The dog days of August and an invitation

| August 6, 2017

Click on the pictures for a better view   We’ve made it to August. Summer is my least favorite time of year. I just don’t like hot weather and neither do our collies. But air conditioning makes summer days in north Texas bearable. I don’t know how people used to live here without A/C. I [...]

Go Maxi and Lea!

| July 14, 2017

Click on the picture for a bigger view.   Our internet at home has been down since yesterday. AT&T said it may take a while to fix. It’s a TEXAS problem. Whatever… So I’m doing a very quick post from my work computer. Our Poppy/Samson pups are 6 months old now. They are looking lanky [...]

Road Trip +

| June 28, 2017

    Only a great husband would be so understanding about his wife taking off to Missouri without him on the 37th anniversary of our wedding! After all these years, my sweet husband has come to understand that doggy stuff can’t always fit into a preferred schedule. Mike stayed home to hold down the fort [...]

The Dog Flu

| June 13, 2017

I generally go the conservative route on vaccinating our dogs- heeding the advice of esteemed vets such as Dr. Ruth Dodds on such matters.  But there is a relatively new threat facing our dogs in the form of canine influenza. And it is not just one strain of flu, attacking dogs in America, but two. [...]

It’s not that easy.

| May 23, 2017

      People coming to see our puppies often ask me, “How can you stand to let them go?”  Well, it isn’t usually easy. They are lots of tugs on my heart when our puppies leave with new owners. I would never let a puppy go unless I was convinced it was to great [...]

Mini update

| May 8, 2017

Mike and I have been a little under the weather so I didn’t get a chance to take any pictures this weekend. Bart and Betty are in their new homes and Roger’s new owners will be picking him up soon. Roger is the sweetest puppy. It will be tough to let him go.  I got [...]

A few more pix

| April 26, 2017

Spring in North Texas can be cold, hot, stormy. You never know this time of year. Last weekend we had mild, pleasant days to spend  time playing with our collies. It’s a pleasure to watch them play chase, and  run around the yard with big collie smiles. We give them balls and toys to play [...]

Pedigrees- Layla/Castle pups, etc.

| April 21, 2017

Pedigree of potential Merci/ Castle puppies Pedigree of Layla Castle puppies  Click on the pedigrees to view them. I enjoy looking at pedigrees. I especially enjoy thinking about the dogs listed on a pedigree if I have seen them in the flesh. I like to think of male and female collies that make a perfect [...]

Layla’s puppies meet Springtime.

| April 10, 2017

I finally had a chance to take Layla’s puppies outside to have some new adventures in the sunshine. It’s always interesting to see how they will react to going outside. In their indoor kingdom, Betty seems to be in charge. Outside it was Bart who went wild – running around right away having the time [...]

Puppy Love

| April 2, 2017

  It’s been a hard week since the death of my Dad. He and my mom were wonderful people, and I have also been blessed with the love and support of my husband, kids, cousins, friends and other loved ones. I am very grateful for their hugs, prayers and kind wishes. Besides my human family, [...]