Zyp 9-16-03 ~ 5-1-05

Border Collie
Picture of Zyp 9-16-03 ~ 5-1-05, a female Border Collie

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Sex: Female   Weight: 26-50 lbs

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   Leave a bone for Zyp 9-16-03 ~ 5-1-05

Zipper Do, Zyp Zyp, Mud Hen, Dirt Monger

Quick Bio:

Being dirty, Tennis Balls, Being Dirty, Agility, Being Muddy, Doggie Social, Search and Rescue

Being clean, Not being allowed to play tennis ball in the middle of Search and Rescue training, Baths

Favorite Toy:
Tennis ball, frisbee, anything that you might throw

Favorite Food:

Favorite Walk:
Long Hunter State Park

Best Tricks:
She picks up all of her toys and puts them in a bucket, sit, down, stay.

Arrival Story:
Zyp was left at the vet clinic I work at when she was 11 weeks old. Her owner had an 18 month-old child and decided that Zyp (then called Maggie) was too hyper. Border Collies are definitely not for everyone, but I knew at first sight she was for me. I immediately saw Zyp as a potential search and rescue dog. She has been training for SAR since she was 12 weeks old and is doing great! We could not have asked for a better dog. Zyp enjoys learning and is very smart. I tought her to pick up all of her toys and put them away in a basket in 15 minutes. She loves attention and is the best cuddler. We never miss a day getting Zyp hugs!

Sadly, Zyp was diagnosed with liposarcoma, a malignant cancer, just before Christmas. She has been removed from the search team as she has undergone two surgeries already and will face more in the future. She has made the trip to the University of Tennessee veterinary teaching hospital. We have not told Zyp that she is sick, so she is still running all over with a tennis ball in her mouth. She misses SAR very much, so we try to take her hiking, swimming, and to doggie social as much as possible! We are planning many camping trips this year as Zyp is our camping dog.

I've Been On Dogster Since:
November 13th 2004 More than 12 years!

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Abbi ~Canine
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CricketBen ~In
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Doc Adopted!

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I have been Tagged!

October 22nd 2007 9:24 am
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My furriend Roco tagged me, so here are the rules fur the game:

Each player starts with seven random facts about themselves. Those tagged need to post in their Diary the rules & their 7 pawsome facts. Then choose 7 furry friends to tag and list their names. Don’t forget to bark them a pmail, or send a fun rosette, letting them know that they have been tagged and to read your Diary fur the rules.

1) Tennis Balls, my favorite!
2) Frisbees, my favorite!
3) Search and Rescue, my favorite!
4) Agility, my favorite!
5) Doggie Social, my favorite!
6) Snuggling? That takes away time from my favorites!
7) I am really missed by my family

1) Max
4) Badger
7) Creole


Goodbye Zyp

May 2nd 2005 6:05 am
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We said goodbye to Zyp yesterday. Her cancer had grown so that she could no longer swallow. We took her for one last hike at Longhunter State Park, which was her favorite place to go. She got to swim with her friend, Cajun, and had a good time. At the clinic, we threw tennis balls for her until she could run no longer, and then we let her go. She never stopped wagging her tail and was happy to the end.

We will always love and miss our little girl.


Yeah, I can play!

April 25th 2005 10:51 am
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Mom has been taking me to work with her at the vet clinic almost every day now. I am very spoiled. At first I had to stay in a run in the back, but then everyone fell in love with me and so I get to hang out in the big surgery room all day. There is a girl there that loves border collies and gives me treats and throws my toys!

Mom said that they got the biopsy results back. I guess it is still a Liposarcoma. That is a bummer. I was really hoping that someone was wrong the first time and that everything would be ok. But I guess not.

The doctor told mom that I can go back to catching tennis balls and frisbees now!!!!! Hurray! I am so tired of being trapped inside and wanting to play! Maybe mom can take me herding soon!


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