furtech: (R0NDOSANTA)
Another BCR Xmas!

BCRxmasfunday2013
BCRxmasfunday2013

The weather was perfect: light breezes, temps in the 60's, clear skies. As opposed to those events where the temps were into the triple digits F (around 42C) or 40 mph gusty winds...or that year when the even ended with people scrambling to beat the snow storm heading that way. Those events always have me remembering to be grateful for mild weather.

There was the usual abundance of home-cooked food and dozens of hyper border collies. No altercations, though-- which would surprise most border owners. There was much begging, though: even the dogs trained not to beg at home know this is a *special* place and time.

The interesting thing that happened was that I found a R0ndo doppelganger. She looks like she could be his sister-- very similar markings, mannerisms. I think her name is Savannah. Very sweet dog! Speaking of doppelgangers, Tay's doppel was here, too: Skeeter looked great!

R0ndoDoppelganger

Apache was somewhat low-key, as noticed by several people (usually they have bruised noses soon after she arrives...and she didn't jump up this time). Probably the prednisone she was on. But that didn't stop her from her usual mischief towards the other dogs. Instead of her usual "11", she was more like a "9" that day.
furtech: (R0ndo-doggles!)
R0ndo

Today is R0ndo's eighth year with me! He was adopted 11-11-05 from Border Collie Rescue (NorCal).

Today he got a hike at Stinkyville and a big, meaty bone.

r0ndo7mos

I went back and read my first posts about him. I'm all-teary now. He is a great dog and I have my sister (the dog-sister) to thank for that.

Good Boy!
furtech: (apache-r0ndo)
petexpo2013
Complete Flickr Set Here

This last weekend I was at this year's 2013 Pet Expo in Orange County. I look forward to this event every year: I love running the dogs and helping them to find forever homes. There's a lot of validation when you see a dog with issues that make them not-for-everybody be adopted by someone who is absolutely perfect for that particular dog. We had some great dogs out this year and four of them went home with neat people. Considering how few adoptions seemed to be happening this year, I was really happy.

For the most part the majority of rescues were pit-mixes and chihuahua/yap-mixes. I was surprised by both the large numbers of these dogs here and that there was such a plethora of them.

I got to see a Silken Windhound for the first time in-person. Very Saluki-like in demeanor. Also saw a Japanese Ken for the first time (I think). They are bigger than Shibas and smaller than Akitas and much more out-going than either of those sister-breeds.

By Sunday I was exhausted and Apache (who was at the breed booth) was even more done.
furtech: (halloween)
bcrfundayhalloween2012
Full Flickr Set

Another BCR Funday! My favorite of the year: Halloween! Candy, dogs, great food.

The weather this year was *beautiful*. Breezy, clear and in the 70's.

R0ndo and Apache got matching skeleton dog costumes. Watson was too big to fit into his, so he got halloween jingle bells.
skeledogs
Watson



There was a dog that Apache was absolutely giddy about: an Aussie tri (male) who seemed aloof-- yet Apache adored him and even puppy-play-bowed and wriggled up to him. Weird little dog.

I loved R0ndo's reaction to the talking/grasping zombie hand in the dog treat bowl!
zombiedog

He would be a great zombie-hunting dog.
furtech: (halloween)
bcrfundayhalloween2012
Full Flickr Set

Another BCR Funday! My favorite of the year: Halloween! Candy, dogs, great food.

The weather this year was *beautiful*. Breezy, clear and in the 70's.

R0ndo and Apache got matching skeleton dog costumes. Watson was too big to fit into his, so he got halloween jingle bells.
skeledogs
Watson



There was a dog that Apache was absolutely giddy about: an Aussie tri (male) who seemed aloof-- yet Apache adored him and even puppy-play-bowed and wriggled up to him. Weird little dog.

I loved R0ndo's reaction to the talking/grasping zombie hand in the dog treat bowl!
zombiedog

He would be a great zombie-hunting dog.

R0NDO DAY!

Nov. 11th, 2011 11:11 am
furtech: (R0NDO)
One of the best days, ever. Goofy border collie pup and doofy asian guy. Match made in heaven. Or the Soupy Sales Show. Either.
r0ndopuppy

Six wonderful years! And he has a cooler day than me-- 11-11-11, 11:11!

R0ndohappy

Thanks, buddy!

R0NDO DAY!

Nov. 11th, 2011 11:11 am
furtech: (R0NDO)
One of the best days, ever. Goofy border collie pup and doofy asian guy. Match made in heaven. Or the Soupy Sales Show. Either.
r0ndopuppy

Six wonderful years! And he has a cooler day than me-- 11-11-11, 11:11!

R0ndohappy

Thanks, buddy!

R0NDO DAY!

Nov. 11th, 2011 11:11 am
furtech: (R0NDO)
One of the best days, ever. Goofy border collie pup and doofy asian guy. Match made in heaven. Or the Soupy Sales Show. Either.
r0ndopuppy

Six wonderful years! And he has a cooler day than me-- 11-11-11, 11:11!

R0ndohappy

Thanks, buddy!

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