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The Most Important Puppy Rule

22 May

Sky is a really good puppy despite all of my silly puppy rules.  He is, however, a German Shepard.  If you know the breed, you know they are intelligent, energetic and have have a hard-wired chase instinct.  That’s one reason I wanted a puppy–to work with it and get it to know my cats and accept them.  Even then, there are some that can’t ever be trusted with cats.  The German Shepard cross we had growing up would kill cats other than ours, but there were times she would chase our cats and have to be corrected.

Sky

Unfortunately, I have Rocky.  Rocky does not understand that getting the German Shepard to chase him is not smart. Really not smart.

Rocky

I can’t combat it.  In the last couple of weeks, Sky has become less respectful of the other cats.  Leo doesn’t want to come back downstairs.  He’s more harassing with Bob, who is avoiding coming up to the house.  I’m worried he’s going to just quit coming home.  Poor Snickers gets chased.  Saturday night, I went out to break up the cat fight and didn’t realize Sky followed me out the door.  He joined the chase across the yard, and he ended up grabbing Snickers.  He stopped when I yelled at him, but I thought he had killed Snickers.

Snickers

I can’t do that to my cats.  I can’t risk their lives, and I can’t train Sky with Rocky begging him to play chase.  I am trying to find a new home for him before it’s too late.

Please realize how difficult this is and refrain from offering advice or nasty comments.  Thank you.

Friday’s Hunt v3.18

5 May

Welcome back to Friday’s Hunt.  I want to thank everyone who joined in last week.  I had a lot of fun visiting everyone who linked up.  It’s very simple.  Anyone can participate.  The link opens at 7pm Central time and will close Sunday at 7pm, so you have plenty of time to enter.  Hopefully, you’ll be inspired to visit some of the other entries.

If you didn’t participate this week but would like to next week the topics will be:  Starts with S, Week’s Favorite, and family.   I will always keep a list of the items for the coming week in my sidebar at the top.  I am crazy busy with teaching and working on the farm right now, but I will make sure to visit all participants.  Without further ado, here’s my interpretations for the week.

Starts with R: All the goats on my farm that started with R–Rainie, Ralph, Raven, Red, Red, Reddy, Reggie, Reva, Rickie, Ricky, Robbie, Robin, Rocky, Rocky, Roi, Rolly, Ron, Rose, Rosie, Rover, Ruby, Rudy, Ruff, Rufus.  Below is Reva.  I first said she was due in March, but as we got closer, I wasn’t so sure.  I did sort her in with the March moms, but I had already figured she hadn’t gotten bred, so she gets this year off.

Reva

Week’s Favorite:  The weather!  I am so glad to be back to beautiful spring weather.

Window:  Snickers and Rocky were enjoying the window.  Yeah.  My window really is that dirty (paw and nose prints).

Rocky and Snickers

What were they looking at?

Sky

Sky found an old basketball.  He was enjoying it.

Now it’s your turn!

Spring is Back!

2 May

After several days of rain and wind and cold and miserable, we are back to gorgeous spring weather!  Blue skies and lots of sun made it perfect weather for basking and enjoying pasture and playing.

Jinx

Odie

Snickers

Dolly and triplets leading the herd

T-bone and Spot

We’re looking forward to a lot more of those fun days this week.

I hope you’ll come back to join me for Friday’s Hunt.  I have this week’s items at the top of my side bar.