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
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
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
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
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
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
It has been a weekend of reflections and thinking and worrying. Reflections: of the years I bred and showed cats. I did my best to breed healthy cats using natural approaches, but I was breeding show cats. Whenever you breed for a
This morning while I was getting ready for work, the puppies who are now out of the kiddy pool completely, were wrestling together and making all sorts of vocalizations, including little howls. I came over to them and started to howl myself
Okay, I’ve had enough of this. There is a Border Collie breeder who advertises herself as being a Natural Rearing (“NR”) Breeder. At one time I very much respected this person. I thought she knew her stuff and was breeding nice dogs.
The puppies did fine their first day loose in the run with their mother. They were pretty dirty though! A friend of mine told me that the two Border Collies she purchased as puppies had never been otuside before she got them.