Amazing Maisie: Intelligent Disobedience? Or Just Intelligence?

I have often wondered how intelligent disobedience is taught. Because I don’t use Maisie away from home yet I haven’t really looked into it much. But today she ignored a command of mine so that she could follow a different, previous command. Here is what went down: During the day my “spot” is at the …
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Hard at Work

Today is a work day for Maisie and me. She hasn’t worn her pack in a long time – probably a year – but if I’m going to take her away from home I want her to carry my nitro tabs, chewable aspirin, inhaler, my wallet and phone, etc. We are just beginning work on …
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What About Chuy?

What about Chuy indeed! I post a lot about Maisie, as she and I are joined at the hip, but Chuy is a big part of our family too! So here’s his story and some pictures (of course). Back in 2016 I lost my minpin Pharaoh to heart disease. (I’m still not over it; he …
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The Other Night – Another Maisie Tale

I do believe I still need to post about Maisie’s (known) early days, then when she came to live with me, how I worked with her, etc. – above and beyond what I shared previously but for now I just have another tale to tell :). A couple of evenings ago I had a dilemma, …
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Our Weekend

Pete and I had a lovely weekend together! I’ll just share a few pictures here for your enjoyment! My beautiful sweet gurl Maisie, just being cute. My handsome hot hunk of a husband grilling my steak for supper. The flock is growing! About 10 were stopping by to see what the birds left behind early …
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Aug. 26 ~ National Dog Day!

It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of dogs…so what better way to celebrate than to post pictures of our own two? Chuy is a rehome, some sort of terrier (JRT?) mix. He was originally an ESA for me, back when I was starting to get used to having dogs to help, and he …
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Sisters Take A Trip – Day 2

First place we went was where Gwen had an appointment. Since there are stairs leading up to the office I waited in the car. Next she had an appointment to look at a possible apartment. We ate at Cheddar’s today. I only eat one meal/day when I’m not eating my normal LCHF; this helps keep …
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Love Savin’ Me Some $$$!

I wish I’d thought of this sooner! But I buy the soft training treats for Maisie’s outdoor work, it holds her attention better and is a more rewarding reward. For most things we get the Charlie Bear treats, they both love them. They also like Alpo’s Variety Snaps…but anyway… The soft training treats are very …
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