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I am not leaving this site unless there is no alternative, I am adding this blog so I do not become lost in the shuffle.
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
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
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
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
Hedgewitch -- Just reading some of your posts about Mali -- makes me miss my kids greatly (haven't seen them since April). She sounds wonderful -- and a Service dog! I've a friend at work that has two Shilohs whom I've met -- nice, big gentle Giants :-)