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Scenes From Around the Farm

27 May

We’ve had much better weather the last part of this week, and it’s made me want to go walking in pasture.

I was rewarded with seeing the bobolinks again.

bobolink

I also got to see a squirrel.  I know.  They’re not exactly exotic, but I always enjoy their chattering.

I was surprised that the swallows let me get this close.  They are usually flying all over.

barn swallows

There’s cottonwood fluff floating around everywhere in the Back Forty right now.

Cinnamon and her boy were enjoying the grass yesterday evening.

Cinnamon and Norm

Snickers was happily lounging on the deck.  His nose is really starting to look better.  Thankfully.

Snickers

Of course, we had today’s beautiful weather interrupted by another series of storms coming through.

That means I still need to mow my yard, and I still don’t have my garden in.

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.

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.