by Maggie Sefton
Katy and Maggie
Now that I'm back in Fort Collins, Colorado, I'll let Tammie at the Doggie Ranch know that I'll be picking up my sweet Katy dog, Black Border Collie/Black Lab mix. Katy is totally content staying with Tammie at the Doggie Ranch. She has her own room space with a comfy soft bed, just perfect for "older" doggie bones and doggie arthritis. And a doggie "heater."
As I've mentioned on the Cozy Chicks Blog earlier this year, Katy was celebrating her 16th Birthday. She moves a little slower but not much. Whenever she steps outside in her Fort Collins backyard here, the feisty little neighbor dog starts barking and yapping. I've never figured out if he's in a good mood or not. Katy doesn't seem to care and pays him scant attention.
While he was alive, my beloved Hound Dog Max loved to race across the yard and bark at Little Yappy Dog, so I figure he thought it was fun. Katy also has two very sociable doggies on either side of her yard-----Boxer mix Ginger on one side and Mastiff/Lab Boss on the other side. Ginger is a lot quieter because she doesn't get out into the yard as often.
Daughter Serena and Jeff's Mastiff mix Boss, begging. :)
Of course, I'm very much aware that these next few years will probably bring even more life changes to my dear Katy dog. But, at least I never have to worry about traveling back to see Family so frequently. Tammie has always spoiled Katy thoroughly with special treats and her own little "doggie heater" in her room along with the comfy soft bed. :) So Katy is treated very well indeed.