Tough Following in Lassie's Footsteps!
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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
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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September 8th 2009 5:08 pm
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Wow a lot has happened. We have lost our two beloved friends Blair who is a collie on my home page and Buck which is also on the page. We miss them dearly. We know that our neighbors dog gabby, mugzy, and my other siblings Pebbles and Brandywine will be playing over the rainbow bridge with them. Shane is without siblings right now and we are staying in touch to keep him company dispite the distance.
July 5th 2008 11:20 am
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Well Mom pulled it off after some nasty's at the club she was in were calling around telling people not to handle me or put my dog in the dog show. Probably because they liked my conformation and knew I would win paws down. She found a wonderful handler in the afghans who is stepping out and doing me in the show ring. We are blessed to have Candance. She has an 8 month old afghan she is also priming her second one. Her Mom owns it and it has a grandpa westminster winner. We are so blessed to know this Afghan as I'm sure it will go far in the ring. She is a beautiful afghan and has melted my heart and when we go to class she slips her paw in my crate for me to hold. We have to be separated to not have any little suprises.
February 1st 2008 4:46 am
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Gosh I woke up to 4 inches of snow and it is coming down. My brother the Dalmatian loves the snow and so do I. Actually, Mom and I are sitting next to a fire with a cup of hot cocoa. I have my collie mug all ready to go for the cream she gives us two boys. Mom canceled her appointments today and is staying in. We were hoping for a snow mobile or a new dog sled this year so we could enjoy the snow. The old ones are just no good. LOL. Mom had to replace the battery on her car and it is dead this morning so AAA is coming to start it once again after the 1000 calls they have had. She is on the bottom of the list. Probably needs a starter. Mom was going to get out her old cross country skiis and try them out but she tore about 3 ligaments in her knee and ankle so she is gimping around. She is going to have MRI on the knee and maybe surgery. We could use that dog sled or snowmobile. Well my brother pulled her off the pavement into the grass and she didn't know there was a huge drop. opps. She inverted her ankle and her knee and ankle popped. The rest is history. She spent an evening in the ER but they didn't do anything but confirm she messed it up, nothing was broken, and to see the ortho.
January 3rd 2008 7:18 am
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Hey doggie friends, I need help on how to let my blonde owner know she needs to include me in the same things as my older brother. See my older brother Pepsea got a scratch on his cornea looking at the texas cows again with the bushes personally, I think his flu bug was getting him and there were no texas cows they were 40 feet down the road. But anyway, it probably was a rabbit with horns those artificial ones kids use on their dogs at the holidays. She took him to the vet and vet recommended dog glasses to keep the eye protected. So we went to two stores one was very far away and she got him a pair of dog doggles. However, she didn't get me a pair. I'm highly upset. Pepsea let me try his on and they looked nice on me, I want to look like my brother. See I do everything my brother does and I'm his little follower and he is my mentor. You know Collies have eye problems too (even though I'm considered normal eye) I need to protect my baby browns. "S" So anyway, my brother got my virus and he is on the mend and I took good care of him being his bedside doctor. I kissed him and checked on him frequently with getting my Mom away from her writings on the computer. LOL. No seriously, those doggles didn't fit me good and I would require a medium and they had small for the smaller toy dogs and large for Pepsea. Collies are hard to fit dogs for doggles. But I would make do. Oh wait, I hear mom calling my name in vein, perhaps, yes, she is taking me to get a pair of doggles she feels bad she left me out. Gosh, my pouting for the last three days must have worked! "S" Thanks dog friends for the advice. Gosh, now maybe I can get a red barron scarf to go with the doggles, what do you think, I would be pretty cool to catch a female don't you think. Can't leave that spotted wonder dog upstage me again, I have to upstage him sometime soon. It is wonderful having such a neat older brother that I get along with. But those humans well that is another story they can be totally a space cadet or totally blonde sometimes. "S"
December 27th 2007 7:27 am
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Oh my I missing my playmate, I can't find him, oh there he is in the recliner getting ready from some sports to be put on the TV. Maybe he is too earily the crazy Dalmatian is always wanting Pistons, Lions, Red Wings, or Tigers on TV after all we both met two of the Pistons before, maybe why he is such a huge fan. My brother is upset with me as I'm stealing his Christmas toys, they are the spotted ones like the lion and rooster that make cool noises. My sheep don't make sheep noises so I took his toys to have those cool sounding ones. Maybe it is just my Collie behavior to have a pack to keep watch over. But he can't have his toys, they are all mine. He calls me the toy bandit. Darn now he wants to go outside I best leave my toys, I wish I could place them in a bag and carry them around so he wouldn't get them. Darn there goes that rooster again! I fell victim to that Dalmatian scam, Pepsea bring my rooster back. Well the snow is scant today so I can't toss him down in it and make him cold. It doesn't bother me I love it after all I have nice huge rough fur coat to live in and he has short fur and is such a pampered pooch. He has to have a coat on to go outside or he quivers and he won't stay out long. Me on the other hand, I ignore Mom's calls to come in and walk all over the yard just getting lost in the yard, snow, and thoughts of those cute dogs behind me and next to me and those texas long horns up the street. After all the more I'm out in the cold the more my coat gets thicker. LOL. I do like to give these human critters some issues like ignoring them to come when called from the back 40. I will come in on my own terms. Sometimes I just lay in the snow drifts and wait for other canines to come out and Mom will come out and bring me in at that point. She ruins the fun as I'm just warming my paws up under my nice fur and waiting and not cold at all. After all on the farm that is what we do while the sheep graze we lay and wait. I have it made in the shade. Well, my brother is not happy with me as I took all his good food from his diet. So we have to work on that issue. He is planning the next refrigerator raid when Mom leaves. I think I will have her take that scam artist with her. Oh yes, Mom finally got her good video camera to work she called the company and they got her on line. Too bad we didn't have that done months ago for the video was required. I don't know about these human critters. Oh well next time if there is one she might be ready. I will be more seasoned as I'm taking Lassie lessons any way from watching old videos of Lassie. Okay off to watch over my flock of new toys with no help from Pepsea. Hopefully, I can keep them safe from the spotted wonder dog.
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