KATHYSCOLLIES
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"BRAVE" My first Collie and my first HEART DOG ( Sept / 82 - July / 94) RIP BRAVEYBOY



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"LUCKY" My last HEART DOG (May / 99 - Jan / 09) 3 days before he died RIP my ANGELBOY



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"TRIGGER" My 2nd big tri boy, and 2nd HEART DOG (Sept / 93 - Jan / 06) RIP TIGGERDIGGERDOG


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I am an avid reader, a movie addict, who loves good music, sitting out on the deck with a book in hand / watching the furballs at play in the yard and spending time just enjoying the peace and quiet of 'alone' time.

I have 4 great (adult) kids, 4 grandkids, 4 beautiful Collies, and OOPS almost forgot.... 1 spouse.

After getting over an infection that almost cost me both lower legs in 2001 -2002 and the nearly 3 years of enforced bed rest that went with it, my older daughter dragged me kicking and screaming - well, maybe not screaming; I didn't have the breath to scream... - out to a weight watchers meeting where I was horrified to learn my actual weight . I lost 93 lbs while on their program, only re-gaining about 20 of it.

It's definitely a slow, laborious process, but one that I want to keep plugging away at inch by inch if I have to....

I've owned (or been owned by.....), bred / trained / shown Rough Collies for 26 years, but have pretty much decided I probably won't be doing any more breeding. We have titled / competed in a variety of events - Conformation, Obedience, Herding, Carting, Lure-Coursing, etc. BUT Obedience is my first love, and am just getting into Rally. I do all the doggy stuff with Meaganne, my youngest child.

June 2012

Well, decided that it is probably about time I update my information, since it's been nearly 3 years since I wrote my introduction....

I still have the same 4 offspring - couldn't sell nary a single one of them! LOL
I still have the same 4 grandkids - some are getting cuter, and some are hormonal teens now... so not quite so cute as the little ones.
Most importantly to me, though, was the miracle of our precious new granddaughter who arrived November 28 2011 - after nearly 10 years in the 'making'. Her story is in the blog I wrote on Dec. 01 /11. She is such a special gift of love for our family, and her Mommy - my oldest daughter.

I still have several of my beautiful Rough Collies, but had to let my very, very special boy, "Lucky" go to The Rainbow Bridge very unexpectedly in January 2009, so have nothing left of the bloodlines I spent nearly 30 years on. We still have 3 furballs , but they are all from another breeder.

And, oops almost forgot him again.... still have the same spouse - considerably greyer, slightly balder, somewhat rounder in the belly, and getting older by the minute.....



Member Since: 8/24/2008

Fitness Minutes: 244,183

My Goals:
To get off the couch in front of the tv / out of the chair in front of the computer more often.

Try to actually get out for walks with the dogs instead of just thinking about doing it!

Getting my sugar and cholesterol levels down.

Remembering to eat more than once per day.


My Program:
I try to be sensible - doesn't always work well....

Weight Watchers worked well for me before, and I still have all their material, so that is what I'm trying to get back on the 'straight and narrow' with.



Personal Information:
I live in London, Ontario (Canada).

Three of my kidlets live in London - one is an Elementary School Teacher, one is a Manager for a large chain of better quality restaurants, and the youngest is an unemployed University graduate who is the only offspring still at home.

The 2nd youngest moved to the USA in 2006 to do his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering at the University of Minnesota (Minneapolis), and now works as a Senior Research Engineer for a major International firm in Minneapolis / St. Paul, so we only see him just for a day or two at Christmas time. I surely wish it was more often!!

I love having the whole family together for a meal, especially at holiday times.
Both of my daughters and I are all a little Christmas obsessed so the boys tell us, but we don't think so!


Other Information:
I love the Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings series - both the book and the movies as well.

Diana Gabaldon, Iris Johansen, and Nora Roberts are 3 of my other favourite authors.

Love the BeeGees, Elton John, Celine Dion, Josh Groban and pretty much ANY Christmas music




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  • v LAC936
    Thanks for adding me back as a emoticon .
    I looked through your blogs about Emily. What a miracle indeed. It should be a Hallmark movie!! I'm so happy for everyone it all turned out so wonderfully and what a little delight Emily seems to be...
    2854 days ago
  • v BJUMPINGFORJOY
    Thank you for your very kind words I appreciate them very much.
    2858 days ago
  • v FLUTTERFLI
    Hey girl, I haven't forgotten you !!! I was MIA, again!!! I was sick a few weeks right before Christmas, then our PC was down. We had to wait for our nephew to come check it out. He had finals etc. (college, just graduated in Jan.) Then with the holidays it was awhile before he could get over here. He got it running, but for how long, who knows. We really need a new one, just don't have the funds. I can't wait to see pics of your sweet baby girl !!! A yr. old already, my, my, my, where does time go ??? LOL Olivia was 3 yrs. old Oct. 28, so shes 2 yrs. and 1 mon. older then yours. I have to get pics uploaded too. We finally got another cord, then don't you know the day it came it the mail, John finds the origional one !!! UGH !!! LOL
    Anyway, talk to you soon, hope your doing well. Sparkmail me when you can, I'll do the same.
    Take care, keep safe & KEEP SPARKLING !!!
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    2865 days ago
  • v CHEROKEE1946
    Kathy

    Thanks for your thoughts and prayers. She was a special person and it was hard but I just talked to her as if she was listening and who knows maybe she was.
    Hope you get a better night sleep. Colleen
    2924 days ago
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