2009/09/22–Ranger’s New Job

I ordered a weight pull harness for Ranger from Brown Dog Designs. He’s too young to start heavy weight training, but he’s old enough to get used to wearing the harness, getting the feel of weight behind him, learning the word “work” and so on.

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2009/04/21—Boxers for Boobies

The Great Lakes Boxers Club is known for its annual community service projects. For this year’s project they chose to raise money for the Susan G. Koman Foundation for Breast Cancer Research in a project called Boxers for Boobies. This has been well received by the club and quickly spread throughout the UKC community. People…

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2009/04/20–Ranger earned a title

This past weekend I took Ranger and Beau to Wapakoneta, Ohio (home of Neil Armstrong), for a UKC conformation show. My Dad met us there and showed Beau all weekend. On Friday, under Judge Laura Frizzell-Soloman, Beau and Dad won Best of Breed and then placed 4th with me handling him in the Herding Group….

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2009/02/02–Energy and Economics

Everyone reading this has been affected by the economic meltdown. I’m no different. My employer—who also provides my housing—has mandated a 15% reduction in energy consumption, along with other cuts. This is divided between fuel (fuel oil for some of the housing and buildings, fuel for vehicles and equipment), and electricity (offices, residences, and all…

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2009/01/14– Ranger is a PHS Graduate!

Ranger is officially a Puppy Head Start (PHS) Graduate! He knows stand, sit, down, in-your-crate, and get-in-the-Jeep. We’re still working on come and stay. Also, he offers play bows when he wants something (supper, outside, a toy, treats), so I started clicking for that action. Last night it got a name–curtsy (because bow and down…

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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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