Palling Around

Miss Emmalynn and Gunnar…

P1130241When Emmalynn woke up she had seen that it snowed and kept pestering everyone about going sledding. They were all busy getting school work and chores done for the day and they promised to take her later.  She acted like she was alright with that answer.  Soon enough we heard the door open and close and when I went to investigate I found this little girl out, playing with Gunnar…P1130246

So much for waiting!


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Thor, our Akbash Livestock Guardian Dog was enjoying the spring weather today.  It is nearing 50 degrees here on the farm!

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Dog love…

Hayden decided to make sure the two big dogs had their daily dose of loves…

Hayden with Thor, I think he was about to fall over from all the love pats.

Feels so good!

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How about Dugur?

Dugur gets some loves too.

Keep scratchin

What do you suppose he's telling Dugur?

Good thing Hayden has two hands.

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Puppy play~

It has been a very fun week getting to know these little puppies.  I was a little nervous about having two puppies at the same time but they seem to keep each other  (all of us, really) entertained.

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Gunnar and Kletta

Raphael has been re-named Gunnar.  The little kids would call him Ralphy instead of  Raphi , which I’m not too sure I care much for.  So they decided to call him Gunnar (which everyone can pronounce!)  😉

Gunnar looking in the pasture.

Kletta sitting up big.

They are too cute, wrestling around, chewing on each other, zipping here and there!

A little playing around...

Rough housing!

Crazy dogs!

Gunnar meeting the cow.

Kletta grinning!

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Icelandic Sheepdogs!!



The past couple of days have been so much fun with puppies in the house again.  We have been happily surprised that Icelandic Sheepdogs are unlike other herding type dogs that we have had in the past.  Neither Kletta or Raphi, try to round-up the kids, bite at their heels or want to eat the cat.

Kletta and Raphi have been so gentle with the kids and any visitor we’ve had.

Which way should we go?

What's down here?

Who's walking whom?

I love how their tails curl around!

Pretty little girl...

Handsome boy...

The two together...

We’ve had a fun couple of days getting to know these two and feel they are going to fit here perfectly.  Especially when both of them decide to curl up around my feet, keeping them warm, fall asleep and snore softly.  Something kinda neat about that.

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Being Frank…

Hi! I'm Frank.

This weekend we had a whirlwind trip to Idaho to pick up a couple new rams and ewes from Promised Land Farm and we picked up Frank from Mary Ann at Inland Northwest Rescue .   Frank is a smooth coated Border Collie  with a docked tail that is about a year old.

About 6 years ago we got Bellah from this exact place.  Bellah was such a perfect match for us that after our chocolate lab died last year we knew we would try to adopt another pup from INR.

Mary Ann is such a blessing to these dogs.  She takes in Australian Shepherds and Border Collies that would otherwise be put in animal shelters.  She invests a great deal of her time and heart into cleaning them up, nursing them back to health, getting to know them and then tries to find them their perfect forever home.  Then with tears in her eyes she says good-bye to them as they go off to their new homes.  She calls it a labor of love.

Meeting the sheep!

Frank has been such a gentleman and eager to please!  He has been patient with the kids and tolerates the noise and business of the household.  Him and Bell even seem to be getting along pretty well, having a playful tussle here and there. 

If you’re thinking of a new dog for your family can I encourage you to look at a rescue near you to give a dog another chance?

Thanks Mary Ann!