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Family Feud

Family Feud

I love my border collie, I even love his incredible ability to learn so quickly (most times).  When he was a puppy my husband and I accidentally taught Gus that “Good Boy” meant jump on me and I will pet you.  My husband an I have both been sick this weekend meaning less exercise for the nutty herding dogs.  I have been on the couch for the last hour or so with Snugglepants our black cat sitting behind me.  Gus…

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Joy

Joy

Its official we put our house up for sale today.  It is exciting, stressful and bittersweet all at once.  We are very happy to look forward to moving to our new farm that is about 50 minutes east of where we are now.  I will have 22 beautiful acres to farm with my dogs, and most exciting for me move my horse home.  I can’t quite express in words all the emotions running through me but the strongest is defiantly…

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Downtime

Downtime

It was a beautiful day outside Saturday and Jeff took Gus and Olive to work with him.  Sheba spent some time outside laying in the sun, while I finished cleaning the house and opening the windows to air out the house.   I planned a  wonderful day getting some quilting done and when Jeff got home we had a dinner date night.  Spring is almost here I can feel it and I haven’t finished my spring wall hanging!  That is what…

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The greatest place on earth…

The greatest place on earth…

The first dog I seriously trained was my labrador Sheba who makes a pretty high standard.  Olive however is quickly rising to the occasion by being excellent at everything (I may have a small case of my dog is amazing and does no wrong).  Next to sheep camp Olive is pretty sure puppy class is the greatest place on earth.  Today was our first puppy class together and she did great!  Olive was impressed with me hand feeding her treats…

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Swamp Monster

Swamp Monster

We lovingly call her squish and olive but mostly she is swamp monster. She finds all the dirt outside wallows like a pig in mud holes and eat everything. I am constantly yelling what are you eating most times it sticks and socks.  She is the most amazing little dog and is always happy. Olive is a very bright and seems to know when I’m upset as I suddenly find myself covered in squishy Olive.    

Out of Steam

Out of Steam

I spent the day shuttling rabbits to our friends barn for her to watch while we sell our house.  Dixie did remain with us since she has a brand new litter.  Olive went with me today to be my copilot, which she did a great job of.  I stopped to get gas and stopped again for food at sonic on the way.  While we were waiting for our food Olive suddenly realized the car was full of rabbits… excellent observation…

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Snow Angels

Snow Angels

We spent a good portion of the evening moving our rabbit hutches and compost from our backyard into the front yard driveway.  Both the compost as well as the hutches are quite heavy.   The hutches also boast the quality of being both heavy, large, and awkward.  We used a sled to pull them through the 2 foot deep snow.  Once they were in the driveway I was so happy to be done with this project I flopped down in…

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Crinkits Water Bottle Toy

Crinkits Water Bottle Toy

I absolutely love this dog toy!  Crinkits not only satisfy my dogs irrational need to kill water bottles but they are very durable.  Gus has had the same Cricket for about a year and still loves it.  Crinkit also floats which makes it super fun for water loving dogs.   This toy comes in several colors including pink, orange and blue.  This toy also comes pre stuffed with a water bottle meaning its fun chewing time for your pup the…

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In a perfect world…

In a perfect world…

In a perfect world Jeff and I would be sitting in our great room on our super comfy couch with a roaring fire watching a epic movie.  Our dogs would be splayed out on the hardwood floor in front of the fireplace, with kitties scattered roosting on the beams of our log cabin.  Outside it would be gently snowing those huge beautiful flakes of snow.  Our open kitchen would be filled with the smell of pot roast cooking and apple…

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The thaw…

The thaw…

Spring is a lovely time flowers, birds chirping, baby animals, and mud.  Every year I get so excited for spring to come then remember that includes my yard thawing.  We have three dogs in our house which means a large quantity of poop accumulates over the winter months.  I try to clean the yard in winter as often as I can but that can be hard with snow and freezing.  Gus our border collie happens to love mud.  He really…

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