Sunday, August 17, 2014

Jus' Sittin' Here. Yes, We Had More Puppies

I was just looking at the screen and was thinking it's been a long time since I've written anything at all. Well, I write just a little on my Facebook Page, "365 day of Reading The Book of Mormon." I write the scriptures that are assigned for the day, the date, and the day we're working on; then go to and copy and paste that day's reading.

I hardly write anything anymore. More than half of my family have migrated to Instagram only, so if I'm not taking pictures and I've really stopped. I think my family's tired of sheep, cats, goats, horses, pigs, chickens, dogs (especially dogs) I'm just commenting on my family's pictures and trying to write a little message. I received a message recently asking me if I had more puppy pictures than my grandchildren and I had to confess that it was true. Well, I'm not selling my grandchildren. Duhr...

This post has really come about because I am forced (by me only) to write it. We did have more puppies. Most of the persons that have called me about puppies know I keep a puppy book and always keep track of buyers that I need to call if a requested puppy is born. For instance, we had a request for a runt, without a tail, red, and female. That's just about the most rare puppy ever, for us.

Little Pig Peg?
We had just one amazingly runt-red female a long time ago. We were blessed by "Little" and she eventually turned blue, but our runt-red girl was so ugly no one wanted her.


This is Tilby
Sleepy Tilby Going-up To Solvang To Her New Family

Little looked like a pig but became the very most beloved dog we've ever had. even saved my daughter's life. I know I posted that event somewhere on my blog. Little was meant to be here for us and again we had one ... I knew this runt-red we just had named, Tilby had to go to the family that wanted her.

All our reds are gone. I haven't even told anyone that we have a big blue boy left and he's beautiful. He's shy (because I just can't keep loving him constantly) but the other red boy can't go until September 1st and Bunyip keeping him company. Bunyip was born on June 27th 20014 at 3:00 pm. The day we went to the Beach House for vacation. Darby had all her puppies under my kitchen window in the ivy. Steve came home to feed and she ran-out and got him and was so excited to show him. Steve knew what her excitement was all about even though this was pretty-much a complete surprise. Darby in her last hurrah, had 5 red puppies and 1 blue. They were so small! We didn't fatten Darby-up for puppies. Darby had just her usually normal body. Maybe this helped her have the pups on her own. I'm putting a photo in just to show how small they were.

Super Healthy!
This makes me sad thinking I need to let Bunyip go, but we have Darby forever and our two dogs, Duelly and PeeWee. My Kiely and her family moved to Wyoming after she graduated from USU and it is just too crazy-cold for Darby up there in polar frost of "Santa Claus Land." Honest, I don't understand how my grown children arrive at such places, but they do. Who would have thought my daughter, Marnie would be my next-door neighbor? I LOVE it, but it's funny! I have 6 children in the most unlikely places.

 I'll be putting-up all the puppies and more of Bunyip on my Queensland Heeler Page My address is if you're interested in this cutie-pie. Oh, I'm pathetic! I feel like the "Cat Girl," that LOVES cats and she cries on You Tube. I know I shouldn't be upset ... this is the very last time we have puppies and this is our very last puppy.

Friday, May 16, 2014

Well Me

Sickness, Health, and Another Loss

After a long stint of being sick, today I feel well! It sure is something I will never take for granted. The Doctor still ordered another test. The Rolling Oaks Diagnostics is a great place and they treat me well without ever a long waiting time. I do have a long road ahead of me. I'll be glad when this "alien thing" that's growing around my neck is out. Yucky.

Today was a good Doctor visit, but I came home to a loss of our little white lamb. She's gone. We're going out a little later to see if there is any trace of her from coyotes or some other predator.  We have friends all around that are losing livestock and pets. In my previous post I put a photo-up of her and her brothers inside a big corrugated pipe shelter.

This isn't the first time, but we've managed to either scare them away or take or doe, sheep, or a pet in to the vet. They would be worked on and it was always an easy stitch-up or a leg-set. I think our Sadie Queensland was trying to guard the goats and sheep and the big mother Bobcat had enough of her chasing and she bit Sadie's nose. We hadn't started going to our vet in Ojai and the one on town had and still has ritzy prices. Sadie's bill seemed huge and would be a deal now at $80.

I think it's time for me to play the "Glad Game." I'm so glad both the new ones weren't taken. Of course it was the little ewe and she has the cutest freckles across her nose. It's really rare for a white sheep to have black on it. Actually,  not showable, but I love different in each one and it makes them really unique. My heart is sad.