2008/12/11– Fishing Line Recycling

Much of the litter found in waterways isn’t just unsightly, it can be dangerous. Monofilament line (fishing line) is a hazard to boat props because it can become tangled around moving parts and damage the motor. More importantly–to anglers and other nature lovers–monofilament can be dangerous or even deadly to marine wildlife. The Boat US…

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2008/12/03–2009 Catahoula Calendar

The 2009 Catahoula Calendar is now ready for sale. A portion of the proceeds from each calendar goes to benefit Catahoula Rescue. This year’s theme is The Versatile Catahoula. The cover was recently unveiled, and you may recognize one of the faces there–Beau. He’s wearing his backpack. He has been in the Catahoula calendar every…

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2008/11/16–Eagle Scout Project

Normally when I get a comment posted to this site I approve it but don’t make much of a comment one way or the other. Today I got a different sort of comment that I felt really needed to be highlighted by me making a regular post about it (emphasis is mine). You can read…

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2008/11/08–Backcountry Coffee

This morning I was putting some chicken in the slow cooker for dinner and I decided to use a little sea salt to flavor things. When I gave a quick twist to the plastic grinder I realized it was pretty similar to the hand crank grinder my friend Nora gave me for my birthday. Me…

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2008/10/31–Petable-Portraits

About a week ago I was contacted by Daniele at Petable-Portraits.com regarding Daniele doing a portrait of one of my dogs. Since I have a ton of pictures of Beau, and Ranger isn’t done turning into a little dog yet (he’s going through some crazy growth spurts), I chose Beau as the subject of the…

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2008/10/27–Go West Young Man

Today I got to briefly meet a very cool Cowboy, Mr. John Wayne Haynes. He is traveling from his home in Michigan to New Mexico to visit his family. His is no ordinary road trip, however, as he is on horseback (2-year-old Misty, and Appaloosa). and is accompanied by his pack horse (Harley, 23, another…

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2008/10/23–Ranger at Puppy School, Week 2

I’m quite pleased with how Ranger is adjusting to his new life here as well as the new skills he’s learned in the past few weeks. He was having issues with housetraining (he still has a few, admittedly), however that has gotten better now that he understands what the bells that hang on the door…

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TD-CH CA UWPCH GRCH J Cross’ Currahee, WPCH

NALC Tree Dog Champion NWDA Weight Pull Champion UKC Conformation Grand Champion UKC United Weight Pull Champion UKC Coursing Aptitude Multiple Group Placer UKC Top Ten 2009–#8 Louisiana Catahoula Leopard Dog UKC Top Ten Finals Invitational–Top Ten Best of Breed 2009 United Kennel Club Total Dog Awardee

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