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Hedgewitch's Blog – November 2009 Archive (6)

Ginger Update

Weeks passed since the storm rumbled through and Ginger entered our lives soaked to the skin, wounded, and bleeding. The vet did the blood work making sure the kitten did not have feline leukemia or aids so it could stay with us and not put our other elderly kitties in jeopardy. Ginger snuggled in quite nicely in the cat carrier in my mediation room. We put a baby gat on the door so the other cats could jump in if they wanted to visit but the kitten could not get out, thus keeping it somewhat… Continue

Added by Hedgewitch on November 17, 2009 at 7:39am — 1 Comment

Ginger Ten~ten



Earlier this summer, after a terrible thunderstorm ended we heard the sounds of a distressed cry. It was nearly midnight and Steve and I had not yet gone to bed as we were enjoying the cool calm the storm had brought when it left. The sounds was nearly lost in the sounds of the frogs melody down by the creek but it was there, high pitched and frantic. I heard it first and asked Steve to shush so I could be sure. Then he heard it too. It was the… Continue

Added by Hedgewitch on November 17, 2009 at 7:37am — 1 Comment

Mali Teaches



Mali is my ISSR Shiloh Shepherd. I came today to try once again to put into words some of what I see when I watch Mali teach. I have tried to write before about but what she does but is so subtle it is hard to define and if you are not watching her, you could miss it happening.





When we first got her Steve and I decided we wanted to make sure she had lots of confidence as she was an only pup and was going to be taking on the big… Continue

Added by Hedgewitch on November 17, 2009 at 7:33am — No Comments

Responsible Dog Breeders

This is a subject NEAR AND DEAR to the hearts of all responsible dog breeders. To begin, with breeding is not for everyone. Just because you have, a dog does Not mean it Should be bred and most should NOT be bred; especially with our GIANT breeds. (I breed giants)



There are many aspects of breeding dogs, the average person does not know. Learning takes years of studying to become a GREAT breeder and it takes a GREAT mentor to help facilitate this process. Knowing exactly what you are… Continue

Added by Hedgewitch on November 17, 2009 at 7:25am — No Comments

Mali and the Monster

Every night Steve and I take Mali to the green way. The green way is a 17-mile walking park. In between the trails, we walk and the return course there is a large field and today there were tractors racking and bailing hay. Mali loves going to go to the green way. She has many friends there, who often walk with us in a pack as we travel our three-mile route. One day when Mali was 7 months old, no one from the pack was on the Green Way with us, it was just Mali, Steve, and I in my wheel chair;… Continue

Added by Hedgewitch on November 17, 2009 at 7:24am — No Comments

ISSR SHILOH SHEPHERDS

I had wanted to have another dog for many years. I wanted a dog which would be loyal, easy to train, intelligent, a watch dog not a guard dog, impressive in mind and body. One day I stumbled across a picture of a Shiloh Shepherd. I could not stop looking at the picture. It featured a group of shepherds who were eye popping to look at. Some of them were shorthaired or what I later learned is called smooth coated, and some of them were long haired, or plush if you will.



The plush… Continue

Added by Hedgewitch on November 17, 2009 at 7:23am — No Comments

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