If we could only outsmart our intelligent chocolate lab, all would be well.
Shadow was the most quirky, amusing and utterly annoying pet we have ever owned. A drooling, big black lab mix with overgrown feet and an overgrown personality, Shadow was an integral part of my children’s lives for 13 years. This dog grew up with cats.They could cuddle up beside him or lay on top of him and…… Continue reading A Loveable, Annoying Pet
No able-bodied human or animal would live in my house without contributing in some way to our household Our pet guinea pig pushed his luck one day when I discovered why Guinea pigs are called PIGS. It is because they eat just like real pigs that's why. I was losing patience with ours; every time… Continue reading Even Pets Can Have Chores
Were we crazy to keep theses canine misfits? Definitely. Perhaps only a family with nine kids, pets, farm animals and wild pests could cope. We often took in animals, usually dogs, who were suffering in the city. There was overweightt, depressed Buster, a Springer Spaniel, languishing in a garage during the day and crated during…… Continue reading Dogs With Personality Disorders?
Rabbit personality type: “Rabbits always tend to be gentle and quiet, elegant and alert, kind and patient, and particularly full of responsibility.” Iggy was not a typical rabbit. Iggy, our new bunny was full of joy when we first brought her home and let her out of her tiny mesh cage. Ecstatic that she was liberated, she…… Continue reading Iggy the Bold Bunny…. and Babies
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We often took in animals, usually dogs, who were suffering in the city. There was overweight, depressed Buster, a Springer Spaniel, languishing in a garage during the day and crated during the night. Opposite in temperament, a German Short-Haired Pointer with A.D.H.D, called Thor, committed his last crime by grabbing the Easter ham and playing…… Continue reading Our Dogs Had Personality Disorders
Daily Prompt: Weaving the Threads Draft a post with three parts, each unrelated to the other, but create a common thread between them by including the same item — an object, a symbol, a place — in each part. Our House Lyrics by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. From My Girl 2 Our house is a very, very…… Continue reading Weaving the Threads: Barn Cats?
Shadow was a slobbery, drooling dog, a big black lab mix with overgrown feet and an overgrown personality. The relationship between man and beast is an interesting one. What is it about dogs that tempts us to repeat the age-old phrase, “dogs are man’s best friend”? My husband contends that we love to make…… Continue reading Man’s Best Friend?
Daisy our goat liked to follow the kids around. We raised one calf per year. I called our meat “happy meat” because they were free range animals the didn’t suffer the trauma of the slaughter house. Anthony loved trying new stunts on our very old, staid horse My nieces and daughter Emily delighted in a…… Continue reading Photo Peek: Kids + Farm Animals = Comedy
guide dogs because they understand complex commands and can remember up to one hundred and fifty of them. I could complain for this entire post about my still not trained chocolate lab who is brilliant enough to act stupid when it suits him. However I will limit myself to two antidotes and then I will astound you…… Continue reading Our Dog Is Brilliant Enough To Act Dumb
Iggy , Rachel’s fearless Rabbit. Iggy was full of joy when we first brought her home and let her out of her cage. She ran laps around the entire house jumping and twisting in the air every few minutes. Apparently rabbits twist in the air when they are extremely happy. Unbelievable as it sounds, Iggy was…… Continue reading Iggy , The Fearless Cat Chasing Rabbit.
Labs are often trained as guide dogs because they understand complex commands and have the ability to remember up to one hundred and fifty of them. I could complain for this entire post about my still not trained chocolate lab who is brilliant enough to act stupid when it suits him. However I will limit…… Continue reading Our Dog is BRILLANT Enough To Act Dumb