Flat-coated Retriever/Border Collie
Picture of Hayle, a female Flat-coated Retriever/Border Collie

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Age: 12 Years   Sex: Female   Weight: 51-100 lbs

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   Leave a bone for Hayle

Monkey, Diva, Sweetie, Baby-girl, Dork-monkey, Monkaccino, Monkachunk, Monkalicious, Dorkalicious, Monster Mutt, Scragglemonster, Beautiful, Chompers

Quick Bio:
-mutt-dog rescue

March 27th 2003

swimming!, running, playing with other dogs, being chased, giving kisses, car rides, the snow, butt scratches, cuddling on the couch with her people

vacuum cleaner, the bread machine (she's terrified of it!), and having her nails cut

Favorite Toy:
Her favorite toy is definitely her red rubber Quirkies bone (by Booda) that makes fun noises - it's always the first toy she digs out of her toy basket.

Favorite Food:
peanutbutter!!, baby carrots, celery sticks, apple slices, dehydrated sweet potato strips, and any treat from Love of Dog Bakery

Favorite Walk:
Any walk involving a chance to go swimming is Hayle's favorite walk. Runner-up is any walk in the woods. Walking is okay, but what she *really* loves is to run as fast as she can at the dog park, preferably with another dog chasing behind.

Best Tricks:
She's not big on tricks (unless treats are involved - then she'll "roll over"), but she's eager to please and is a very good girl. She always comes when she's called, and she knows to sit before crossing the street (she waits for the "OK" to cross).

Arrival Story:
Hayle was found as a stray at 6 weeks old wandering the side of a highway with her sister. They were rescued from Animal Control by Animal Resource Network Inc. of Lansing (then called "Thelma" and "Louise" by her foster-mom). This was all happening soon after we lost our beloved golden, Samson, and the need to share our home with another furry friend was overwhelming me. I found Hayle through petfinder.com when she was 10 weeks old and fell in love with the little black ball of fuzz. The last picture was taken the day we brought her home - seriously, how could anyone resist that cuteness? It was very fortunate for her that she was so irresistably adorable because she was a terror of a puppy - and I do mean TERROR! In the span of just a few months our little bundle of joy had destroyed a brand new linoleum floor, brand new carpeting, pulled wallpaper off the walls, and developed a lovely little habit of barking to her heart's delight every time we got on the phone. But after much training and paitence, we all survived the nightmare that was Hayle's puppyhood. And now she's such a sweetheart we can't imagine life without her. She's such a cuddle-pup and just an all around happy-go-lucky girl. I just love my Hayle-girl!

Her left eye is all funky. It's not round, but more square. There is no discernable pupil, yet she can see fine out of it (an excellent frisbee catcher). It gets cloudy and bloodshot sometimes and the 3rd eyelid doesn't always go all the way down. Adds to her quirks - and she IS quirky!! P.S. Thanks, Tala, for the MI PupPals personalized license plate!

Forums Motto:
If it's not fun, why do it?

The Groups I'm In:
!WATER DOGS!, *Michigan PupPals*, Adorable Adoptees, Anne Arundel County Dogs n' Pets, Ban Stupid Legislation, Maryland Dog Owners, Michigan Dog Rescues, Mutts R Us, Petfinder Pups!, Retriever Love, Zippity Doo's Bag o'Poo

The Last Forum I Posted In:
Socialization & Fear-aggression

I've Been On Dogster Since:
October 28th 2004 More than 11 years!

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Let it snow! Let it snow! Let it snow!

December 19th 2009 4:14 pm
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It's been furever since I've written here, but I just gotta tell ya folks about all the snow we've gotten here today! This is the most snow I've seen since we moved to Maryland ... just maybe the most snow I've seen in my whole life - even when we lived in Michigan!

Last night when my people took me out to leave some pee-mail for my neighbor doggies, there was just a little of that fluffy white stuff on the ground. Just enough to make your paws chilled, ya know?

Well this morning when we went out there was like, oh I don't know, maybe enough snow to bury a Yorkie. And then we went out a little later to PLAY in the snow, and it was deep enough to bury a Cocker Spaniel. And now ... now there's enough to bury a Springer Spaniel maybe!

20" so far and it's still snowing!!

While I do LOVE to PLAY in the snow - and my people took lots of photos of me out there today having so much fun - and we hardly ever get any snow here in Maryland (at least not enough to really play in) - this has been quite the treat. But I wonder ... will there ever be enough snow to bury a Retriever-mix like me? Hmmmm....


A Perfect Weekend

August 24th 2008 1:00 pm
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* Julie-people bakes bones, which means I get to sample lots of bones
* I get a super-fun new toy from PetsMart!
* trip to the dog park!!

* Julie-people bakes more bones, Hayle-dog gets to sample more bones
* Hayle-dog, as part of the "clean-up crew", licks clean the empty peanut butter container
* Hayle-dog gets to go for a swim at the reservoir!

Woof. Life is good.


I woof camping!

July 13th 2008 10:33 am
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Woo-woof! What a weekend! I knew something was up on Friday when the people was putting bags and coolers and doggie treats together - we were goin' on a trip! But where to?

I'll tell ya where ... we went camping! I LOVE going camping. All the smells and sounds and fresh air. We were in the area of the campground that was designated as the doggie area (other areas aren't special enough to have dogs at them, I guess) and I was a really good doggie and didn't bark at the other doggies or anything. My people was so proud of how good I was.

Yesterday we went hiking twice AND I got to go swimming twice - woah! Once in the morning and then again in the afternoon. What a day! My two most favoritest things! I was dog tired last night but I just couldn't let myself fall asleep while the people were still up - didn't want to miss a second of the fun, ya know?

On the ride home today I reached up from the backseat and gave my people little kisses on their necks to say "Thanks guys, for a great weekend." I love my people. We do fun things together.

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