Shiloh arrived last fall and quickly became best friends with Winchester. Shiloh is a friendly, loving, loveable, fun loving collie who enjoys life until he gets bored.

once that happens Shiloh kicks into action chaotically creating chaos and whipping the Meadow into craziness. This has earned Shiloh the name Captain Chaos. Then add Winchester to the mix who is Super Psycho and brings planning to the chaos and we have the Dastardly Duo whose antics bring howls of glee from Ginger who uses the distractions to her advantage…..

above is their mugshot…. Er picture. As you can see Captain Chaos is about whip into action as Super Psycho is looking for the next target with his blue eye which like the eye of Sauron from the lord of the rings misses nothing and pierces the soul.

Once Super Psycho zeroes in into action they go gleefully weaving their chaotic assault with Winchester methodically doing his thing while Shiloh chaotically adds to the confusion working together towards their goal. Sometimes it is funny and fun other times intervention is needed which then of course Gingers adds her twist which keeps the action going.

Huh, look at all the smoke, fire and rubble, that was fun and kept me entertained. Dad looks mad, where did Ginger go and why is Winchester’s eye piercing my soul. Time to be cute and loving so I can get out of this mess.

RIP Mickey

Two weeks from today…. a new face will arrive at the meadow. Excitement is building, Ginger is plotting on how to recruit him to the dark side. A few pictures of Shiloh. 🙂

Hi, I am Shiloh.
Who is this Ginger I hear about? She has already written to me telling me she will be my only friend at my new home. But, I hear others say the Old Guy is good to collies. Who is Winchester, I hear him and I will be play buddies. I am a curious guy who likes to run, hope Winchester likes to run, that is what I hear.

What is a doggie bomb. Ginger says she will teach me how to make them……..

Two weeks!!!! I am curious about my new home and family. I am not sure I want to be like Ginger, I like to be held and to cuddle…… but I am curious and will investigate everything. Ginger tells me if I do not like it at the meadow she will help me hop a train to Georgie…. wherever that is…. See you all in Two weeks! -Shiloh

THE OLD GUY HAS TURNED HIS BACK…. The voting in our previous post is still going on!!!! Remember, vote for me!!! GINGER!!!!! The vote combined with the collie vote is close… help me to become President. Collies of the world unite!!!!

I am the candidate that kisses babies!!! See! 🙂 VOTE!!!!

With the upcoming election the collies have gotten into the mood for polyticks themselves and the following does not constitute in anyway upon our current election or support for anyone and is meant to insult everyone…. 🙂

There is growing fervor at the Meadow.  The Northern and North Central Meadow is content with the current system and supports the continuation of using Gold Meadow food which is a high protein stable solid food.  Led by their Champion, Lil Hallie who is the lieutenant of the Old Guy she is for the status quo with her Reprobate Party.  Her hero after the old guy is William McKinley.  McKinley stood for his own Gold Meadow in his day.

However, out in the West Meadow there is a big movement going on for the Hard working hungry Mick and his Pop-u-in-the-lip Party is wanting a new Meadow food, the Silver Meadow food. It is a smaller piece food but for the same price they get 16 pieces to one.  They are also working for collie control of the means of buying and distributing the food and for a food bank where extra food is bought and stored in case they are more hungry than normal. Mick loves the old guy and his hero is James B. Weaver,

The South Meadow and Eastern Plains Meadow have their champion, the leader of the Demoncraps, Ginger.  Ginger while a member of the Demoncraps also supports what the Pop-u-in-lips wants and her party is better organized and she is loved for her silver tongue speeches which whip the collies across the meadow into a frenzy.  There is high hopes in some sections of the Meadow that Ginger will win and upset the status quo.  Ginger’s hero is William Jennings Bryan –

Lil’ Hallie stays in the house for the collies to come and talk with her as she espouses the safety and protection of the status quo. Her right hand man, Rutherford prints out tons of flyers stating their case which is simple.  ” We stand for the solidness and enrichment of the Gold Meadow Food which has always fed our collies since the beginning.  We believe everyone is treated fairly and we are against the suculism of the crazy populinthelips and the Demoncraps.  The Gold Meadow Food has stood the test of time in providing us with solid nutrition.  Stay the course. By t he way the popuinthelips are crazy lunatics and Ginger is a power hungry monster who wants to tax you out of existence. The Gold Meadow food comes in bigger pieces and better for you and Silver Meadow food is not as good for you and its 16 pieces are barely bigger than on piece of Gold Meadow.”

Mick and the Popuinthelips Party are for what is stated above. They have a lot of power for they are large like Mick is and they have decided to swing their support behind Ginger officially but with Mick as the VP candidate..  Their release states ; “Popuinthelips stand for equality and 16 to one pieces of Silver Meadow Food so we can have more food. It is high time that the old guy, his minions the Reprobates hear our cry as we suffer from the lack of what is fair. Vote for Ginger in this election”

Ginger tours the Meadow and the collies are whipped into a frenzy by her wonderful speeches.  A quote from Ginger’s speeches. “They have laughed at our asking for more, they have scoffed at our ideas, but we no longer beseech and we no longer ask, we stand defiant and are now on the move.  We only want what is rightfully ours, we also only want control of it.  Is it too much to ask for fairness?  They state that our Silver Meadow Food is smaller, but 16 pieces together make up more than their one piece, they state is is not as good for us, but we can have more and make up the lack of nutrition by overwhelming numbers of food.  They calls us suculists, but we are not suculists, we are only trying to reform their crapitalism so we too can have our fair share.  We are the majority here, why do we have to answer to the few.  Should we not control our food, how it is bought and distributed and to set aside some just in case leaner times come so we can survive?  Who is more important here?  Shall the collies rule?  Burn down the house and leave the meadows alone and the house will spring up again.  But burn down the meadows and the house will fall down in ruins!  Do not listen to lil’ Hallie who is the mouthpiece for the old guy.  We stand on the verge of destiny! IT is time we took our rightful place in the course for history. Vote for me for World Dictator… er.. President of the Meadows and I will handle the old guy!!!”

The campaign has been hard fought and the Ginger toured the meadow daily till exhausted. Li’Hallie sat inside and comfy next to the old guy and took in audiences while Rutherford handed out his propaganda.  Meanwhile Winchester did the same for Ginger.  Mick continued to support Ginger in the West Meadow but in the South he began siding with the Reprobates because in the South the Demoncraps are seen as part of establishment.

Voting finally came today….   and the votes are as follows;

Lil Hallie  2.5 votes!

Ginger     2.5  votes!

What?  Who voted both ways?


Sorry, I Mick of the popuinthelips voted  a half vote for each one.  While I support Ginger, both parties are establishment in certain areas.  Dont know how this will change things but I was torn because I like the old guy, support ginger and Lil’ Hallie arranged for us to get a bit more food so I am happy.






I Ginger call upon our readers to voice your opinion!!!!   Vote for me as President so I have power to take on the old guy.  Vote for me! Vote  for  me  President  of  the Meadow.  Then  someday  World Dictator!

Coming in October

After the Sabbath on Saturday we took a trip on Sunday to a small farm of some very nice ppl who happen to also be believers. They have some beautiful collies which turn out to be related to ours having some of the same ancestors as ours have.

We had a reason to go here. I was looking around on the net and saw a very unique looking puppy that was similar to what I was orginally trying to breed for in the past concerning colors, except this one has a very unique look.

We were greeted by some very, very nice ppl who made us feel like we were right at home and we were able to meet this young pup and it was love at first sight, although he is just about 4 weeks old so he is more interested in sleeping and eating than making human friends right now. But, he is a slightly shy very gentle puppy who even when playing with his siblings was gentle and fun loving.

I have a couple of pictures of him when he was two weeks old so his blaze is not as large as it was in this picture but his unique face pattern for a collie that attracted my attention will really stand out when he grows up.

We went with two names. Remington, a name I love and is full of great American history and the other Shiloh which has a deep meaning to me for it was the first capital of Ancient Israel, was where the Tabernacle resided until moved to Jerusalem. The word Shiloh also is a variation of Shalom, which means Godly Peace, Contentment and fulfillment and in another context G-D’s gift. Lastly but great of all it has Messianic meaning being the name given to coming and returning Messiah and L-RD and Savior.

If he was a spitfire like Winchester he was going to be Remington, if sweet and gentle he will be Shiloh. Well, he is sweet an gentle and at this time of deep changes here at the Meadow the name has deep meaning in many ways. Shiloh comes home towards mid-October. We can’t wait.

Ginger is mortified, for she wanted a Remington, Winchester is mystified and Rutherford could care less, Mick is looking forward to another puppy. He loves pups and lil Hallie, she is ready to guide him and lead him into being a part of the family.

More news coming as we move closer to the Meadow having another new, young face showing up. Somehow I am not sure this one will be a Ginger minion…. but perhaps Ginger will reform? Probably not…. Will be interesting to see…. WELCOME SHILOH!!!


Thank You!

To everyone who gave us such wonderful words of support and comfort we say thank you. The outpouring of comfort, support and kind words as well as the belief that our furry family members will be in the afterlife with us is a great comfort at such times. Each of you, please know if you have a blog we do visit and love it, however we for some reason cannot always leave comments due to some system error.

As we enter into a period of moving into the future changes are coming. We have found the breeder who had our Anya’s father and we are looking to try for a spring puppy from them It would be a joyous moment if that happens.

In the meantime we have another puppy in the works who is a very unique looking little puppy. This puppy is what I at one time envisioned coming out of our lines if the breeding has worked out. However there is a great debate going on over a name if this puppy comes here. Remington or Shiloh. Personally, I love both names, Remington which would go well with our Winchester but Shiloh, it has so many wonderful connotations, everything from Messianic meanings, to being the first place where the Tabernacle was set up in Ancient Israel and it is also in Hebrew can be a variation of Shalom, meaning Peace, peaceful, or fulfillment, contentment or tranquility depending upon its use or source.

Give us your thoughts on Remington or Shiloh…… picture of the puppy once this has been sealed…

vote or else, I Ginger need to rebuild my army for world domination

dscf4975On June 15th our Ellie was called home by the G-D of my ancestors.  She was over 13 and half years old.  She passed while we were at her side and she was alert and interacting with us when she passed.  Another piece of my heart is gone with her passing.  She was Trevor’s daughter and my last earthly link to him is now gone.  RIP dear Ellie.

As we now turn to the future with the small remnant of quickly aging babies who were born here and Ginger and Winchester we are now working on bringing into our home some new, young collies to be come part of the collie family and its culture before they are all gone.

There is sort of a continuation when the old blend with the new and yet because of their personalities things change, but in a consistent and gradual manner instead all new.  I guess it has helped us to keep part of the past alive as the new slowly comes in.  It is a bittersweet moment moving into the future away from the family line of collies we have loved and lived with for over 3 generations.  As they slowly fade from our midst knowing we are losing something that can never be regained is sort of hard to live with.  However, knowing there is a new future coming is sort of exciting in itself.  There may be a unusual blend of old and new in the works, but it is too early to count on this event. But, we will keep you updated as there are plans afoot to bring this blog back to life as we move into the future.

Why the pause for the past couple of recent years?  We have been a pretty popular blog for a while and to let go means a rebuilding here also.  However, as you can see the rate of passing of our now elderly collies has been picking up in speed and it is difficult to write of  nothing but death, or so and so needs medication and watching them slowly decline to their final moments.  We have spent the past couple of years enjoying our final moments with the collies we have, nursing them, loving them, comforting them and giving back to them as they gave to us for all these years.  Hard decisions have had to be made and a lot of loss and pain has been endured for they all grew old together.

Ginger still plots and schemes, Winchester tears across the backyard whipping the collies into a frenzy that because of their ages doesnt last as long now.  Lil Hallie still goes for walks, but at a much slower pace as Winchester leads the way going up far ahead and then comes back to urge Hallie on.  Mick is still doing silly things, and Rutherford still struts, although at a shorter distance now as he still grins that silly grin.  We have lots of good times yet, but because of age the rough and tumble, crazy never ending antics have slowed down as I too have slowed down a bit due to age.  As I sit her writing I am surrounded by the last of the line I love so much and I smile as I look at those loving eyes and those now graying faces looking at me and I realize looking back at them is a face with wrinkles, gray hair a smile that never goes away when I am around them.  My heart also hurts for I know our time together is coming to close very rapidly now.

I hear the echoes of their barking, stampeding across the yard and feel them jostling against me when there were 13 of them rampaging and frolicking across the yard.  That will be with me for the rest of my life and as it recedes further into the past I look to a future with Winchester leading the charge of a much smaller collie family across the meadow…..   with the echoes of Trevor, Laddie, Big Hallie, Smoke, Anya, Branwen, Ellie, Skylight, Wally (Rebel Yell) Niamh, MacKenzie, Teddy, Sadie, Chessie and soon joined by Lil Hallie, Mick, Rutherford and Ginger in the next year or two barking in the background.

The rebuilding and new adventures should be fun and exciting.  What new things will happen will be covered.  For now, we need the time to say goodbye…..  and to cherish what moments we have left.

More soon….

Yesterday our Rebel Yell, also nicknamed Wally (Wally Bear) was called home by the God of my ancestors passing from this life to the next.  Wally was the talker of our group bark-festing whenever he could.  He loved to run, was full of love and like his daddy Skylight was gentle, kind and never hurt anyone.  His calling by HaShem was quick and painless except to those he left behind.

Our hearts break for his loss from our lives but we take comfort that he lives on in the afterlife where we will meet again and when the New Jerusalem is built we will all play together in the new Heaven and Earth.

As always my pain is deep and he takes with him a part of my heart and I will feel the pain for a long, long time for he is the first collie born here to move to the other-world.While his earthly presence is gone he still lives on and we have Hatikvah (hope) knowing nothing the L-RD creates ever truly is gone.

I will miss his loving, glowing eyes and the fun loving streak of his non-stop activity.  He was the puppy no one wanted to buy so we kept him and what a treasure he was to us bringing us much joy and laughter. In time our tears of sadness will turn to tears of joy in remembering the blessing from G-D he turned out to be during his passing through this earth like we all do onto a better life on the other side.

RIP my dear Wally….. Baruch HaShem Adonai…. (Blessed Be The Name of the L-RD)… for we were truly blessed by your presence and we only hope you felt our deep love for you.  Play in the fields of Heaven with those who passed before you and someday… we will meet again.  12920420_10207632104273410_1505263074253568796_ndscf6088walter and rutherford 2013

For you Wally, a true gift from G-D who brought Hope and Joy to us as deep as my ancestors have had… thank you Wally… thank our L-RD our G-D, the living G-D who gives life and hope….



We collies learned some cool things in 2019 which was a very good year.  We were healthy, happy and it was a great year.  Through it we came to know about Emunah…. which is the Jewish concept of faith in G-d.  All things comes from HaShem (jewish for The NAME) and some are more fun than others.  But, the un-fun things are HIS way to turn us back to HIM.  So, 2019 was a wonderful year without many trials or tribulations and dad watched in joy as Winchester brought us back to having near riots everyday with bark-fests.

2020 however, started off with a deer-car incident, ice storm with no power and then a lay-off.  Looks like Dad is going back to work soon with a new job, the collie transport unit has been fixed and we have power.  WE collies are glad for we didnt want to freeze, need rides and will not have to sell off Ellie to feed us (Dad did not know about this plot by you know who!).

Recent warm weather has meant walks, although slower ones for most of us are old now.  But, we have fun anyways.  The snow is almost gone and we love MUD!!!  But, we have Emunah that that will soon be gone and warm weather will be here.  All things are good in the end.  At least that is what dad says……


Ginger on the other hand feels that if she was in charge there would be no tribulations for collies, just cats (especially cats) and humans, who would be our slaves…….  We have Emunah that G-D will not let that happen, although Ginger is plotting up a storm for her coming to power.

Back to the mud, Ginger turned on the hose and filled up the backyard with water and created her Mud spring healing bath to fund her world revolution… that was until Dad walked out and saw it.    Ginger of course had a muddy surprise for him which has put her in probation again.  Of course the cat got wet too;


Ginger here, dad turned his back and all I can say is wait till he see the water in the basement.  The furnace ought to be blowing water out the heat vents here soon.. Muwahahahahahahahah  Let’s see how that Emunah works then old guy!!! Oh, here he comes, pushing the button to send.. now… muwahaha-





The collies recently had their birthday bash.  A good time for all.

We found out Rebel Yell has problems with sugar levels and we almost lost him a few nights ago till we figured it out and feed him some maple syrup.  More about that soon.

Since we talked with  you all so long ago we have been doing what we do best and Ginger has her daily schemes and plots with Winchester involved.

We recently found out our friend Bongo Dog who has a wonderful blog passed across the bridge…..  we wept with sorrow.  RIP our dear friend.

We will be back regularly now.  Lots of catching up and the biggest news is that the old guy had stage 2 kidney disease, well the good Lord saw fit not only to help but healed him and the dr was stunned.  Praise be to God!!

More soon,,,,  stay tuned.