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Time to get a puppy - 142857 - 03-05-2019 09:41 AM

We finally have consensus and we have decided to get a border collie puppy.

The kids say they will pick up its poop and take it for walks and brush it.

They are already arguing about its name. My son wants to name it after a WW2 ship or aircraft, Typhoon and Bismark have made the short list. My daughter wants to call it Nova.

Cost of a Border Collie is much less than the other dogs we were looking at. Which is a win for me.

And they are arguing about who it will sleep with. My wife wants it to sleep downstairs but the kids are worried that it will get lonely.

I hope that this thread will become a puppy blog.

RE: Time to get a puppy - MM - 03-05-2019 11:52 AM

My husband had a border collie. They are very smart dogs (working dogs). His was so entertaining. She would take cans and put them in the trash, any paper money left around was given to grandpa. She hated my flute playing and would leave the room. If grandpa hit a wrong note on the piano she would wack him with her paw.

RE: Time to get a puppy - 142857 - 03-05-2019 12:20 PM

My brother had a kelpie cross who was super smart. Way smarter than dogs are supposed to be.

RE: Time to get a puppy - MM - 03-06-2019 12:27 AM

I would love to have a dog except for two reason why not

1. My husband says we can’t afford it. The cost of a dog, food and vet care is the main issue.

2. I would have sole responsibility to walk the dog and care for it. My hudband doesn’t like to pick up poo. We live in a highrise which allows dogs but I would have to make several trips up and down the elevators for the dog to go out. One of our friends have teo dogs but he always rents a townhouse so he can let the dogs go out to a small yard.

RE: Time to get a puppy - MM - 03-18-2019 10:36 AM

Where is the puppy?

RE: Time to get a puppy - 142857 - 03-18-2019 04:44 PM

No puppy yet.

This weekend just finished we were going to buy one but it was going to be a few hours drive to get a Border Collie at a sensible price.

And it rained so much that there was flash flooding around the city. And I wasn't driving anywhere in that.

So a puppy is still on the way.

RE: Time to get a puppy - MM - 04-02-2019 09:42 PM

Any news on the puppy?

RE: Time to get a puppy - 142857 - 04-03-2019 08:21 AM

Currently I'm out of action with a torn and detached retina, eye surgery, all that fun stuff. And my wife is overseas. So no puppy yet.

RE: Time to get a puppy - 142857 - 11-22-2019 05:39 PM

Update: we have had a puppy for nearly 3 weeks now.

He is a golden retriever, and gorgeous. Name is Jordan.

Photos and stories to follow.

RE: Time to get a puppy - 142857 - 11-22-2019 05:48 PM

Here he is on the day we picked him up.