Monthly Archives: June 2016

Sophie Taz Murphy, Nov. 11, 2002 – June 30, 2016

Sophie earned her middle name “Taz” because as a puppy, she used to race around the house like the Tasmanian Devil, but after 13 years her body gave out and today, with a heavy heart, we said goodbye. We called … Continue reading

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Sophie gives us a scare

Sophie threw a scare into us this past Sunday afternoon and neither of us really thought she’d live through the night. For some time now, we’ve suspected that she has congestive heart failure and think that she had a mild … Continue reading

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In the tall, tall grass

I thought I’d work the guys on some birds before the foxtail and cheat grass ripen, particularly since neither Doc nor Mia have been on birds for several months. Everyone got a run in the pasture before we began training … Continue reading

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Happy Father’s Day

Hope everyone had a happy Father’s Day. Carrie bought me a circular saw for Father’s Day so we got the lumber and spent the day making raised garden boxes. They’re 5×10 feet, 16 inches tall and with two finished, we … Continue reading

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Give him the once over. Twice.

Originally posted on Scott Linden Outdoors:
Cheatgrass, foxtails … watch for them. This is the best time of year for humans, but the worst time of year for our dogs. Maybe I’m not telling you anything new, but just in…

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Mia substitutes at 4H

The 4H kids are training weekly during the summer, and this week Mia got her chance at 4H. A new kid just signed up and needed a dog so I volunteered Mia. Then at the last moment, Elvis’ young handler … Continue reading

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Feathers and fur

A pair of ducks lay claim to my little pond and I’m not sure if they’re nesting, so I’ve been keeping the dogs out of the pasture just in case. The two Mallards must have gone exploring because I caught … Continue reading

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