Sunday, January 30, 2011

Cold and the smell of snow in the air.....

Today has been a productive day. We cleaned house and vacuumed, the dogs romped outside and Cassie, Sunny and Ruggles big sister came to visit. She jumped the truck so it is now running. The van is in place and since Link and Cassie decided to jump in the pond, I was given a lesson on how to bathe in the dog bath. Link's momma showed me how its done and now they will be getting bathes when I am here when they need one. Which, by the way, is most of the time. They have a lot of farm to play on and they love it outside, whether its snowing or raining like crazy. But Cassie smells so much better and shes a happy dog because she got a reward when she was done. The horses are doing well and everything is fine on the homefront.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Much Better Photos

This blog will be some photos I took today before the skies opened up and started raining. While it was raining, you will see the pups have no problem taking a little nap. I couldn't get Major's picture today. He was pouting in his stall. Apparently I was taking too long with pictures and didn't give him his hay quick enough. He kept rapping on the side of the building. Jeeeesshhhh, he woke up on the wrong side of the stall today!
The visiting pony that I know nothing about is happy to be fed and she is very friendly. She raps the ground with her hoof and she throws her head back and gives a great big NEEIIIGGHHHHHHH! She's very cute. Chip really likes me too.....its just Major who needs an attitude adjustment.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Kids on the Farm

I promised pictures and here they are. I finally got my camera phone to work! As you can tell there are no barriers in this house. The dogs think they are cats, the cats think they are dogs, the horses think they are just big dogs and the birds think they are the people and those two-footed humans are just their servants. Yeah, its a crazy house, but you gotta love it if you want to fit in! Its just the right place for me :-)

Everyone is happy, healthy, and just dysfuntional enough to be a happy place to be.!

Monday, January 24, 2011

No Pictures....

This time it is my fault as I forgot my camera. I took some pics with my phone but there is no cell signal at the beautiful farm. But we are all here and everyone is doing fine. Cassie hasn't killed anything yet, The horses are as friendly as ever and I LOVE the small black and white that is visiting. Although I felt sorry for her/he today as it was pouring rain and he/she was just standing in the middle of the pasture. I noticed she kept touching the live wire...guess it takes a few times to get used to it, but she would jump back so I started feeding her down by the gate. I was very surprised to find a birthday gift when I got here. That was so nice and I already used it. Thank you so much for being such generous clients/friends/almost family. I will blog again but will try to get my camera up and running so I can send some pics! TaTa for now!

Friday, January 21, 2011

Dark and Dreary

Abbie and I have been hanging out in this dark and dreary weather. Seems as if the rain never stops although I do remember a minute of some sunshine. It was 30 degrees, but that sun was shining.
I just realized I haven't blogged since Monday. That is mostly because the only thing to blog is rain, rain and more rain. I have been recovering from this monster flu I had and Abbie is the best medicine for someone who is feeling sorry for themselves. She is a great little snuggler and she is very patient. I manage to get her out at least once a day with me and several more times on her own. I have noticed that she would rather be inside these days as well. She is about as sick of the rain as I am. But I told her her parents are coming home tomorrow and that put a perk in her step. She will be so glad to see them. I will see her in a few more weeks so hopefully we will have better weather.
Everything is fine on the homefront.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Dreary Day

Its cold and dreary but the rain has let up some. Abbie is doing great, but I am still fighting some kind of infection which has now settled in my chest. I will be at the doctor getting it checked tomorrow unless something miraculous happens and it heals itself overnight. Abbie and I have been quite the slugs! Well, thats appropriate for this house since there are slugs everywhere.......(not real ones of course). Abbie and I will probably make a McDonalds run tomorrow since she didn't get to make her run on Sunday. In this picture she was on the bed getting ready to sleep. She's a happy little dog.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Forgot to post.....

Yesterday was a lazy day and Abbie and I forgot to blog. My apologies to her parents. It has rained everyday since the snow fell and it is just dark and dreary outside. Of course, Abbie and I don't care because we hang out inside and play with her toys, she gets her treats and sometimes I make her do tricks because she is just so darn cute. I think she likes to make ME do tricks too because yesterday she was playing some game with me. She would bark at me and I would ask her what she wanted and she would run to the door. So, I get up and go to the door thinking that she wanted to go out. I would go to the door and open it and she would stare at me with those soulful brown eyes as if to say 'I didn't want to go out'. We played this game several times before I finally figured out.....she wasn't going out there in the rain unless I went out there with her. I don't know who is sitting who sometimes but she definitely had the upper hand yesterday. So, what do I do.......I put on all my raingear, my boots and bundle up to walk outside with her. Then, once we were outside, she takes off in the back north 40 somewhere leaving me to look like a dope in the driveway. Don't ever believe anyone that tells you dogs do not know how to think on her own. I am sure if I could have seen her face, her little teeth were showing and she was chuckling...hehehehehehehehehehe just like she is here in this picture.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

White on White.....

Abbie and I watched the snow move in about 8pm last night. This is what we found this morning. It is currently snowing but there is rain intermittently. It doesn't matter because she and I just sit in the kitchen and watch it out the back door. It is so beautiful here, she is a lucky canine.

Other than that, nothing new to report. That's a good thing! We are just hanging out!!!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Snow, Rain, Snow, Rain, Snow, Rain...Can't make up its mind!

Abbie and I have been hanging out watching the weird weather through the front door. We have had rain, snow, freezing rain, wind and even some sunshine. Our weather is all confused. But we are watching it together and that is what matters. Things are kind of slow for me right now because the holidays are over and my days aren't filled with a million things to do. I am actually enjoying the rest and relaxation with Abbie because I know it won't last for long. She is getting spoiled as usual. She sure looks good for her age, I should be so lucky. I have noticed the hind quarters giving out a bit, but all in all, she is doing very well. I am so thankful because if anything happened to her I will be a basket case! I am so close to her. Here is a picture of her (taken on my phone so not as sharp) on the front porch. It had actually just begun to snow. She went out and then turned around as if to say 'You want me to go out in THIS!'. She came right back in the house. Everything is fine on the home front. I will be mailing a package off to the desert by the end of the week. Hope Mom and Dad are having fun and hope Mom got rid of that nasty cold.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Abbie and I bring in the New Year

I arrived yesterday with goodies in hand for the Abbie Girl. She was very excited to see me. I have the most fantastic job in the world. Everytime I show up for work there are wagging tails and abundant licks showing their love for me. Now, who can beat that? Abbie looks very good. Her coat looks a little shorter and she is just as cute as ever. She is probably happy that she had her family here for the holidays. Especially when there are kids around. I am sure the grandkids leave droppings around for her to scarf up but she doesn't look like she has gained an ounce.

I was excited to see a very nice gift for me from Abbie and her family. The gift was great but more importantly the sentiment in the card was very touching. I am glad that I can be there for both Abbie and her Parents. I strive to do the best job I can because I know how important it is to know that your animal is well taken care of and you don't have to worry about them while you are gone. I give Abbie lots of love and she returns the favor. Thank you to her family for the generous gift and it will get a lot of use!!!! And the picture of Abbie.....Beautiful!!!

Abbie is showing her patience in this shot. I received a new phone for Christmas and this is a shot in Sepia showing just how much patience Abbie Girl has! Of course she got to eat the cookie when I was done making her wait so patiently. Everything on the homefront is perfect!!! We are expecting snow today. Why is it it always snows when I am here??? hummmmmmm?????