I’m sharing two simple homemade dog shampoo recipes. There’s a dry-skin formula that contains oats, water and baking soda to help protect dry skin. The regular dog shampoo recipe contains just baby shampoo, water & vinegar.
Our needs for dog shampoo are slight. We only have one small dog. But she’s a cutie, let me tell ya!
We had pet stains on our carpet. And even using a professional carpet cleaning service failed to remove that carpet stain. But this inexpensive homemade stain treatment worked. And the stain never reappeared!
When RancherMan & I bought this piece of NE Texas paradise we were enamored with the rich history of the property. Apparently over the decades it’s been home to several homesteads, I’m assuming one of the first was in the 1880’s when our barn was built! The most recent home was located at the front of our property but it burned down in the late 1950’s. We’ve discovered whispers of their past lives that they left behind – so amazing!
There were two deep cement cisterns located where we think were either side of the house. One had to be covered up when we moved here, but we preserved the deeper one to use as our Outdoor Irrigation for my veggie garden.
At the time we were living in the big city. Someone had a small cedar fence that they pulled down – it was almost brand new. That would be PERFECT to frame in our little cistern! So we brought it here and constructed a cute little wishing well with that discarded fencing & some leftover metal roofing. It looked cute & kept the cattle out of trouble when they were around the cistern.
We adopted our sweet mini-Schnauzer Bailey from a local no-kill shelter a year ago and we adore her. But oh she needed some obedience training!
She didn’t sit/come/stay at all, she lunged & growled at the cows & chased the chickens. And oh my goodness any time the door was opened she skirted around our legs & busted outside, running as fast as she could for the highway with no turning back.
Now these are all bad behaviors that needed to be corrected, but out here on the ranch it’s super important to have immediate obedience from her.
Life can be dangerous for her out here. For instance in the very recent past we’ve had to call her in from the back yard as a coyote was trotting toward the house. If not for her immediate unquestioning obedience she could have easily gotten injured.
Or what about her curiosity about a copperhead snake? Or potentially rabid skunk? Immediate obedience from her is non negotiable out here. It’s a MUST.
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RancherMan & I had been thinking about getting a dog for quite a while now. We haven’t had any pets for many years and the hankerin’ to get a pooch to hang around the ranch with us has been quietly whispering in our ear for years.
We’d talked about it many times but I’m allergic to pet dander. So the breed we ended up with needed to be more than cute and lovable. It needed to be a lower allergy breed like a poodle, a schnauzer or a terrier.
I wanted a dog small enough that it could be in inside dog. And I wanted it to have what I’ve always called ‘puppy eyes’.
RancherMan preferred a dog that wasn’t too small to comfortably be outside roaming with him. He didn’t want a young puppy and he preferred it to be a female.