Sunday, November 28, 2010

Minimal Monday - Snow Shots

(you'll shoot your eye out!)

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Snowy Outruns

When I lived in California, my friend and I used to think about how it would be neat to send a dog on an outrun to pick up sheep in a pristine, snowy field.
You could look at the tracks and see if your dog did it exactly right.
So, this one's for you, Janna...
Good boy, Hemp!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Teddy Bears

This picture of Skid was taken a couple of days after we picked him up.
After his first bath.He was only about 8 months old.
Remember his story?
People always ask why in the world we would keep a little dog.
Don't we have enough dogs?
The reason has to do with this boy and this dog. This was Scott and Teddy.
Teddy was Scott's best friend when he was a kid.
Kinda resembles someone doesn't he? Teddy was Scott's constant companion when he was growing up.When Skid came along, I think Scott figured he'd get his Teddy back.
But Skid picked me.Turned out, I needed a Teddy Bear more than Scott did.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Winter Is Here

It happened yesterday.
I woke up to the disappearance of my warm fall.
The first snowfall is here and I can't say I'm thrilled. If the Eskimos have several words for snow, which one means "unwanted snow"? I'm glad someone is enjoying it.

Friday, November 12, 2010

All By Myself

We have a very lonely baby next door.She was brought there yesterday and she thought she and her mommy were going on a great adventure.Unfortunately, mommy left with the trailer.
Not much to do but whinny and eat.And watch the weird neighbor dogs.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Minimal Monday - Dog Portraits

Instead of shooting more farm pictures this week, I thought I'd take a few shots of some of the dogs in for training.
This year we have all sorts of colors:

Starting with our most dramatic, Craig.Craig is a brother to my nursery dog Syn.

Back to normal colors, we have Jill.I have to say I have a personal bias toward Jill ( I love her!) 'cause I was the first person she ever saw. I whelped her a year and a half ago and her mother and grandmother were a couple of my favorite dogs ever. She is also a sister to my favorite baby, June.

The next dog is more color! Reba!She is very sweet and is a full sister to Scott's good dog, Don.

And last but not least is Bond.
Great name! He reminds me so much of my Hemp, but easier to photograph 'cause he doesn't have crazy eyes!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Quiet Fall

Why oh, why haven't I blogged for a while?
There just isn't much to say, but here's a little bit of the goings on:

Fall, although a busy time of year, is a quiet time for us.
Our winter customer dogs are starting to come in for training.
This year, we had more people tell us that instead of putting them in the kennels, the dogs could go in the tie out yards. (we like this best)
So we built and painted a bunch of new houses.The dogs are settling in and they tell me they like the view.The barn cats are still trying to remain inconspicuous
(if you come to visit, be careful I don't try to slip one or four in your car as a "special" present)and the chickens are trying to eat as much of the unseasonable green grass as they can before it all goes away under a layer of snow.And the sheep?
They are building up their strength for the upcoming winter training season,and dreaming.
Dreaming of a world with no dogs.Except for maybe the occasional sleepy guardian dog.
That would be ok.