Tag Archives: border collie
Posted on 31. Oct, 2012 by Stacy Smith.
While it’s not quite the bionic technology that saved “Six Million Dollar Man,” Steve Austin or the “Bionic Woman,” scientific advances in veterinary medicine is giving virtually crippled pets a new lease on life.
Posted on 10. Mar, 2012 by admin.
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Posted on 23. Aug, 2011 by Stacy Smith.
Once upon a time, our Border Collie/Shetland Sheepdog mix, Keegan and I went on a camping trip to Roaring River State Park in Southern Missouri. It was a great experience, fly fishing with my pooch, right up until the point Keegan was broadsided by the current while crossing a rock bar. He was swept down stream…
Posted on 31. May, 2011 by Stacy Smith.
One way or another some part of your dog’s body will eventually make contact with the stinging or biting evil-doer. Although Fido won the game, your little champion is limping or frantically licking the air. Your dog may have won the war, but was definitely wounded in battle – he’s been stung. That little six legged (or eight legged) bugger went down fighting and got in one last shot before he met his demise.
Posted on 13. Sep, 2010 by dsmith.
Living in the Midwest we have the luxury of experiencing all four seasons. Many of us who live here however, have one particular season we could do with out, Spring. The saying April showers bring May flowers is like fingernails on a chalkboard to me. People that aren’t brought up in the Midwest always tell [...]
Posted on 08. Sep, 2010 by dsmith.
Labor Day weekend has always been the last summer fling for people with the outdoors at heart. Camping all of my life, it didn’t matter whether we were in a tent, pop-up camper, or RV, we were off to the lake for that last bit of fun in the sun.
My family always went to State [...]
Posted on 31. May, 2010 by Stacy Smith.
PetMD recently released a couple of top-ten lists… the Top 10 Smartest Dogs in the World and The Most Popular Family-Friendly Dogs and we thought we’d let you know what they came up with.
One Man, One Dog… and a tent, descend upon Mark Twain National Forest. Backpacking Piney Creek Wilderness Area.
Posted on 11. Mar, 2010 by dsmith.
by Dale Smith
Many of you that have been keeping up with this series already know I had been planning a backpacking trip to Mark Twain National Forest. The time finally arrived. I was informed, by my 22 year old daughter Courtney that she was going with me to help with the photography. Suddenly, I found
Posted on 18. Jul, 2009 by Stacy Smith.
Dogs can count, understand more than 150 words and intentionally deceive other dogs and people to get treats, according to psychologist and leading canine researcher Stanley Coren, PhD, of the University of British Columbia.
Posted on 11. Apr, 2009 by dsmith.
That saying has been used over the years to warn travelers. It didn’t matter whether it was getting sick in Mexico with “Montezuma’s revenge”, (Both my wife and I have had it and it is no fun at all), or hiking on the trail and the only water source was from a creek that was [...]
Posted on 10. Apr, 2009 by dsmith.
I have been going camping since I was a child. Growing up we car camped in a tent, then switched, to a pop up camper and later graduated to a motor home. We never really worried about food storage at the campground. When we were in a tent we stored the food in wooden camp [...]
Posted on 08. Apr, 2009 by dsmith.
We introduced everyone to Peak Waggers dog food in an earlier article called “Food For Thought… Mark Twain National Forest, Piney Creek Wilderness area backpacking adventure Part III” and now that I am back from our backpacking adventure I wanted to tell you what I and most importantly, Keegan, thought of the food.
We put Keegan’s [...]
Food For Thought… Mark Twain National Forest, Piney Creek Wilderness area backpacking adventure Part III
Posted on 29. Dec, 2008 by dsmith.
By Dale E Smith
The time for our backpacking adventure draws near. The snow is melting and the temperature is rising in the Midwest (for whatever that’s worth – that could change any time, I know).
I headed off to the basement to go through all my camping gear for me and Keegan (the dog). I started [...]
Posted on 28. Dec, 2008 by dsmith.
By Dale E Smith
Christmas came early for Keegan, with the knock on the door and a Fed Ex truck out front. It was a far cry from a jolly old man in bright red suite and a sleigh full of loot. I couldn’t be disappointed, the Ruff Wear gear had arrived; our challenge now was [...]