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.
Got up early this morning so I could view the lunar eclipse. Took the dogs (and Ted the cat) down into the back fields for a walk while I was watching the moon. It was beautiful! Well worth getting up early for.
Took Gel in this morning to have blood drawn for a DNA test. I need to make sure he’s really a dog and I’m sure a DNA test will give me the answer I need. This dog has no fear of the