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Old 05-14-2008, 10:32 AM   #1
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I shared the passing of our faithful hound Jazzy a couple of months ago,and was very impressed with the compassion shown by the other members here. SWMBO an I thought we would never have another dog, as nothing could compare to the wonderful companion we have lost.

We stumbled across a new companion completely by accident 2 weeks ago, when a friend of ours clued us in to a great dog without a family. Jarrah (named after an australian native timber of the same colour) came from a breeder of champion sheep dogs. He is a pure bred short haired Border Collie, and he is the only member of his extended family of 100+ dogs that is Red and white, rather than black and white like a standard border collie.

He doesn't like sheep, so the breeder didn't want him. These dogs regularly sell for around $500, but Jarrah was a bargian at $50 (he doesn't like sheep , remember?) He is an extremely gentle boy that doesn't bark, so he gets to stay!

Yes his eyes are GOLD!
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Old 05-14-2008, 10:34 AM   #2
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congrats on your new furry little friend. he's a handsome fellow.
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Old 05-14-2008, 10:43 AM   #3
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Awwwww what a cutie! My mom has three australian border collies and they're all frickin adorable! Odd that he doesn't like sheep. I wonder if that's correlated to his brown color? Or maybe he's half border collie, half sneaky-neighbor-dog And congratulations on your new found friend. It's always so hard to replace a long loved pet, one that you never thought you could replace....
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Old 05-14-2008, 11:32 AM   #4
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Congrats! He's a good looking boy

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Old 05-14-2008, 11:37 AM   #5
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Nice lookin' dog! how old is he???
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Old 05-14-2008, 12:50 PM   #6
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Oh my goodness he is so handsome! Congrats on your new arrival. You have every reason in the world to be proud.

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Old 05-14-2008, 01:31 PM   #8
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That's awesome...he looks like a sweetheart. Congrats!
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Old 05-14-2008, 02:36 PM   #9
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That's a good looking happy dog there, congratulations! I'm hoping that's the 'dog' couch? Even if it is, I'm sure he'll be just like my three dogs and find a way onto the 'human' couches anyway

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Old 05-14-2008, 02:36 PM   #10
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What beautiful eyes! I hope you enjoy getting to know him and forging a lasting relationship. I will toast you at 0' beer-thirty!
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