Tease is happy go lucky but a sensitive gal. She will try anything and loves romping at the shore or swimming most of all. She catches frisbees, chases tennis balls, plays agility, dock dives, hikes, bikes, excels at foundation games, loves learning new tricks (brain games), has dabbled in canine freestyle and sleeps with one eye open at all times. Her favorite toys are an IKEA soccer ball and a chuck-it. She dislikes thunderstorms and fireworks. Tease is still competing in UKI dog agility.
Tease was born 7-20-07.
In March 2019 we welcomed our young padawan learner Teebo. I've had Border Collies only for close to 21 years so Teebo was a bit of a change of pace. According to his DNA this bundle of cuteness is a Pug-Zu. He has more joy than any dog I have met, including Bogart. He's learning agility, dock diving, hiking, romping at the shore and all kinds of fun stuff. He should make his UKI agility debut in July 2020.
Teebo was born 12-31-18
Flicker was a princess and rock star all rolled into one. She enjoyed life, had a great sense of humor and always offered the most amazing smile in the world.
In addition to agility Flicker was a therapy dog for most of her life - she loved have people admire her, she had a math challenge for the kids and she played a mean game of candyland in the after school program:)
She loved a good romp on the beach, a swim in a pool, walks, hikes, doggie puzzles and snuggling. Her favorite toys were her flying squirrel and any unstuffed road kill toy she could find. She hated any loud noises and she really never enjoyed riding in the car, although she traveled much of the eastern half of the US. My darling girl was also the best secret keeper ever.
Flicker enjoyed her last "official" agility competition run in October 2017 at 13.5 years old. Her journey to The Rainbow Bridge came far too soon.
July 28, 2004 - November 18, 2018
Torch was my very first puppy, coming home with me at the tender age of 7 weeks old. He would do absolutely anything I asked of him. He competed in flyball, dock diving and agility and was also a therapy dog with Flicker. He loved the shore, snuggling, chasing his jolly ball, hiking, swimming and just being next to me throwing himself into everything with every fiber in his being. He once spent an entire semester as a reading buddy with his student buddy making a large paper mâché dog in his honor.
Torch is missed every day. I have yet to write Torch's tribute but will someday soon.
December 7, 2001 to July 8, 2016
Bogart was my first border collie coming home with me when he was 10 months old. He was probably the happiest dog I have ever met! Bogart played agility and flyball and dabbled in obedience. He often ran in competitions with my students. He never met a toy, person or cookie he didn't like. Bogart swam, hiked, chewed bones, ate treats, played, snuggled and barked, a lot:) He was always my co-pilot, sitting next to me as I drove home from competitions.
I still hear his bark. Read Bogart's tribute here.
February 1, 1999 - September 20, 2012
I adopted Jewel in 1998 soon after I bought my first house. She was probably around 8 years old. We enrolled in obedience classes and had a great time learning together. One day we tried this thing called dog agility and soon after we were competing; she was about 9 years old. She loved attending training classes, would hike for days on end and was never far from my side. I had Jewel just a few short years and during that time she helped me raise Bogart and Torch. I am forever grateful that she came into my life and taught me how much a dog could bring to my life.
She journeyed to the bridge in September 2002, passing quietly in favorite her spot in the yard after a morning of playing agility.