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Border Collie-Aussie Named Kash Chases Weasel

Kash, our Border Collie-Aussie Mix Rescue Dog, chased a weasel.

As quick as Kash is, he did not catch the fleet of foot weasel even though it was carrying a dead chipmunk!  I had spotted the weasel earlier from the window while in the house.  We don’t see too many weasels, in fact this is only the 3rd or 4th one in 18+ years living here.

The weasel pulled the dead chipmunk down a chipmunk hole with Kash right on his heals. Earlier in the week I had noticed several bird nests I had been watching, and they all were ripped apart, eggs and babies gone. I told my wife I thought it was either raccoons or a weasel. I think I was right.

Border Collie-Aussie mix dog named Kash

Collie Mix

Kash has changed his mind and decided he does not like to ride in the Buick. When we go for any length of a ride, we usually take the van, it is just more convenient.  But once in a while we take the Buick because it rides nice and gets better gas mileage. Now he won’t get in the Buick by himself, he has to be forced in by picking him up and plopping him in the seat.  What’s up with that?

He still seems to be growing.  Everybody keeps remarking on how big he is getting.  Kash is 60lbs plus, but I cannot feel any fat on him.  He has not been getting the full out running exercise he used to, but that is his choice. We go for walks everyday in the woods, he just doesn’t run around like a nut anymore.

He still eats really good quality healthy dog food.  We make him some homemade dog food about once a month to give him some variety. We chose a different healthy recipe from the homemade dog food recipe book we bought online. It is the best! It has about 245 recipes in it. Highly recommended.

A Border Collie-Aussie mix dog.

Kash the Dog

Kash loves his dog beds. He has 4 of them. Spoiled little critter!  He does need his naps everyday, or he gets slightly cranky, just like a human. (me)  He can get so comfortable-looking all curled up, or laying on his back, legs splayed out, showing his hairy penis to the world. He can be a weird dog, but can’t we all?

Just a little tidbit of information about some notable Border Collies.

Border Collies of note include:

  • Rico, who was studied for recognising up to 200 objects by name. Another Border Collie, Betsy, was found to have a vocabulary of over 300 words.[43]
  • As of 2010, the Border Collie Chaser has a vocabulary of 1022 words and is able to recognise objects by the groups they belong to.[44]
  • Shep, who was the long-term companion to John Noakes of the BBC‘s Blue Peter and Meg, companion of Matt Baker, former presenter of the same show.
  • Striker, who is the current Guinness World Record holder for “Fastest Car Window Opened by a Dog” at 11.34 seconds.[45]
  • Jean, a.k.a. the Vitagraph Dog who was the first canine movie star (owned and trained by Laurence Trimble)
  • Rex and Fly are two Border Collies that appeared in the 1995 film Babe.
  • Jag, the “First Dog” of Montana, frequently accompanies Governor Brian Schweitzer.
  • Bandit, the stray Scottish border collie from TV series Little House on the Prairie was Laura Ingalls‘ second dog on the show. Laura was reluctant to make friends with Bandit as she missed first dog Jack, but she soon loved Bandit dearly. Bandit premiered in the second season of the show and remained a steady extra for the next three seasons.
  • Murray, Border Collie Mix in the hit show Mad About You
  • Borrowed from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Border_Collie

Well now that summer is upon us, the tick season is starting. We have had the least amount of ticks found this year, but that doesn’t mean you should not protect your pet. Lyme disease can be a bad, bad thing for your dog.  So protect your pet with a good tick preventative medicine.

Well time to take Kash for a walk, camera in hand, out to the woods.

Sincerely,

Thomas & Kash

 

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Another Setback for Our Border Collie-Aussie Mix Dog

Kash, our Border Collie-Aussie mix dog has seen his master suffer another debilitating injury that prevents him from playing like he’s used to.

Kash, our Border Collie-Aussie mix dog

Here we go again.  Last week I was lifting a 300 pound eliptical machine and ruptured my biceps tendon at the elbow.  Clean off the bone!

Did it on Monday evening, had 2 hour surgery on Friday re-attaching the tendon to the bone.  It will be 5 months before I can lift any weight.  Unfortunately it is my right hand, my dominate hand.

So with my arm in a cast/brace and wrapped like a mummy, I cannot play rough with Kash like he is used to.  Shelly has a hard time playing as rough as we do, so she usually gets hurt or mad when he gets frustrated and chomps her!

The poor Kashman, he has seen me break my foot last February, have it in a brace/boot for 10 weeks (no hiking), then I ruptured my quadriceps tendon above the knee, had it in a brace, straight out, for 14 weeks, (no hiking) and now this latest injury.  He sure hasn’t had a fair shake in the exercise/hiking department from me.

Hopefully, we can get back to our dog training course because Kash sure seems to be in a quick learning phase.  It is like he understands us when we talk and issue commands far better than he did earlier in life.  I am glad we started the first day we brought him home, but right now he is in the right frame of mind to grasp our oral commands.

I am also working on eye signals with him.  He is doing quite well and it amazes me how quickly he understands my expressions/eye signals and what action to take upon recognizing my signals.  I use eye signals to get Kash to attack (playfully) Shelly.  It makes her so mad that he does this, and won’t do it for her.

We have been sourcing new durable toys for Kash lately.  I am thinking that if I can find a line of toys he likes and can’t destroy (he is a powerful chewer) I may start an online dog toy store.  I am going to a wholesale show in a few weeks and will see what I can find.  Until then I shop at Amazon.com. KONG Extreme Dog Toy, Large, Black

Well that’s all for now.  I am going back to icing my arm and reading up on healthy dog food recipes. Speaking of healthy dog food recipes, I am almost finished with my ebook that will contain some great recipes for homemade healthy dog snacks.  So be on the lookout for it as I will offer it to my readers for review first before I price it to sell.

Hug your dog,

Thomas & Kash

Border Collie-Aussie dog and his master

 

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Border Collie-Aussie Mix Dog Needs Webbed Feet

Kash, our Border Collie-Aussie mix puppy is a little over ten months old now.  He is a swimmer.  He could use some webbed feet.  Swimming is one of two ways we found that actually tire him out.  The other is playing with the neighbor dog who looks just like him!

Kash and Sydney. A Border Collie-Aussie and a pure bred Aussie.
Kash and Sydney

Sydney is a female purebred Australian Shepherd from northern Michigan and Kash is a Border Collie-Aussie mix rescued from Indiana.  They are so similar.  Sydney’s tail has been docked and Kash has freckles on his legs.  And they are only a month apart in age.

They sure do like to play.  I took about a hundred photos of them playing and if you weren’t there you would swear it was a dog fight.  It takes Kash a whole day of laying around to recover from a 30-45 minute play session with Sydney.

Kash does have almost 20 pounds on Sydney.  Maybe it’s because he is a male.  Maybe it’s because of the homemade dog food recipes we have been trying out.  Using healthy dog food and supplementing it with vegetables, chicken, and fruit seems to work for Kash.

We took Kash out swimming in Lake Michigan at Deerlick Creek Park in South Haven Michigan the other evening.  He just goes and goes.  He has this thing about biting the waves with his mouth wide open!  A couple of times he came up choking.

Collie mix dog biting Lake Michigan waveKrazy Kash.  He has been improving on his behavior tremendously.  I have nothing but great things to say about Dog Training Secrets, the dog training guide we bought online. He doesn’t jump on people unless they make the first move, like calling him, or trying to get him to play.  And his barking is controlled.  To big issues conquered.

The other great things about Kash is that he stays right in the yard, comes when he is called, and poops in the field, not on the lawn.  How cool is that.  He is becoming a great dog. He even snuggles with Shelly.  He never used to even want to be petted in his early months.  He was a truly difficult dog.  I told Shelly, “he will be a great dog, it just may take some time”.

Remember, have patience with your dog, hug your dog, and feed them healthy dog food.

Thomas & Kash


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Kash, Our Border Collie-Aussie LOVES Swimming

Our crazy Border Collie-Aussie mix puppy, (9-1/2 months old) loves to swim!  He even puts out his stubborn donkey legs when we try to leave the lake!

Border Collie-Aussie mix puppy swimmingCollie Mix

Kash loves playing in the waves in Lake Michigan.  Fortunately we are blessed with some awesome sugar sand beaches with easy access.  We can have Kash hop in the van and be at the beach in 10 minutes or less.  It is a beach called Deer Lick Crick.  A small stream called Deer Lick flows into Lake Michigan at this beach.

Kash is getting bigger every day, I swear!  He is approaching 55lbs. and eating 3 times a day.  We are going to have to buy him the large size bag of Blue Buffalo Puppy food to go along with the healthy homemade dog food recipes we have been experimenting with.

Later this summer we are going to explore the shores of Lake Huron around the thumb area of Michigan.  We have not been over to that side of the state much, at least not to adventure around.  We just hope all of our dog training has been sinking in to Kash’s active brain.

Kash has finally grasped the concept that he cannot jump on strangers.  The problem we run into is when the other person starts talking “baby talk” or all mooshy cutsie talk to Kash, then he thinks he is invited to jump up on that person.  Oh, he’ll learn eventually…

Collie mix puppy jumping on a person
Dog training not complete

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