I just came back from Heaven on Earth. Or so it should be called. Glenhighland Farm in Morris, NY, where I just spent 6 days with my 3 dogs and a friend/student with her one dog. No leashes, no time schedules, no phone, no computer, no email, no contact with much of the outside world, AND NO TICKS! Just 4 dogs, 60 miles of trails and now 4 very, very tired and dirty dogs (and me).
more to come after my nap...
....okay, so it is almost a week later and I am still napping. Turns out I had a tad bit of heatstroke (I think) and did too much when it was too hot and I was a sick puppy. I also walked about 90+ miles, so no wonder why I am exhausted!
I was very proud of my dogs - they were all great cramped into an RV. Shadow was very good because he has never been in that kind of situation before and allowed my friend to pet him and direct him away when he became too pushy. He ignored the other campers there and in fact, at one point, he swam across the creek and I didn't realise there were a group of people at the edge. I whistled to him and he came swimming back to me. How about that for a recall! At one point, my friend was watching Shadow being very pushy to me and said, "You know, he is acting just like a black Lab." I said, "Maybe he was one in a previous life." And he instantly jumped up, ears pricked, very attentive and said, "Yes I was!"
Beau only airsnapped another dog once and Emma was very calm.
All in all, nothing earthshattering happened - good or bad. It was just a nice relaxing vacation, where I was completely content to just sit at times and do nothing. As the week progressed, my dogs also felt the same way <g>
Causes Pamela Dennison Supports
Glenhighland Farm (Border collie rescue), NEBCR (New England Border collie rescue)