Sunday, October 11, 2009

I've Had All I Can Stands

I can't stands no more!

For adoption:

One slightly soggy porcupine.

Expands to (almost) normal size dog when shaken out.

Can be modeled after your favourite female superhero:

as well as programmed to "talk"

This dogupine is part of our "Action Pack"

but is offered as a single unit.

Miss Maeven is officially listed for adoption :(

I'm sad. But I can't say Piper's sad.


Free! I'll be free!

Awww shit. GET OUTTA HERE, MAEVE!

And while I'm Mad Teeth(tm)ing Maeve 6 ways from Sunday, could you please ask Tweed WTF he's doing in the shot?

Read my teeth. I. HATE. YOU.

*sigh* One day I will be Maeve-free.

WTF? Are you still here?

26 comments:

Deb said...

Poor Maeve! She's just a girl who wants to have fun! I hope you find her a wonderful home! Love those last two pics and the comments that go along with them. Laugh out loud funny!!

Katharine Swan said...

:::sigh::: I just love Maeve, her facial expressions and her big ears (and the white side of her face) remind me so much of my white shepherd, Grace. If I could take her, I would -- in a heartbeat -- except that we're in Colorado! :o(

How is Miss Maeven with kitty cats?

The Border Collies said...

How is Miss Maeven with kitty cats?

Miss Maeven and Carl the kitten are the best of friends!

Katharine Swan said...

No Maeven, Maeven, kitty chasin'?

I'm curious because our biggest hurdle (besides being how many thousand miles away from Maeve?) is a cat that doesn't do so well with being chased. She has established a somewhat shaky truce with our other dogs, but our white shepherd likes to herd (read: gently chase) the cats, and it took her a while to learn how to deal with that. We recently had a year-old stray yellow lab for a few days while we got him into a no-kill shelter, and he was a big-time kitty chaser. Cleo was upset for days after he left.

Ah, well. I'm not so sure we have the right household and lifestyle for a young BC, anyway. :o(

The Border Collies said...

That would not work with for your kitty - Maeve LOVES to play with kitties! She pounces all over Carl, but Carl loves it :)

Katharine Swan said...

I guess it'll have to continue as a long-distance relationship. Back to hoping you can adopt her to someone you know -- who will go to dog parks with you and let you photograph her ALL THE TIME!

PoochesForPeace said...

Aww i love her. She's so perty! and thanks for the laughs as always :)

StefRobrts said...

Her description sounds so much like my Barclay, I'm sure they would be best friends - but I can't afford another mouth to feed. Wish I could, she sounds like a real pearl :)

nickelsmum said...

Read my teeth. Ahahahahahahahaha...hahahah... gasp... hahahahahaha... hic....gasp.

Arwen said...

Can we please have some photo/video of Maeve and Carl playing? :-)

MalaysianFan said...

Maeve is just a camera magnet, but your description of her on the TDBC Rescue site is an excellent reminder that looking at a photogenic dog is one thing. Living and working with a hyper-active, hyper-intelligent border collie day in, day out is quite another matter. As much as we ooh and ahh over her photos, most of us realize that life with Maeve won't be a cake-walk, and we hope she finds an owner with your patience and skill. (But oh, today's photos are priceless! :-)

Emma Rose said...

We LOVE Piper. You get the most amazing pictures of her :)

riosmom said...

A bittersweet post with wonderful pictures as always. Loved the last two.

Another vote for pictures of Maeve and Carl playing before she goes to her new home.

oregonsunshine said...

I wants her! But, I am all dogged up with my blue Dobie pup and my not quite 2 yr old Aussie with eye problems. Pooey!

Sweet~Ceana said...

I will trade you Maeve for my foster Ike. He is 7months-ish old, looks like Yoda and would be one hell of an agility dog. I have to work very hard to keep him from jumping for toys, over the couch, and joyfully into people's laps. He is wicked smart (show him once with a clicker and he has it), loves ball and frisbee, and here is the best part:
HE HAS AWESOME DOG & PEOPLE INTERACTION SKILLS.

Did I mention he is a wee boy. 20-25 lbs currently?

The Border Collies said...

I will trade you Maeve for my foster Ike.

And where are photos of this awesome creature??

Mary said...

Man, Maeve sounds like the perfect companion for my Daisy. Sadly I do NOT have the time or money for a second hyper-active dog.

Sweet~Ceana said...

Here is a link to Mr. Ike on Flickr:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2616/3880606648_532ca0b0c2.jpg

The Border Collies said...

Oh Ike is CUTE!!! Any other photos??

Sweet~Ceana said...

On the right hand side of my flickr page: http://www.flickr.com/photos/woodiel/

there is a 18 page set of Ike

The Border Collies said...

There are only 4 photos of Ike on your flickr. And does he ever open his eyes? He's got neat ears, but he looks like a double merle breeding. Mostly white dogs are my least favourite colour pattern, I admit. I bet he places easy though! He's so tiny!

nickelsmum said...

Ike does have his eyes open in one picture. They're blue and look normal. I wonder if he really is double merle - the patches of pigment almost look brindled, but it's hard to tell. Is he red? Are those color patches on his nose liver or black? He's certainly very smiley.

nickelsmum said...

I read Maeve's listing. I have to say that I feel I would know exactly what I am getting when you write listings. With so many listings I have ten million questions -- does "would prefer to be an only dog" mean he has killed a housemate dog in the past? Does "would prefer a retired couple" mean separation anxiety from hell? So many try to sugarcoat or give so little information there can be no good match made. Your listings are a model I wish more would follow.

KP said...

Oh man. I needed this blog tonight like no other. Thanks for making me laugh on this very dark and dreary dogless night.

Carol said...

ROFL- Read my teeth -ROFL

I showed this entry to my husband and now we are using "read my teeth" in daily conversation. Really. There are so many wonderful opportunities to enhance meaning with a thoughtful introduction of "read my teeth".

:)

Jessie said...

Maeve is gorgeous... I hope you can place her in the right home.

Thanks for the laughs... I needed that this morning!