Monday, April 15, 2019

Dog Days of Spring

Ian is eight months old now and has been going to herding school where he is getting top marks.  Those naughty sheep and bratty cows don't stand a chance.

You can tell when he gets stuck on a problem or is fixated thinking super hard about something when the tongue gets stuck...

NRFF syndrome - non-resting fixated face...

His friend Bruno was over for another play-date as well.  For those concerned that Bruno comes visiting on his own - not to worry.  Bruno only comes over with his human, he does not wander over by himself.  At home - he has a farm of his own with a very large fenced yard, a pond, his own full-size mattress next to his mom's and he spends all of his time with her.  There is nothing like a good play-date though.

None of these dogs wander loose around the countryside, they are all trained to stay with us off-lead, they all have excellent recalls, and they all get along.  They stay with us on the farm, which is private property.

Our dogs are with one of us at ALL times.  They are never alone or unsupervised.

Connor stays here while I am at work so that he does not have to be home alone.  I bring him over on my way to work and pick him up before going home.  It adds twenty mile to my daily commute, but I am glad to know he is safe and happy when I can't be home.  While I am toiling away in the salt mines, he spends all of his time with his best bud Ian and the rest of the pack.  They play and play and play and play and play and play....

They hike, play, work and swim to cool off after it all before going in for a dinner of high quality kibble mixed with homemade stew made from the meats and veggies grown on the farm.

At the end of the day, they climb onto the couch or the bed and dream of the day's adventures.

It's a hard life, but someone has to do it.


  1. Well taken care of, trained and loved. Such lucky dogs.

  2. I hope they didn't squash any of the frog eggs!!

  3. I just read your blog to my two GSDs, Santo and Sadie, and they want to know if they can come and live with you - - Rebecca2

  4. Delrene In Carlsbad, CaApril 16, 2019 at 9:21 PM

    Great photos. Lovely existence. The way all dogs should be treated.

  5. Happy well loved dogs!! Just perfect! I am certain that Ian will be the star of his class! :)

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