Tuesday, April 24, 2012

house dog to farm dog..

From childhood till now, I can never remember a time where I was not completely owned by a dog. I know that animals are what I was born to journey along side through my paths of life...and I am very grateful for such a calling. Animals have taught me more than I could have ever learned without them.

So there are farm dogs, house dogs and house/farm dogs! Libby is a champion bred Lhasa Apso. I had her and her long pedigree flown in from Oklahoma and convinced, even myself, that maybe I would show her at some point. That was over 5 years ago and Libby is still no show dog but she is one very happy farm dog! All the dogs tend to be my shadow but Libby is the one that is under my feet with every step...in the house or at the barn, Libby is in sync with my feet. Farm life means her gorgeous full coat is now a short practical do! She used to be all about the fuss and muss of her long blond locks but now its fresh warm milk, hanging out with the hens and long walks. She can also find an egg nest faster than anyone and is my number one cheese fan. There's so much to love about Libby and she always loves unconditionally in return.

Libby the champion sired house to farm dog :)

There's always a little milk left over for my shadow

She firmly believes this is why I have legs!

Making do with napping in a basket when my lap or legs are busy

Dogs & humans equally loving our walks

My goal in life is to be as good of a person my dog already thinks I am.  ~Author Unknown

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