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Blog #24 – 1-4-2021

Thursday, January 7th, 2021

Hello, furry and hooman friends,Happy New Year! I’ve heard some gossip through the grapevine that last year was not good for hoomans. Sorry to hear that. I was really busy chasing geese in 2020. Those pesky creatures are everywhere. I am even chasing them in three cemeteries. Yea, yea, I know that sounds kind ofhumorous. That’s what Dad thought too when they contacted Pond Wiser about having me chase the geese away. After going there one to three times a day for several months now, we all understand why they called and also that it isn’t a laughing matter. These are beautifully maintained facilities and widely used. No, not used, like lots of dead people, but I guess there are quite a few. Widely used, like all the people who [Read More…]

Blog #23

Saturday, October 24th, 2020

Hello, furry and hooman friends, I was thinking the other day about the fact that I have gotten several new friends on Instagram. I want to give a big shout-out to all of them and thought I would tell my story…again. For all the newbies. My name is Vic. My mom’s name was Pat and my dad’s name was Jim. I was born in Georgia. My sister and I got sent to Big Bend Farm in Virginia to be trained to be sheep herders, by one of the best sheep herders in the world, Barbara Ray. We were about six months old when we went to Virginia. I loved it and had a lot of fun. My sister did not enjoy it quite so much and she got to go [Read More…]

Is someone going to let the dogs out?

Wednesday, May 13th, 2020

Blog #22   – May 13, 2020   Okay, is someone going to let the dogs out? And the humans? What in the world happened? I kept hearing Mom and Dad talk about this thing called quarantine and my favorite little humans stopped coming to my house as much as they used to. There were actually weeks I didn’t see them at all. I guess there was something called a Pandemic going on. I have no clue what that is and lucky for me, I was deemed essential. Like I needed a politician to tell me I am essential. I’m fairly certain we all know dogs are essential. Duh!! I think you know, but in case you don’t or happened to forget, I work for Pond Wiser Inc. It is a [Read More…]

Happy Birthday to Me!

Thursday, March 12th, 2020

Blog #21   – March 12th, 2020   Does anyone know what today is? Beside the fact, of course, that it is March 12th. It’s my birthday!! Yea, happy birthday to me. I am ten years old. Can you believe it? I can’t. I’ve really gotten around in my short life. I suppose not short if you believe that dog years are like 7 to 1 in people years. Good grief, now that I said that, that means I’m 70. What? Whew, let’s not think about that. So, I was born in Georgia. My mom’s name was Pat and my dad’s name was Jim. They wanted all of us to have three-letter names so that’s how I became Vic. When my sister and I were six-months old, we got sent off [Read More…]

I have been lazy!

Tuesday, August 6th, 2019
pondwiser border colie vic on a boat

Hi, furever friends, Okay, someone has been lazy. Yep, that is me. I was really busy this past winter and then around June, the geese could no longer fly, and were not a nuisance at the properties I was checking. So, I’ve been hanging out with my mom and dad. Did you realize the geese don’t fly in the summer? Do you know why? After they give birth, all the geese, even the males, lose a feather that is known as a pin feather and it keeps them from being able to get up in the air. They can lift-off about a foot from the ground or water, but that’s it. I still scoot them off the grass into the water if there is some on the property. If not, [Read More…]

Is it cold where you are?

Monday, January 28th, 2019
Vic Border Collie from Pond Wiser

Dog blog # -Jan 22, 2019 Hi, furever friends, Is it cold where you are? It is freezing here in Ohio. But you know what is awesome though? There is a bunch of snow. We got a whole lot of snow over the weekend. I LOVE SNOW!! I like to run and play like I’m a puppy. How about you? I’m pretty lucky though cuz my mom and dad like snow too so they take me outside a lot. One thing that happens when it is this cold though, is the geese disappear. I’m not sure where they go, but when I go looking for them, they are nowhere to be found. And I really want to find them. Besides snow, you know what else I love? Geese! No, really, [Read More…]

Vic is ready to humanely remove your geese! 330-833-FROG

Thursday, August 30th, 2018

8/7/18: Blog #17 Hi furever friends and furry friends, I’M BORED! No, that isn’t your kids saying that, it’s me, Vic. See, here’s the problem. I am really good at what I do. Oh, okay, let’s back-up. Hi, I’m Vic, a Border Patrol for Goose Control who works for Pond Wiser Inc in Jackson Township in Stark County Ohio. I love my job! I have been working since I was two, for six years. So, back to the I am bored part. I had several businesses in the Belden Village area where I live who had lots of geese this spring. And guess what? Now they have none. Zero. Nada. That’s what I meant by I am really good at my job. I work with my dad. He scopes out [Read More…]

Goose Chasing In Vic’sLife: PondWiser 330-833-FROG

Thursday, April 5th, 2018

4/5/18: Blog #16 Hi furever friends and furry friends, So, this is a first for my dad and me. Here’s what usually happens when we go out goose chasing. Dad pulls into the parking lot or driveway of where I am working. He scouts out the area and decides the best way to send me to chase these pesky creatures. Recently, Dad sent me and I turned around and ran right back to the truck. He yelled at me, but the geese had gone so we went to the next property. The next day I wouldn’t get out of the truck when we pulled into the same place again. My dad was really angry with me. He put my lead on, which I never have to wear, and made me [Read More…]

Pesky Geese Are Back: Vic’s Blog for Pondwiser

Tuesday, March 6th, 2018

3/6/18: Blog #15 Hi furever friends and furry friends, I am back to work, and lovin’ it! Those pesky geese are back and I am not having any of it. My dad takes me every morning and every afternoon. Do you have geese at your home or office? Now is the time to take control of them, and I am the one to do it if you are in the Canton, Ohio area. I have some pretty exciting news. I had an article published about me in a local magazine. Compass Media hired my mom to write for them, and one of the articles she wrote was in their winter publication. The article was all about me!! How fun is that? Here are some of the fact about geese my [Read More…]

Vic is being lazy! Pond Wiser 330-833-FROG

Friday, January 5th, 2018

12/28: Blog #14   Hi furever friends and furry friends,   Can you say lazy? That is what I have been. I go out with my dad every day. But, herein lies the problem – I am just too good at my job. No, really! I am sent out to chase geese and they leave. Yep, disappear. They fear the big, black, furry dog! So, if they don’t come back that puts me out of work. Usually in January and February they try to come back and that puts me back to work. Let’s talk holidays. I had a wonderful Thanksgiving and Christmas. How about you? Did Santa Dog come and see you? He brought me Greenies. I LOVE Greenies!! They are my favorite so mom only buys the tiny [Read More…]