Homeopathy Update

Gel is doing better. He’s been around other dogs, including bitches, and he’s essentially ignored them. It took me a while to remember, but last weekend while at my lesson, there was a bitch out on the field while he was there. Gel was more interested in the stock than he was in the bitch. […]

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Dogs ARE NOT omnivores!

You’d think that someone who went through vet school would know that dogs are carnivores, not omnivores. A friend of mine lent me her copy of Your Cat. Simple new secrets to a longer, stronger life written by Elizabeth M. Hodgkins, D.V.M. Esq. All in all, it’s a good book, I particularly like that in […]

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Sheep

I should introduce my sheep. At my house I have twelve lambs ranging in age from six months to over a year. There are five black-headed Dorpers, one almost black lamb who likely has Barbado in her named Raisin, there’s one mixed-up colored lamb named Band-aid, three ewe lambs from my original four Katahdin ewes, […]

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Finn, formerly Torch

I found out last night that Finn had been placed in a new home last week. I believe that is best for all concerned. Things were not going so well for him in the home I placed him in. That is unfortunate as I think that may have been an excellent home for him. His […]

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Agility vs. Herding Part II

In an earlier post I spoke of the possibility of bringing up a puppy to do both agility and herding. I referenced a page written by a stock dog trainer detailing what a caregiver should be doing with the puppy prior to it coming in for stock training. Here is a list of the behaviors […]

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Real People

I mentioned that when I took the Puppy Blog down I received numerous e-mails asking where the Blog went. Most were from people I didn’t know, and some, I know were from people I knew, but with fake e-mail addresses. I found the Blog of one woman who wrote and she had this to say […]

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Sick

It’s Sunday and I’m writing this with a horrible head cold. I haven’t had a cold in quite a while. I was driving to Sanford on Saturday and could feel it coming on. Luckily, it didn’t bother me during my lesson. On the way home, however, I thought I was going to die. I survived, […]

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Going Private

I took this Blog down on Friday and since then have received numerous e-mails from people I know and many more I don’t know asking why I took it down. Why? Because I thought I was becoming too much of an activist and it would alienate me too much. I have since discovered that is […]

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Pressure Cooker

Since our melt down yesterday, Gel has been acting a bit odd. Part of me thinks I should back off stock work for a few days (or weeks) and let things settle down, but when I think about that, I realize backing off isn’t going to address the problem. I know there have been times […]

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