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Favorite Video Friday – Making New Friends

November 3, 2017 5 comments

Making new friends can be hard, especially when you’re the new kid on the block. It takes time, dedication and a whole lot of patience… especially when one friend is a dog and the other is a cat.

I couldn’t help but fall in love with this week’s video. Watching Solomon and Watson made me smile. They are so sweet and fun.

I hope you love watch them as much as I did.

Happy Friday everyone!

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Favorite Video Friday – YOYO (the Samoyed) comes home

May 5, 2016 2 comments

It’s been a perfect week here in Minnesota. The weather has been beautiful and balmy, and there has been  nary a raindrop in sight. I’ve barely seen a cloud, for goodness sake!

All this sunshine has been good for the soul. I know the dogs have loved it.

Everything here is lush and green, and the birds are singing their fool heads off. I LOVE it. It’s hard not to smile with weather like this.

That’s why I wanted weeks’ Favorite Friday Video to be special. I wanted it to reflect the light-hearted happiness  we’ve been experiencing all this week.

Love Samoyeds? Love great music? Then, this video should be right up your alley. It features the most adorable puppy in the world, YOYO. OMD is he cute! I guarantee YOYO will leave you smiling as you head out for the day.

Have a beautiful Friday everyone.

Favorite Video Friday – Puppy wants to play with you kitty

August 29, 2014 5 comments

Most of you already know that I have a fascination with dog behavior and dog body language. I usually love to share a video and identify all the little movements a dog makes in some specific situation and then share my summation of what I think the dog is saying.

Today, however, I am just going to let the video stand for itself (no critique). Just know that it is funny and cute and LOADED with dog (and cat) body language. It’s pretty clear these two are best friends, even if you didn’t know for sure, you would know from the video I link here.

I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

Happy Friday everyone! Enjoy the holiday weekend!

Black and White Sunday #78 – Playful doggie fun

April 5, 2014 12 comments

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My thanks to our hosts for this blog hop Dachshund Nola and Sugar The Golden Retriever.

Unfortunately, WordPress.com doesn’t allow Java script so I can’t provide a direct link to the linky, but you can join here.

Sheep herding (in pictures)

October 7, 2013 10 comments

I love watching working dogs do what they were meant to do. This past weekend, I had the pleasure of helping out at a sheep herding trial and watching several different compete. I was surprised at how many of breeds were represented – Border Collie, Rough-coated Collie, Rottweiler, Kelpie, Australian Cattle Dog, Samoyed and even a Bouvier des Flandres.

Unfortunately, I was so busy watching I often forgot to take pictures, but I did manage to snap a few. Enjoy!

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The morning started chilly and wet, but we did get a small bit of sun.

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Dogs competed with goats and sheep. Goat herding is a lot different than sheep herding. Here is one goat giving me “the look”.

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Rough-coated Collie herding sheep. They herd so much differently than Border Collies.

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Collies, Shelties and other breeds need to remain upright to appear intimidating to the sheep and maintain control of them. Border Collies and Kelpies use their “eye” to control the sheep.

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Traine uses his eye to control the sheep,

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Holding the sheep until the gate can be opened to let them in.

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Moving up to the sheep to move them towards the exit gate.

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A Border Collie at work. Amazing dogs to watch.

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Traine drives the sheep.

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Traine is told to “lie down” so the sheep can be loaded into the trailer. Even at this distance, he is an intimidating presence.

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A Samoyed herding sheep.

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A Samoyed chasing sheep (not what a handler wants to see).

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Bouvier des Flandres herding sheep. A very different style than Border Collies or Kelpies.

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Getting the sheep into the trailer.

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A stormy and cold end to the day.

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