Those Versatile “Little Blue Dogs” – the Australian Shepherd

In the 1800s, it was common to see “the little blue dogs” working side by side with the herders in the mountains and pastures of the western United States. Ranchers valued these dogs for their independent intelligence but also their willingness to work as a partner with their owner. Over the last 150+ years, these […]


When you are out of doors this summer and fall, watch out for areas with foxtails which are now throughout the country as well as in Canada. Foxtails and similar grasses such as cheatgrass, squirreltail, June grass and some brome grass, have seed awns that are pointed, sharp, and barbed. These seeds easily drill into […]

How to Prevent Dog Bites in Children

Having a dog as a pet can be one of the cornerstones of a happy childhood. The joy and friendship of a dog can positively shape a child’s world, the benefits of which can be carried forward throughout his or her entire life. Teaching the do’s and don’ts regarding animals is one of the most […]