Life On and Off an Acreage

In-sights into moving from an Acreage back to Town, plus a few things I find of interest.

Two things that horses are scared about:

1. Things that move
2. Things that don't move

December 1, 2010

Friends for Life!

Pal

Dusty

Sheba

Boots
Brooklynn
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Pal, a Border Collie that was an excellent baby sitter, child herder and a fearless friend. He would not allow our oldest to crawl beyond the hedge line without putting a shoulder into him and turning him around. The first time we heard him bark was when our oldest stood up in his walker and was about to fall out. R.I.P, Pal

Dusty: A registered Shetland Sheepdog (Shelty). He was mainly decorative, hated our youngest son, but was the only "Lap Dog" that we have owned. he was a fearless partridge dog that would grab and hold, but would not retrieve. His annoying habit was to sneak up, pounce and try to kill the vacuum cleaner when Elaine was doing housework. R.I.P Dusty

Sheba: Our Yellow Lab, probably the best dog overall. Loved kids, was a solid upland bird retriever who just liked to please. She could pass our youngest son, swimming upstream in the Athabasca River, much to his disgust! R.I.P. Sheba

Boots:   Another Border Collie who has been kicked 36 times that I have seen by trying to herd horses. Horses do not herd! He is stone deaf as a result. He is happiest out in the field watching horses, or by the chicken coop keeping an eye on his flock.

Brooklynn: She is our newest acquisition, sort of a rescue dog needing a good home and space to run. Hopefully, by next year, she will be a trained up, slimmed down bird retriever. She has the potential! Generally, a big, lovable hairy dog who follows me everywhere.

The trouble with pets, is that you tend to outlive them, and times are tough when the decision has to be made!

Note: No cat pictures!

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