Blog Posts - Ranch Dogs

Photo Challenge: New Horizon

by AnnaBlakeBlog on Dec 12, 2016

The Passion to Punish

First, last, and always, this is the truth about communication with animals: Punishment is the lowest form of expression. A photo of this foster dog snuck out and a couple folks asked me about him. Okay, I’ll tell you, but if you’re exp...
by AnnaBlakeBlog on Nov 18, 2016

Rescue: Training the Things We Take for Granted

I thought all corgis slept belly up and snored like your weird uncle.
by AnnaBlakeBlog on Jul 22, 2016

Singleton Dreams: Shedding in the Bedding

May I return tonight victorious--with liver treats and beer!
by AnnaBlakeBlog on Aug 14, 2015

Buying the Right to Make a Correction.

She’s Tomboy. I don’t write about her often enough; she’s a little more serious than my corgi men. She’s a Briard, a French herding breed that has a very protective side. Tomboy appointed herself my personal bodyguard when she...
by AnnaBlakeBlog on Jun 26, 2015

Walter on Positive Pet/Vet Training.

Thanks for not mentioning my big nasty scab. I woke up last week with a corgi toenail inside my ear.
by AnnaBlakeBlog on Apr 10, 2015

Weekly Photo Challenge: Rule of Thirds

The Rule of Thirds is a design term used when an object is not centered, but instead has visual tension because its placement creates movement within the frame. On our farm, a good herding/guarding dog, like my Tomboy, is never at the center. She fra...
by AnnaBlakeBlog on Feb 23, 2015

Why I Like Bad-Dogs.

Just like Eddie Haskel, you could almost hear Golden Retrievers say, "Well, hello Anna, have you lost weight?" *wag-wag-wag*...
by AnnaBlakeBlog on Jan 30, 2015

Weekly Photo Challenge: Twinkle

Rescue Corgis, DBA The Little Men: Walter and the Preacher Man. This twinkle inspired by true love. Or maybe leftover turkey. Hard to say. Anna Blake, Infinity Farm. And P.S. If you like my blog, please consider hitting the follow button. I’m t...
by AnnaBlakeBlog on Dec 15, 2014

Weekly Photo Challenge- Gone, But Not Forgotten

Howdy Hero The Wild Texas Wind (Windy) Gone within days of each other, two years ago this month. Still family–dearly loved and profoundly missed. Anna Blake, Infinity Farm. WordPress Photo Challenge is a weekly prompt to share a photo- I enjoy...
by AnnaBlakeBlog on Dec 8, 2014

Waiting out the storm with the Dogs of War.

Have I mentioned that even on this scale--war is hell.
by AnnaBlakeBlog on Nov 14, 2014

Weekly Photo Challenge: Adventure

  Morning chores with Tomboy, the briard. It’s more of an adventure for some of us than others but she’s right. It’s good to be reminded: There is a fresh new world out there every day. Chase some varmints and protect your herd...
by AnnaBlakeBlog on Sep 8, 2014

Weekly Photo Challenge: Container

It’s the best container for a hairy black dog in July. This is Tomboy (aka Swamp Thing.) She likes the pond better, but we negotiated this solution because it turns out there’s a reason they don’t make bath salts scented with Pond S...
by AnnaBlakeBlog on Jul 21, 2014

Walter Sings the Songs of his People.

My friend Sarah says, “All dog stories end the same way.” I know what she means. None of us humans are getting out alive either. There is nothing remarkable about death. It’s as common as dirt. Disclaimer: No tissues allowed. Really, this t...
by AnnaBlakeBlog on May 30, 2014

Weekly Photo Challenge: Threshold

On this side, us. On that side, ducks with no clear direction, cats with bi-polar issues, large black dogs who think they have a right to the humans here. Life is complicated. Sometimes it’s better to ponder the possibilities from a safe place.
by AnnaBlakeBlog on Apr 7, 2014

Weekly Photo Challenge: Abandoned

ABANDONED…..NO MORE! Not the Corgis…Me. I’m no longer abandoned in the bathroom, ostracized in a tiny damp room that smells of soap and lotion. No longer doomed to brief moments of loneliness and tragic solitude in this, the most da...
by AnnaBlakeBlog on Mar 4, 2014

Weekly Photo Challenge: Treasure

“Some of our greatest historical and artistic treasures we place in museums; others, we take for walks.” -Roger Caras Anna Blake, Infinity Farm. WordPress Photo Challenge is a weekly prompt to share a photo- I enjoy twisting these macro p...
by AnnaBlakeBlog on Feb 17, 2014

The Corgi Witness Protection Program.

Did you know there is a Corgi Witness Protection Program? Do you have room for a dog with a history? It’s the one year anniversary of the day that Walter came here from Wyoming to rescue the Dude Rancher and I from the peace and quiet of the Colora...
by AnnaBlakeBlog on Jan 17, 2014

Weekly Photo Challenge: Joy

 It’s Walter the Corgi, in case you don’t recognize him from this angle. The game is a combination of snowboarding and snow angel creation. He takes a speedy run and launches to a long jump, taking a quarter turn in mid-air, like a jet,...
by AnnaBlakeBlog on Dec 30, 2013

Weekly Photo Challenge: Let There Be Light!

My candle burns at both ends’ It will not last the night; But, ah, my foes, and oh, my friends- It gives a lovely light!  –Edna St. Vincent Millay. Walter, resident light source at Infinity Farm. No one does it any better. Always the sam...
by AnnaBlakeBlog on Dec 3, 2013

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