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Corona Virus Public Discussions / Re: Dogs: From: lockdown thread
« Last post by R H Auslander on June 10, 2021, 06:01:02 AM »
Nature will take it's course, and it is amazing what pets can and will eat with no ill affects. I don't remember any of ours being so ravenous as to eat something that is not food.
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Corona Virus Public Discussions / Re: Dogs: From: lockdown thread
« Last post by elleoco on June 10, 2021, 02:31:49 AM »
I know all about the puppy proofing, and it's amazing the things Gibbs can get into I never thought of. Right now I'm pretty convinced he ate my hearing aids yesterday morning. Fortunately for me they have a 3-year one-time replacement warranty. If he did it, it's my fault for not putting them away in their proper place, but I was tired and started to brush my teeth, realized they were still in, and stuck put them on top of the toilet thinking I'd put them away after and then forgot. That should be too high for him to reach, and I try to keep the bathroom door shut so he can't get in there. When he does, I'm always only a minute or so behind him. So how he could have done it confounds me. And it's hard to believe he'd just swallow them, not chew enough I'd find some remains. But they're gone.

Assuming he did it, they should come through him the same as the twigs and weeds he munches outdoors. And no, I'm not going through you-know-what searching for them.
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Corona Virus Public Discussions / Re: Dogs: From: lockdown thread
« Last post by R H Auslander on June 10, 2021, 02:00:34 AM »
No more photos yet, spent all of yesterday and most of today 'puppy proofing' the yard. We won't leave her there alone of course, but she is rather quick and we don't want her getting her head caught between the lateral boards of the fence. That and going all around the walkway around the house to make sure there is nothing Krista can get her inquisitive little nose in. She is very young so she is rather clumsy, ballerina she ain't.
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Corona Virus Public Discussions / Re: Dogs: From: lockdown thread
« Last post by R H Auslander on June 08, 2021, 04:06:05 AM »
We figured, having traveled the same route before, that leaving at 22:00 last night should have put the transporter near our gate at roughly 10:00 today. By 13:00 we were worried, not the least of reasons being two man crew in transporter would not answer their phone. In the end all was good.

I agree with you 300% on flying, a pox on the lot of them.
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Corona Virus Public Discussions / Re: Dogs: From: lockdown thread
« Last post by elleoco on June 08, 2021, 03:27:51 AM »
I'm glad you got her home and she's settling. I am very, very grateful that my breeder flew Gibbs to Denver in an under-the-seat carrier for me (from Seattle area). That left me only to figure out how to negotiate the airport and link up with her. I haven't been there for 15 years, and it's my sincere wish to get out of this world without ever getting on an airplane again. Looking forward to pics.
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Corona Virus Public Discussions / Re: Dogs: From: lockdown thread
« Last post by R H Auslander on June 08, 2021, 02:14:22 AM »
After almost 19 hours on the road, Krista'lyana is home. First thing was a bath, which she loved, then brushed her dry before introducing her to Sophia. Sophia for the first few seconds was 'what is this??', then Lyana cuddled up to Sofik and it was done. Photos tomorrow.
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Corona Virus Public Discussions / Re: Dogs: From: lockdown thread
« Last post by R H Auslander on June 07, 2021, 04:21:47 PM »
White collies can come from any colour you breed, albeit they are not common. Blues have several minor problems, poor eyesight and breeding difficulties being the two main ones. Collies in general tend to be quite brave, they were bred originally to protect the flocks in Scotland. They will fight and if needs be fight to the death, they are very protective of their two leg families. However, they make poor service dogs, it is easy to train them to attack but the moment they attack they forget what 'Stoi! Stavi!' mean.

Our little stinker is almost to Simferopol, but the fun is going to be transport figuring out the mess at the end of the autobahn in this village, there is huge construction from Presidential Highway all the way to Yalta Ring, so at this time we don't know where we will meet them. Transport will try to take the shortest route but the best way is take the Belbek Aerodrome exit and then down to Inkerman where we will meet them, that way they will avoid the worst of the mess. They will end up going through the convoluted mess of Yalta Ring at any rate, after they deliver our girl they have three to deliver to Yalta.
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Corona Virus Public Discussions / Re: Dogs: From: lockdown thread
« Last post by elleoco on June 07, 2021, 06:27:34 AM »
The general way to get blues is to breed a black/white boy with a blue girl, and even then the chances of a good blue are not that high.
That's interesting. I assume blue to blue runs the risk of producing white with the concomitant problems?

Just looking at your picture once again reminds me Albert Payson Terhune's stories, and particularly his collie character Gray Dawn.

It's all interesting. Now that DNA testing can show the dilute gene that produces blue and fawn in breeds like German Pinscher and Doberman, some breeders are deliberately eliminating dogs with the dilute gene from their programs because dogs of those colors tend to have health problems. Nothing as severe as what you say white collies have, but still ... chronic skin problems are what I know of. From looking at websites, not all breeders are doing that but many are.
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Corona Virus Public Discussions / Re: Dogs: From: lockdown thread
« Last post by elleoco on June 07, 2021, 06:10:15 AM »
Her Excellency just translated her documents name. Wild Orchid of Astrhakhan.
Oh, that's a lovely name for a girl.
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Corona Virus Public Discussions / Re: Dogs: From: lockdown thread
« Last post by R H Auslander on June 07, 2021, 05:24:55 AM »
Her Excellency just translated her documents name. Wild Orchid of Astrhakhan.
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