Now I said it with my mom voice. You know the mom voice? Even if the kids grow up and move out the voice still finds its way around. “No shoes in the house!” I says. Best mom voice. No…(pause)…shoes … Continue reading Footprints ‘Cross the Floor (the fallacy of the clean farmhouse)
I love the individual traits of dogs. I am fascinated that certain characteristics could be bred into a dog over thousands of years. I enjoy watching those traits emerge. The little souls and personalities may be different but there are definitely set patterns. … Continue reading The Great, Great Pyrenees (traits and fun facts)
We spent the weekend in Taos with this fine fellow, who at three and a half months of age looks to be a small polar bear. He was very popular. Gandalf particularly loved it the last day we were there … Continue reading Have Dog, Will Travel
“It’s easier,” we assured ourselves, committed not to get another dog. Cats are really a lot easier. We can run off to Taos and leave them some big bowls of food and water and they don’t mind a bit. … Continue reading A Girl and her Farmdog
It seems strange that I could not bond with the little red heeler. He would try to bite me if I snuggled him or picked him up, sometimes viciously. He would go after dogs at Petsmart unprovoked. As I nursed … Continue reading Meet the New Farm Dog- Take 2
On Mabon, the eve of equinox, I smudged the house with oils and Doug carved on a candle a few things we wanted to manifest. “Dog” was one of them. The next morning my friend, Alli, sent me a picture by … Continue reading The New Farmdog
We have had unlikely farm dogs. We had Windsor for eighteen years. He was completely devoted to the children. He also peed on the kitchen floor every day of his life. Our greyhound, Bumble, was a great family dog. He lounged on … Continue reading Farmdog Needed. Inquire Within.