Mudflap The Border Collie

Discussion in 'Meet the Dogs' started by tx_cowgirl, Jun 5, 2013.

  1. tx_cowgirl Honored Member

    Mudflap is my 7-ish year old tricolor Border Collie. I had wanted a Border Collie forever, and was searching Petfinder when I found her at a local shelter. When I went to meet her at her foster's house, she stole my heart right away. The whole time I was there, we played fetch. She obviously loved it. :) Mudflap has always been very happy-go-lucky and seems very in love with life. You can't be unhappy around her because she's always so chipper you can't help but smile. Mudflap and her sister were both in a junkyard when the shelter found them. They were malnourished and tick infested. They were taken in by an amazing foster where they lived with 15 other Border Collies--all rescues! Talk about an active household. Mudflap fit right in to our little family, and quickly became Zeke's security blanket. He was and is still very attached to her. :love:

    Mudflap loves loves loves to learn new tricks. When the clicker comes out she gets super excited and is very eager to learn. It's funny to watch her trying to figure things out. She definitely enjoys training! Before we moved to our current home, Mud and I did trick demonstrations for schools in our area. She is a complete ham and she loves kids so this was right up her alley. She is the most photogenic dog I have ever known; she literally poses every time you take her picture. Lol she is quite the character.

    Mud currently knows:

    Sit
    Down
    Stand
    Stay
    Come
    Wait
    Shake
    Wave
    High Five
    Up High
    Beg
    Stick 'em Up
    March
    Peekaboo!
    Paw Targetting
    Nose Targetting
    Chin Targetting
    Boo! (Same as shy/hide your eyes/etc)
    Bang!
    Roll Over
    Touch
    Kisses
    Take it
    Drop it
    Kennel
    Pick up anything I drop and bring it to hand
    Get my keys
    Get a kleenex
    Heel
    Finish left
    Switch sides
    What do boy dogs do? (hikes leg)
    Weave
    Figure 8s
    Easter Egg Hunt
    Directed Jumping
    Hold
    Go!
    Hut, hut, HIKE! (hikes a football)
    Pivoting
    Say Your Prayers
    Get Up
    Take my socks off
    Get a drink from the fridge
    Crawl

    I know I've forgotten a bunch, so I'll have to edit later. Now for pictures! :LOL:[IMG][IMG][IMG]
    I have a million pictures but I'll stop here haha. :X3:
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  2. MaryK Honored Member

    Mudflap is just ADORABLE!!!!!!!!!! I'm in LOVE big time:love::love: Her trick list is very impressive, can see she just loves to train and learn more. And woweeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!! She sure is a real Canine Model Extradordinaire, she really does pose for the camera. LOL so jealous my boy is more keen on examining the camera than posing:rolleyes:
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  3. brody_smom Experienced Member

    What a lovely girl, and what an amazing story. It's always fun to hear how people and their pets come together. Petfinder is such an awesome resource. We didn't find Brody on it, but we went to the shelter to visit a dog we did find on the website when we saw Brody and his sister. They actually weren't up for adoption yet as they had yet to be altered. So it was good timing for us to go in when we did, as no one else had seen them yet.
  4. Evie Experienced Member

    Mudflap sure is lovely!!

    Uh... just curious; how did she get her name? lol
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  5. southerngirl Honored Member

    I've always loved Mudflap, she is a beauty. And I agree with MaryK, she is quite the model.
  6. MaryK Honored Member

    :D Great minds think alike Southerngirl!
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  7. tx_cowgirl Honored Member

    Thanks everyone. :) Her name has always been Mudflap, and I didn't see any sense in changing it because it fits her. She looooves mud. If there is a teeny tiny puddle outside she will find a way to cover herself in it! And, the very back of her back legs are black...so not sure if she was named because this reminded them of mud flaps, or because of her love of mud.
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  8. blacknym Experienced Member

    Wow!!! She is beautiful!
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  9. tx_cowgirl Honored Member

    Thank you! :)
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  10. Gordykins Experienced Member

    She is adorable!
  11. tx_cowgirl Honored Member

    Thanks! Yours too. :)

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