Rain!

This morning I woke up to a sound I haven’t heard in months — rain! Glorious rain! When I walked down to take the sheep down to the pasture with Gel it started pouring. We (Gel, Ted the cat, the sheep and me) got soaked. Ted was not happy about it. Even the sheep seemed […]

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It’s Only Money

Just sent off entry forms and checks for an AKC herding trial in November (Gel only as they are only offering the B Course); an AKC agility trial in October (just Gel) and I entered both Gel and Midge in a USBCHA herding trial in October. Midge is working nicely and I think she can […]

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Success

Last night was one of success. On the way home from work, I stopped at a Goodwill store just outside of Charlotte. I found this cool toddler busy center, a brightly colored soccer ball, several small stuffed animals and a stuffed turtle on wheels. I had stopped looking for a skate board and hoping to […]

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Busy Weekend

As always, it was a busy weekend. On Saturday I went to a local agility show and go (fun show) and ran Gel in both a Jumpers and Standard course. A friend of mine went with me to video tape, but darned if the battery for the video camera was not charged. I had it […]

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Extremist

Okay, I’ve been dubbed an extremist so in order to make sure that everyone knows of my status, I’m going to shave my head and then have these two tattoos placed on the front and back of my skull so that everyone will know, coming and going, that I’m anti-vaccination and pro-raw feeding. They won’t […]

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Fun Times!

Each day the puppies become more active and interested in things other than their mother. Last night I sat outside with them for about an hour. It’s hard to tear myself away from them now. I didn’t even eat supper last night I was so busy with them. Oh to be a puppy exploring the […]

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Surfaces, People, etc. Exposure Update

The puppies have already been exposed to many different surfaces: linoleum, wood, grass and dirt; they’ve met many different people at home (they haven’t gone off the property yet); they’ve met cats. This weekend I plan to take them to a local nursing home. I often walk around the house banging pots together, I always […]

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Alien Abduction

Last night I got home late. There was an accident on the highway that I travel and I sat in traffic for what seemed like forever. I had planned when I got home to reorganize the area where I’ve been keeping the puppies and Midge. It was hard to keep clean and I knew it […]

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More Good News, New Photos and a Video

Got the results today, Gel is Collie Eye Anomaly/Choroidal Hypoplasia (CEA/CH) Normal. This means he will never develop CEA/CH and can be bred to any mate and will produce no pups affected with CEA/CH. Yea ha!!!! No more worries about tests. Gel is free and clear of all genetic diseases common to Border Collies!!!! Happy […]

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