm at the dog park!

Cars can be very confusing things. You are at one place when you get in and you are in a very different place when you get out. Also, the whole world becomes a blur when you are in a car. And, sometimes, when you're in the car, the whole world swerves and sways! But, you always end up at an interesting place when your Mommy opens the door to let you out!

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