Live, Laugh and Love each and every day.
Hold on tight to your Dreams... and one day...... Those Dreams may in fact, become Realities
it's the right thing to do.
I am not racist, not violent,
Just Not silent anymore.

From Tom & Ruth
Farmer's Puppies for
Don't Ever Sell Your
"Sky Angel Cowboy"
1. Give people more than they expect and do it cheerfully.
2. Memorize your favorite poem.
3. Don't believe all you hear.
4. Don't spend all you have.
5. Don't sleep all you want.
6. When you say, "I love you", mean it.
7. When you say, "I'm sorry", look the person in the eye.
8. Be engaged at least 6 months before you get married.
9. Believe in love at first sight.
10. Never laugh at anyone's dreams.
11. Love deeply and passionately. You might get hurt but it's
the only way
to live life completely.
12. In disagreements, fight fairly. No name calling.
13. Don't judge people by their relatives.
14. Talk slowly, but think quickly.
15. When someone asks you a question you don't want to
answer, smile and
ask, "why do you want to know?"
16. Remember that great love and great achievements involve
great risk.
17. Call your parents.
18. Say, "God bless you" when you hear someone sneeze.
19. When you lose, don't lose the lesson.
20. Remember the 3 r's: respect for self; respect for others;
responsibility for all your actions.
21. Don't let a little dispute injure a great friendship.
22. When you realize you've made a mistake, take immediate
steps to correct
23. Smile when picking up the phone. The caller will hear it in
your voice.
24. Marry a person you love to talk to. As you grow older,
his or her
conversational skills will be as important as any other.
25. Spend some time alone.
26. Open your arms to change, but don't let go of your values.
27. Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.
28. Read more books and watch less tv.
29. Live a good, honorable life. Then when you get older and
think back,
you'll get to enjoy it a second time.
30. Trust in God but lock your car.
31. A loving atmosphere in your home is so important. Do all
you can to
create a tranquil, harmonious home.
32. In disagreements with loved ones, deal with a current
situation. Don't
bring up the past.
33. Read between the lines.
34. Share your knowledge. It's a way to achieve immortality.
35. Be gentle with the earth.
36. PRAY. There's immeasurable power in it.
37. Never interrupt when you are being flattered. Say, "thank
38. Mind your own business.
39. Don't trust a person who doesn't close his or her eyes
when you kiss them.
40. Once a year, go someplace you've never been before.
41. If you make a lot of money, put it to use helping others
while you are
living. That is wealth's greatest satisfaction.
42. Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a
stroke of luck.
43. Learn the rules, then break some.
44. Remember that the best relationship is one where your
love for each
other is greater than your need for each other.
45. Judge your success by what you had to give up in order
to get it.
46. Remember that your character is your destiny.
47. Approach love and cooking with reckless abandon.

-- Author Unknown
"Away" / "Away to Me" = Move around (circle) the sheep in an anti-clockwise direction A is
for Away - Anti-clockwise

"Come-Bye"  = Move around (circle) the sheep in a clockwise direction  C is for Come-Bye -

"Get Back" / "Get Out" = The dog is too close, it must keep further out and give the sheep
more room

"In Here" = Move through a gap between sheep to separate them - when shedding. The dog will
then be expected to drive one bunch of the separated sheep away

"Lie Down" = Stop, lie down, slow down or just stand still - but often used to slow the dog
down. Intelligent things Border Collies - good ones can usually tell which the handler means by
the tone of voice

"Look Back" = The dog must leave the sheep it's working and turn around to look for more
sheep. An advanced "look back" can be done in such a way as to indicate to the dog which
direction the new sheep are located

"Stand" = Stand still - the dog must stop but remain on its feet - often used just to slow the
dog's speed or get the dog to allow the sheep to go further ahead of it

"Take Time" = The dog should slow down - usually used when the dog's likely to push the
sheep too hard and therefore panic them

"That'll do" = The dog must stop what it's doing and return directly to the handler

"There" = Stop flanking (circling) and move straight towards the sheep

"Walk Up" / "Walk On" = Move straight towards the sheep in a calm fashion without
spooking them
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"I can do all things
through Jesus Christ
who strengthens me."  
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10 I rejoiced greatly in the Lord that at last you renewed your concern for me. Indeed, you were concerned, but you had no opportunity to
show it.
11 I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances.
12 I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation,
whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want.
13 I can do all things through Him who gives me strength.      Philippians 4:10-13
"I pledge allegiance to the flag of the
United States of America, and to the
republic for which it stands, one nation
under God, indivisible, with liberty and
justice for all."

When I was about 3 or 4 years old I had one
of my first lessons on "respect". (a
unspoken lesson)  We were behind the
rodeo stands going to our seats. They started
to said the "Pledge" and Daddy stopped in
his tracks, took his hat off and place it over
his heart (as did all the other folks still
behind the stands). We stood there in that
same spot for the National Anthem & the
prayer. Back in those days there was no one
walking around while this was going on. We
couldn't see a flag and there wasn't a bunch
of people watching you to impress. That's
just what people did back then to show
respect for flag, God & country.
by @@Hatsoff Jack x Alba Nan  -- both dogs (RIP)
Owner/Handler - Jaime Gonzalez
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Tom & Ruth Hines
Thanks for Their Gifts
10 I rejoiced greatly in the Lord that at last you renewed your concern for me. Indeed, you were
concerned, but you had no opportunity to show it.
11 I am not saying this because I am in need,
for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances.
12 I know what it is to be in need,
and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every
situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want.
13 I can do all this
through him who gives me strength.  
Philippians 4:10-13
Oaktree Sooner Classic -- doc.

Oaktree Sooner Classic -- pdf.
Bartlesville, OK
2018 Oklahoma StockDog Association
Since the 2018 trial season is over,OSDA has crowned their dogs of the year winners.
Ranch class is Scott MacDonald & Queen -- Open Ranch class is Justin
Barrett & SK Spice --
Open class is Ruth Hines & Oaktree Ruby, and Novice class
is Robert Schnake & Jasper.
Green Forest Cowboy Church Benefit Cattle Dog Trial for Cancer
May 4, 2019
"Over-All Ranch Champion"
DR Sam x Hatsoff Jewels
Owner/Handler -- Buford Barrett
90 points being a perfect score
was award a score of 89!
What a weekend that was! We are truly blessed and
grateful to have such a wonderful group of handlers and
dogs. We raised $1600 this weekend for the Gold4Kids
foundation, which is a wonderful charity that uses 100
percent of its funds raised to support local children who
have been diagnosed with cancer. Also, thanks to
everyone who joined us in our first trial of the season. It
was great to meet new members Dusty Oliver and his
family, Dwayne Hurliman, and Celia Maycrink. A huge
thanks to Pam and Travis Cummings for all that they did,
to Tom and Ruth Hines for donating sheep for the trial.
Also, a big thank you to Robert Jobe and Robert
Schnake for helping set out sheep and to everyone else
who volunteered to help in a number of different ways.
A special thanks to Julie and Mike Hofstrom as well for
their added donations.  
Buford Barrett
Top 3 in each class from Day 1 of the CPH Gold4Kids Arena

1st- Bode (Susan Bennett)
2nd- SK Spice (Justin Barrett)
3rd- Holly (Elizabeth Phares)

Open Ranch:
1st- OT Aslan (Buford Barrett)
2nd- Tee (Ty Barrett)
3rd- Ruby (Buford Barrett)
1st- Pris (Robert Schnake)
2nd- Zac (Dwayne Hurliman)
3rd- Kassie (Ty Barrett)

1st- Lloyd (Jennifer Patton)
2nd- Gabe (Pam Cummings
3rd- Nyssa (BreAnn Cooksey)
Was a fun and challenging day! (And thankfully we were inside the amazing CPH Arena while it was pouring rain)
We raised $2040 for the OSDA club.  I thought that was pretty good for a little trial on a weekend with the threat of rain!
We sure appreciated all of the help from everyone with the score table and setout pens, getting the 3 groups of sheep sorted
after the trail was over.  It is always so nice when everyone just jumps in to help! There is no we could put on the trials, if not
for all of the help that people give in making everything work.  A big thanks to Julie Hofstrom for helping me get the setout pen
setup ahead of time, she is a little woman but very BIG help!  Also to Cindy Barrett for taking care of the entry table and all that
goes with that job.  A Big thank you to Travis and Pam Cummings and Lynze Smith for the loan of their sheep, so we didn't
have to charge a stock fee.  And a special thanks to Dr. Robert Jobe for the beautiful eartag awards that he made and donated.  
Turned out to be a beautiful weekend, even with all the threat of rain in the area.  So we were very blessed!  No one got stuck or
had to be pulled out of the parking area.  Thanks to everyone for coming out, we look forward to seeing you again this fall at the
Oaktree Classic and the Oaktree Sooner!  
 tom & Ruth

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