Young Swans At Cota Farms

A rare opportunity came our way this summer and we jumped on it!  We had swans before but lost them largely through inexperience with keeping these majestic birds.  The availability and cost of these birds vary so much it is difficult to price them but from what limited experience we have it was a dealContinue reading “Young Swans At Cota Farms”

We Like Sheep

Since I have become a shepherd, I have become oh so aware of what it means to be a sheep and it is quite disturbing.  There are too many references in literature liking people to sheep and it is not just a metaphor.  Among the most disturbing references is the idea that the very smallContinue reading “We Like Sheep”

Therapy Dogs

I have wondered about this for some time now.  I have heard so much…incorrect information about Therapy Dogs and their certification.  It is even more confusing as there are so many supposed therapy dog training organizations out there and the laws governing them are different in each state.  I decided to get the skinny andContinue reading “Therapy Dogs”

Everything All The Time

I remember when I first noticed those words while listening to an Eagle’s song, “…everything all the time…”.  Since then they have grown in meaning to me.  So much of the wisdom in the world that floats around goes unnoticed and not understood until you are ready to checkout.  Seems cruel, it doesn’t really do you muchContinue reading “Everything All The Time”

How the Internet Lost its Soul

As the internet started to become this incredible tool it also became just another device which only purpose is to make money for those in control.  To be sure the transformation is not yet complete and there is still a battle but it is waged mostly by pirates at this point.  Once they are subduedContinue reading “How the Internet Lost its Soul”

Alpaca Still On The Menu

We have had more and more interest in alpaca as a food source for both people and dogs that cannot tolerate many other foods.  I haven’t had the time to research just why alpaca doesn’t cause the problems that other foods can but I do know that it is an exceptional meat that has noContinue reading “Alpaca Still On The Menu”

Cota Has Bling

Cota Farms now has bling.  Our new line of custom leads and leashes is all about Celebrating the Dog.  We try to make leashes that work in the show ring but mostly we make fashion and sporty park leashes because they are the most fun.  There are some necklaces and very unnecessary bobbles but that’sContinue reading “Cota Has Bling”

Komondor Puppies

PUPPIES!  We have puppies, roly poly, cute and cuddly, adorable and precious.  And not just any puppies but Komondor puppies!  For many years I had watched the dog shows and marveled at the Komondorok as they floated around the ring.  How many times did I remark, “I want one of those”?  Well much has changedContinue reading “Komondor Puppies”

Living With Dogs – Chapter 3

Why do dogs hate furniture, is it jealousy?  You discover your couch has been chewed and you’re still mad about the kitchen table.  So you pound on your dog a little, the walls shake from your rage and the dog retreats under the bed.  Thoughts of why do I need a dog creep into yourContinue reading “Living With Dogs – Chapter 3”