Animals

Puppy Placement

At six weeks old, the pups were off to the vet.  This required one strong laundry basket and one strong son to help me.  Number Two Son and I loaded them up and hauled them in.  Our basket of cuteness turned every head at the vet.Each pup was given a thorough check up, shots and […]

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Puppies and Kids

Working at a school makes one sort of famous in the school children’s eyes.  Working at the school and having puppies???  I have practically been elevated to ‘Royalty’.  It does help, that I’ll tell any class I enter, that I have “PUPPIES”  and would they like to see the pictures?  I was teaching first graders […]

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Puppies!

YES!  The puppies are here!  We were completely set to have them last Friday, because…well, My Loving Spouse had already been having our Mama Zoe sleep in our bedroom ‘just in case’ or ‘because I think it will be tonight’ for a week already.  We were sure it would be over the weekend, because after […]

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Puppy Nesting

‘We’ nested this weekend.  ‘We’ being My Loving Spouse, Number Two Son and I.  Puppy nesting…getting ready for the puppies.  Our little girl Zoe is getting big…BIG!  I cannot imagine how many puppies this girl might have, but I am trying to be ready, as I am sure all of the guys will be gone […]

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Plan Hatching

Two men (hatched a plan), two dogs (Labrador’s to be exact)… One in heat… Executed THE plan… As the famous dog Scooby Doo would say, “Rut Row!” Two men pleased with THE plan’s success… One wife wondering, if at the end of April Her Loving Spouse will be home or away driving for work, when the […]

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Barn Cats

These are barn cats.  They are supposed to live in the barn.  They prefer the house.  There is currently a very active skunk living under the barn, so now the barn cats really prefer the house and smell faintly like skunk.  I would normally say that we have too many cats living in the house […]

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Angus Roberto Walton

Angus Roberto Walton or ‘Bob’ as we lovingly called him (when he wasn’t getting out) made me a sort of ‘official’ cattle gal.  I had a cow, Agnes and she calved Bob, which grew my herd.   Bob grew…and Bob got out.  Bob liked to eat bananas….and occasionally, Bob got out. Bob is a Black […]

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Mother Hen

Crow is a chicken.  Crow is good at sitting on her eggs until hatching.  Crow is a pretty good mother hen.  Crow needs to get a life.  It is fall.  We are not hatching anymore eggs this time of year.  We have enough chickens.  We do not want anymore chicks, check back with us next […]

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A Cat Called Pooh

Pooh is always about.  While the other barn cats are sleeping atop a hay bale in the barn, Pooh is underfoot.  Pooh is our ‘nice’ cat.  Pooh is more Labrador Retriever than cat, which is probably what makes her as ‘nice’ as she is.  She wants to be with us, around us and ever at the […]

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The Great Pig Rodeo

When we got our pigs (all males) we got a ‘good’ price on them, because they were ‘intact’ (complete, entire, non-castrated).  ‘Why’, you say, is this a problem?  Very simply…intact (complete, entire, non-castrated) pigs do not taste good.  The meat has a strong flavor…so they needed to ‘be done’. Manny, Moe and Jack were getting […]

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Roosters

We’ve a way with chicks around here…they almost always end up being roosters! Out of our 11 chicks, 8 made it to chicken-adulthood.  Out of the 8, only 2 were hens!  5 cocks learning to crow crossed the road (literally, to our neighbor who takes them to his mom, who takes ‘care’ of them).  Which […]

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The Little Twins

Our little girls are doing well.  On the afternoon of their birth, they were tagged and given their first shots.  Our Friend the Farmer and his Smiley Grandson came down for my tutorial on ear tagging the livestock.  The first twin was ear tagged, then I was to tag the second.  I got her down […]

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