Photo Comments Age: 8 Years Sex: Male Weight: 51-100 lbs
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Shepe', Shepherd, Hippi, shyboy
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March 26th 2005
toys that frizebee is the tops
people and stores, just give him a sheep and he is happy.
frizebee, any toys I win in the dog shows
steak, cheese and liverworst
a huge farm to chase texas long horn cattle up the street
acting innocent, runs around and smiles
I went to get him after one dog had a colobomo. I found him flea infested, starving, couldn't walk a straight line so weak, full of gardia when I took him to the vet. He was severely abused and couldn't trust, so shy took him a long time to trust. He was only 26 pounds at 8 months old. We have been working on socialization for about a year and he is doing better. He is starting to come around but it has been slow. All his health care needs were immediately met and he is gaining weight and eating good. It was a struggle to get there. But with my love and patience we managed just fine and he is turning into a good collie.
Shep has a special gift to pick up on cancer. He has picked up on melanoma, breast cancer, liver cancer, blood problems in my nephew, and other cancers. If the cancer is fatal he will growl but not be aggressive or just shy away depending on the severity. Shep is friendly to people when they come over to visit. He is working on becoming a service dog but refuses to pick items up for his mom in public. He will do a take it and hold finally after a year. He will make it as a certified service dog as he does all the tasks at home, but the tasks in public will be on his own time. He loves to go shopping now and is eager to get into the store and once in will settle down. People are able to approach to pet him now without any problems unless they have cancer he will shy away or lay down quietly until they leave the area. He too went through a canine police acedemy training. It has taken me a long time to figure out what he was doing and why. He did come from an abused breeder who stole him and refused to pay for the pups she took under false pretense. Shep is currently under new management and will remain with us and his new management team. Look for him in the show ring in the near future once his coat improves slightly. He will be shown in all breeds as he moves with great ease and has a wonderful herding skills.
Shyboy, Furby, Hippi, Pumpkin
The Groups I'm In:
Friends of Collies, Service Dogs Group
Boy I never knew I was going to get toys at the dog show or I would have been doing it a long time ago. Why was I so scared?
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April 20th 2012 6:27 am
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Well it has been a long time since I entered a comment to my Blog. Mainly, My Mom has been busy. Not only did I have one female puppy and lives with her Mom in another town. My Human Mom decided now that my puppy is almost 2 years old she would adopt another puppy. We now have three dogs living with my Human Mom. Me, My brother, Pepsea, and now a dog called Coffee. He is out of the Overland Kennels which breed fine Collies. His name is Overland Lord Ice Coffee of Sundell (COFFEE). He is a royal trouble maker. I try to keep him safe and out of trouble but so far he has ate two carpets and I mean ate them that Mom has to purchase new carpet for the entire house. It is one huge piece of carpet in the house that flows the same color. He has knocked furniture over in his wild chase games which my brother Pepsea and I sit and look at him like he is nuts. Over all he is learning service tasks, but he is a goof, but we love him. Well back to Coffee more later. We will start to show his training on line. We can't wait. So far Coffee knows down, sit, come (50%) of the time, leave it when cookie is on the floor. He does ring the bells on the door to go outside. So he is progressing. He does steal clothing items. We are teaching him tug and pick up toys to place in basket. We are teaching force retrieve training now. He has walked with walker and harness nicely. So he is learning. His down stays are 5 minutes to 7 minutes. He has to reach 30 minutes. I think there is hope. Mom said Coffee had a tape worm and why he ate her carpet. She is not worried about it she wanted new carpet anyway Coffee just made it come sooner but she is waiting until he is completely out of the puppy stage to recarpet. Probably the smartest move. She will save for it. I have loaded new photos of Coffee. He looked like me when I was young. Shep
February 23rd 2010 8:16 am
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Well the blessed event is about to take place. My girl friend and I finally are getting together for a bundle of joy in about 68 days! "S" We are so happy. Mom will take a pick of the liter to go to service dog program and purchase one for Tim to have as well so we can show the little one. I can finally retire and enjoy watching my new little kid. My brother Pepsea is very jealous. I told him when he enters veterans things will happen for him as he is smart, bright, and a character with the looks. He has taught me so much and I'm forever grateful; but don't tell him that! Later Shep
January 31st 2010 7:02 am
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I have been busy at the dog show. We had to do three days and not four days as Mom was off having IV's on Friday. We went to the Rock Finacial center this is the place where I escaped from my Mom as a puppy and the anxiety was such as I remembered that time running through the parking lot. Well, my handler helped ease my fears on Thursday. It was sad time for us three, me with my stress, Mom with electrolytes being off, broken toes, and aspiration pneumonia. My handler with headaches. So we went into the show with some rough spots. My ear wasn't doing it's thing as I had to keep it perk to hear my Mom's voice to make sure she was doing okay. That is a no no for the ring. I took a nice second to a huge kennel. Saturday it was the same thing my ear looked good and I still did a second place to the same dog and then Sunday my Mom had to run me against a dog from another huge kennel and naturally we took a second. I'm proud to come out with my 3 red ribbons. I just wish they were rosettes! Oh well that is life. Now I can be proud I have 6 first place ribbons blue, 3 reserve wins, and 4 second place wins which are red, and two 3rd place and one 4th place. I put as much emphasis on the first place, reserve wins as the 4th place. I just am never going to see a winner's dog or best of winners as Mom said "i'm just really lacking in the coat." The judges all seem to like me and say I'm a nice looking dog and some even smile when they see me! Like I'm glad Shep is still around going on 4 years into the show ring! I have had lots of people tell me my head piece is good and pretty. Collies are a head piece dog. Mine is almost perfect but because I come from a small loving home and not a huge kennel we don't get noticed much perhaps is what I'm trying to tell my Mom.
Mom came home and collapsed. My handler was in the hospital overnight so she couldn't show me and I had to rely on my Mom and naturally I was looking for love and not paying attention in the ring! 'S" I'm a character that is for sure!
After we got done in the show ring on Sunday we had to go to meet the collie breed and I had to put on my service hat and show the public collies can make good service dogs. Mom got a person from the collie club to video tape it and it turned out nice and now we have to figure out how to burn it to cd for the club. There were lots of collies in different colors, and the speaker did a nice job explaining about the breed of collie and how we give a loving expression.
I gave Mom that expression of rigor mortis in the van when on the way home from the dog show she said, "Shep I can't wait until the next dog show." Did I give her looks of death! She has to be kidding as sick as she is she needs the time off. Crazy girl Mom. She will go chasing ribbons regardless of how sick she is. She is telling me the show must go on regardless of how sick we are! No wonder my stomach is tied up in knotts. "S"
Okay we are back home and enjoying the quiet life of being a dog for a few more weeks. She is finally following doctor's orders. Keep everyone posted on my dog show adventures. Oh yes, my brother Pepsea was mad I didn't come home with a rosette he tried to divorce me and ignored me for 4 days and slept in opposite rooms. It was so noticeable. Then my brother had his birthday and we made up for the day we are talking now! Happy Paw prints Shep
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