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    We picked up a new dog for a test run last night. It is a 7-year-old collie we got through Collie Rescue (Mrs. Otis really, really wanted a collie). He has been a farm dog almost all his life, so we're trying him out to see how he adjusts to life in town. We don't want him to be miserable. The farm he came from had horses, goats, two absolutely huge (150 lb) anatolian shepards, chickens, and cats. We have one cat. Solomon (the collie) went right up to the cat to make friends when we got him home.

    He seems really sweet. I took him for a walk last night and another this morning before work, and he's just so well behaved. And he loves the walks, just prancing along and sniffing and marking. I suspect Mrs. Otis has taken him for a long walk in the woods or on the beach today. I wonder how he reacts to the beach, as I suspect he never has been near crashing waves.

    Something else he never has encountered is a flight of stairs. The three stairs up to the deck are fine with him as he had a similar set-up on the farm. But the whole flight of stairs has him scared. Since we live mostly on the second story of our house (garage, weird room, laundry room, and train room below) he is going to have to figure them out. I have no doubt that he will, but right now he is having a hard time figuring out what to do with his hind legs on them. He are not pushing him but letting him decide how to handle them. I'm sure he will get it figured out quickly as he seems really smart, and has already learned what to do in response to the command "Kitchen!" which means "get out of the." And which right now also means "there is a treat in the living room."

    Pictures when the camera is working.

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    Congrats Otis! Your post reminded me of a picture i took of my beautiful sister before her formal (prom) last month, with mum and dads Collies Abbie and Indie. They are such sweet puppies!

    "Have you ever wondered if there was more to life, other than being really, really, ridiculously good looking?" Zoolander

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    We have a half-collie (other half husky) and she is the sweetest girl I have ever known. Collies will attach themselves and give unconditional love and devotion to their family, but they may be protective when it comes to outsiders. They may also try to herd the other members of the family, including the cat.

    Ours will be 13 on New Years Day. She is really starting to struggle and sometimes even needs help getting to her feet. Stairs are out of the question and I have to carry her up and down since we all sleep on the second floor. At 65 pounds, this can be a little difficult for some. On the other hand, she is soft, silky, snuggly, and warm to sleep against.

    I hope you colloe gives you as much happiness as ours has given us. Congratulations!
    Anyone want to adopt a dog?

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    Congratulations on the new family member Otis! I hope he settles right in. It is so nice adopting an older dog that has lost his home. The rescue pups are always the most appreciative of affection.
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    Even in winter, ZG's cat likes drinking from the hose when we refill the pool...just not as often.

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    Quote Originally posted by Richmond Jake View post
    Even in winter, ZG's cat likes drinking from the hose when we refill the pool...just not as often.

    I love that little seven pound cat. She is such an optimist. I had a horrible dream last night where she was killed by a nest of water moccasins. I hate my dreams.

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    Cats have such diverse personalities. I love the photo of your cat, ZG.

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    Quote Originally posted by Mud Princess View post
    Cats have such diverse personalities. I love the photo of your cat, ZG.
    Thanks. She's the queen and she knows it. We had an 18 y.o cat who died 6 years ago; she was the first one to learn to tap me with her paw to get my attention. Our boy cat learned from watching her. Our young girl cat learned from watching him. But the little girl in the photo? Nope, she would never deign to tap for attention; it is her due. Oddly, she is the only one who actively seeks RJ's attention; sometimes he gives in.

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    Quote Originally posted by Zoning Goddess View post
    Thanks. She's the queen and she knows it. .... Oddly, she is the only one who actively seeks RJ's attention; sometimes he gives in.
    So RJ can be a big softy.
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    Quote Originally posted by JNA View post
    So RJ can be a big softy.
    Sure. He turns on the hose for her, even if he doesn't have to put water in the pool. He fills her water bowl on the patio. He plays doorman, letting her in and out (screened pool patio, not running loose, I have all indoor cats). And sometimes he actually pets her. On the other hand, he has no sympathy for the boy cat, who is so intensely jealous of RJ.

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    Quote Originally posted by Mud Princess View post
    Cats have such diverse personalities.
    Indeed. What I think is so intriguing about cats is that no two are the same, and yet, there is something about their peculiar behavior that is always very "cat-like."
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    Our new baby girl is a week old today

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    Wow Kjel! She is so precious!

    Look at those sweet little fingers and chubby cheeks!
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    Beautiful child, kjel.

    Isn't the birth thingy a miracle?
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    Quote Originally posted by Richmond Jake View post
    Beautiful child, kjel.

    Isn't the birth thingy a miracle?
    1. - indeed what he said.
    2.- again indeed and amazing.
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    We were down in Eugene last night for a dance performance, and I took Solomon (the new collie) out for walks around downtown near the hotel. He is a serious chick magnet! Everybody wants to stop and pet him. Wish I had known this earlier.

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    Quote Originally posted by Otis View post
    We were down in Eugene last night for a dance performance, and I took Solomon (the new collie) out for walks around downtown near the hotel. He is a serious chick magnet! Everybody wants to stop and pet him. Wish I had known this earlier.
    Seeing as this is a picture posting thread, I demand photographic evidence!

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    Congrats kjel! That is one tremendously content looking baby. Hope she brings you endless joy!
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    An updated photo of Little Miss at 3.5 weeks old. She's starting to get the chubby baby look

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    This is the last time I do this.

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    Quote Originally posted by Richmond Jake View post
    This is the last time I do this.

    Is that an alien spacecraft doing a probe of the cat's uh....background?
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    Two Months Old

    Arabella is two months old today

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    "He defended the cause of the poor and needy, and so all went well. Is that not what it means to know me?" Jeremiah 22:16

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    Quote Originally posted by kjel View post
    Arabella is two months old today

    That smile is better than any therapy! Thanks for making my day!
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    Indeed, what a cutie she is!

    has she found any fuzzy caterpillars yet? (nursery rhyme..little arabella miller found a fuzzy caterpillar..)

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    My wife took advantage of the good weather and took our daughter to the zoo today. I guess she wasn't nearly as interested in the animals as she was in the playground.



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