Egad! Do I understand correctly that this daycare
place adopted two puppies from a complete and total stranger...with no idea of
how they'd grow up! ?
As an early childhood educator, I'm shuddering
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Sent: Wednesday, January 23, 2002 4:57
Subject: Re: How we got Cookie
Hi Hazelanne, and everyone,
It was just a chance that Cookie came to us. My sister
actually rescued her from a day-care center near Eugene Oregon, that was
located on a farm near town. The story that I have been told is that they had
purchased/acquired 2 'collie type' pups from a stranger. One of the pups grew
up to be very strong and with an unstopable herding instinct, and a need to
run and run and make sure all the children were 'herded'. She didn't work out
for them because she was pushing the kids around. They were planning on
removing her form the premisis. The sibling was much aparently a more gentle
dog and they considered it a keeper. My sister saw an ad for a
'cheap' collie type dog, they 'physical' one, and bought Cookie from
them for 75 dollars. A year later sis had changes in her home
situation and couln't keep a dog,....so she asked if I would adopt Cookie.
Like ...does a fish want water? And so Cookie came into our home. I do not
know if Cookies sib. is male of female, as I have not had direct contact with
these folks. I have asked my sis to try and find the place Cookie came
from, but as over 2-1/2 years have passed, and it was a place not on a main
road-easy to find, she can't remember where it was. One of
these days I'll go down there and drive around with her until we hopefully
find the farm. I want to find out if they still have Cookie's sibling, and
encourage them to join in the new breeding and registration
program. It would be really nice if we could somehow find out where she
and the sib were bred, but that is real long-shot.
Cookie is indeed an extremely physical girl. She is
easily occupied all day long by the squirrels and birds. Her herding instince
keeps her moving as the little ones move about in the trees and sky. Water
runs off her back, blustry wind and drizzle are of no concern to her, just as
her ancestors in the Moors and Hilands paid no attention to the bitter
environment. She is always very interested by the goings-on on the street in
front of the house. Nothing passes her by, she is aware of everthing, just as
her distant relations had to be aware to protect the flocks.
We feel really blessed to have had Cookie come into our
lives. She is a wonderful caring/affectionate and yet independant individual.
Beauty in motion describes her when running or cantoring, so strong and
Hoe this answers your questions about
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Sent: Tuesday, January 22, 2002 11:28
Subject: Re: Jennifer's Scotch and AKC
Where did you get Cookie from? He? or She has a lovely head,
and pretty eyes!