Profile: Welcome to our pack! My husband and I are now hosts to only 2 furry beasts as we lost our pal, Charlie, on March 20, 2009... Each one brings something special to our home and we have amusing and bizarre stories that could fill a book. With each additional dog, we found it actually easier for training instead of more difficult -- that surprised us but it shouldn't have. They naturally exist in packs and they learn from each other int that context too. Have a look at Charlie, Bosco and Daisy. They truly are our best buddies.
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As an update: Charlie passed away on March 20, 2009. We have lost a steadfast member of our family and we will miss him dearly. Charlie is a tri-colour rough collie who joined us at 9 months of age. He was a wonderfully relaxed and mild-mannered dog who proved to be a great first dog for both of us. Soon after his first birthday, Charlie had his first seizure and we soon realized that he had idiopathic epilepsy. Despite his various health issues, he was a great dog with a relaxed, sensitive disposition and we love him to bits. He celebrated his 11th birthday in January 2009. He shared our home with 2 other dogs and always loved being in a 'pack'.View Profile
Daisy is our most recent addition to our pack and is an ACD/Collie/Lab cross. We decided that our 10 year old collie was not going to be able to keep up with the play needs of our 3 year old Weimaraner and acquired Daisy as a playmate for him. Boy were we in for a surprise. We were initially worried that Bosco, who, at 100 pounds loves to roughhouse, would be too much for Daisy. Boy, did we have it wrong. This little vixen's tough, never-give-up attitude and love for rough and tumble play keeps Bosco on his toes and has lead to her nick-name : Tenacious 'D'. The most surprising behaviour was her "tasmanian devil" immitation while playing -- must be the aussie in her. She was barely 8 weeks old when we adopted her and she has learned her manners from Bosco and Charlie. We are so happy to have her and she gives us metric tonnes of joy!!View Profile
Bosco is our "big boy". At just shy of 100 pounds, he is our largest lap dog - at least he thinks he's a lap dog. He has been known to make all sorts of strange vocalizations especially when protesting a request to settle down. Bosco is my husband's running partner, Charlie's companion, Daisy's big brother and my warming blanket. He's always ready for a cuddle and loves his belly rubs. Although he loves to make matchsticks of the nearest piece of wood, he gently sucks his favourite 'blankie' and never causes so much as a tear in it. This, among his other quirky behaviours endears him to us even more. We love our Bosco and his perpetual tail-wag and we don't know where the pack would be without his happy disposition.View Profile