National Dog Day

National Dog Day

National Dog Day was created on August 26, 2004, by animal advocate Coleen Paige to bring attention to the many dogs needing adoption. Most breeds become family pets but in Florida, the cow dog is part of a working team – the cowman, his horse and his cow dog. Hernando DeSoto brought the first dogs to Florida in 1539, according to “Florida Cowman” author Joe […]

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Kempfer was first woman appointed to American National Cattlemen’s Association

Kempfer was first woman appointed to American National Cattlemen’s Association

Carolyn Teresa Reed entered the world on February 24, 1919, in Savannah, Georgia; she was the eldest of four children born to Clyde and Ethel Reed. On a visit to Florida in the mid-1940s, she met George Kempfer and knew immediately he was the man she wanted to marry. Little did she know how her life would change, being the wife of a rancher in […]

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