Thursday, December 27, 2012

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Monday, December 24, 2012


To young and old!
 From Alta-Pete Farm

Friday, December 21, 2012

A Christmas Bed Time Story

Get your hot cocoa, your favorite blankie and puppy, and snuggle down in your bed while my father reads you a bed time story for Christmas.
This one is my favorite, since when I was 10, my parents surprised me with a collie puppy named, Toby for Christmas.

Sweet dreams.

Monday, December 17, 2012

It's Not About The Food

I love YOU!
What food?
I didn't even notice the food!
But maybe since you've got it out...

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Puppies' Day Out

Because we don't live in a city, the puppies we raise in the winter don't get to meet new people very often.  When we have sweet pups like Sue, it's not so much of an issue, but if they are like Try, more reserved, then we (I) have to make more of an effort to get them out.
So today was town day.
My friend Sarah came along and showed Sue that yes, indeed, her legs do work on the shiny Petsmart floors,
and Try and I worked on his social skills.
Try was thinking the place was pretty cool and then he spotted them -and stood completely still...
Gasp!  What is THIS!
It's a chinchilla, Try.
No.  Those aren't for you.  Let's go down another isle.
Here's a nice toy.
I don't want this.
It isn't a chinchilla.
Well, how about this one?
Stupid toy.  Because you are not a chinchilla I will destroy you!
This one is good.  It crinkles.
Hmm.  Maybe.
Ok, Mom!  Can I have this one?
Luckily, even a border collie can be easily distracted at 9 weeks old.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Good Medicine

There is not much going on at Alta-Pete Farm right now.  The customer dogs are all in now for training and Scott is working on them every day.  I'm busy training up Ford for his main nursery season and chasing after Try, constantly saying "No.  NO. NO!"
It's not farm related but in the spirit of this blog, I thought I'd show you a video from the year end banquet of "Pet Prescription Team" - the therapy dog group that my father and his (my mom's) collie, Kane participate in.  This is a montage of the 3 winners of their annual awards.
First, dog of the year award to Sammy the sheltie.
Then, volunteer of the year award to Chris Core and her golden Charli Belle,
and the final award winners my father and his (my mom's) collie Kane who won the Rodeo award given in honor of the first therapy dog for Pet Prescription Team, Aussie, Rodeo.
These three dogs were honored out of 530 members so we are very proud of my father and his (my mom's) collie, Kane.