Animal Communication & Energy Work

A very good friend of mine has recently launched a website for the amazing work she does as an animal communicator & energy worker.  Sue has had a profound impact on my life in the time that I have known her, and has made such a difference in how I work with the dogs! We would not be where we are without all of her help.

Check out her website here: http://www.animalandpetways.ca/

Sue is also on twitter – you can follow her there too 🙂 https://twitter.com/AnimalPetways

~ Karen

The Next Chapter

So much has changed since I last sat down with my laptop to share my experience of life with the world. We have moved from the home that we thought was our forever home, to a place where all my agility dreams are going to come true. There is so much to say just on that! But I will blog later about our adventures here 🙂

What I really want to share this morning is video from a seminar I participated in with Kayl McCann hosted at the gorgeous McCann Agility arena in Flamborough, Ontario. I was lucky enough to audit the camp the first three days, then participate the last two with my dog Cash. I was able to feel what is possible with this dog, and glimpse the future – while being challenged, and inspired to keep working. It was one of the best experiences of my life! Check out some of my favourite moments here:

As always – thanks for listening!

Karen

Ready for Jamaica!!!!

If I had to do it again I would book our vacation for February.  Not to complain, going away is AWESOME.  But… in February the multiple polar vortexes and regular occurrence of more snow than I could shovel REALLY made me want to scratch my eyeballs out.  Also made me want to invest in a snowblower.

These guys however really enjoyed the snow:

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I swear every time I walked out the door and wanted to cry they jumped for joy.  Kept me smiling most of the winter!

Anyway – I digress.  The reason for this post is… JAMAICA.  Less than one week from now I will be on the beach, enjoying a nice cold beverage, and the SUN.  I cannot wait!  We booked our vacation with Air Canada – and it was one of those surprise packages where they don’t tell you exactly where you are going.  That type of thing works well if you are a bit cheap (you get a better deal) and you aren’t too particular about where you land… or are indecisive!

Regardless of where we end up – it will be warmer than here, and a welcomed break from the real world!

Going to miss my dogs though…

– Karen

Why do dogs eat Poop?

Some things I will just never understand about my canine friends. Maya my older border collie is a little bit whacky in general – but she is really whacky when it comes to poop. Especially cat poop.  I also have two indoor cats, and my neighbours seem to think it a great idea to raise feral cats…so you can see how this might be a bit of a problem in my life at times!

I have these AWESOME dome shaped litter boxes in the house, that are “supposed” to be dog proof.  I assure you that does not apply to border collies.  Especially at 2am.

If eating it isn’t gross enough, when she finds the neighbours feral cat poop in our yard she chooses to roll in it.  I know. Disgusting.  Thing is – she looks PROUD of herself, and VERY happy all covered in that nastiness.  I need an outdoor dog shower.

Until next time!

– Karen

Winter Wonderland

Today I am off from work, and so have spent my day chilling out with my two border collies Maya & Cash. Well chilling out border collie style… You see, it’s SNOWING at my house. I live in a part of Ontario that really doesn’t get a whole lot of snow, and when we do it prefers to melt almost immediately and become mud. Not only is it actively snowing outside, but there is accumulation occurring from the bast few days. It’s truly magical out there!

My BCs – Maya especially LOVE romping in the snow – so we set out in the field behind our house to do just that. I video taped them playing and made this little video of it:

My dogs bring me so much joy, and I today is a totally perfect kind of day. One day I hope that my life can just be this all the time – perfect doggie happiness. I learn so much from these two – they are always in the moment, love with every fibre of their being, and are joy incarnate.

By the way – 4km in shin deep snow is FAR harder on the human body than the canine! Enjoy your Wednesday 🙂

– Karen