Abby


Border Collie
Picture of Abby, a female Border Collie

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Home:Northern Central Area, NM  [I have a diary!]  
Age: 9 Years   Sex: Female   Weight: 26-50 lbs

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Nicknames:
Abbigail, Abby-girl, Abby-Q's, Beauty, Sugar-nose, Sweet Pea

Doggie Dynamics:
 Energy 
sleepyenergetic
 
 Intelligence 
sillygenius
 
 Friendliness 
aggressiveaffectionate
 
 Playfulness 
not playfulvery playful
 
 Disposition 
anxiouscalm
 

Quick Bio:
-purebred-pound dog-dog rescue

Birthday:
June 15th 2005

Likes:
Therapy work and anyone saying, "Hurray!!" - She's convinced it is all about her! She also loves to rest in her crate...

Pet-Peeves:
Mean dogs, flash cameras.

Favorite Toy:
Anything her step-brother Josh has.

Favorite Food:
Mr. Barkys Dog Biscuits and Raw Turkey Necks

Favorite Walk:
500 acre open space

Best Tricks:
Making everyone fall in love with her, staying, and waiting.

Arrival Story:
I found this wonderful and beautiful, tri-color, sable and white girl on petfinder.com. She had been abandoned at a Shelter in the mountains of New Mexico. We figure she was smarter than her last owners. We are so lucky to have her! She is an angel, sensitive, and SUPER Intelligent!

Bio:
She got a new brother several years ago. Abby totally loves Josh - although she will never admit it. And Josh adores Abby! Abby is a registered Therapy Dog. In one photo here, she is wearing her therapy vest. She visits hospitals, children, is a natural "Mother Hen," and attuned to any Being in distress. Therapy work is her calling!! And she just decided she might like Flyball after all - she earned her FD, and FDX (100 point) Titles in late October of this year. But she still likes visiting and taking care of people best. She is a wonderful hiking partner, always keeping her eye on Josh and me.

Forums Motto:
I howl.... when I'm happy!!!

Certified Therapy Dog Flyball - FD, & FDX

I've Been On Dogster Since:
May 26th 2007 More than 7 years!

Rosette, Star and Special Gift History

Dogster Id:
548970


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Finishing Agility Prep...Beginning Agility 1


I finished Advanced Agility - Now I'm a Therapy Dog!

March 4th 2008 7:35 pm
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This winter, my owner and I went through all the screening and training to be a Therapy Dog. We are registered with the National TDI Group. In fact, out of about 6 dogs being initially screened, I was the only one who got through.

Then after a number of visits to hospitals, I did everything I was to do - and not to do. And I'm now official - starting in January of '08.

I've been doing Agility and Flyball, but I'm not sure how competitive I feel. I guess I'm more of a lover than a fighter. (Besides, with my brother Josh - that is the only way we really get along :^)

I really love to visit with everyone in my Therapy work, and I like bringing smiles to all humans. It is so nice that everyone now appreciates how sweet I am. :^) What a long way I've come from being abandoned in a "night deposit box," at an Animal Shelter in the mountains New Mexico!

Love,
Abby

 

Multi-Talented!

November 1st 2007 7:09 pm
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I'm already in Advanced Intermediate Agility, and this Fall joined my first Fun Match. I still have some work to do on weave poles - but I simply LOVE my current class. Sadly, we only have 2 left - 1 tomorrow and 1 more after that. But we will continue in the Spring.

In addition to that - Josh and I get to play "Flyball," on most Saturdays, AND I'm in training to be a Therapy Dog. I had my first hospital visit this week, and will do another on Sunday. I really enjoy bringing smiles to people who are stuck in hospitals.

Love,
Abby

 

Beginning Agility 1

June 28th 2007 12:08 pm
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Was class yesterday ever great!! Even though it was in the 90's, and HOT - we got to do soooo many new things. First, my person let the instructor use "yours truely," to show the rest of the class how to follow her finger. I'm pretty good - especially when I'm being baited. But I do wonder why they kept making me go back and forth, and after a short time it bored me.

My person put me on the big teeter right away, and the instructor said I was very smooth....

Then I got on the long and high dog walk. It was sure high! But again, the instructor said I was really good and smooth. I like being smooth :^)

We then went through TWO tunnels, one of them very curved....and my person took me on the big "A Frame," after saying, "climb!" I got a lot of treats for that too, and I'm learning how to touch at the bottom very well.

My person said I need to go "down," faster on the table, 'cause I tend to do what our instructor called, "macaroni downs." So my person said we would practice that even more at home.

Then we practiced on start lines, and I got praised for waiting as well as jumping. I'm really good at "waits," and "stays." My owner says it is one of my best tricks! I guess I must enjoy getting treats for just sitting there. :^)

Next week is the 4th of July, so we have to wait another 2 weeks for class. I hate waiting, but it will be worth it!

Love,
Abby

 
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