Spacing out dogs

I was talking to a close friend about my dogs during lunch today.  She asked how old Gel was and I told her he’d be four on July 29.  Then she asked how old Fern was:  she’ll be a year old on August 7.  Then I said to her, that is really perfect spacing between […]

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I am truly blessed

As is usually the case, I did not take time to post updates on the weekend.  I spend as little time as possible on the computer on the weekends.  I didn’t get my runs taken apart this weekend as I planned, but I got a lot of other things done instead.  If all goes well, […]

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Paw pads

I’ve seen a lot of reference lately to torn, bruised or otherwise injured paw pads.  Here  and here  are references to local dogs with “blown” paw pads.  I discussed it with two holistic-minded friends of mine and asked if they thought it was some form of chronic disease.  They both wrote back saying they thought […]

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If they only knew …

If the people I work with only knew what I did before I came to work each morning. I thought that as I was driving through grass over my ATV this morning getting the cattle up.  They are getting trickier in their hide and seek games.  Luckily, Gel now understands the game and he finds […]

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A puppy reunion

Fern, Monty and Pyro got to spend time playing together over the weekend.  They all seemed to remember each other and had a ball together.  It was interesting to see the three of them together.  Monty and Pyro have Gel’s size, but they are thicker in body than he is.  They are all so black! […]

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Hide and Seek

I took some photos this morning of the cattle and sheep playing hide and seek.  Interestingly, I saw the cattle (Gel did not) and I sent him to the right.  He took the flank without question.  Of course, I couldn’t see where he was because the grass is so tall.  He found the sheep first, […]

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Homing devices needed

I got home a bit later than normal last night because I had to stop at the grocery store.  They were baling the hay out in the back pasture so I went out there with the dogs to ask that he leave me a bale of hay.  We sat around and talked for a while, […]

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Doing the happy dance

When I got home last night the goal was to reset my ElectroNet.  Gel and I put the sheep and cattle out into the side pasture and I got to work.  Agh, what an awful job it is setting that fence when the ground is dry and hard.  I had paths mowed around the area I […]

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Busy, busy, busy

I had an extremely busy, but productive weekend. On Saturday morning I went on a shopping spree.  I bought more drought-tolerant plants for the garden behind my house, mostly all fragrent, flowering herbs: lavender, Russian sage, rosemary, thyme and St. John’s Wort and 15 bags of mulch.  I also bought a good-sized ceramic pot that […]

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What I know

I know that animals (and humans) age far more gracefully if they consume a healthy, species-appropriate diet, stay away from annual vaccinations and other medications as much as possible, get daily exercise, have plenty of mental stimulation and live in a healthy environment. I will be 48 in a few weeks.  I feel and look […]

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