Friday, September 21, 2012

Afternoon Visitor

I was lucky enough that I was able to look after Puffin today for a few hours! It gave me some idea of what having 3 big dogs in the house would be like, however Puffin was an angel & slept for most of the afternoon, so I'm not sure if she is a good indicator lol!
Kort was thrilled to have a dog that would romp around the yard with him, Tate will still play with Kort but he tires easily.
I only let them play for a couple of minutes, Kort is still nursing a sore front leg, but even the small amount of time made him soo happy .
I have to say it was so different to be patting a big head!  Compared to Collies Puffins is huge !

Here is a picture of Puffin & Kort sleeping on my bed, & one of Puffin by herself, I think we will definitely need to get a king size bed if we get a Flatcoat!!


Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Morning Coffee

Tate , Kort & I had Coffee With A Canine this morning, check it out :)

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Reality Bites

I just finished grooming Tate, just a brush, but it took 2.5 hrs. 
To most Collie owners this is normal, to me it is normal as well, except for one thing, I hurt through the entire groom.  My back mostly, it spasms continually, it is excruciating.  It has gotten worse in the past year, I have been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia so I know that is the problem.  I have had a stiff neck for the last 3 weeks, well now it is just an achy neck, not so much stiff anymore, but it hurt through the whole groom as well.  We won't even talk about my hands & wrists from 30 plus years of professional grooming :) 
The reality hit me today, Kort may be my last Collie :(
I want a Flat-coated Retriever next, I had always thought I would have at least one more Collie , but now I'm not so sure.
I don't know if I can psychically keep up with the coat, I am looking at at least 5 years before I can have another Collie after I get my Flatcoat, I don't think my Fibromyalgia will be better , so I am sad, very very sad.  
I hope I am wrong, Collies are my love, I can't imagine not having another one.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Happy Birthday Brad!


Monday, September 10, 2012

New Blog :)

So I finally decided to take Amanda's advice & start a blog on my dreams! I have always had crazy dreams, I dream in huge detail, sometimes complete stories in my dreams, I can wake up, go back to sleep, & continue with the same dream. I also have had many many dreams where I am either a young boy or a grown man.
One dream I can remember vividly, I was a young boy & was worried about going home as I was in trouble for something in school. I can still see the old wooden style screen door I had to open, & the wooden table I sat at , it was definately the *olden days*
You can find the new blog here if you are interested :)

Monday, September 3, 2012


I finally have something to blog about :)

Today we had an Obedience practice in a local park, Kort did so awesome even with all the distractions, I purposely threw his dumbbell *toward* all the distractions of dogs & people & he was super!  I threw it once to the far left & he found his jump & returned over.  I am feeling encouraged about getting back into the Open ring at some point next year now :)

Amanda brought her camera & was nice enough to take these pictures for me, I love seeing him running for the dumbbell, I can tell he is excited to fetch it & I wouldn't be able to see his expression if not for these pictures

Some heeling to begin with, LOVE his focus!!......

The Send......

The Retrieve......

The Fetch......

The Return.......

The Finish, Good Boy !!!!!......