Yippee - I don't know about bringing Gillie, she's not always so great around other dogs - I'll think about it.  Usually I just take one dog at a time, and Duff is the easiest around others.  But if everybody'll be leashed anyways, probably not a problem.  ML

--- On Sun, 2/28/10, Jennifer WhiteWolf Crock <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

From: Jennifer WhiteWolf Crock <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Re: [FARMCOLLIE] List not so sad this month / possible OR and WA gathering
To: [log in to unmask]
Date: Sunday, February 28, 2010, 5:55 AM

Very good, Dusty and Scout! Jennifer

Dusty wrote:
> I would like to go and can bring Scout. He is doing quit well but he looks
> so longingly at me when I get in the truck.
> Dusty Copeland, CFO
> Copeland Family Farms, LLC
> (530) 436-2348
>  -----Original Message-----
> From: Farm Collie Breed Conservancy and Restoration
> [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Lois Olund
> Sent: Friday, February 26, 2010 5:08 PM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Re: [FARMCOLLIE] List not so sad this month / possible OR and WA
> gathering
> 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 last
>> summer. We started her on chemo and supplemented her with diet and  an immune
>> building supplement made for canine cancer patients. She went into  remission
>> 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
>> excellent.
>> 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  brother
>> 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 our
>> dogs and cat. He would make a great companion. He loves my husband,
>> following him around the property doing chores, never leaves our  unfenced
>> 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  needs
>> 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  wonderful
>> 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  trained
>> dog, that can accompany them most anywhere. Aubrey is very capable  of being
>> such a dog. If you know of anyone in the Northwest who might be  interested
>> 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
>> gathering
>> 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
>> location.
>> Jennifer
>>     Cookie, TahTay, Sky, Java, and Lucky
>>        RIP:  Lady and Tyson
>> Cheers to all/