Joe needs a new name

“Joe” is just too close to “Gel” and it’s confusing to the dogs.  When Gel was used as stud for a local bitch I had planned to take a male puppy and his name was to be “Cian.” In Irish mythology, Cian (/kʲiːən/ “ancient, distant”), son of Dian Cecht of the Tuatha Dé Danann, is […]

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Stopping and lie downs

Quite a few months ago now, I had an experienced handler watch Fern work.  He told me that I had to put a lie down on her.  My gut told me that I didn’t want to do that, but I did and she became clappy.  Now I’m working to fix that by keeping her on […]

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Sharing … quickly

I just came into my office to check e-mail.  The day hasn’t been going all so well.  Kitty and Rose seem determined to maul ducks.  I can keep them separated for the most part, but if the ducks get out, which I’d rather they didn’t, they sometimes go into the fenced-in area where their are […]

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Success!

I got a nice hoop shelter made out of cattle panels for the goats and dogs.  It was actually easier than I thought it would be.  I was worried about the goats climbing on it, but guess who think it is a great jungle gym: the puppies!  I’ll have to put an end to those […]

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Working from home

Working from home is not all it’s cut out to be.  It was nice to not have to deal with traffic in the rain, but given that it did rain all day long and was chilly, all of the cats were pretty much in the house and some squabbles broke out.  Several of the cats […]

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Decisions

Last night my plans were to work Gel and Fern on sheep on my property and put the goats up in the fenced-in area and work Joe on them.  When I got home, Joe was pretty ramped up so I decided to take them all for a run on the ATV in an attempt to […]

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Homeopathy Update

On my drive into work today, I realized just how good I have been feeling lately.  My skin is all but driving me mad, but other than that, I feel really, really good.  I have been incredibly patient with the dogs, which is a good thing!  I think six months ago, Kitty and Rose would […]

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Update on Joe

I think Joe might think he died and went to heaven.  When I got home, I took Gel out to get the sheep and goats and put them up in the fenced-in area.  I fed Kitty and Rose and gave the sheep and goats a loaf of wheat bread that I bought for them on […]

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