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A Border Collie Day

Updated on March 1, 2015

Meet Tim the Border Collie

This is my happy, friendly, eager-to-please border collie, Tim. Like most border collies, he can be a little neurotic if he doesn't have a job and mental stimulation. Border collies were bred to herd sheep and most have the instinct and desire to work. Since we live in the suburbs and only have a small yard, we don't have any livestock for Tim to herd. So he has created a job for himself defending our yard from squirrels.

We do take him for 2 or 3 long walks each day and give him the opportunity to run off leash for at least a little while each day to provide him with enough exercise to help him relax. He also has our other dog, Skye, as a companion to play with and to help keep him busy.

Come along to see a typical day in the life of Tim, a border collie living in the burbs.

All Photos by the author unless otherwise credited.

6:30 am - Good Morning - The Day Begins

6:30 am - Good Morning - The Day Begins
6:30 am - Good Morning - The Day Begins

6:35 am - Time to use the Doggie Door to Go Outside

6:35 am - Time to use the Doggie Door to Go Outside
6:35 am - Time to use the Doggie Door to Go Outside

Pet Door for Sliding Glass Doors

Ideal Pet Products 80" Fast Fit Aluminum Pet Patio Door, Extra Large, 10.5" x 15" Flap Size, White
Ideal Pet Products 80" Fast Fit Aluminum Pet Patio Door, Extra Large, 10.5" x 15" Flap Size, White

This is the model of pet door we have installed in a sliding glass door at our home. We've had it for over 10 years and it's had heavy daily use with multiple dogs in our household. We've never had to replace a flap or any other parts.

 

Doggie Doors are a Great Convenience - Your Dog Can Let Himself In and Out

If you have a securely fenced yard, installing a doggie door to allow access for your dog to go outside is very convenient. Whether to patrol for squirrels or for whatever reason, your dog can go in and out anytime. No more worrying if your dog is uncomfortable trying to "hold it" while you are gone. We have one that fits into our sliding glass patio door, so it is easily installed and removed and can be taken with us if we move. As you will see as you continue down this page, our doggie door is well-used. We also have a second doggie doors in our shop that is installed in the wall. If you have a safe fenced area for your dog outside, there is probably some type of doggie door that you can use to provide your dog with a way to go in and out whenever he needs or wants to.

Tim's Early Years

Not a very good start in life

Because Tim is so friendly and happy, most people who meet him wouldn't imagine that he didn't have a very good start in life. He was born in about 2005 and spent about the first four years of his life in rural Eastern Washington state. The climate in eastern Washington is harsh with hot summers and cold winters. It is common for working farm dogs to be "outdoor" dogs, but they are usually busy working all day with the companionship of people and other dogs. Most are provided with a warm place to sleep at night in a barn or outbuilding when the weather gets cold. We were told that Tim spent most of his time the first year or two of his life alone outside in the yard tied up.

When Tim was somewhere between about one or two years old, his owner left on vacation leaving Tim behind tied up to a tree with a small plastic bowl of water as his only nourishment. A neighbor became concerned when no one came to feed or check on him and so he was untied and set free. Tim wandered around the area for a few days and visited another neighboring farm where a woman started feeding and caring for him. After Tim's original owner returned from vacation it was decided that the woman at the neighboring farm would keep Tim even though they aleady had several other dogs.

In Tim's second home, he was still outside most of the time, but he was not tied up, he was fed and cared for and he was brought inside to sleep in a crate on cold winter nights. He was given the love and affection he craves from the woman who took him in and he had a job to do. Every evening he helped to herd up the livestock and bring them in at night. Tim created another job for himself by taking up a post right outside the door to the house and this is what ended up causing him problems. One of the older dogs in the home didn't like passing by Timothy to enter the house so he wouldn't come inside. It became clear that it would be best if a new home could be found for Timothy.

With a heavy heart, the woman contacted a volunteer for the border collie rescue who lived a few miles away and asked for help in finding a new home for Tim. The volunteer explained that if he passed a temperament evaluation, the border collie rescue would take him and put him in a foster home until a new permanent home could be found. The volunteer already had as many dogs as she could foster, so she sent out an email to all of the volunteers in the regional border collie rescue organization letting them know that a foster home for a 4 year old male border collie named Timothy was needed. One of the volunteers in western Washington indicated that she could squeeze him into her home if no one else had room, but help was needed to transport Tim over the mountains from the east side of the state to the west side.

Tim passed his temperament evaluation and was relinquished to Pacific Northwest Border Collie Rescue.

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7am - Breakfast Time

7am - Breakfast Time
7am - Breakfast Time

Flint River Ranch Dog Food

Flint River Ranch Lamb Millet & Rice Dog Food
Flint River Ranch Lamb Millet & Rice Dog Food | Source

Tim's Favorite Food

Flint River Ranch Lamb Millet & Rice

Of course Tim would prefer people food anyday, but the next best thing is Flint River Ranch Lamb Millet & Rice Formula. Made in the USA with people food quality ingredients. (All natural with USDA human food grade ingredients) Oven baked - not steam extruded and never a recall from spoiled grains or tainted ingredients

Border Collie Smile
Border Collie Smile

A Border Collie Rescue Volunteer

A Newbie at Transporting and Fostering

No that's not me in the picture - it's another picture of Tim, riding in the back seat of our pick-up truck.

Since we travel back and forth across the width of our state several times a year, we volunteered to help the local border collie rescue by transporting dogs needing to get from one side of the state to the other. We also offered to occasionally foster dogs who would be easy to foster for two people who worked full time and were also newbies at fostering.

We met Tim at the rural home of the volunteer who evaluated him. He was all smiles, friendly and eager to please. He hopped up into the back seat of our pick-up truck with no hesitation. During the 3 hour drive from the eastern to the western side of the state he sat next to our granddaughter obviously enjoying the ride and basking in her attention and affection.

After spending the afternoon with Tim, we arrived at our meeting point and met the volunteer who had offered to foster him. Since he seemed so easy to handle, we suggested to her that we thought we could handle fostering him. Since she already was fostering several other dogs, she agreed with our suggestion and we continued on home with Tim with the intention of fostering him until a good permanent home could be found.


7:15 am- Time to go back outside and check for squirrels

7:15 am- Time to go back outside and check for squirrels
7:15 am- Time to go back outside and check for squirrels

Squirrel!!!

Squirrel!!!
Squirrel!!!

Here's one of those pesky Douglas squirrels!

Here's one of those pesky squirrels!
Here's one of those pesky squirrels!

Tim's Favorite Activities

Squirrel Patrol

Car Rides

Hiking

Camping

The dog park

Swimming

Playing with Skye

Laying next to Dad on the sofa

7:30 am Going for a Ride in the Jeep

7:30 am Going for a Ride in the Jeep
7:30 am Going for a Ride in the Jeep

8am - Loganberry Lane Dog Park, Everett-WA

8am - Loganberry Lane Dog Park, Everett-WA
8am - Loganberry Lane Dog Park, Everett-WA
Gulpy Water Dispenser for Pet, 20-Ounce(Colors may vary)
Gulpy Water Dispenser for Pet, 20-Ounce(Colors may vary)

This 20 ounce Gulpy Water bottle includes a basin to make it easy for your dog to get a drink.

 

Remember to Provide Drinking Water - Prevent Dehydration

Many dog parks don't have water faucets and a dog running and playing at the off leash dog park will need water to drink, so I have made it a habit to always bring along a water bottle or two to make sure they stay hydrated.

Tim sitting by one of the trail marker posts

Tim sitting by one of the trail marker posts
Tim sitting by one of the trail marker posts

Tim and Skye running the trails

Tim and Skye running the trails
Tim and Skye running the trails

Tim and Skye swimming in the pond at the dog park

Tim and Skye swimming in the pond at the dog park
Tim and Skye swimming in the pond at the dog park

Tim meets a new friend at the dog park

Tim meets a new friend at the dog park
Tim meets a new friend at the dog park

A little fresh air while we stop for gas on the way home

A little fresh air while we stop for gas on the way home
A little fresh air while we stop for gas on the way home

10:15 am - Cleaning up after the romp in the dog park

10:15 am - Cleaning up after the romp in the dog park
10:15 am - Cleaning up after the romp in the dog park

Things Tim doesn't like:

Sound of gunshots

Thunder

Fireworks

Any loud noise

Cats

The Vet's Office

10:30 am - Taking a nap under the desk at mom's feet

10:30 am - Taking a nap under the desk at mom's feet
10:30 am - Taking a nap under the desk at mom's feet

11:30 am - Back to Squirrel Patrol

11:30 am - Back to Squirrel Patrol
11:30 am - Back to Squirrel Patrol

Squirrel!!

Squirrel!!
Squirrel!!

Noon - Time to take a nap under the bed

Noon - Time to take a nap under the bed
Noon - Time to take a nap under the bed

12:30 pm - Squirrel!!!

12:30 pm - Squirrel!!!
12:30 pm - Squirrel!!!

1 pm - Where's Tim? - Taking another snooze under the bed

1 pm - Where's Tim? - Taking another snooze under the bed
1 pm - Where's Tim? - Taking another snooze under the bed

2 pm - Sitting on the front porch with Skye watching Dad wash his truck

2 pm - Sitting on the front porch with Skye watching Dad wash his truck
2 pm - Sitting on the front porch with Skye watching Dad wash his truck

2:45pm - Squirrel!!!

2:45pm - Squirrel!!!
2:45pm - Squirrel!!!

3 pm - Tim relaxing on the sofa

3 pm - Tim relaxing on the sofa
3 pm - Tim relaxing on the sofa

3:30 pm - I thought I heard a squirrel!

3:30 pm - I thought I heard a squirrel!
3:30 pm - I thought I heard a squirrel!
Tim the Border Collie
Tim the Border Collie

We were failures as a foster home

Sometimes good things happen to those who fail

Tim became a member of our family because we were miserable failures as rescue volunteers at fostering. When Tim arrived home with us, he was overdue for a visit to the vet, he had a lot of matted fur on his hind legs and he was dirty and he smelled a little gamey. Probably totally acceptable for an outdoor farm dog from the rural east side of the state, but not acceptable for a dog to be adopted as an indoor dog in an urban or suburban home on the west side of the state.

So here were some of the things we needed to do to get Tim ready for his new family:

1. Make sure he knows the toilet is outside. (Tim only had one accident!)

2. See how many simple obedience commands he knows (Tim already knew "come" and "sit" and learned others quickly)

3. Work on leash walking without pulling (that's a tough one!)

4. Get him checked by our vet and get his immunizations up to date

5. Get him a bath and grooming to get rid of the matted fur

After we got him all cleaned up he was ready to have his profile posted on the rescue website as available for adoption. We kept finding reasons to put off posting his picture and information. He and Skye had become great pals, running together and playing which helped tire both of them out. Tim knew many basic commands and was much better about coming when called than Skye. We noticed that Skye's recall improved dramatically after Tim came to live with us.

After about a month, one of the other volunteers from the border collie rescue contacted us to ask how Tim was doing. It prompted us to make a decision about what to do about Tim. We decided to adopt Tim ourselves, so that is how Tim became a member of our family.


4pm - Sleeping snuggled up next to Dad on the sofa

4pm - Sleeping snuggled up next to Dad on the sofa
4pm - Sleeping snuggled up next to Dad on the sofa

4:30 pm - Squirrel!!!

4:30 pm - Squirrel!!!
4:30 pm - Squirrel!!!

5pm - Tim Plays with his Favorite Toy

5pm - Tim Plays with his Favorite Toy
5pm - Tim Plays with his Favorite Toy
KONG Air Dog Squeaker Dumbbell Dog Toy, Large, Yellow
KONG Air Dog Squeaker Dumbbell Dog Toy, Large, Yellow

Combines two canine favorites; the squeaker toy and the tennis ball

Made in the USA from durable, high-quality tennis-ball material

Hidden squeaker; felt covering won't abrade dogs' teeth

Recommended for larger breeds

Measures 9-inches long

 

Tim's Favorite Toy - A Squeeky Air Kong Dumbbell

Tim isn't very interested in fetching but this is his favorite toy anyway. He loves to run around carrying it and squeeking it. Then he drops it, pounces on it and grabs it again.

6 pm - Out the Doggie Door on evening squirrel patrol

6 pm - Out the Doggie Door on evening squirrel patrol
6 pm - Out the Doggie Door on evening squirrel patrol

Evening Squirrel Patrol

Evening Squirrel Patrol
Evening Squirrel Patrol

Tim waiting for the ok to eat his dinner

Tim waiting for the ok to eat his dinner
Tim waiting for the ok to eat his dinner

7 pm - Tim enjoying his dinner

7 pm - Tim enjoying his dinner
7 pm - Tim enjoying his dinner

8 pm - Tim upside down enjoying some attention

8 pm - Tim upside down enjoying some attention
8 pm - Tim upside down enjoying some attention

Tim Enjoying an Evening Treat - Chicken Jerky Treats

Flint River Ranch Chicken Jerky
Flint River Ranch Chicken Jerky

A Jerky Treat Every Evening

Tim enjoys having a chew every evening which helps to keep his teeth clean. With all of the recalls and concerns about pet foods and treats imported from China, I buy him only treats that are made in the USA like these Flint River Ranch chicken jerky treats.


9 pm - Tim and Skye waiting to go on their evening walk before bedtime

9 pm - Tim and Skye waiting to go on their evening walk before bedtime
9 pm - Tim and Skye waiting to go on their evening walk before bedtime

An evening walk before bedtime

An evening walk before bedtime
An evening walk before bedtime

10 pm - Tim in his bed in the corner of our bedroom

10 pm - Tim in his bed in the corner of our bedroom
10 pm - Tim in his bed in the corner of our bedroom
MidWest Deluxe Bolster Pet Bed for Dogs & Cats
MidWest Deluxe Bolster Pet Bed for Dogs & Cats

This is the bed like the one Tim is using in the photo. It is washable and can be used both inside his crate or on the floor.

 

Comfy Dog Beds - A great place to sleep

Since Tim usually likes to be where we are, he has numerous bed scattered around the house for whenever he may need a nap. The one he usually sleeps in at night is also the one that fits in his crate.

Smiling Border Collie
Smiling Border Collie

Why did we call him Tim?

We were told that Tim's name was Timothy, but he responded well to "Tim". Originally we were only going to foster Tim so we thought we'd leave his name as it was while he stayed with us in case his new adoptive family might want to give him a new name. We didn't mind the name Tim and it didn't sound like the name of either of the other two dogs we had at the time, so each one would know who we were talking to. We didn't want to confuse Tim by trying to teach him a new name when he had so many other adjustments to make. We actually thought it was pretty funny that he is now "Tim Sims". It looks like he thinks it is pretty funny, too!


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      reasonablerobby 3 years ago

      Looks like your dog has a great life. I love border collies naturally because I come from the english -scottish border area of the UK (also my family name is one of the unique Border Reiver clan names too) - we have a black labrador.

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      Laura Hofman 4 years ago from Naperville, IL

      You've given Tim a wonderful home full of love and fun activities. Loved your photos! Very enjoyable and entertaining lens.

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      BarbsSpot 4 years ago

      @Lensmaster...More great Lens information on Border Collies and their rescue. Tim's a Sims, all right!

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      Renaissance Woman 4 years ago from Colorado

      Tim is a precious boy. Loved meeting your beautiful border collies. Thankfully, dogs are incredibly resilient. Fostering is really hard on me. I've cried so many tears when the time comes to transfer a foster dog to another home. Breaks my heart.

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      suepogson 4 years ago

      Lovely to read of border collies being treated as they need to be - and the squirrel moments got funnier each time. Lovely photos too. Thank yo.

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      bordercollieluvr 5 years ago

      My Border Collies love the squirrels too :)

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      Laraine Sims 5 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      Aren't dogs just grand. All of our dogs have been rescue dogs. We just can't seem to say no. Blessings.

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      Rose Jones 5 years ago

      Buckwheat is a Border Collie mix - and that is a great description " a little neurotic if he doesn't have a job." He ran cattle before he met me, now he is just lover boy. Angel Blessed!

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      LindaFoster LM 5 years ago

      Thanks for sharing :) what a wonderful lens! Tim is very lucky to have you and your family, such a lovely dog and Skye to. I have a border collie cross named Candy he's a great dog had him since he was 9 weeks old.

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      kimpaul 6 years ago

      Just got my border collie from my dad. I really enjoyed reading your lens!

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      Jerrad28 6 years ago

      Great lens! Thanks for sharing :)

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      What a cute dog, and Skye, too. I'm glad you "failed" at foster care! Great lens! Congrats on being in the Top Ten Dogs on Squidoo Lens--lensrolling to my "My Mavis--Bringin' the Love" lens (another of the Top Ten)

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      sousababy 6 years ago

      Lensrolled to my: Healthy Gifts for 2011...Yay! and Healthy Gifts for Pets and People you Adore lenses.

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      sousababy 6 years ago

      Ahhh Tim is great (so is Skye). Too bad he doesn't like cats or going to the Vet. (Bet he'd like ChrisDay - one of your visitors below, who is a holistic Veterinarian). I really enjoyed how you showcased the day using the polaroid modules. And wow, to even capture the squirrel so well. I will be featuring and lensrolling this one too. Thank you for sharing, Rose

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      norma-holt 6 years ago

      Back with a *-*Blesseding*-* for this lovely lens. Nw featured on Angel blessings for dogs on Squidoo

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      ChrisDay LM 6 years ago

      Lensrolled to my 'Winner's Five Lenses' lens

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      Lisa 6 years ago from Rhode Island

      wonderful lens and Photos I said it before with but worth say it again Border Collies are wonderful family pets I had one my entire childhood from baby until I was a freshman in high school she was my best friend I still talk of her so often with my husband thanks for making such a wonderful lens

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      It's so wonderful Border Collie lens. I love all your presentation here. 5 Collie lovers stars for you :) Always cheers!! Have a wonderful times :)

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      Julianne Gentile 6 years ago from Cleveland, Ohio, US

      I really enjoyed this lens. Tim and Skye are adorable. I'm a failure as a foster, too. We have adopted every pet we fostered and now we have no room to foster pets. :)

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      This is an absolutely enchanting story of a day in the life of a border collie in the burbs. Coming from NZ, I have seen many, many border collies working as heading and backing dogs, and they thrive on being useful. Blessed by a SquidAngel.

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      natashaely 6 years ago

      Border collies are one of the most intelligent dogs and they are so gorgeous. Tim is a beautiful dog and you are lucky to have each other. Lovely lens :)

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      norma-holt 6 years ago

      Love Border Collies, they are so gentle and obedient. My heart breaks when I hear of dogs being mistreated. Featured this on Star. Thumbs up.

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      ChrisDay LM 6 years ago

      This is really lovely. Aren't Border Collies great?

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      Tony Payne 6 years ago from Southampton, UK

      Lovely lens, Hi Tim. I used to have a Border Collie / German Shepherd cross. They are such loveable dogs.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Tim seems to have a pretty wonderful life right now. Lensrolled to my I Want a Dog lens which I created because I do want a dog again and seem to think about it every day. Well done!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Tim seems to have a pretty wonderful life right now. Lensrolled to my I Want a Dog lens which I created because I do want a dog again and seem to think about it every day. Well done!

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      awakeningwellness 6 years ago

      I enjoyed spending a day with Tim and I am so glad that he found a good forever home!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I have tears as I read Tim's story, my Teddybear, used to be much like Tim. Now she is wheelchair bound, read her story on my lenses, I think you will like it. I love border collies and aussies, they are amazingly smart dogs.... too smart sometimes. Teddy used to love the longest hikes, with her backpack stuffed with her food and her water.... she was in her glory. I miss those days and I know she does too! Give Tim a kiss from me please.

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      snazzy lm 6 years ago

      I love border collies. That dog park you take Tim to looks wonderful!

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      catbehaviors 6 years ago

      I really enjoyed reading about a day in the life of Tim. Great story about how you got him, too.

      *blessed*

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      Wednesday-Elf 6 years ago from Savannah, Georgia

      I thoroughly enjoyed your story about Tim, your Border Collie, on my last visit. Have returned today because I now have a bit of 'angel dust' and wanted to 'sprinkle' it on this ~~blessed~~ page. Give Tim a hug for me.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I have a border collie and she is wonderful. We run our Trinity girl every day and I wouldn't recommend anyone getting a border collie unless they have room to romp. This dogs will find mischief if they get too full of energy!

      Thanks for the nice lens on such fantastic dogs.

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      WebIsFun 6 years ago

      So very cute! I love dogs and yours seem very loveable!

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      Linda Jo Martin 6 years ago from Post Falls, Idaho, USA

      Another great border collie lens! Your pets are photogenic!

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      Wednesday-Elf 7 years ago from Savannah, Georgia

      Tim sounds like a darling dog. Your 'failure' as foster parents actually became your 'success' :). My brother-in-law has a border collie (Max) who is such an affectionate dog. They (BIL & Max) live in the country with woods around several acres, and Max will chase squirrels, but also guards the 'yard' from the deer who like to meander through each evening (Max's yard area is large, but his roaming is limited by an invisible fence :), so the deer, who seem to know where the bounderies are, can safely wander by (and likely tease) Max! I think Max would rather 'herd' them. :) Border Collies are really terrific dogs.

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      Rita-K 7 years ago

      I think Tim has such a wonderful home now! It was meant to be for all of you! Wonderfully done! Congratulations to Tim for finding you!

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      PaintDog 7 years ago

      A great lens! Border collies are awesome (although sometimes challenging/quirky) dogs. We have one now and I think we'll always have at least one. Our current dog, Magpie is our second BC - her list of things she likes would read "tennis ball, tennis ball, tennis ball, green bone". Thank you for being a part of Tim's rescue team. He now knows what it's like to live the good life - and he deserves it!

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      missbat 7 years ago

      I love that his name is Tim! It seems like he leads a pretty busy life. Such a sweetie!

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      karen vance loudermilk 7 years ago from charleston wv

      great dog, adn great lens, good job

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      The-Java-Gal 7 years ago

      Not only was Tim's story endearing, I loved the entire lens presentation. Nice job. Give Tim a pat and a hug from me!

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      MaureenGendron LM 7 years ago

      What a great story and nice job with the lens! Love all the different components you included. Great info about the doggie doors - I didn't know they made any for pation doors....something to look into. Good luck!

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      kare2share 7 years ago

      Very nice photos and such a touching story. Squirrel !! :)

      Congrats on being a SquidPaws Quest finalist. Niko Niko feels honored to be nominated in the company of dogs as great as Tim!

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      Linda Jo Martin 7 years ago from Post Falls, Idaho, USA

      I love border collies!!!

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      JenOfChicago LM 7 years ago

      What a cute dog!

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      WhiteOak50 7 years ago

      Beautiful!! ~Giving both a Hug~

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      WhiteOak50 7 years ago

      Beautiful!! ~Giving both a Hug~

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      Sensitive Fern 7 years ago

      I miss my border collie. I had him about ten years until he died of what was probably a brain tumor. Nice to meet Tim and Skye. :)

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      Johann The Dog 7 years ago from Northeast Georgia

      Nice to meet you Tim!!! Being a fellow herder, SQUIRREL!, I completely understand you, my pal! Glad you found your furever home, you have a great family. Would love to go hiking with you sometime!

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      Susanna Duffy 7 years ago from Melbourne Australia

      Lovely dog - lovely tribute. Lovely lens!

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      hlkljgk 7 years ago from Western Mass

      congrats on being a finalist in the quest for dog owners!

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 7 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      Congratulations on being a finalist in the SquidPaw Contest. I really enjoyed meeting Tim and made 80 on the test. Great lens. I am sure my little Bruno would race him for those Squirrels.

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      Mona 7 years ago from Iowa

      This is so cute! My dog Cisco has a thing for bunnies (Cisco hates those deranged little fuzzy killing machines) like Tim has for squirrels. :) Congrats on making the finalist um ... list. :)

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      boutiqueshops 7 years ago

      Tim you are such a handsome thing; how wonderful to have found VickiSims to love & live with. My Toby loves to chase the squirrel family that lives in our back yard! Congratulations on being selected as a finalist in the SquidPaws Dog Day Afternoon quest. Good luck, Tim!

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      BuckHawkcenter 7 years ago

      Oh, Vickie, I just love Tim (and Skye, too!) Montana has a friend at the Center who is our resident Border Collie. He even has his own lens, but only Montana is in the Squidpaws competition. Nice lens!

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 7 years ago from United States

      Tim is beautiful! Congratulations on making the finalists in the SquidPaws Dog Day Afternoon Quest. You have been blessed in more ways than one :)

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      Christine Larsen 7 years ago from South Australia

      Hi Vicki,

      Thank you for your lovely comments on my lenses (I'm thinking about 6 visits/comments so far - sincerely appreciated)

      Tim is SO like my Gypsy was, in many ways - so hope you are happy to have Tim's story lensrolled to hers. They even look like they could have come from the same litter - maybe Tim had a long lost cousin Downunder? Ha! Lovely lens Vicki - lovely Mum Tim has.

      Christine

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      Treasures By Brenda 7 years ago from Canada

      I see lots of dog lenses in your future!