Profile: I am an animal and nature lover, happiest when I'm walking, riding or skiing my farm's trails with my dogs. My husband and I have 3 dogs, 2 horses and a barn cat. I live in southern Ontario, but have also lived in Germany, Colorado and Phoenix (husband was air force pilot). Although most have been pure bred sighthounds, all our dogs have been rescues. All our dogs are trained to stay on our 6 km network of groomed trails, so they have a free run with me every day.
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Willow is a Blue Tick/Beagle cross, and was adopted from the humane society at 6 months old. She has a great life with us... she has a daily walk on our farm's 6 km of trails, with her sister Ivy and her brother Max. She also comes with me when I ski and ride, and LOVES to catch frisbies. She is my barn companion, and joins me each evening when I bring the horses in. She will check to see that Grace (our barn kitty) is in for the evening, and she stands where the horses are to turn to come in to their stalls, ensuring that they each go where they are supposed to. Willow is the BEST cuddler... she will stretch alongside me, wrapped in my arms, sleeping deeply.View Profile
Ivy was a racing greyhound for 5 years, at which point we adopted her. She and and our other dogs, Willow and Max, are great buddies, and love their daily walks on our farm's 6 km of trails. Ivy has learned to use her long pointy nose to flip your hand onto the top of her head for patting. She has also learned that a quick waggle of her nose in your crotch (!) will also prompt a quick patting... rather startling to visitors, but we think it is cute! She still has the scars on her face from the racing muzzle, but all the emotional scars have disappeared.View Profile
Max is our adopted afghan hound, coming to us at 5 years old when his former family (who loved him dearly) moved from the country to the city. Like all afghans, Max seems more like a monkey/kitten cross than a dog... then throw in a bit of diva movie star and you've pretty much got it! Being an afghan, he took a bit longer to train, but now enjoys a free run every day with me, Willow and Ivy. If you would like to see a video of him shortly after he was fully trained, here's a link for you: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Bc6J_vjsrY. Thanks for all your sweet comments!View Profile
Owen is a ray of sunshine in a puppy body. Depending on the moment, he is ripping around full bore with his tail tucked, smiling happily into your eyes, or sleeping quietly at your feet. He loves learning new things and at 10 weeks knows several commands and hand signals. He is very treat motivated!! He adores our senior afghan Max, often lying near him and watching his every move. Which is kind of how we are with Max and Owen!View Profile