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Maria at Decidingly Bob nominated us for the Sunshine Award!!!! Thank you Maria!!!!  Decidingly Bob is a pleasant blog we enjoy very much at http://decidinglybob.wordpress.com/.   You can share and enjoy Bob’s, Ellie’s and Maria’s life and views on their wonderfully written blog.  Do stop by and say hello! You will love their blog as much as we do! 🙂

We enjoy seeing Bob and Ellie interact and give their thoughts on things and life.  We laugh and we think as they give their insights.  Maria gives a wonderful insight and thought provoking view from herself and you will find it interesting at the very least and very informative , helpful and very insightful the rest of the time. So, do visit them!

We have decided that Maria, Bob and Ellie should receive our Collie’s Choice Award!  They deserve it for all their hard work and wonderful writing!

Niamh, Teddy and Sadie



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We here at the Meadow have been out of the award business for a while for life has been rough here for a while and Dad was retraining, looking for a new job and time was short.  But, the rebound is hopefully under way and we were pleased and surprised to get an award from one of our favorites…. the piggies at:

LIVING THE SQUEEK LIFE which you can visit at;


When wheeeee discovered this cute blog full of lil piggies and read about their life we knew we had to keep coming back.  Their pig-english is terrific and funny and they are all so cute.  We love seeing what happens each day and the love their family has for them is very obvious! We want to thank our friends for this award and cannot believe this is their first award for their blog deserves to have every award ever conceived.  We plan on changing this so keep reading. 🙂

Whee collies saw that Wheee  have to follow some rules so here goes…

Name Ten Things About Ourselves-

1. The Meadow is a animal sanctuary in that wild life seems to know it is welcome here by Mom and Dad and many come here to die spending their last days being taken care of by our family. We have nursed many wild animals as their final days come and the piggies will be pleased to learn that the most unusual was a woodchuck who came and which Dad held and nursed till it passed away.

2. The first dog to live at the Meadow was a part collie named Chessie.

3.  The first cat to live here was Cheyenne.

4. With the exception of MacKenzie, Niamh, Lad, Branwen and the pups born here all our other collies were rescues from a friend who helped place them with us as a kennel shut down.

5. Members of our collie bloodline from the core group who inspired this blog have littermates or descendents living from the East Coast to the West Coast and from just across the river from Canada to Florida.  It is amazing how far the family has spread in less than ten years…..

6. The collies love cats… except for Branwen who.. well.. doesn’t like anyone… hehehehe

7. Yes, Ginger truly wants to rule the world……

8. Yes, Ginger does really plot and scheme to get what she wants… it is amazing to watch….

9. Dad’s favorite Terhune book is Gray Dawn.

10. The collies really do cheer when Liverpool scores, but that is because dad is cheering….. although some of them do listen to the games and we believe it is the crowd noise that fascinates them.

Now whee get to give this award!

The following ten blogs we just love to pieces.  Of course we love them all but these ten, well they have brought Sunshine to us for many years…. whee love you all but some have been loyal friends for a long time….. In no particular Order at all….

1. Hutch A Good Life at http://hutchagoodlife.wordpress.com/2014/03/23/sort-of-silent-sunday-nacho-knows/

2. Georgia About at  http://georgiaabout.com/

3. The Lonely Dogs at  http://thelonelydogs.wordpress.com/

4. CUPCAKE SPEAKS at http://cupcakepetrillo.wordpress.com/    A little cutie that Dad would love to pick up and keep at the Meadow!

5. Danny Breslin at http://dannybreslin.wordpress.com/

6. BUMPY ROAD TO BUBBA at  http://bumpyroadtobubba.com/

7. BONGODOGBLOG at  http://bongodogblog.com/

8. Bassasblog at  http://bassasblog.wordpress.com/

9. All Things Collies at  http://collie222.blogspot.com/

10. Key West Collies at  http://keywestcollies.blogspot.com/

11. Love Your Dog at http://c3900s.wordpress.com/

Now it is time for us to give out our two awards.  These two awards are given by us to blogs we deeply love and the rules and reasons given are;

We give the Collie Choice Award to Blogs we feel are the best on the net!  We have no rules other than the blog we/you give this award to be to us/you personally amongst the best being written.   You are authorized to give this award to those blogs of your choice who you feel are the best on the net!  We dedicate this award to our Collies here at the Meadow.  Click on Award Picture to get full size image and please accept and upload to your page to show we recognize your wonderful writing.

And we also give our CHAMPIONS OF THE HEART award also:

This award is given to those whose love, loyalty and care for their furry loved oned ones is beyond average….. it is for those with a heart full of love who are champions of the heart…. The greatest Champion of the Heart we ever knew is Trevor, our ol’ Boo whose picture is on this award….. to his memory this is dedicated

these awards go to:



a new friend whose blog we feel excels in all the areas mentioned above….

LOVE YOUR DOG  at  http://c3900s.wordpress.com/

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http://haikubyku.files.wordpress.com/2013/07/favorite-things-sschessies.pngSee our latest award?  It was given to us by KU!!!  You can visit Ku’s wonderful and beautiful blog over at ;


You will enjoy Ku’s blog and do say hi!!!  We collies love you Ku!!!!

We have to list 6 favorite things.. so here goes…

1. God, Bible and Church

2. My Family and Collies

3. Fords and Tractors and Chevys

4. History and Books

5. Old Radios

6. All of you who exchange here on the blog with us!


The collies want to list theirs and it is easy.. just say Treats six times over or if you are lad say Ball 6 times.


To our friend KU we give the following award.. our own personal award…..

Niamh, Teddy and Sadie

dscf5194Congratulations Ku!!!

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After working a full day, spending a hour and a half on the road I went in today and took a 3 hour test in my job retraining quest.  Actually it was three tests each a hour long.  I got the tops score possible in 2 of the three and the one test I didnt get the top score possible I came close!!!  Then a half hour back to home where needless to say I am tired…. bone tired…..



That is my cue.. I Ginger now categorically deny that in any way shape or form am I going to have puppies….. now excuse me as I have to go get some stomach medicine for my upset stomach this morning…. ahem…..-



Pssst…. its me Lad….. I was there….  MUWAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!

So, we wait and we shall see……

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Mick-Timmy is in the well?  Poor Timmy…. guess I will go rescue him.

Ginger-I know I pushed him!!! Wake me when its over.

Lad-Um.. dad Timmy is in the well…. time to play ball yet?

Trevor and Hallie-We are coming Timmy!!!!! No Trevor, do not put water in the well till Timmy is out!

Ellie- Dad! Dad!  Timmy’s in the well!!!

Skylight-Poor Timmy I had better climb down and help him.

Branwen- Timmy is in the well?  Poor Timmy…  Hey Kid.. quit breathing my air!!!  er…. when’s lunch?

Rutherford-Um… who told you?  Er… I know nothing about it!  Uh….. poor Timmy….. ah… I guess someone was bound to find out I pushed… er… he fell into the well….. I was going to say something but… well… er… um…

Teddy-Poor Timmy, go rescue him dad!

Niamh- Correction, Timmy was in well, I saved him already!

Sadie-I told him to give me that sandwich or else…..

Walter- Poor Timmy, I am on my way Timmy!

Ginger- Darn it, I was hoping no one would find him……. I categorically deny any knowledge of this dumb kid having been pushed… er having fallen into the well…. darn thought he would drown in that water….

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We are so humbled to receive two more awards!!! YAY!!!  We are so thankful…… and honored.  🙂

The first is the Leibster award from EYES TO HEART at http://shakespearesgal2.wordpress.com/2013/03/24/two-award-nominations-thank-you/

Do visit her blog for it is excellent!! 🙂  Here is the information about the Leibster award!!

Now to the awards …


The Liebster Award …

When receiving the award, recipients must:

  • post 11 facts about yourself and answer 11 questions posted by the person who nominated you
  • pass the award onto 11 other blogs and ask them 11 questions (you must make sure you don’t nominate the person who nominated you!)
  • select blogs with 200 or less followers (there must be some wiggle room here as I have a little more than 200 followers. We’ll go with it.)

Eleven facts to know about me:

  1. The first dog our family had when I was a child was a manchester-terrier/rat terrier mix….
  2. As you know I love collies, but the second dog we had in my childhood was a Irish Setter……
  3. I love antique tractors and have three of them!
  4. Silent films are a passion of mine…. Harold Lloyd and his wife Mildred Davis are my two favorites….
  5. My Grandfather had the biggest horse farm in the state in the 1960’s….
  6. Our favorite color of collie are the tri-colors
  7. Our second largest number of collies have been blue merles…
  8. Of all the collies we have had 7 have been rescues…..
  9. Every cat we have had has been a rescue and that is a total of 8
  10. My favorite talkies actresses and actors are Rosalind Russell and John Wayne.
  11. I have a library of over 5,000 books!

Eleven questions to answer:

1. Name a stereotype about the country you come from?  Americans are rich?  Some are, but most are not……

2. How many languages do you speak? Only one, English.  I used to be able to read Hebrew and read the Old Testament in Hebrew….. very rusty at it now.  Know some German and all the bad words in Spainish… hehehehe.. I actually learned them while working with migrant workers in the farm fields.. 🙂

3. What is your funniest travel experience ever?  Getting lost in Wash. DC…….

4. Which food do you cook best? A homemade cheese meatloaf…..

5. Your favorite song? Oh my.. I have a favorite song in every type…. but if I had to choose it would be A MIGHTY FORTRESS IS OUR GOD by Martin Luther.

6. Which place do you recommend me as a Must-See?                        The Straits of Mackinac, it is beautiful.

7. How do you spend your time in transportations while traveling?  Watching the road….

8. What is a global issue that you worry most about?  I do not post about political issues here…..

9. Your favorite blog post? Anything by Bongo, Cupcake or Bassa!!!

10. What is the last restaurant you have been to and how was it?  A chinese and it was excellent!!!

11. What do you want to achieve this year?  Changing my career!!!

And my 11 nominees for the Liebster Award are (please pay them a visit):

  1.  Bassasblog
  2. BongoDogBlog
  3. Cupcake Speaks
  4. Misty Shores Chesapeakes
  5. Danny Breslin
  6. Georgia About
  7. Bonesdiary
  8. Bumpy Road To Bubba
  9. What I Meant 2 Say
  10. 2 Brown Dawgs
  11. Long Life Cats and Dogs


This comes from our friends at Misty Shores Cheasapeakes!!! THANK YOU!!!!

Continuing where we started yesterday by posting our thank you to a fellow blogger.

We received the Blog Of The Year 2012 award and this wonderful award was bestowed upon us by Dogdaz way back in well…I am ashamed to admit November. Dogdaz we are so humbled and honored for the nomination of this award and want you to know how much we appreciate it and your wonderful blog!

It is a bit different than other awards because you get to collect a star each time you are nominated. How cool is that!

Here are the rules:

1 Select the blog(s) you think deserve the ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award

2 Write a blog post and tell us about the blog(s) you have chosen – there’s no minimum or maximum number of blogs required – and ‘present’ them with their award.

3 Please include a link back to this page ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award – http://thethoughtpalette.co.uk/our-awards/blog-of-the-year-2012-award/ and include these ‘rules’ in your post (please don’t alter the rules or the badges!)

4 Let the blog(s) you have chosen know that you have given them this award and share the ‘rules’ with them

5 You can now also join our Facebook group – click ‘like’ on this page ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award Facebook group and then you can share your blog with an even wider audience

6 As a winner of the award – please add a link back to the blog that presented you with the award – and then proudly display the award on your blog and sidebar … and start collecting stars…

Yes – that’s right – there are stars to collect!

Unlike other awards which you can only add to your blog once – this award is different!

When you begin you will receive the ‘1 star’ award – and every time you are given the award by another blog – you can add another star!

There are a total of 6 stars to collect.

Which means that you can check out your favorite blogs – and even if they have already been given the award by someone else – you can still bestow it on them again and help them to reach the maximum 6 stars!

For more information check the FAQ on The Thought Palette.

Here are our picks for this award in no particular order and we want you to know how much we enjoyed reading each and every one of your blogs last year.


BongoDog Blog

Cupcake Speaks


Misty Shores Chesapeakes

Wayward Dogs

What I Meant 2 Say

Bumpy Road To Bubba

Long Life Cats and Dogs

Georgia About

Danny Breslin

The (mis) adventures of Sage


They Played In Silence

I hope you check them out they are all great blogs with great writers!

Thank you for the awards and Congratulations to those awarded!  We love you all whether we nominated you or not.. 🙂


Actually we all know I won these awards.. the rest of the untalenteds just are along for the ride….

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Today in 1976 Rosalind Russell passed over into the afterlife….  she is a favorite here at the Meadow.  Did she have a collie?  Not that we know of but we did by accident find out she drove a Lincoln Continental!!! LOL…..

So, what does Rosalind Russell have to do with us and our collies other than being a favorite?  Nothing at all!!! LOL….

However, collies have graced the lives of many famous people….. here are a few…

Queen Victoria

JP Morgan

President Benjamin Harrison

President Calvin Coolidge

President Herbert Hoover

President Lyndon B. Johnson

Elvis Presley

Jim Reeves

Elizabeth Taylor

Edgar Rice Burroughs

Texas A and M

Albert Payson Terhune

Jack London

Katherine Lee Bates

WA Burpee

Queen Alexandra

Shannon Doherty

Courtney Cox

David Duchovny

Tea Leoni

Renee Zellweger


These are just a few of the famous people who have had collies in their lives that I could find…..

And to think I got stuck with the old guy… why not some President or Dictator whom I could’ve used as a launching pad for my own world domination! Sigh…

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Here is some You Tube Films on my favorite actor/actresses….

John Wayne

Jimmy Stewart

Bing Crosby


Maureen O’Hara-The only one still alive!!!!

Rosalind Russell

Betty Grable

Bah, vote for me!!! I am better than any of these washed up has beens!  I am, afterall, going to get my pawprint in the Hollywood walk of fame!  Muwahahahahah

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Key West Collies were winners in one of our recent quizes!!!! YAY!!!!!!!  Way to go our collie friends!!!  Dog Dad Joe, Essex and Sherman star in a spectacular collie blog that we always love to visit!  A kindred spirit in many ways we love to read about their recent adventures, the collie history and information and seeing the love they all share.

Key West Collies are special to us for while we dont maintain a regular correspondence with them (my fault not their’s since my job keeps me always behind due to their activities and my apologies to them and everyone else for being so far behind) we love to hear from them and enjoy each blog post and email.  Dog Dad Joe and I both have loved deeply and have broken hearts over collies we shared our lives with in the past.  You all know about mine but for Dog Dad Joe it was a wonderful collie named Deacon!!!

Deacon came to change and influence his life in ways words cannot express.  Deacon was a smart, loyal, loving and fun collie who left way too soon and left Dog Dad way too soon.  As I read about Deacon I wept at the story of his passing and my heart broke for Dog Dad Joe.  I know how he feels. It comes like a thief in the night, death does, and it leaves you absolutely heart broken, shocked and stunned.  We here at the Meadow give a moment of silence to Deacon….. his beautiful picture is below…

Deacon-RIP  We never met you but we know you….. for you are a kindred spirit of ours……

Living at Key West now is Essex and Sherman. They are so beautiful and below you can see them…

Aren’t they beautiful!!! Sherman left and Essex on the right. 🙂

You can visit Key West Collies at:


Do say hello and check their wonderful blog out. It is full of love, collies and lots of interesting and informative items….. best of all it is written by someone who loves his collies to no end…..

One of their favorite past times is going on the WABAC machine and…

as we close we will let Dog Dad Joe, Essex and Sherman close with one of my all time favorite blessings which they always end their wonderful emails to me with…

“May your tail wag, your belly be full, and may you have a forever family to rub your tummy and scratch behind your ears. ——— the collies’ blessing to other dogs”
Dog Dad Joe, Essex & Sherman

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In our contest from last week we had several winners and one of them was DogDaz who you can find at:


Dogdaz is a blog that is written by a wonderful animal loving woman who makes me laugh endlessly with some of her posts!  The recent one of Charlie Brown with the teacher going “Blah, blah, blah, .. blah, blah, blah” is a favorite of mine for that is my response to ppl who just endlessly ramble on even when they know they are interrupting something going on.. I also use it to tease the collies as they try to figure out what I am saying.  LOL

The love for nature, animals and flowers is very evident on this wonderful blog. Some of the pictures are funny, others just jaw dropping beautiful and the stories of her furry family members are always interesting and sometimes make you smile, laugh and yes, even cry.  You never know what you find there day to day, but you can be sure it will be wonderfully interesting!!!

Lulu Belle, Sofie Bear, Muffin Man, Constance Kitty, Noel, Nine, Stella who live there and those lovingly remembered like Squash, Zackery, Georgia, Cuddles, Mr. Moto, Smore, Checkers, Nikki and others are the family members you come to know and love.  This blog is a favorite and we hope you will visit them and say hello.  You will love the visit and do tell them you found them through us…. 🙂  Pass on their addie to your friends….

Congratulations to our friends at DogDaz!  Great job on the quiz!


A picture of our friend and Squash (RIP)

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