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Dogs, Long Sentences & Altruism

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Katya Reading Local Newspaper The dogs generally don’t string more than two words together but occasionally they’ll go further. Katya and Remus tend to be at the vanguard of complexity. This afternoon Katya used a mix of sign and vocals … Continue reading

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Dog Names

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Kavi on Snow Dogs use names. They know their own name. They know each other’s names as I use them and they have names for each other that are used by all of the pack. They even have a name … Continue reading

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Speaker for the Dogs

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Katya Focused So I’m working in the evening and I hear Katya say something out in the main room. I didn’t quite catch it so I call out “Katya, come to me.” She pokes her head in under the curtain … Continue reading

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Conversations with a Dog

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Fireworks The dogs and I don’t talk about deep philosophical things. But then I’m not so incline. Rather we talk about practical things. Livestock, predators, the weather, engineering, ferrets, fish, food, fire… Fire… Remus loves to talk about fire. “Can … Continue reading

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Of Porcupines and Stock Car Racing

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Stainless Steel Forceps – Quill Outerators I tried to explain to Kavi, one of our livestock guardian herding dogs, that we now have airplanes so that if he wants to get somewhere fast he can just fly there, he doesn’t … Continue reading

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Makes Me Want to Gag

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Kavi on Cliff On of our livestock guardian dogs Kavi had gotten a stomach bug or something. Maybe he ate somebody he didn’t agree with. In any case he threw up a little bit of bark and bile Friday evening. … Continue reading

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Bilingual Dogs

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Walter and Friends in Warmer Days Growing up I knew a talking sheepdog, one of those big long haired ones, who spoke a half dozen or so English words in a thick accent. No, he didn’t have an English accent … Continue reading

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Tigers in Apple Tree

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Hope & Tigers in Apple Tree Apples and pears are some of the tasty things we grow for our pigs. Usually the pigs get them as drops from the trees that grow in the lines between paddocks and out in … Continue reading

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Communicating Complexities

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Kavi Stalking We have limited communications with our dogs. They understand hundreds of words in our speech and sign language that we use on the farm for herding and other things. The dogs are also able to talk to us … Continue reading

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Over!

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When the dairy truck comes by to deliver it’s daily load of whey for the pigs Remus, one of our livestock guardian dogs, clearly calls out “Over!” repeatedly to the other dogs. He’s telling them to get off the driveway. … Continue reading

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