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Kash, Our Border Collie-Aussie is So Smart!

Border Collie-Aussie dogs are known to be intelligent in the dog world, but I keep on being amazed every day!  Kash is such a good dog now, something I was not saying some months back.  All the dog training courses we invested in paid off!

Kash does love to hunt squirrels.  He learned to sit still with me in the woods and scan the trees for those furry little creatures.  Once spotted he waits until they touch the ground and like a bullet out of the barrel, he’s hot on their tail!

Border Collie-Aussie mix dog after squirrels
If I could only climb trees...

We took Kash to the vet to get his Rabies shot and a checkup.  He was the ideal weight but was told not to let him get any heavier.  He does eat healthy dog food, but not a lot for how active he is.

We also ordered some heartworm preventative medicine for him.  We also pointed out that we have found 2 ticks on him recently. She said that is due to the mild winter weather we are experiencing here in Michigan.  So, we are shopping for a flea and tick medication as well.

I don’t know about you or where you live, but here in southwest Michigan, I’ve never seen such a mild snowless winter!  It is only February so maybe we’ll get blasted yet.  Kash loves the snow!  He is the snowman destroyer!  As fast as Shelly can build them, he attacks them with gusto and digs them down!

Collie mix dog loves the snow

This picture was taken when we did have a 8″ snowfall.  It didn’t last long.  I am grooving on a mild winter -less shoveling, less plowing, lower heat bills, and easier footing on my still healing knee!

We have been having coyotes around a lot.  I have not seen a rabbit in months!  That is really unusual.  We have spotted what looks like beaver tracks along the small creek in the woods, but it is hard to believe we might have a beaver around.  We also have fresh pony tracks going through the front of our acreage, through the yard, out the back trails, and into the woods. That’s strange.

Keep hugging your dog,

Thomas and Kash