ML and Lois are IN, so I am going to just consider gathering a GO! ..
The park I have in mind is Pilkington Park, on Pilkington road near Lake
Oswego, Oregon. Here are some photos I took last August. There are nice
picnic tables, shade, parking, water, and a big open field.
Last fall we took a bunch of photos of the dogs...Here is a nice one of
Lady with Lucky behind her...You can see the lump on Lady's head. At
this point she had been on chemo, but it was not doing any good....She
will still fully active and aside from her lump she had no symptoms that
anything was wrong. Of course that changed as the disease progressed,
but here she was still having all sorts of fun and glowing in the
Here we are on the 'hill' ....
Lois Olund wrote:
> Hi Group!
> I have Damian (Jennifer's litter of 13) and Tessa (from Laura Lee) and
> live near Corvallis, Oregon.
> We would LOVE an outing to meet everybody!
> It will need to be a weekend since I since work (4 more months until I
> retire!!) or summer, but the dogs and I are definitely IN!
> Lois Olund
> Philomath, OR
> On Feb 26, 2010, at 2:13 PM, Elaine Diedrich wrote:
>> This sounds like fun.
>> I also have good news to add. Our Willow was diagnosed with lymphoma
>> summer. We started her on chemo and supplemented her with diet and an
>> building supplement made for canine cancer patients. She went into
>> a couple months after starting chemo. Her last treatment was mid January
>> yesterday was her check up and the vet was so excited, said she is
>> Our farm collie is Luna from Jessica Hennings out of Ginny and Angus. We
>> will soon be celebrating her 4th birthday. A couple weeks ago her
>> Aubrey was released to the rescue group I work with ( have been keeping
>> Jessica in the loop). We are presently his foster family and I will
>> be in
>> charge of his adoption. He is a sweet, sweet boy, gets along with all
>> dogs and cat. He would make a great companion. He loves my husband,
>> following him around the property doing chores, never leaves our
>> property. Right now we are working on his issues with riding in the
>> car. He
>> never left the farm except to be groomed and had a very bad experience.
>> Things are moving along nicely, my plan is to work with him and get
>> him the
>> socialization in the big world that he never had. He does well when
>> introduced to things gently with no force or coaxing, an added treat
>> or two
>> doesn't hurt as he loves food. He is now happily excepting thing that he
>> used to run from. Seems to be a good resilient dog in there he just
>> experience. He was raised around sheep cows and horses, though I really
>> don't know about his herding abilities. I see him more as a sweet loyal
>> companion. He loves to accompany us on hikes usually staying right
>> with us,
>> willing to come immediately when called. He definitely is happier when
>> allowed to be with his family, both indoors and out. He's calm and
>> in the house. Loves playing with the other dogs when outside.
>> Aubrey is a big boy. Probably around 75 pounds. Seems very healthy
>> though I
>> have not had him to the vet yet. I want to introduce him to things in
>> a slow
>> and positive manner so who ever adopts him will have a easy, well
>> dog, that can accompany them most anywhere. Aubrey is very capable of
>> such a dog. If you know of anyone in the Northwest who might be
>> in such a dog let me know. We can talk.
>> Elaine D.
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Farm Collie Breed Conservancy and Restoration
>> [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Jennifer WhiteWolf Crock
>> Sent: Friday, February 26, 2010 1:08 PM
>> To: [log in to unmask]
>> Subject: Re: [FARMCOLLIE] List not so sad this month / possible OR
>> and WA
>> Hi everyone....
>> I just wanted to pop on here and say that I am so glad that the past
>> month or so of postings has not been so sad as it was. That November to
>> January period saw several of the list members here and on AWFA list,
>> suffer some of our beloved dogs passing away from assorted situations.
>> Among the deaths was our loosing Lady after half a year battle with
>> Cancer. It appears that cycle has been broken and with news of puppies
>> being born and such, we'll, it SURE is nice to hear more GOOD news than
>> sad on the lists for a change!
>> Last year about the end of summer ML Church and I email-talked about
>> trying to have a small picnic gathering of members located in upper NW
>> Oregon and lower SW Washington. We just didn't have enough time to make
>> it happen last year, but if we get started now, there should be plenty
>> of time to get something planned. There is a great park near my home
>> that has plenty of parking, water on site, a clean porta-potty, tables,
>> and charcoal grills, and lots of open space. The park rules do require
>> pets to be on leash, but that is becoming so common in the past years,
>> it is the exception to find a place where dogs can be off-leash. We are
>> located about 10 miles south of downtown Portland Oregon, very close to
>> the I-5 corridor, so getting here is real easy for anyone in the
>> region. I want to put this idea out there among the members and see if
>> there is still an interest in this kind of gathering....The park is also
>> used for Soccer so we would have to schedule a time that no-one else has
>> the place officially 'booked'. If there is still interest in a
>> gathering this year, I will get a schedule from the City that owns the
>> park, and find out what dates are open.
>> Some of us n this list are also subscribers to the AWFA list, like me,
>> but I am not really an active participant over there. My dogs are not
>> 'working' dogs with real jobs to on a ranch or farm, and hence there is
>> no need be tested and registered or certified for professional skills,
>> as is the focus on that list, but I DO enjoy the dog talk that goes on.
>> If we actually do this, I think it would be nice to invite members of
>> the AWFA list as well, once we have a date set. What do YOU folks on the
>> FARMCOLLIE list think?
>> I have photos of the park in a www.photobucket account. If there is
>> interest, I will post the link to those photos for you all to see, and
>> move on towards a decision if we ought to try for the gathering at all,
>> and if so, if this place will work, or if we should look for a different
>> Cookie, TahTay, Sky, Java, and Lucky
>> RIP: Lady and Tyson
>> Cheers to all/