Category Archives: Personal


For years, we have had a very large herd of Elk living in our area.  I always feel such excitement when I get to see them!  Unfortunately, it never seems like the perfect photographic moment, due to the light, no camera, a car full of dogs, or no time.  But when I came out of […]

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Only The Dog Nose Knows!

Stella, Phlash and I have been training in K9 Nosework with Shelley Smith for the last several months, here in Oregon.   We had our first test, called ORT or Odor Recognition Test on Sunday and we all passed!  Working as a team with each dog separately, we had 3 minutes to find the scent […]

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Lacamas Valley Sheep Dog Trial

I spent a wonderful few days in Camas, Washington in August this year at the Lacams Valley Sheep Dog Trial.  I spent 3 days as a volunteer helping set and organize sheep for the competitors.  It was a lot of hard work, but Spyder and I had a great time and had many great ahaaa […]

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