I'm glad he's a pet, and not a worker Photos

Discussion in 'Border Collie' started by Snorri the Priest, Feb 14, 2007.

  1. Snorri the Priest

    Snorri the Priest New Member

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    I'm glad he's a pet, and not a worker

    My Kali will soon be 13, not a puppydog any more (even if I still call him that). My vet says that the average lifespan of a farm-born collie is 14, but that I have him "on the right track" to do better than that.

    However, he is not as quick to respond as he used to be (although in a field or on a beach, he's still a hairy Exocet!), his hearing is deteriorating and I think his eyesight isn't as sharp as it once was :-(

    This is the stage at which, were he an Orkney working dog, he'd probably be shot :shock: .Not much reward for a lifetime's service.

    However, I'm glad he came here, where we can look after him and make sure he gets his full allotment of days. He has been good to me, and worth every penny of his "adoption fee"

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    Snorri
    :)
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  3. BrandieSnap

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    Aww that's a lovely photo. Is it recent? Because he doesn't look 13 at all! :)

    I'm glad he came to you. I'm sure he has plenty of life yet and definately doesn't deserve to be shot :shock:
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    Lovely pic of Kali Snorri.
  5. Snorri the Priest

    Snorri the Priest New Member

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    That pic dates from 13 May last year, not long after his 12th birthday - he was much the same then as he is now, senses dulling a wee bit, but still enjoying life. He is gradually handing over the barking duties to his younger brother, but still maintains his position as boss!

    Snorri
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    He's an absolute stunner Snorri and certainly doesn't look his age.:)
  7. Carole

    Carole Global Moderator

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    lovely pic of Kali Snorri :)
  8. Moobli

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    Kali looks absolutely wonderful!

    I am glad that the farmers and shepherds I know don't shoot their dogs when they retire! :-(
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    He's a lovely fella
  10. reclaimingrebus

    reclaimingrebus New Member

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    An oldie but definitely goodie !!!!
  11. Erin

    Erin New Member

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    aww he beautiful
  12. bluemerle lover

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    :grin: aww he is one true beautiful collie and has plenty of life left in him yet,my old collie girl nerys of flyn lived for 18yrs:grin:
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    8) he is truly stunning ,what a lovely face he has
  14. jackpat

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    What a handsome pup he is. I still call my old girl my puppy eyes. keeps em young ya know.
    He's gorgeous, many happy returns old boy

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