Collie Mix Especially Border Collie-Aussie Mix Dogs Are Smart!
Kash the Dog is a collie mix dog that is more Australian Shepherd than Collie.
Kash the Dog is one of those critters that can be very smart, and the master has to be just a tick smarter, or he/she will get run over. He has learned to be vocal, many sounds and barks I can decipher, but some still baffle me.
He has different barks for squirrels, a bark for cats, a bark for rabbits, a special vicious bark for raccoons, and then an all together different bark for humans. I know them all and it just amazes my wife when I tell her what he is barking at.
At one time we bought a bark collar that we only had to put on him 2 times and he got the message. That was when he was a pup and would bark his brain piercing bark non stop for no reason. It was such a sharp bark it would hurt my wife’s ears so bad she would be in tears!
After we took the time and invested in an dog training course, and Kash finally bonded with us, (it was a 6 month process!) he has become a fantastic, loyal companion!
We take Kash on cross country, all back roads, adventures every summer. We are usually traveling for weeks. He is a great traveler. Kash has been swimming in all the Great Lakes, the Pacific Ocean, Atlantic ocean, many, many rivers and lakes, even under a couple waterfalls!
We travel in our Honda Odyssey, equipped with a custom made sleeping platform. Our travel gear fits in totes under the platform. We have a 8 inch memory foam mattress that we sleep on and Kash has his own memory foam dog bed. With a built in ice cooler and a small one burner stove, we are equipped to camp at select scenic campgrounds, or wherever.
I am a photographer and take thousands of digital photos while on vacation. My camera of choice is a small Panasonic Lumix DMC -FZ300K which is going to replace my Lumix DMC – FZ60 that is now a few years old. It is the best camera for how I travel and take photos. I have 1.3 million photos taken with 2 of those Panasonic cameras and not a single problem! Not even when it was dragged through the mud hanging around my panicked, running full blast, dog for a 100 yards!
Well, we are planning another trip, we just don’t know when. We will post some new photos when we do.
See you next post. (it won’t be quite so long)
Thomas & Kash
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