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The PA BS: Your Favorite Dog Stories (29) RE: BS: Your Favorite Dog Stories 26 Feb 08

Not sure if this is a favourite dog story, but a story all the same.

Our working border collie Fly is 'borrowed' by some local farmers when they need an extra 'hand' at various times during the year. During the foot and mouth outbreak she worked for days on end at different farms in the area controlling and bring in sheep who were sadly being despatched. She carried on all the time she was needed, but now she cannot stand bangs or shots of any kind, not even the bird scarer or the cartridges which detonate warning the railway workers of an approaching train. No matter where we are if there is any kind of sudden noise she heads for home and there is nothing we can do to calm her. She was always OK before, but husband swears its the after affects of the foot and mouth out break and what she witnessed.

She's a really sensitive dog, after one of our horses was killed on the road, she just 'planted' herself and refused to walk past the spot where it happened. One year on, she'll only just go past but on the other side of the road and she didnt even see it happen. She just seems to know.

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