Border Collie/Golden Retriever
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Sex: Male   Weight: 51-100 lbs

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   Leave a bone for Satchel

Satch, Satchie-batch, Satchmo, Satchimo, Mr. Mo, Satchelblumstein, Runs With Scissors

Doggie Dynamics:
not playfulvery playful

Quick Bio:
-mutt-dog rescue

October 31st 1997

people, love, kissing, attention, walking

female dogs (even when they hero worship him) and any other dog getting attention from people he loves and considers "his."

Favorite Toy:
rawhide and anything any other dog has at the time.

Favorite Food:
buddig turkey

Favorite Walk:
airport dogpark, loves to run through the woods with his pal Benny and his Aunt Barb, and loves to go to the stable to visit his friends, be with Aunt Barb and run around outside with Benny.

Best Tricks:
getting people to take him for walks, making himself into a 70 pound lap dog

Arrival Story:
Saw an ad in the paper and went to his foster home. He was 12 weeks old. His mother and 9 puppies had been abandoned at a kill shelter. We fell in love immediately and it was our good fortune that we were able to take him home. He has a heart of gold.

Satchie was very industrious as a puppy and dug several holes in our plaster walls for entertainment. We came home every day to new construction. Luckily, he outgrew that phase pretty quickly and I learned how to repair walls. Now, Satch spends his days while we're at work playing with his brother and guarding our new house. He is a kind, sweet, loving dog who clearly believes it his responsibility to take care of the people he loves. He is also very smart . . so smart, that sometimes it's scary. He understands everything and can communicate his wants and needs to his people very effectively. When Satchel was five months old, we took him with us to Chicago to visit relatives. His dog cousins led him out of the yard and returned from their walk without Satch. We were devastated and ran around putting up signs and calling shelters. After three days, we were lucky that someone who saw our signs found him and called the police. We are also lucky that Satch is as smart as he is. He needed to have crossed a very busy highway to get where he was found. It is amazing that he didn't get hit by a car. Since we've been reunited, Satchel never lets us out of his sight for too long.

Forums Motto:
Full of Love

The Groups I'm In:
Border Collie Bay, Border Collie Mania, Minnesota Pet Love, TwinCitiesDogs

I've Been On Dogster Since:
August 15th 2004 More than 12 years!

Rosette, Star and Special Gift History

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I'm a Happy Boy

My little friend

July 12th 2008 9:46 am
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I just lost a lot of weight. Although I like being svelt, Mom is wrong when she says I didn't even have to try. I mean although the loss wasn't intentional, it sure was trying.

Don't get grossed out now youall,... I had a tapeworm living inside me. The tapeworm was nice enough but, he just about drove me nuts telling me how hungry he was and screming "feed me " in my ear all day. I tried to be a good host but, there I was, driven to do stuff I never did before, like counter cruising and fighting over food.

I feel better now that I only have me to worry about. Nice worm though. ''


I wanna be a Star

November 19th 2007 9:55 pm
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Mom says I am a star but, that's just in the family... I want to be recognized by Dogster. I have 'dog of the day envy' in the worst way. Here are the reasons I believe I would be a superior selection:
1) I'm a good boy and everyone knows it and tells me so.
2) I have been a pretty good role model for the lesser dogs in the house.
3) I just turned ten - I'm on the downside of the hill and sliding into home - it's time!!
4) I am a very tolerant and benevolent pack leader - the only thing I do when I get peevish is tear up a toy Morty or Stella likes - I call that an appropriate outlet - don't you?
5) I am very intelligent and I know being selected as dog of the day is not a measure of my value/ worth but, I want it - I really want it!!
and, finally... because I'm still living and can appreciate it (as opposed to others who have been chosen, may they rest in peace).

Ah well, I'll just have to settle for all the love and adoration I get from the extended family on Thursday.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone ! I am thankful for my good friends and loving familyand I wish everyone a very happy holiday.



When Satchie met Stella

October 24th 2007 12:13 pm
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I cannot believe they did this to me again! They say it's because I'm such a good role model and they want me to pass on all my good traits but, I think I'm being fed a load of hooey.

Anyway, they brought this girl into the house and it doesn't look like she's leaving anytime soon. Just another member of the pack for me to care for - they said (not to like, you understand - just to take care of). The only good thing I can say about her thus far is that she does show me appropriate respect and deference.

The other week, I got to demonstrate my excellent herding skills and, I must say, the old boy still has it in him. Stella sneeked out the front door and started to run down the middle of the street (she's kind of dumb, if you ask me). Anyhow, mom started to run after her and told my Aunt Sue to let me out to help. Out I ran after mom (now, she's not moving as fast as she used to). Mom said it sounded like I was the cavalry, running up behind her. I ran past mom and herded that little @!#$ back to where she belonged. Mom said I was the smartest, best, boy in the whole world. And everyone who has heard the story since that day also tells me how great I am.

I really like all this attention and praise. Maybe I should let Stella out again so I can save her. Just an idea ...

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