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Settled In

February 1st, 2014

Tara has been here four months now and she finally seems like she’s at home. She’s happy as a clam watching over her ducks/chickens/guineas.
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Our electric fences took a beating in the big ice storm so we took them down. Now she’s tethered or leashed to make sure she sticks around. She’s pretty good about staying close, but every now and then the urge to look for coyotes and foxes gets the best of her and she’ll head off into the woods.
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Almost every day I take her on a hike to look for coyotes and fox tracks, she has a blast. Every now and then she spooks the odd squirrel and really wants to chase it. Needless to say, I’m glad I’ve got biceps from gardening so I can keep hold of her leash.
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All-in-all she’s doing a great job. She even helped us keep the flock safe from a fox last week. This spring we’re hoping to start installing welded wire and electric perimeter fences around the pasture. Then we’ll let her run freely in that area.

Isn’t she a lovely chiots?

15 Comments to “Settled In”
  1. Jaye Whitney on February 1, 2014 at 7:32 am

    She’s absolutely lovely! She looks happy and healthy with you and seems to have found a great forever home.

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  2. Donna A. on February 1, 2014 at 8:20 am

    Such a beautiful dog. I’m so happy she’s doing well and doing a good job!

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  3. Nebraska Dave on February 1, 2014 at 9:23 am

    Susy, Tara is just doing what her instincts tell her to do. I’m sure you already know that especially in a young dog. Tara looks so content I have to wonder if she remembers any of her old life. I certainly hope not.

    We finally got a couple inches of snow last night. The first we have seen this year. City folks here dread snow but it is a necessary thing to have during the winter months in Nebraska. I am hoping for more during the month of February.

    Have a great taking Tara for a walk day.

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  4. amy on February 1, 2014 at 9:40 am

    She is just beautiful…..She looks so healthy…..happy….. and settled.

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  5. Amy S on February 1, 2014 at 11:46 am

    getting caught up on your blog this morning. she’s just beautiful!

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  6. Colleen on February 1, 2014 at 11:53 am

    Yes….Tara is a very lovely chiots!

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  7. DebbieB on February 1, 2014 at 12:06 pm

    She’s such a beautiful young animal, and I’m glad she’s found her place in your family, where she’ll have good work to do and excellent care.

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  8. KimH on February 1, 2014 at 2:56 pm

    Shes beautiful!!

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  9. Trish on February 1, 2014 at 6:04 pm

    trying to remember what breed she is? I didnt realize you were relying on electric fences to keep her in.

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  10. Pam on February 3, 2014 at 8:48 am

    Tara has the most beautiful eyes.

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  11. Chris on February 3, 2014 at 6:02 pm

    She is indeed lovely! What a difference in her facial expressions from when you first brought her home. :)

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  12. Cindy on February 3, 2014 at 11:21 pm

    I love her! I do wish you posted more pics and updates on her. She’s so beautiful!

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  13. Marcia on February 4, 2014 at 1:13 pm

    She has eyes that seem to want to speak.

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  14. Danni on February 5, 2014 at 3:58 am

    She is gorgeous!! Welcome home, sweet girl!

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  15. Brittany on February 11, 2014 at 8:28 pm

    First off I absolutely love your design of this website! Second off, this is such a sweet and nice article! I love the pictures you put with it and I loved reading it! I may have never owned a dog, but I want to now!

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