After chores are over for the day Ronnie Root shares a moment with his four-legged friend Buckwheat, an English Setter. Buckwheat is one of nine dogs the couple keeps at their home in Marshall. They have 50 others on a property in the country. His wife Carolyn says, " You have to know a lot about animals. How they think, what they think. You have to participate with them. Everyday they get some interaction with us".