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"Gone to the Dogs" & the following page, "Natural Equine Supplements" were a part of my 'old' site. [For those of you that don't recall,- it disappeared with the rest of Talk City.] My intention had been to omit these subjects on this 'new & improved' site but I've actually received requests that they be posted.  As a result, I decided to once again include them. [Does this mean that people aren't just looking at the pictures? ;-)] Enjoy the read!

 

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No tour of Cloughrinka Stables would be complete without meeting the canine contingency! No, we don't breed or show our dogs but they're still a very important & dear  presence. To put it simply,- they're family! [...or in other words, if you don't like dogs, this probably isn't the best place to spend an afternoon...]

We're partial to herding dogs and so the pack includes: 'Indie', 'Gin' & 'Molly'- Australian Cattle Dogs [AKA- heelers], 'Ponch' - a Border Collie cross and 'Jack' - an Australian Shepherd cross.

This crew will work stock, protect the farm, carry on a never ending game of frisbee and be tireless, loyal companions... even if they are a little too smart at times!

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[Just as a side note: Please support your local animal shelters and rescue groups. There are so many good dogs out there that need good homes.... Thanks!]  
                            

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Jack is the resident senior statesman. 3/4 Australian Shepherd and 1/4 Rottweiler, he's often referred to as a "Rot N Aussie".

Jack is a guardian of the first degree, loves to 'shake hands' and is one of the most loving companions anyone could ever wish to know. Although he was born in a horse barn about a dozen years ago, one of his favorite winter places is in front of the fireplace. 
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Indie is short for the 'Indigo Dingo' or 'too expletive deleted Independent',- it just depends on what kind of day it's been! Anyone who lives with a cattle dog will tell you it's like having an additional shadow. In my case, I have two extra shadows & Indie is one of them.

To be precise, Indie is an Australian Cattle Dog. [I've had 'heelers' for over 20 years & I wouldn't know how to exist without them. Gotta love those "Bluies"!]
Typical of the breed, she's incredibly smart, loyal and has enough energy to put the Ever Ready rabbit to shame!

A great frisbee dog, at 5 years of age, Indie is starting to mellow a little. You'll always know if I'm working a horse in the pen,- she'll be stationed by the gate watching. 
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Cattle dogs aren't the breed for everyone. For some of us, though, it's just about the only breed. If you think you might be so inclined, click below. There are a lot of great cattle dogs out there looking for great forever homes. Good luck & I hope this link helps someone!   

Australian Cattle Dog Rescue

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Gin is another Australian Cattle Dog. I take that back,- Gin isn't 'another' anything! She's always within reach & is my fiercest protector. It's not unusual for me to wake up in the morning to find her sitting over me, patiently [?] waiting for our day to begin. [Please note,- having an ACD means never going to the bathroom alone!] Gin has been called 'intense'. She's all the things that you expect of a heeler,- super smart, energetic & as loyal as the day is long.

If you were wondering about her name, it follows the logic that a cattle dog is, after all, a 'beef eater'. Gin was brought to us through the efforts of a herding dog rescue group & I am forever grateful!   

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Poncho is a Border Collie cross whom we found [when  approximately 8 weeks old] abandoned on the side of a busy four lane. I think we all won the day we stopped and picked him up!

Although he occaisonally suffers from selective hearing [don't they all...] Ponch is pretty much the epitome of an all around farm dog. He'll herd stock [sometimes even when it's a planned event!], barks when someone pulls up to the barn & terrorizes the squirrels.
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[Oh no!!! Now I'll have to make a page for all the cats, too...]

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