The Dogs

The heart, soul, and stuffing of this site. Beau is my buddy. He’s the one that gets me into trouble. He’s my heart dog. (he’s also my sisu dog, for the Finns out there). Beau’s breeder is Cat’s Cradle’s Catahoulas. One of my brothers owns Cat’s Cradle’s Jake– a black and brindle 3/4 brother to…

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2006/09/15– Susan Butcher

I didn’t realize this, but many of you probably already knew, Susan Butcher passed away on August 5, 2006. I still have the letter and signed photo she sent me when I was in high school (I got it sometime in 1996 or 1997). It went with me to college and was displayed proudly in…

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2006/08/05– New Job, Almost

I didn’t get the job I interviewed for in Chicagoland, however I did get a promotion at work, so I’m now running the wastewater plant. (I received my wastewater certificate in July and am now going for my drinking water certification).

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2006/07/01– Dog Pack For Sale

I have a dog pack that I picked up slightly used on ebay. It was supposed to be a medium or large, but it’s a small. Brand is Wenaha, model Explorer II, color red. It fits Beau (90# and 30″ girth), but since I was trying for a pack that was roomier than the Ruff…

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2006/06/18– Beau’s UKC Premier Show Results

I took Beau out to UKC Premier this weekend. Quick breakdown: Friday, under Judge Deb Mitchell, Beau won Champion of Champions for his second Grand Champion leg. Sunday, under Judge June Pasko, Beau won Champion of Champions for his third Grand Champion leg. He went on to win Best of Breed, gaining him 5 Top…

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Paddling the Pigeon River

Description The Pigeon River flows through the Pigeon River Fish and Wildlife Area, providing many opportunities for viewing wildlife and taking in beautiful scenery. Get on the river in early October to catch the fall colors. Spring and summer see moderate use, so don’t excpect to be completely alone. The best times to float the…

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