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A Busy Short Week

12 Sep

I swear this might have only been a four day week with the holiday, but it has been crazy busy.  It started with the roof of my house finally getting shingled this week.

Well, it’s in progress.

Wednesday, as soon as I got home from work, I scooped up Tiger and took him to the vet.  He was fixed the next morning, and my mom picked him up and brought him home Friday morning.  I don’t think it slowed him down at all.

Rocky appreciated a break from the kitten constantly bouncing on him.  Poor boy.

Rocky

As always, I have also been out to pasture counting kids.

I’m still milking.   Onyx is still doing well with training, but she isn’t giving me much.  Most of my girls are starting to slow down their production. I’m down to three quarts a day from the five I had been getting.

Caroline

I weaned Pretzel, but I’m not sure that made things easier because she still follows me and sucks on my fingers and clothes and things she should have a bottle.

Pretzel running to see if I have a bottle.

I also spent a stupid amount of time trying to figure out how I messed up the settings on my big girl camera because it wasn’t focusing properly.  Hours later, I finally came to the conclusion that it wasn’t me and the camera is in the process of dying. This poor baby has had a lot of hard use in rather dirty conditions. Sadly, I am not sure when I’ll be able to replace it because they don’t make the same camera anymore, and it’s hard to get electronics (at least the ones I’ve looked at) because of the pandemic.  Hopefully, my dear Nikon can hang in there for a while yet.

It’s been an exhausting week, and the weekend has been even more busy.  It might take me all of next week’s posts just to get through the weekend activities.

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.

Integration

10 Jul

I am planning on keeping the kitten that showed up last weekend as long as I can get it healthy and integrated into the rest of the house animals.  I shall call him Tiger.  I had my Leo (the lion) and I have my Bob Cat, so I think this one shall be my Tiger.

Tiger

When a kitten hasn’t had food for heaven only knows how many days and you suddenly give it food, it does horrible things to its digestive system.  The vet wormed him and gave us another med to help his tummy. She also though he is around nine weeks old.

Cat litter added to the bathroom because there’s no way it can make it to the basement.

If this kitten had wandered into my yard and the dog found it first, he would have killed it.  That’s what he does.  If it doesn’t belong here, he’s going to kill it.  It’s why I have to be so careful with the new kids.  He would love to chase and kill them because they don’t belong (ie they are new to the farm). However, since I caught the kitten first and brought it in the house and told him it belonged here, he is the sweetest he can be with it.

There have been a couple of awkward moments when the kitten tried nursing him, but overall they are good.

Rocky and Bob are the bigger hurdles.  Bob is outside most of the time, so he has been pretty good about ignoring it right now.  We’ll see how his attitude changes this fall.

Bob out on the patio

Rocky is my big chicken.

Tiger, Rocky and Sky

He may have decided to show his displeasure with the new arrival by attacking an innocent zucchini.

He always loved snuggling with Leo and I know he misses him, so I think he’ll be happy once we get through this time of adjusting.

Rocky

I hope.  Because this little one is really sweet and deserves to be a cushions and cream cat.  Oh, and here’s a bonus video of Sky and Tiger.