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Border Collie-Aussie Dog Chases Coyote. Coyote Faster

Kash, Our Border Collie-Aussie Mix is Fast

But the coyote was faster! Kash, being part Border Collie and part Australian Shepherd is not only smart, but I thought VERY fast. Yet, when seeing Kash take off through the woods after a coyote, and watching just how much of a blur the coyote was, it was no contest.

Border Collie-AussieKash

I think Kash could hold his own with one coyote, but often there are more. They have killed most all of the rabbits we used to have, but not the squirrels. There used to be a LOT of rabbits until the yotes came in. Even the wild cats we used to see have disappeared.

At 65 pounds of speed and muscle, he would give a good ripping to a 35-40lb coyote, if he had to. He would probably rather play with it, romping around in the woods, chasing each other.

Every day we feed the birds and squirrels sunflower seeds. I say to Kash, “time to feed the birds”, and he waits by the door for me. I open the door and out he goes, right to the big metal garbage can where we store our sunflower seeds. Then it’s off to the bird feeder to fill it up. We have a lot of birds that feed here every day.

Border Collie-Aussie Mix

Is there an optimum food for Border Collie-Aussie dogs? If there was, what would it be? What would the protein to carbohydrate percentage be? I have often wondered these things, as I know a bit about dog foods.

We feed our dog Blue Buffalo Chicken w/Brown Rice dry food. That is what he has been fed since we brought him home. He is so darn healthy and vibrant, I don’t know if I would change. We do feed him homemade dog food occasionally, we got the healthy dog food recipes from a ebook we bought online. I highly recommend this book if you want some good homemade dog food recipes and even healthy dog snack recipes.

Dr. Millers Healthy Dog Food – Homemade Dog Food Recipes

One more thing today. If you have a herding dog, or a collie type dog, and are about to buy some heartworm medicine, ask your vet about the recent findings that some herding dogs can be adversely affected by the ingredients in the heartworm medicine. I asked my vet and she was surprised that I knew about it, as it has just been discovered not too long ago.

Well, get out there and play with your dog,

Thomas and Kash

Thomas Fouts and Kash the Dog

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Kash, Our Border Collie-Aussie Mix Dog Loves the Snow

Do All Border Collie-Aussie Mix Dogs Go Crazy Over Snow?

Our Border Collie-Aussie mix dog named Kash couldn’t wait to get outdoors this morning! He was whining and carrying on at the door like there was a squirrel or a cat out there he wanted to chase.

But, he knew that the first snow had fallen during the night and just wanted to run around and play in it! We first brought him home at 12 weeks old from the rescue organization and played with him in the snow, so it was the first memory he has of us and his home.

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Kash and his favorite outside ball.

We were up and outside before the sunrise this morning. Kash was so darn sparky and just full of energy for this early in the morning. We waited for first light before we headed into the woods.

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Kash coming down the trail.

After a nice walk through the fresh snow covered woods, we went in for a nice warm bowl of homemade dog food, well, Kash ate the homemade dog food, I had hot, steaming steel-cut oats and an egg.

I make Kash healthy homemade dog food to supplement the Blue Buffalo dry dog food we give him. I get recipes out of a ebook purchase online at healthydogfoodrecipes.com. It has recipes that are easy to make and Kash seems to love them, so I make it.

There are homemade dog snack recipes in the book as well. Kash really likes those a lot. Here is a recipe I posted before, http://www.bordercollie-aussie.com/healthy-dog-food/ it’s one that I came up with after making biscuits with other recipes. Try it, your dog will love them.

Kash caught a Blue Heron the other day! After coming close so many times this summer, he finally caught it, and it wasn’t pretty! I have never heard such hideous sqwawking from a bird ever!

I called Kash off the heron, (he obeys real good now) and he came running back to me all proud and excited. With a pat on his back, I grabbed my flashlight and camera and went to see how much damage he caused to the heron.

It was just getting dark when I found the bird, tangled up in the brush, but looking OK and didn’t seem to be scared. I talked to it for about four or five minutes, moved some brush, and told it to follow my flashlight beam of light.

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The Blue Heron that Kash caught

The Blue Heron, pictured above, followed my flashlight beam through the woods, took about 10 minutes until be got to the opening by the field. And then hesitated a moment, and flew off, straight at the rising, big yellow full moon. Awesome sight!

The next morning the Blue Heron was standing in our back yard when Kash and I went out. Seeing the bird, I left Kash on the deck and walked toward the heron. He walked toward me until it was about 20 feet away and flew off. I think it was just letting me know it was OK. Haven’t seen it since.

Well, hug your dog, and make some healthy homemade dog food for your pet. Your loyal pooch will love you for caring so much!

Happy Holidays,

Thomas & Kash, the Border Collie-Aussie dog that loves snow

Thomas Fouts and Kash the Dog

 

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Border Collie-Aussie Mix Dog and a Frog

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.

 

Border Collie-Aussie mix dog sniffs bullfrog

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.

Collie mix dog named Kash sniffs a mothCollie Mix Dog

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!

Blue Racer snake freaks Kash the Dog 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

Thomas Fouts and Kash the Dog

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Border Collie Aussie Mix Dog Gets Crazy in the Pond

Kash, our Border Collie-Aussie mix kritter, gets a little crazy when he gets wet in the pond. The poor frogs.  He runs and jumps in, splashing and dunking his head.  This dog is funny nuts.

Border Collie-Aussie mix dog having fun splashing in the pondKash “the splash” Dog

Kash brought his tug-o-war sock in the pond to play.  Pretty soon it sank.  A sunk sock.  He would stick his head underwater and snatch the first thing he would find.  It was usually a branch, weeds, or mud.  Not the sock.  He finally gave up after a lot of snorting and blowing bubbles.

Kash’s dog training took another slump.  Not his fault, but ours.  We only seem to work on training on the weekends when we can both work with Kash at the same time.  I don’t know if he learns better with two people saying the same commands, or if it confuses him, not knowing who to please first.

 

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He'll come up for air, eventually.

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We have been experimenting with some homemade dog food and homemade dog snacks lately.  Kash really loves the garlic biscuits, and the beef/rice/carrots/apples dinner that we have tried.  We didn’t make a big bunch of it, just enough to see how well he likes it.

I am a big fan of healthy dog food as you probably know by now.  I used to make homemade dog food for our previous dog who had food allergies.  That is why we chose our puppys’ food carefully after a lot of research.

The best source for finding out about healthy dog food and even some dog foods to never feed your dog, my friend Sharda has a great resource called Dog Food Dangers.  If you want to know what is the best food to feed your dog and why it is the best, click on the link highlighted above.

Oh yeah, we are trying out a “bark deterrent” collar on Kash.  It is the last resort before I rip his barker clean out of his throat!  He will bark non-stop with the most ear piercing sharp, pain-to-the-brain bark for 5-8 minutes straight.  We have tried everything except “the collar”.  We are only using it under very controlled times and conditions as I do not want to harm him or make him scared to bark.  It’s complicated.

Throw your dog a bone.

Thomas

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