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Borzoi's home on terra firma is on ten fully fenced acres in
Alachua, a small town in north Florida, with a large pond, lots
of shady trees, and enough acres of grass to make mowing a second
hobby. The Borzoi take advantage of the
pond for swimming and play, the wooded areas for hunting and
the open areas for high speed chases.
area is mostly crop and pasture land, and we enjoy the quiet
and beauty of the surrounding farms. The field to our east, where
we watch the sun come up every morning, is home to ever-changing
herds of commercial cattle. Many of them, especially the spring
quite interactive with the dogs.
Much of our life revolves around outdoor activities. In addition to the many chores associated with the dogs' care, both of us like gardening and building. It's a good thing, for there is a tremendous amount of work involved with keeping up so much land. We are never without four-legged company to "help" us in our daily pursuits.
Special interest groups form for hunting, swimming, perimeter patrol, vehicle escort, etc. The hunters have an unlimited supply of squirrels and a few cottontails to chase, and occasionally nab an unwary raccoon, 'possum or armadillo. Other wildlife, such as otters, ducks, and the egrets and herons stay safe in water, trees or the air.