Helen with Kassie in the Cataraqui Conservation Area. Kassie was one of our better dogs. She was certainly our most dominant canine. Despite being somewhat on the small side she never met a dog that she couldn’t bend to her will. Many large dogs tried but they quickly came to their senses. This always puzzled me. Kassie was pure attitude but she carried it off. She also loved the water. We couldn’t keep this creature out of lakes and rivers. She was always up for chasing sticks thrown in the water and she persisted long after other dogs gave up.