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A special Rough Collie

Updated on February 21, 2013

My Dog Family - Part One

Sabrina - Rough Collie - Female

She was born on 8 March 1997 Kwambonambie KwaZulu-Natal South-Africa.

Sabrina is 11 years old and her mother's pride and joy! She is everything and more that her breed stands for. She is gentle, intelligent and a bit psychic! Sabrina is very sensitive when it comes to detecting the moods of humans. I will watch a sad tear jerker movie, and by my second sniff she is all over me, trying to her best to comfort me. She loves picking the side of the "under dog" if there's a quarrel between me and my better half.

She is also on a special diet to make sure she get's all the nutrients that a dog of her age should get. Sabrina unlike her brother Sasha, has little health problems, but she too is a victim of rheumatism.

Although she is a very playful dog she is not the "go fetch" it type! She will look at you with an expression of disbelieve that you actually want her to go and fetch the ball or the stick. She is more of a lady, even when it comes to food, she will never just grab food that get's offered to her. Our nickname for her is Madame Fiff!

It takes a lot of effort to groom Collies, Sabrina and Sasha go to the Dog Parlor twice a month. Our summers in Richards Bay are extremely hot; sometimes up to 40C therefore they get a special fur cut, called "saddle-back" in summer.

She is a very verbal dog, and will let you know quickly if something is not to her liking, and she detests the name Lassie!

Madame "Fiff"
Madame "Fiff"
A day at the office
A day at the office
Showing off my sadle-back cut
Showing off my sadle-back cut
My summer Outfit
My summer Outfit
My bedroom
My bedroom
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1997 - 2009
1997 - 2009

Updated 21-02-2013

Due to cancer Sabrina passed away 15-01-2009

She was perfection. Gone too soon

Rest in peace my precious girl.

"If there is no God for thee
Then there is no God for me"

Anna Hempstead Branch


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  • Annalene profile imageAUTHOR


    11 years ago from Richards bay South-Africa

    She is indeed a lady Michelle and a very gentle one as well!

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    11 years ago

    She is definitely a lady, a lady with attitude but at the same time extremely gently. Lovely dog!

  • Annalene profile imageAUTHOR


    11 years ago from Richards bay South-Africa

    This is my ‘Cindy Crawford’ anyone who differs, get’s the boot! Thanks guys I appreciate this sooo much!!!

  • tshirtscene profile image


    11 years ago

    First thing I thought of when seeing her was lassie!, she looks very comfortable laying on that desk lol.

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    11 years ago

    Annalene, she is absolutely stunning. Her coat is so beautiful as is her face. Our animals certainly are our children.

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    11 years ago

    It's very obvious she is a lady!


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