Kash the Border Collie-Aussie mix dog plays with frogs.
When we go for walks like we do every day, Kash always sneaks up on the frogs in the ponds. He is somewhat timid of them, but then again he stalks them. He gets right up to them and tries to touch noses with them before they jump.
Kash loves to mess with the frogs and they mess with him. The frogs are so used to him stalking them and knowing he jumps back when they jump, the frogs don’t panic too quick.
Tonight we were walking between the gourd garden area and the little woods between us and the neighbors, when I saw some large, fresh deer tracks in the mud. I thought the deer may have passed through earlier in the day, probably in the morning. We came out into the meadow with Kash out in front of me, and there was a huge deer (buck?).
Kash was nonchalantly trotting right at him and didn’t even see him until I called his name. Then the deer let out a loud snort that stopped Kash in his tracks! The deer took off, I stared yelling to Kash to “come”, and away he went. He didn’t go too far and came trotting back. (good dog!). Must be that dog training course did some good!
Earlier in the day we went for a walk and he cornered a opossum under the boardwalk that winds through the swamp. We poked at him and made the opossum snarl and bare his teeth just to let him know he was trespassing. I told Kash we needed to let him be and he followed me back to the house without protest. More goodness from the dog training course.
Kash is a curious dog. He always wants to sniff whatever I have in my hand. He knows when I have something unusual and will follow me and nudge me until I let him smell whatever it is that I have. He didn’t like the piece of snake skin that I had yesterday.
When I opened my hand and he took a sniff, he jumped back about 5 feet and started juking, jiving and then barking. He is kinda scared of snakes. Probably because of the size of the first one he saw. It was a seven foot Blue Racer. He saw one slither into the weeds and ran to see what it was. He didn’t even see the one he was standing over in the grass, until it bolted and totally freaked Kash out!
Kash the Dog doesn’t like snakes. If he smells one, Kash gets all jumpy and nervous. Touch his back leg or butt with a twig and he jumps straight up. It is so funny, but I don’t do it very often for fear of scarring him for life. The toad already did that to him as a pup!
Well it’s time for me to stir the pot. I’m simmering some homemade dog food that we make once a month to give Kash some variety in his food schedule. The homemade dog food recipe book we got online has the most fantastic healthy recipes. Evenhomemade dog snack recipes. Worth checking out – if you really love and care for your dog. (I know you love your dog)
Until another time, hug your dog,
Thomas and Kash
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