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Maisie

23 Aug

I promised Maisie that I would let her back out with the herd after I sold her kids,

Lying in the north shed

so as soon as I got back from the sale barn Saturday morning, she was waiting for me to open the gate.

It took no time at all for her to start picking fights.

Maisie fighting with Cutie

Trying to get Victoria to fight

Did you see Margarita checking on what all the commotion was about?

Margarita peeking out

I think she was happy to be hiding behind the door so nobody could pick on her.  Anyhow, they all went out to pasture, and Maisie is doing well with the herd.

Maisie, Ava, Wanda, 2TC, and I can’t tell who the last one is

eating oak leaves

It won’t be long before she’s back to full weight I hope.

Cats and Dog

20 Aug

Bob is driving me crazy.  He’s had so many fights this summer, and then there’s mornings he doesn’t show up.

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve spent half a day wandering the farm calling to him, afraid he’s hurt.

Bob Cat

I wish I could make him a house cat, but that would be dangerous to the other cats, the dog, and me.

Rocky on the table; Tiger on the stool; Bob on the floor

You can see in the picture above that Tiger seems a bit nervous.  He does get nervous around Bob.  That kitten is usually tackling Rocky and doing whatever he wants.  I even got him another scratching toy to try and give him some entertainment besides annoying Rocky.

I will also say that food has really darkened him up.  He was mostly a gray color when I found him, but now he’s a more traditional brown tiger cat.

I would hate for Rocky to feel left out, so here he is in his favorite position.  He cracks me up.

One reason I was so surprised that my dog was actually good when he got with the goats is because his hobby is barking at goats and trying to get them to jump at him.

Maisie and Sky

It doesn’t work with Maisie.  She has no time for his nonsense, and she just ignores him.

I wish they all did.  And a bonus of Sky and Tiger.

They do make me laugh.

Updates Again

16 Aug

Benji is doing well.  He has a bit of a rattle in his lungs, but that will probably take a while to fully heal.

Benji watching the girls

He and Freddie have become good friends.  That’s good.

Freddie and Benji hanging out

Maisie is still up north with the weaned kids.  She is slowly gaining weight and looking better.

Maisie with the weaned kids

After I sell her girls this weekend (hopefully), I’ll put her back with the main herd.

She still needs to gain more weight, but she is improving.

Finally, Haley is really doing well.  She walks on that back foot really well.

Haley Blackboer

She is staying out in pasture most all day with the herd.

heading out to pasture

I am thrilled with her progress!  I might even be able to quit giving updates on her.