|I grew up in Kentucky. My father was a retired (due to injury) calf roper and steer wrestler. But
when I came along he couldn't resist starting me off right; he bought me a pony. A few years later
my dad, brother, and I were all team ropers. Mom was the faithful and encouraging spectator.
Border collies and blue heelers were our chute hands. My first BC was Bingo (B-I-N-G-O). I was
4 years old, thus the name.
I came to Oklahoma for college in the fall of '93. My best and only friend within 900 miles was
Waco. Waco was an aussie/blue heeler cross. She was the best traveling partner a girl cold EVER
ask for! You could talk to her just like a person, and it seemed she understood every word. Waco
was one of a kind.
After Waco, I knew my new dog had to be intelligent. After much consideration, I decided that I
wanted an athletic dog that would work stock & be my new haulin' partner. I wanted a working
companion. In Dec. '01, with the encouragement of my husband, I purchased my first registered
dog, Nineveh's Mesa Ridge Keystone. She was a pistol! Along the way, the Lord brought a dog
traning mentor and friend into my life, Gary Howard. Although he is a BC man, he took me and my
little Aussie under his wing. At 11 months old, Mesa and I were off to our first trial. Neither of us
had ever been to a trial nor seen one! We hadn't worked cattle yet either, but that didn't stop us
from entering (I was very naive). We not only got our started title on cattle (STDc) that weekend,
but we also won a buckle! WOW, I was hooked!
I have met some wonderful people along the way. Thanks to Jamie Burns, I have a home away
from home and LOTS of expert advice! You have been a blessing. Thanks for everything!!! Also
a big thank you to my husband, Wayne, who supports my adventures.
We currently have some great dogs that I am very proud to own. I am very pleased with their
working bloodlines, ability, drive, and dispositions. As we see more of their working styles, we
will access their skills and adapt our breeding program. Our goal is to produce dogs strong
on cattle yet stylish on sheep. I like a dog that will work wide, hit heads and heels, and work
with some eye. I like an intelligent working companion who can read his stock. We are very
pleased with the potential we see in our young dogs! All of our dogs are OFA'd and eyes
cleared before breeding.
|About the name NINEVEH
|Several years ago I learned an important lesson. Go where God tells you to the first time. He
has a plan and purpose for our lives. Jeremiah 29:11 states " For I know the thoughts and plans
that I have for you, says the Lord, thoughts and plans for welfare and peace and not for evil, to
give you HOPE in your final outcome.
In the book of Jonah we can learn the importance of obedience to the Father. The word of the
Lord came to Jonah saying "Arise, and go to Nineveh". Jonah had his own agenda and chose to
go the other directions in a ship headed for Tarshish. God brought a mighty storm to destroy the
ship. After it was decided that Jonah was the cause of this storm, he was cast overboard. The
sea then ceased from its raging. Jonah 1:17 " Now the Lord had prepared and appointed a great
fish to swallow up Jonah."
Jonah changed his way of thinkin'. Jonah 2:10 " And the Lord spoke to the fish, and it vomited
out Jonah upon dry land." Jonah then went to Nineveh and did as God asked him.
THE MORAL OF THE STORY:
GOD IS OUR CREATOR, HE LOVES US, AND HE KNOWS BEST. WE CAN NEVER
GO WRONG WHEN WE ARE IN HIS WILL, SO OBEY HIM THE FIRST TIME.
|Waco & I exploring OK
|Mesa & I
at the lake!
|Training with a
|We totally enjoy
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