Becoming a Horse Dog at Carpe Diem Farms
The arrival of Jethro is an emphatic declaration that Carpe Diem Farms is happily going to the dogs.
It’s been nearly four years since we have added to the family of “furry kids” at the farm.
Ellie Mae, our rescued Yorkie came to us from “Angels Amongst Us” and has been a five-pound spirit to be reckoned with! She moved into our home with two cats and our 110-pound Xantos.
Xantos died two years ago, and with him we lost our farm companion dog. He was the greeter who knew not a stranger, who preferred working with any worker who carried tools, and the minute he saw Ricky Siegel’s truck drive in he ran to the shop and assisted him in his farm projects. Or at least he kept him company and gave Ricky a sounding board for his thoughts!
The newest member of the family is a Bernie-Doodle puppy to join Ellie Mae who is rightfully named Jethro. He will grow up to be the newest farm helper. Once we get potty training, lose baby teeth, and grow into his adult body we’ll find him a job!
His heritage, the Bernese Mountain Dog, is one of work and service. We’ll plan on getting him a cart and training him to help carry things around the farm. And most of all, have a purpose and a place for all that energy. He needs a job and we are going to give him one!
He was born on a horse farm in Iowa and is now growing up on a horse farm in Highlands. At this age he is curious about the horses and wary of their size. He loves going to the stables, so we’ll see just what kind of a horse dog he will become. He seems very bright and quick to learn.
Stay tuned for the continuing story of Jethro, down on the farm.