my lost boy

We all have our own way of grieving. We all take the time we need, or should learn to do so. We all have different hearts, feelings, and emotions that dictate how we will handle loss. Or not handle it. For me, I’m historically knocked to my knees, no matter how prepared I think I…

dog pond project – day #3

This is a ‘rolling the boulders’ kind of day. So far the largest of the bunch weighs in at 465 lbs. I am a fairly strong and substantially built person, I was of absolutely no help when it came to unloading this mother stone! Reinforcements were brought in, Spores friend Chris who we have known…

proofs from our first photo session

OK, so here are some of the proofs from our first professional photo session with Seth Robbins.I popped into our Gym at the end of the day after he had taken all of our clients photos. I just wanted one of my crew. He just started snapping away, and we had a ton of fun!…

why I love treibball!

Last year, the spring of 2011, I kept hearing about this new dog sport from Germany, something about urban herding, balls, goal keeping, etc. Everyone was spelling and pronouncing it a bit differently, lots of different opinions were floating around, good and bad, and I couldn’t seem to obtain clear information. In all honesty I…

throw the handler a bone too!

It’s always lovely to hear when someone appreciates your dog, thinks they’re cute, or is wowed by their talents. Their isn’t a dog person on the planet that doesn’t get gushy, even if it’s just a wee bit, when their dog gets attention. I know my Dad gets a nice smile on his face when…

the Male Dog

Humans talking about their own sexuality isn’t easy, speaking in general of course. Maybe because it goes beyond the act of sex and crosses the line of relationship and connection?  In any case we will leave that up to the sex experts the like of Alfred Charles Kinsey to Dr. Ruth Westheimer. Humans talking about…

neighbors, and barking, and fence running… oh my!

I have four border collies and we live in an in town neighborhood. We have a large back yard, lots of fun dog things to do, trees, gardens, and room to play and run. This is my laboratory so to speak. Everything new that I am working on starts here, all new sports, games, and/or…