July 2005


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Diane Peter <[log in to unmask]>
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Farm Collie Breed Conservancy and Restoration <[log in to unmask]>
Thu, 14 Jul 2005 19:05:35 -0500
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Um, just out of curiosity what happened with Athena that she supposedly gave
normal eyed dogs a bad name? I naturally haven't heard anything about it
since I haven't really followed Collies, etc except in general until I got
Shannon. Feel free to respond privately since other people on this list seem
to know what happened & may not want this to be discussed on list.  Thanks.

Diane Peter
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From: "Vicci" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Thursday, July 14, 2005 6:41 PM
Subject: Re: [FARMCOLLIE] Went to the opthamologist today

>  ----- Original Message -----
>  From: jan
>  To: [log in to unmask]
>  Sent: Thursday, July 14, 2005 4:51 PM
>  Subject: Re: [FARMCOLLIE] Went to the opthamologist today
>  At 12:00 PM -0700 7/14/05, jana lashmit wrote:
>  >  As far as Athena - JMO, she might make the opthalmologists happy but
>  >there are a lot of dog lovers who have less-than-nice things to say
> about
>  >her.  She gave "normal eyes" a bad name.
>  I don't want to see this list devolve into Athena bashing. She is dead
> now
>  and most of her dogs have gone on to the lives they deserved from the
>  get-go. Ages ago, when this list was young Athena was an occassional
>  visitor. Her posts were always helpful and informative. If Collie people
>  are using Athena to give "normal eyes" a bad name then they are doing it
> to
>  deflect attention from the real problem. Athena should give a bad name to
>  breeders who have too many dogs, not to those who care about genetic
>  health.