Photo Comments Age: 11 Years Sex: Male Weight: 11-25 lbs
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Dogster stats for Ben
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March 21st 2004
Fetching, running, socks, unstuffing toys, games of tug, hiking, camping, spending time with his people, irritating the cat.
Baths, people who have the audacity to walk by the house, television remotes, angry kittens.
His Planet Dog yellow rubber tennis ball and a ChuckIt. Anything you can throw for him (especially AirKong tennis stick on a rope), or that he can unstuff (lamb ball). He likes to extract squeakers (aka hearts) and bring them to his people.
Spaghetti, peanut butter, chicken and rice from the dog menu at Tin Shed. :)
Ben prefers to run. He loves the woods, beaches and off-leash dog parks.
High speed ball retrieval, victory laps, the traditional shake, spin and roll over. Ben also enjoys agility and flyball and has just started to learn herding. He seems to love being out on a farm more than anything.
I adopted Ben from Raindance Border Collie Rescue in the summer after my first year of graduate school. I'd wanted a dog all my life. I drove down to Mollalla and picked him up from a kindhearted woman with a pack of Border Collies running around her small farmhouse. She told me Ben had been born on a farm in Klamath Falls. His parents were the working dogs of a cattle rancher who regularly dropped litters off at the humane society there. The rescue pulled Ben and his siblings and transported them up to the Portland area.
Ben was described as the calmest of the litter, and when I first met him he was a floppy, gangly 14 weeks old. I took him home for a "trial weekend" and he's been with me ever since.
Ben continues to love the dog park and chasing the ball. He' s very serious about this. He's slowly becoming comfortable with water. It helps if there is a ball or stick floating on it.
In February 2005, Ben starred in an Oregon Lottery commercial as a dog dreaming about playing soccer. He managed to snag the part without my knowledge, because he's crafty.
The Groups I'm In:
..:: Herding Breeds Association ::.., Addicted to Agility!, Border Collie Mania, Oregon Outdoors, Portland Dogs!!!!, The Herding dog Lovers
I've Been On Dogster Since:
|August 1st 2004
||More than 10 years!
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