Tag Archives: Rocky

When It’s Cold

13 Jan

While I’m frantically trying to find ways to keep everyone safe and warm out in the barn, the ones in the house are pretty content.

Leo

Leo also likes napping on the register vent.

(right before he got his stitches out)

I got a new pillow to put at the end of my bed for the dog since I moved the one I had out to the back porch for him.  Rocky was the first to try it out.

Rocky

Sky does fit on it!

Sky

He just has a hard time getting it to himself.

Sky and Bob

Sky and Leo

But they all look happy. Although, it really looked crowded when Sky, Bob and Leo were all three on it. Maybe I need to find a bigger one.

A Coat for Tony

9 Dec

Tony is still struggling with his stress and ulcers.  If he’d quit pacing and trolling for lladies it would help.  But he won’t. So I decided to get him a coat.  One day when he was in the Love Shack I decided it was time to get measurements.

Tony

He wasn’t happy with that.

But I did manage to get the measurements.

I tried ordering a coat, but I never heard back from them, so I decided to do it myself. I went shopping for materials.  I must say, I was disappointed I couldn’t find any waterproof nylon fabric.  I went with the redneck version–a heavy duty tarp.

But he gets awesome soft llama print fleece for the underside.  Rocky tested it for softness and comfort.  It passed the test.

Rocky

It’s actually three layers–the outside is the tarp, a layer of quilt batting, and then the nice soft fleece.

Bob was helping with holding the quilt batting down.

Bob

Finally I got the binding on it.

Then we had to do some fitting to the llama and got the buckles and straps in place.  I only have a couple of minor flaws in the design, but it will work.

He’s wearing it.

He doesn’t seem to mind it.

There’s a couple of obvious design flaws, but in my defense, it was not a very good pattern.

Anyhow, it should help him stay warm.

Hopefully, I can get rid of the testosterone soon.

Indoor Activities

1 Dec

It’s official.  All five days of my Thanksgiving break have had crummy weather: rain, wind, gloom, and this morning, I woke to snow.

They are big fat wet flakes.  I have no idea how I’m going to have pictures to do blog posts this week.  Hopefully, I can scrape together a couple posts from the few pictures I took on Wednesday.

In the meantime, it’s been a lot of indoor activities.  Mama and I have been having long philosophical conversations.  She’s quite the wise bird.

Mama having breakfast

I finished a scarf that I started last February, and gave it to my mom.  Now I’m working on a new knitting project.

I can’t tell you too much about it because it will be a Christmas gift.

I also have been reading.  My current book is about the father of author Alexandre Dumas.  I had no idea his father was the son of a French aristocrat and a Hatian slave.  He also used his father’s military career as the basis for some of his novels, The Count of Monte Cristo and The Three Musketeers.

Anyhow, I have a reading buddy.  Rocky is always right there when I curl up with my book.

Rocky

I also decided to try and work on some of the feed bag totes that have been cut out since the middle of the summer.

I still have more cut out to finish, but I got a good start.

I was completely out of the all flock feed, and I’d sold out of the goat feed and scratch grains too.

One afternoon I decided to try to photograph Sky wearing a Santa hat.

Sky

That didn’t work well because he doesn’t sit still.  I can’t get far enough away to take his picture either.  He’s plastered to my side.

Maybe the weather will get better and I can try putting it on Pluto.  He’d make an adorable Santa goat.