Photo Comments (1)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
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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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February 2nd 2014 12:40 pm
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Boy, I wish I knew I was going to have two youngester to maintain law and order. They two younger ones are always in trouble. I wish I had my brother Pepsea to maintain the law an order. He would let it be known they could not get into trouble. The young one is always jumping over me or on me when he misses. He is into everything including jumping on the counters and table. My nice little rumbles doesn't do the trick anymore. I'm at a lost. I just now go off and lay down and sleep through all the yelling and commotion! It is rough. I go outside though to keep them safe as a special secret agent. Shhhsh. I watch over them and make sure they come in safe and sound. After all when Coffee got shot in July and had a bloody nose I rushed him to the swimming pool and made him put his nose in it to wash off the blood and stop the bleeding. Mom saw the blood and jumped up and came over and grabbled a towel and started to hold pressure and we rushed him into the closest animal hospital. They couldn't find the cause. We found a bb with blood but didn't realize he had been shot. Until a week later a hole showed up with rings on his nose and he was rushed into surgery. That was the enterance wound and the exit wound was the bloody nose we figured. However, the guy that shot my brother is still living behind us. Mom put 8 foot lattice up to make it harder to see over. But we think he can still see. She is checking on covering over the deck and dog run to make it harder to get to us. Well thanks for putting me up for my diary. Also my late brother Pepsea yesterday. Gosh a day doesn't go by I don't think of Pepsea and miss him. We were together 8 years. He was my rock. I was so timid and scared when I came and it was him that let me become the service dog. His kind paw helped me get the courage I needed. Sorta like the lion in Wizard of Oz. I can remember the week Pepsea was bleeding internally and he was going back and forth to the hospital at MI state to find the cause. He would come and lay next to me or my brothers crate Coffee and talk to each one of us as if to give a list of directions when he was gone. I try to remember them but it is hard he had such a way. I don't with people I remain shy. Mom does a good job not letting many pet me as it stresses me too much. I'm glad I have her as a mom she is a good person even though that guy makes her out to be a bad person. I still remember the day she went over to his house to ask what she could cut down so she could mulch and cut trees to put a fence up and he wouldn't give her any satisfaction and yelled at her over us barking. Like we bark a lot. Mom never leaves us out of sight. If we bark we are pulled inside really fast. She is a responsible dog owner. I never hear anyone else doing things like that then I don't hear them yelling at them either the crazy people only yell at Mom. Mom said to me the other day when we were traveling to the hospital the only reason the jerk shot Coffee and Pepsea was he was a bad person and wants to do harm to Mom. He figures if he gets rid of the dogs he can have free rain to do bodily harm to Mom. Mom figured him out and his wife. He is on the bad boy list she said. I listen to Mom a lot and I come home and tell my brothers what I learned from Mom. Perhaps when I go over the rainbow bridge they will take good care of Mom when they are older. I'm trying for Pepsea to do what he wanted to take care of Mom. Mom just said "Shep your doing a great job, keep it up." "S"
January 29th 2014 1:06 pm
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Well I have a younger collie brother coffee. His name is overland lord ice coffee of sundell. We call him coffee. He is almost three now. We joke he goes to his pen to brew and he goes outside to eat ice all the time and is filling his coffee pot. His nick name is coffee pot LOL. Oh yes on my mom's birthday another dog came into the pack his name is Maxwell (Mad Max) he runs, jumps over me, and uses me as a hurdle regardless if I'm sleeping or not. He is just nuts it is those dals. LOL. He has the herding moves down and thinks he is top dog. Yes, since he came I'm having to eat plain dog food no special spoiling. Hmm. Something is clearly wrong with this picture. Yes, Max is called Bret D Sundell Lord Maxwell Good to the last drop. Does that tell you something long show name and is he doing well in the show ring. He is completely spoiled but for the special food hamburger or steak on dog food. He is too young. He is on the counters and table and not wanting to learn the command quiet or off the counter or table max. I'm sure it is puppy as all my canines were there at one time or another. I cannot get excited about anything but the fact Max leaves his toys outside and Mom makes me go get them for him. (Something clearly wrong here--max needs to get his own toys). LOL Well off to shop with Mom. I'm really missing Pepsea I hate going with Mom as everyone calls me lassie or how pretty. I just want to get in and out as quick as I can and not be seen. I'm embarrassed as I don't see other dogs out but me as service dog. Rather odd. Oh Pepsea get back here from Heaven. I'm now taking up to being a secret service agent guarding all the dogs to keep them safe. Gosh I wish you were here I miss my pal. Shep.
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
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