I Lived

Sometimes, I participate in memes that make me quite philosophical.  Today, the song for Song-ography is “I Lived” by One Republic.  For some reason, this song had me thinking of my animals.  I have so many getting older and with those old age illnesses.  I only hope that I know when the time is right.  I want them to live every second they have, but I don’t want to make them suffer.  That is the hardest part of loving animals.

Hope when you take that jump, you don’t feel the fall



I owned every second that this world could give

Miss Joe Jo Street

Miss Joe Jo Street

I swear I lived. 

I’m also sharing with The Good. The Random. The Fun.

Scavenger Hunt Sunday Again

This week the items for Scavenger Hunt Sunday are:  makes me happy, hidden, one, dessert, and modern.

Makes Me Happy:  It makes me happy to see the goats going out to pasture sometimes this winter.  It helps them get rid of excess energy so they are less likely to kill me while I’m trying to do chores.

Goats in pasture

Hidden:  I’m also happy to know that hidden, not too far beneath the snow, is spring.  It’s just waiting to burst forth.  Maisie also has kids hidden in there waiting to burst forth in about a month.



One:  Helen is just one of my seventeen goats that is due to kid at the end of March.



Dessert:  Bambi seems to think the scrub cedar tree makes a yummy dessert.



Modern:  I’m grateful for modern medicine.  I currently have two animals on antibiotics.  Bob was beat up again. I’m so tired of cats that don’t belong here coming onto my farm and picking on my cats.

Bob Cat

Bob Cat

His eye is doing better.

Bud is also on antibiotics as of today.  One of the problems with doing the bladder marsupialization was the higher risk of infections.  I noticed that he was looking a bit puffy and wet.  Today when I checked him more closely (I had checked Thursday), it was obvious he has an infection.  He got a shot today and will get another on Tuesday.

wether goat prepubis

Hopefully that will take care of it.  He still acts good and is happy.  Hopefully, as he gets farther from the surgery and we get better weather, he’ll get his immune system built back up and we won’t have to deal with this.

A Bird Watching Kind of Day

The cold and wind came, and I decided I really didn’t want to go outside.  Other than doing chores and filling the bird feeders, I stayed in.  I did spend a bit of time watching the birds today.

Cardinal 306ew

Blue Jay 046ew

Junco 085ew

Downy 286ew

Cardinal Sparrow 168ew

The squirrel obviously agrees with me that it’s cold.  He evidentally hasn’t figured out the joys of dog food yet.

Squirrel 084ew

Squirrel 124ew

I’m not the only one that enjoyed lounging around watching the wildlife.



He was really enjoying the warmth of the sun through the window.

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