My Story

The when of death is not in our hands, it is unknown to us, but all the same unalterable. Story lived a spectacular life, and died on his own terms, on the farm I had promised him many years ago. From the day he came home to us until the moment of his death, and…

BOTULISM

This is a word most of us have not used in the past few decades, it is rare in humans in today’s world, 145 documented cases in the USA last year, and only sporadic (less than rare) in dogs, negligible numbers was the answer I found. WHAT IS BOTULISM? Botulism is a rare, serious, and…

THE SACRED – UNDERSTANDING INSTINCT AND INTUITION

January 10th, 2020 – the first full moon of the new year and what is known as the Wolf Moon. This moon asks us to use intuitive instinct in soft ways. A full moon conveys a kind of creativity that is born from veiled magic, made known to us through light and shadow. The full…

The Sexy Beasts are now HERDING!

Every morning one of my Sexy Beasts gets to come out and do duck chores with me. I love it as it is not only one on one time for me with one of my dogs, but it is fun to have a chores partner. And then they get to tend to the ducks for…

One Year Old & Happy Valentines

Our Sexy Beasts are ONE YEAR OLD! Oh happy days … Here is the link to their updates over at Sexy Beast Border Collies – I hope you enjoy, Nancy via One Year Old & Happy Valentines

A Family Affair

The Ladies of the Quack Shack have added so much to our day, and our lifestyle, and not a single person or dog is complaining. Our sunrise outings down to Fort Duckworth have allowed me to experience all of our incredible sunrises. We have entered a bit of a ‘barter-trade’ relationship – I feed my…

… the life I have wanted for my dogs

It isn’t uncommon for someone to get a herding breed … … then fall in love with all that they have to offer … … then start to learn how to work with them … … then give up the life they know so they can know a different life with their dog … ……

… because it has been a life time worth of practice so far …

I love moving with dogs. Just as in learning how to walk, one foot in front of the other, and realizing how this opens up the entire world for exploration, learning how to move with a dog opens up a whole new category of relationship. There is this thing I call the ‘sweet spot’ when…

Running Parallel

She is My Perfect. My Rhumb Line. A sexy disaster. She is a hard hitting working dog, tenacious, intense, and determined. When she is with the ones she loves she is as tender as they come. She is my eye gazer, up close and personal, right to the very being of who you are. She…

THE OFFICE – part 6

Rhumb was peacefully reading away before this mornings office meeting, and was at a really great point in the story when the Boyz showed up. Not ready to put the book down, and wanting to buy another twenty minutes or so, she looked up, told them they smelled boy funky and should go take a…