Tag: juvenile rough collies

Planning the Winter Route

I took the dogs to the groomer to get cleaned up in preparation for attending a birthday celebration for Jason, our son. They came home frisky. Their coats are beautiful. Their black hair shines. Following is a minute video of them playing after they… Continue Reading “Planning the Winter Route”

Coyotes Maybe?

The krakens got riled up about some animal sounds in the woods behind our house. They can be heard in the video below. Are these coyotes? If not, what are they?


I have been training the dogs to do canine nosework. The dogs are required to find a specific scent. They are beginners, so there is lots to learn. They are enthusiastic about this sport. I train them separately and sometimes together. I probably should… Continue Reading “Nosework”

Worst Dog

I hate to label a post worst dog, but I do not know how to make it sound better. Clover is a nut case. She’s a good nut case, but a nut case nevertheless. I recently sent Clover to Seattle for a couple nights… Continue Reading “Worst Dog”

The Less Than Perfect Day

Lots of people have stories to tell about their less than perfect travels. Today is mine. I woke up early to take the motorhome and tow vehicle to Everett, Washington where we are consigning the motorhome and wanted to sell the tow vehicle at… Continue Reading “The Less Than Perfect Day”

Abnoxious Dogs

My first dog as an adult was a wonderful Bedlington Terrier named Tess. She was actually our sons dog. We trained her well and showed her in AKC shows and she acquired her championship title. At that point, we bred her and kept one… Continue Reading “Abnoxious Dogs”

Krakens and a Winter Mess

It has been an interesting week. The krakens were scheduled to be spayed and neutered on Tuesday. In anticipation of the bad weather, I parked at the top of our hilly driveway the night before. On Tuesday, the sky began to drop a wet,… Continue Reading “Krakens and a Winter Mess”

Back With the Krakens

I have been thoroughly enjoying my reunion with the krakens. Jason and Dan were amazing in taking care of them. The krakens spent one month as Seattleites and have come back a little calmer. I have been walking them regularly with a collar, no… Continue Reading “Back With the Krakens”

Kraken Friends

I am looking forward to seeing the krakens on Tuesday. I hope they remember me. I am afraid they will have had so much fun dining out and spending evenings watching movies in front of the fireplace that they will miss Seattle. But I… Continue Reading “Kraken Friends”

Moore Haven to Port Mayaca

We successfully crossed Lake Okeechobee Saturday. Fortunately, the winds were decent, and the crossing was comfortable. We started to see more wildlife as we approached the lake. My favorite part was watching this snowy egret perched on the Julian Keen Lock where the water… Continue Reading “Moore Haven to Port Mayaca”