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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.

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