Monday, July 08, 2013

Today's Morning Suprise....


Friday, July 05, 2013

The New Dog

Yesterday, on Independence Day, I dropped in over at the Rock'n S Ranch to pick up a dog. They had not been able to agree on a name for her, so she did not answer to anything. She does understand sit and lay.

Getting her into the car was a challenge! The only times she had been in a car were to go to the vet and to move to a new home. She did not want either of these, so it took more than a few minutes to get her to climb in on her own. Once in, she settled down immediately and lay on the back seat for the trip back to our ranch.

Back on the ranch, I opened the car door to let her out. As soon as I closed the door, she saw Houdini. He is big. At 120 pounds, the vet said he was underweight. She took one look at him and dived under the truck. If she had a tail, I would bet that it would have been between her legs!

I saw her this morning, seated next to the barn compound fence, and greeted her by petting her and scratching behind her ears.

This evening, she was missing. As I did my walk-around, I found where the fence had been torn from one posts. It was at the end of one roll of fence material and the beginning of another. I rigged a patch and continued my walk-around. She, however, was nowhere to be found. I hope she will turn up in the morning.

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Tuesday, July 02, 2013

A New Kid

This evening, when I went to feed the animals, I got a suprise! A new mama had brought out her kid!

A new mama brought out her new kid, just to show off. This kid is not exactly a new-born. I noticed that the umbilical cord has already dropped off and the legs are no longer wobbly. My best guess is that the kid is four to six days old. I cannot tell the sex: to do that, I would have to catch it and it cannot. The ked wants nothing to do with me and will not let me near. Maybe my wife or daughter will have better luck when they get back from California.