A Walk Down Memory Lane

Just to begin a discussion I was wondering, when you posted for the very first time.....

a.....Approx. what year????
b....WHY did you decide to join this lovely FORUM?????
c....Your Oes's AND other breeds name(s) at the time you first posted?
d....Do you still have your original OES??

e....If not, at what age did you say goodbye?


F...HOW DID THIS FORUM HELP YOU COPE WITH YOUR LOSS????????
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I will start......

a.....Approx. what year???? 2007
b....WHY did you decide to join this lovely FORUM????? I needed information and support when Heart, my 8 week old came to me and I heard this was the best place to get it~~~and also a place to develop friendships with other sheepdog lovers.
c....Your Oes's AND other breeds name(s) at the time you first posted? Pearl and Heart both OES's and Cosmo, my Beadie
d....Do you still have your original OES?? NO and NO and NO

e....If not, at what age did you say goodbye? Pearl was 14 or15 years old....Heart was only 6 years old. Cosmo was 9 years old...

F...HOW DID THIS FORUM HELP YOU COPE WITH YOUR LOSS???????? I don't think I would have coped too well if it wasn't for this forum. YOU were all here for me ~~to cry with me~~remember with me~~support and love me.


FYI~~This forum was also here to share in my joys and love of this wonderful breed too~~~ Without this forum...Sheepiepalooza would never been the success it is....Shindig too!!!!! I have made so many friends because of this site!!! To this day, I know I can count on my Forum friends if I need advice or support!!!
a.....Approx. what year???? January 2009
b....WHY did you decide to join this lovely FORUM????? To get more info on sheepies, as I had Zeke for almost a year and he had some quirky (to me) traits
c....Your Oes's AND other breeds name(s) at the time you first posted? Zeke (OES) and Brick (Airedale Terrier)
d....Do you still have your original OES?? Fortunately, I'm able to say yes.
Mark~~~Thanks for ""playing""....hugs to Zeke and Brick~~ :ghug: :ghug: :ghug:

And, you are so fortunate to still have your furkids~~~~you are a GREAT dad!!!!!!


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a.....Approx. what year????

January 2002

b....WHY did you decide to join this lovely FORUM?????

OES-L was the leading way sheepdog people kept in touch. It was an antiquated system and didn't allow people, especially newbies and people who did not want to register to be able to find information about their dogs. An entire generation of knowledge was being lost, locked behind OES-L's walls. To top it off, members of OES-L were (understandably) pretty snippy with new people who were asking the same questions that had been asked 100 times before.

I had owned oes.org's "other half" of a few pictures and links since 1998. Previously I had offered the oes.org domain to NEOESR but they declined, saying it wasn't specific enough. I offered to work with the owner of OES-L but she refused, so I created oes.org's forum system on my own.

c....Your Oes's AND other breeds name(s) at the time you first posted?

Jake, from NEOESR 1992

....Do you still have your original OES??

No, Jake passed in 2003. We adopted Mulligan from NEOESR in 2004 and he passed in 2015.

e....If not, at what age did you say goodbye?

Jake was 13 and 3 months and passed after a 5 year battle with arthritis and degerative myelopathy where he lost sensation in his hind quarters.
Mulligan was 12 and 9 months and was quite healthy until suddenly stricken with an adrenal tumor (pheochromocytoma). We were looking forward to him being a sweet old man.


f ...HOW DID THIS FORUM HELP YOU COPE WITH YOUR LOSS????????

Well, the forum was a great comfort to us when we lost Jake, by the time Mulligan passed my oes.org friends had mostly migrated away to the next stop on the technology train...to a place where nobody can find any information about their dogs, and people can't ask anonymous questions. ...and people get snippy when the same questions are repeated, and the next generation of information is being lost forever.
I am sorry that I wasn't around when you lost Mulligan~~you were so kind and caring when Heart passed and I will always remember and hold dear the support that I received from all of our forum friends...

I really hope that the 'oldsters' come back frequently to help all these newbies that have all the questions I had when I first joined. This forum was a godsend to me.....

Thanks for playing my little 'Walk Down Memory Lane",,,,, :ghug: :ghug: :ghug: :ghug: :ghug: :ghug:
a.....Approx. what year???? Think it was around 2015
b....WHY did you decide to join this lovely FORUM????? Never had a laptop till then, just playing around and found forum
c....Your Oes's AND other breeds name(s) at the time you first posted? Shep, Sweep, Fred and Sprocket
d....Do you still have your original OES?? No, no, no and yes

e....If not, at what age did you say goodbye? 12, 10, 11 and Sprox is 5.


F...HOW DID THIS FORUM HELP YOU COPE WITH YOUR LOSS???????? It hasn't because only joined when had Sprocket.xx


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Not sure when we joined. Think 2006
b) Joined because it was our first OES. Feel in love immediately and wanted to know more about this amazing dog.
c) Kirby - OES
d) Kirby is my original and first
E) He is alive (thank the Good Lord) and going to be 10 in June
F) No lost but forum has taught me a lot about the breed and behavior. Love it even though I have not been as faithful as I should
Isn't it nice to remember how and why we came into the Forum family??? Thank you all for playing, and I hope many more will join in the fun!!!!!!


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Thanks so much for putting this post up. I feel guilty as I have been tempted to the world of FB as well. I will try and post more often.

a.....Approx. what year???? 2010 I think
b....WHY did you decide to join this lovely FORUM????? We had just lost our wonderful Celyn and the world of Google found oes.org. We wanted advice on finding a sheepie from a good rescue or breeder.
c....Your Oes's AND other breeds name(s) at the time you first posted? None as Celyn our OES had just passed away at the age of 11
d....Do you still have your original OES?? No but we do have the wonderful Monster Mr Cloud. We would never have found him without this forum.

e....If not, at what age did you say goodbye? Celyn was 111


F...HOW DID THIS FORUM HELP YOU COPE WITH YOUR LOSS???????? A lot with kind words and guidance on finding our new forever dog.

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I joined in June 2010
We had just ordered an OES from a reputable breeder in the U.K. Sadly the pup died at 7 weeks. I was scared as I was worried about taking the last one in a litter of 6 instead of the one who died. Everyone gave lots of sound advice and we got Elvis. He is our first and only sheepie and he will be 7 in June. Even though I don't post that often I am always on here looking for advice and searching various posts.
Thank you everyone and :clappurple: :bow:
I have no idea when I joined. 2003 or 2004. One day I decided that I wanted to know about Old English Sheepdogs, and the forum was the first site that popped up. I remember I was so nervous since I didn't own a sheepie (or any dog). Just my horse. I went to the first SheepieFest! and debcram and I instantly bonded.

I sent Bob to the bridge December 30, 2013. I came here immediately. The outpouring of sympathy and love was amazing. Deb L. send me cookies with a note "Bob was a legend." I still have that card (and the cookies were delicious). Yeah, even though I post infrequently (I'm kind of done with internet communications), this place is still home.

And yes, I am planning to buy Ariel (horse) and will post pics when that happens.....
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