Suzanne Clothier’s Blog

February 22, 2014

Remembering Rudy

Rudy de Meester, Nov 7, 1953 – Oct 28, 2012   Some people are electric in their presence, their eyes lit by a life fire that […]
February 22, 2014

Research Projects Need Support

The Morris Animal Foundation’s website offers a great opportunity to see what research is being done, and to support any of the programs that interest you. […]
February 22, 2014

REVIEW: The Family Dog

From the moment you land on the home page, it is clear how much effort and attention to detail went into creating The Family Dog. Trainers […]
February 22, 2014

See the Dog revisited as See the Horse

There’s a really wonderful blog – Spellbound – written by a trainer, Jen. This is a thoughtful trainer, who really thinks about what she is doing, […]
February 22, 2014

Seminar season begins soon!

While I’m enjoying a winter respite, which happily includes snow, many birds at the feeders, and the luxury of not seeing any airports for while, it’s […]
February 22, 2014

Snow Blind, I See More

The snow is fiercely beautiful in its silent demand that we abandon our restless, hurtling ways of moving too quickly through the moments, always racing elsewhere […]
February 22, 2014

Springing, Freshening

In the lexicon of farmers who spend their days with cattle, there are poetic descriptions. A first time mother-to-be is a “springing heifer.” A cow with […]
February 22, 2014

The Day Dinner Came Early

Looks like winter’s grip on the farm is loosening. The redwinged blackbirds are back, staking out their territories with their distinctive calls. I saw a killdeer […]
February 22, 2014

The Fifth Season

Our farm is situated in upper New York state, in the beautiful Mohawk Valley that features rolling hills, trees, fields and of course, the Mohawk River […]
February 22, 2014

The Guilty French

I made an interesting discovery while looking through Small Animal Clinical Nutrition (a must have for serious students of the dog). Found this explanation of why […]
February 22, 2014

The Pig Chase game

As someone who has lived with pigs for the last 13 years, I have to say they never fail to amuse, delight and most of all, […]
February 22, 2014

The Sable Six Arrive

Our lovely girl Spider is clearly a dog who believes in efficiency. After a pleasant visit to the vet’s this morning for x-rays, she came home […]