Happy Belated 1st Birthday Brynn!
Brynn was born Feb 2, 2009 on a working ranch in Klamath Falls Oregon.
On April 8, 2009 we adopted Brynn from PNW Border Collie Rescue. The story is...their mom needed to get back to work, the 'rancher' surrendered the 5 week old puppies to Border Collie Rescue. The puppies made their journey from Klamath Falls, OR to Moses Lake, WA where they were fostered by Pat. Pat does an amazing job with all her litters of puppies. (THANK YOU PAT!)
Sadly the day after Brynn arrived in our home, she became very sick. She was diagnosed with Parvo and admitted into the vet for treatment.
Strangly enough, only Brynn and her littermate Jazzmine came down with Parvo. The rest of the litter was spared. To this day we are not sure where they were exposed or how...Could it have been the vaccinations? The lepto vaccine that was given way toooooo young? Were they exposed at the vet? From people visiting them? We will never know. Thankfully both pups survived.
After she was discharged from the vet she started eating...
Brynn latched onto Bonnie from the start
From the beginning Brynn was a confident little monkey.
Bonnie watched over Brynn
Brynn learned how to stalk
Sneaking up on her buddy Bug
Watching the world
Experimenting with sand
Learning about other dogs and how to stay out of their way.
Discovering the ball
Not sure which way her ears would go
Studying the sprinker... you can almost see her little brain working. "How does this thing work?"
Learning how to relax
In the strangest places ever...
Climbing on the furniture
Sitting on the piano
Tasting salt water
Loving the beach
Ahhhh Beach Happiness
Finding new and interesting ways to get food
Loving the river and stalking anything that moved
Growing up with Bug (remember the puppy Brynn pounced on at the beginning of this post?)
Smart girl...staying out of family squabbles.
Enjoying visiting Nationals in Klamath Falls and hanging with friends dogs at our hotel (can you find Brynn in this picture?)
Still not quite sure what her ears are doing yet. Often inside out...
Jumping higher and higher
What is up with those ears?
Part of growing up and maturing is showing the ability to accept the occasional distasteful experience without complaint. She handles it all with ease...
Remember the chocolate incident? She recovered...thankfully.
Again with the ears...
Awww I love this face
Gosh she has grown - she is bigger than Beth now
She can out run them all
She has put up with so much...(ahem...Bonnie can be difficult).
Such a beautiful girl
We will be visiting Brynn soon. Dianne said she is doing nicely in training and has been giving me updates every couple of days. Brynn is fitting in nicely, getting along with all the other dogs and has a few buddy's. Brynn has a excellent stop, stand and lie down. She has been doing quite a bit of driving. Dianne has been working on getting her deeper behind the sheep & pace. Dianne said she will be a wide outrunner and is happy with her progress. I am tickled pink!
More than anything I cant wait to kiss this face again.
Happy Birthday Monkey!