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Bullet and Blitz, School Days

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Bullet and Blitz continue with thier training. Bullet is Beginning to be very reliable, and only sneaks up on the horses about once a week. The rest of the time she has been behaving herself. She is a great little girl, and her body is really starting to mature. She is a slab of muscle, and she continues to seek out my attention frequently. She will dash off and then I find her right back at my heels. Bullet is supposed to be my husband’s dog, but I think it’s safe to say she is one of my pack now.

Blitz still drags the leash everywhere. He likes to chase cars, thank heavens he hasn’t caught one yet. The goofball has not attempted to chase the cows or horses again. I think the hiding he took the last time has stuck with him.  He is a sweet boy. Quite a bit more independent than Bullet. He will run far and wide with no worry to seeking out my attention. He is getting better with his recall, and he stands nicely to be pet. Such a lively boy!

Until next time!

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Bullet and Blitz; First successful Dual Stay

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Blitz and Bullet both were eyeballing the same thing…..or should I say things? They were both struggling to be good dogs when I told them to stay! What were they looking at you ask?

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The seven Butcher roosters that were helping themselves to my grain bucket of horse feed. Silly buggers! But I was so proud of Bullet and Blitz, they wanted to eat them but heeded my warning to stay.  And the training continues!

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Bullet and Blitz, Snow Adventures

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Bullet (left) and Blitz running after completing thier morning chores.

I tell you what my two pups are so comical together. This was a picture of them during our after work run. It is currently 25°F and as you can see we have a dusting of snow.  And oh the wind! Enough to freeze your face in a short few minutes. Bullet and Blitz did not even seem to notice the cold.

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They were both saints during our chores this morning. I was so pleased with both of them. I didn’t have to call Bullet off even once. She did her job quietly and respected the horses. She is getting so reliable, and I am so very proud of her!

Blitz continues to be on the lead when we are around the livestock. And he still drags it during thier free run time. This way I can get ahold of him easier if need be. His recall needs work, but he is improving already. He doesn’t seem to miss much and is always watching what is going on around him. He has almost perfected sit. Wahoo!

Until next time!

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Meet Blitz

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Blitz is a one year old smooth coated border collie. I picked him up from our local animal shelter this morning. When I first met him I thought he would never stop moving! He is a little firecracker! He is so sweet with the kids too.

He came home to the HK Bar to live! Now I will be starting two young dogs instead of just one.

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Blitz loves to ride in the truck! And he is such a happy guy. I was kind of wondering what I had gotten myself into after meeting Blitz. His name is very fitting. This guy runs on pure jet fuel!

But after we got him home, introduced him to the farm and all the other dogs, played a million games of fetch, and then let him run for an hour he settled down pretty nicely(ish).

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I was so amazed at his speed and agility. I can’t imagine what his life was like being cooped up for hours a day in the shelter. Although I have to say our shelter does a great job doing what they can to keep dogs minds busy. They excersize them, give them kongs and other dog toy puzzles to keep them busy…..but nothing can beat stretching your legs on your own farm! When I look at the picture above I see a happy dog that is on his way to having a better life, a life where he has a forevor home, lots of long walks, plenty of food, a warm bed, and the love of a pack of not only dogs, but the pack of Staley girls.

Welcome home Blitz!