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Chaca came into our lives as a rescue pet for our grandson
Trevyn but Chocolate Chip soon decided her main job was
to stay with and take care of grandma.


At first she didn't understand the rules at her new home but she was a quick learner.

Chaca's domaine is the Davies Farm which lies up our tree lined lane 3/4 mile south of Acacia Creek and on the northen edge of Davernport Creek off of Jespersen Rd. Her role is to protect anything that is supposed to be on her farm. She makes sure the gophers and squirrels know they are unwelcome guests as well as the deer, wild turkeys, skunks, coyotes, fox and opossums that happen to come by as visitors. They soon know they must be invited by one of the Davies or stay at bay until a proper welcoming has taken place.

She is a Catahoula, a much appreciated hunting and herding dog breed well known in the South. They are tough, hard working, high stamina yet strikingly beautiful dogs. Her brown and black patched coat, with a small white blaze on her chest, hind paws, tip her tail and lovely amber eyes make her easily recognizable as a Catahoula. She is atttentive, loving and protective.

Catahoulas are wary of strangers and protective of their families. This hard-working and independent dog requires at least an hour of strenuous exercise daily as well as firm guidance during training. When their exercise and leadership needs are met, Catahoulas are loving, calm, and dedicated companions.

Named for a Choctaw Indian word meaning "sacred lake," the Catahoula breed originated in northern Louisiana near Catahoula Lake. The Catahoula is a unique dog with a fascinating heritage and strong working ability. It is not suited for life with every family, but when you make a commitment to one and form a bond with him, you have a steadfast protector and companion for life.


Chaca watches goats in lower field by creek.

Phyllis Davies
P.O. Box 945
San Luis Obispo, CA 93406
Phone: 805-440-9346

Questions Davies is often asked:

  • Why set goals?
  • How can I make setting goals easy and fun?
  • What elements contribute to successful, self-motivating goals?
  • How are your goals actually helping you impact the world and climate change?
    books Chaca