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MY DOG has a new collar that records his daily steps… HE HAD 45,000 STEPS YESTERDAY!!!






In case you haven’t met Natty (he’s 2 years old), here is a pic.  This is my favorite photo of him because it shows exactly how he lives… always in motion.  This boy never has 4 feet flat on the ground.  His mother is a chocolate lab/McNab cross.  Daddy is a German Shorthair Pointer.

Here he is as a puppy – but nothing has changed. He is always in motion.

Can you hear him whining in this photo? “We gotta go do something!”

Here he is, grown up. His tail is always wagging and this guy is always GOING.

THE COLLAR GPS SYSTEM (no affiliation)

As you have heard, sometimes my dogs escape and go on a walkabout.  This is how we have met most of our neighbors.

It was suggested that we purchase GPS collars – and I thought that was a GREAT idea!  So I did.  This is the collar I purchased (no affiliation).  Fi Smart Dog Collars.

Click to go to the website

WHAT I DIDN’T KNOW WAS A BENEFIT…STEP TRACKING!

What I didn’t know about this GPS collar is that it also tracks your dogs daily steps.  And, it ranks your dog against other dogs on the system, other dogs of his breed and all other dogs in your state.

Who knew?!

A few days after hooking up the collar and setting up the GPS, I noticed a few more tabs on the app, so when I was not busy, I started to explore.

HOLY MOLY!  On January 18, he did 42,300 steps!  On our property!  Within 10 acres!

Natty is an amazing stepper!  But of course he is!  His best day so far was just short of 45K steps!  OMG!

Our other dog consistently performs at half of what Natty does.  It is as if she directs from the comfort of the porch, or something.

Natty is amazing! He did all those steps on our acreage in one day!

Here is his rankings after a few weeks on the system.  LOOK, he’s in the top 12% of all dogs on Fi!

NATTY IS CONSISTENT AND AMAZING.

This boy always does at least 25K steps, even if he is confined to our little backyard.  I don’t know how he does it… but he does.

Oh Natty!  You delight us and drive us batty all at the same time.

This is Natty after his huge day.

IF YOU WANT OUR OWN, I THINK YOU GET A DISCOUNT (no affiliation)

If you want a collar, go to the website.  Or you can use this scan!  There is no affiliation, but I did find this page on my app.  It makes your purchase less expensive because they give you the collar part – free!  You still have to pay for the device.  But it isn’t too expensive, especially for what you get.

There is no affiliation, but I did find this page on my app.  It makes your purchase less expensive because they give you the collar part – free!  You still have to pay for the device.  But it isn’t too expensive, especially for what you get.

NEW BUTTON. DIFFERENT FUND. LET’S DO THIS!

FUND TOTAL AS OF TODAY:  $2250  (Thank you!)

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Horses are such curious creatures…






Yesterday, after Fernando left, I opened the gates to the two large paddocks so that both sets of horses could use the large pasture at the same time.

Of course, this means that both gates are open… to each other’s paddocks.

So what did they all do?

Well, instead of running into the huge 6 acre paddock to have some fun and nibble on new grass, they switched paddocks.

Yup.  The old switcheroo.

All 5 horses changed paddocks to see what the other horses had that they didn’t.   Or just to see what they had …

Curiosity.

After a few hours, around dinner time, they were all back in their original paddocks.

Hmmmm.  Was it because it was dinner time and they knew where they usually ate?  Or was it because they were just more comfortable in their original paddocks?

I know this is a difficult image to perceive… here we have Finn and BG’s paddock. However, in front of us is Missy Miss. Wrigley is hidden behind the tree.

NOMADS

The only true nomads that I have here are Norma and Gwen.  They are also the elders of the group.  But I have noticed that Gwen will be fine in any paddock and eats out of any trough.  Same with Norma.

The others, not so much.  They get anxious and want to be where they want to be.

Horses are so much like us, I find it very heart-warming.

Mo did spend a bit of time pushing BG out of his paddock, but she was happy to go back to her own.

ALL DAY TODAY

All day today, the 5 were grazing and strolling in the 6 acres.  When it was time to eat, they all went into their normal paddocks to find their usual trough.

So, I think I’ll keep this ongoing.  Instead of rotating paddock exercise between 4 pens, I think I’ll do it 2 pens together each day.  They seemed to enjoy it and no one was injured.  All good.

Tomorrow I will let out Norma Jean, Gwen, Rocky Balboa and the Jenny Twins (Ethel Merdonk and Princess Buttercup Pebbles).  I doubt they will go back into their respective paddocks because all the horses love Norma Jean’s paddock best.  But, she’s the oldest so she gets first pick.

Norma does, indeed, have the premier paddock. But she deserves it. She’s the oldest.

NEW BUTTON. DIFFERENT FUND. LET’S DO THIS!

FUND TOTAL AS OF TODAY:  $2250  (Thank you!)

Horse and Man Foundation, Inc has a new Fund button. KEEP THEM OFF THE TRUCK FUND. This fund will go on all day, all the time. It will always be here. If you want to save a horse from slaughter, you know we will do that here.

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