Oh Rufous! Poor sore paw!

“If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went.”  ~ Will Rogers Poor Rufous had an accident on Saturday. While out mustering the cattle in cold, wet and muddy conditions he ripped a toenail almost off his front foot and cut it badly. We only noticed when […]

The Taste of Freedom

“When a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw.”  ~ Nelson Mandela We always clip our dogs onto short leads on the back seat of the car when we travel. It keeps the dogs confined to their positions (otherwise they’d both be […]

Ah, the Romance… (sob)

“Romance is the glamour which turns the dust of everyday life into a golden haze. ”  ~ Elinor Glyn Thank you so much for all of your anniversary wishes. Ben and I are very grateful for your love and support. I’d like to tell you that yesterday was truly romantic – the stuff of dreams and […]

Snubby-Nose 1 : Mustering Team 0

“There is a stubbornness about me that never can bear to be frightened at the will of others. My courage always rises at every attempt to intimidate me.” ~ Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice   I was hoping to be the bearer of good news this morning. I was planning to tell you that Snubby-Nose, […]

A Very Hurried Post Because…

“Tantrums are not bad behavior. Tantrums are an expression of emotion that became too much for the child to bear. No punishment is required. What your child needs is compassion and safe, loving arms to unload in.” ― Rebecca Eanes, The Newbie’s Guide to Positive Parenting   Thanks for your understanding as I write this post […]

Who’s Bad?

“I can learn to live with guilt. I don’t care about being good.”  ~ Holly Black, Red Glove “All his life he tried to be a good person. Many times, however, he failed. For after all, he was only human. He wasn’t a dog.”  ~ Charles M. Schulz   Someone has dug up my entire new vegetable garden. […]

Happy Birthday, Harry!

“Birthdays are nature’s way of telling you to eat more cake.”  ~ Jo Brand Harry, our young Blue Heeler cattle dog, is celebrating his first birthday. We’ve started with a big run-around in the orchard and a few celebratory laps of the top paddocks. There is so much pleasure in being young, with good knees and […]

Meet Harry- it’s puppy love!

“Happiness is a warm puppy.” ~ Charles M Schulz Meet the newest edition to our family – Harry! Harry is an Australian Blue Cattle Dog – a working dog in the finest of traditions. Although I suspect he’ll go the way of all dogs in this household; an ‘inside dog’ with couch privileges and a penchant […]

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