Border collies were bred to work, so if you don't have the proper setting for one, the can end up unhappy and cause problems. Often they get shipped off to a shelter. For more information, log on to the Pacific Northwest Border Collie Rescue Group at

If you'd like to see more amazing dogs in action, head on down to the Qwest Field Events Center this weekend. Some of the dogs you'll see recently were winners at the prestigious Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York City. Learn more at

Emerald City Comicon takes place Saturday and Sunday at the Washington State Convention Center. Notable scheduled celebrities include Leonard Nimoy, Thomas Jane and Wil Wheaton. For tickets visit

Except for the park entrance fee, the Mount Rainier guided snowshoe walks are free on a first-come, first-serve basis and run weekends through March 28. You can bring your own snowshoes or they will let you borrow a pair for a suggested donation of only a dollar. For more information, call 360-569-2211 ext. 3314 or visit

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