Good Saturday Morning to you all. Just a quick note to tell you that it has been a a busy week......my Grandson, Jake has spent the week. It has rained most of the week but we had a few days where we spent outside. One was when we cleaned the ditch. Grandpa said he would give him $20.00 for cleaning out the ditch that runs up our drive way .... I raked leaves into the ditch on one side and Jake shoveled out the ditch and I cleaned the other side. Good workout for both of us...
Jake is a great eater...eats all kinds of veggies...and he has kept me busy cooking. He is just 11 years old and starting to reach the age of "the bottomless pit". Hee Hee I will admit we did have some junk foods.
All in all it has been a wonderful week. Talk more later and you all stop back to see my pictures .
Last Sunday night I sent Hubby outside to get the Shih Tzus out of the play pen because it had gotten dark..... Hubby brought the doggies inside and asked me to take care of them, then rushed back outside......he was gone a while but when he came back inside he had a story to tell......While giving the babies time to potty he noticed Ricochet stalking something....Bruiser, one of the Shih Tzus was trying to see what he was after when Hubby brought everyone in the house..... Ricochet had a 2 1/2 foot long Copperhead....not far from our back door. Who knows what would have happened if Hubby had not seen Ricochet on that snakes trail.....even after it was dead Ricochet continued to swat it with his claws and jump back. I am so thankful for those cats.... glad no one or none of my doggies were hurt... along with the cats.
I will try to make this story short....but without a bit of background info... it is hard for you to understand what has been happening over the last few days.
We, my Hubby and I are animal lovers....and living in the country...we are always finding strays somewhere.....and living in the country we have wooded areas all around us....and homesteads where people years ago carved out a clearing and built their home. It also is not unusual for people to drop off animals...kittens, puppies, cats and dogs. I remember years and I mean years ago, I picked up four half grown puppies who had been dropped off along the road in the bottom land where they chased cars coming and going looking for their family. No homes in site....no food no shelter. I took the pick up down there and managed to get these lanky young dogs into the truck and carried them down to the shelter. They refused them because the shelter was run by the city and not the county.....they were found outside the city limits. We had our own dogs...but I carried these doggies home with me and fed them. ....till they killed and ate our chickens while I was gone one day. Hubby was not happy....
Now two years or more (time flies) Miss Kitty showed up and chased our car everytime we went to town.... I learned my lesson.... I do not pick doggies up any more. Hubby is the one who brought this one home. Miss Kitty was a very young adult Black Mouth Kerr..... who we thought might have gotten lost from her owner and hunting party. No one came around to claim her and she stayed here and even had a litter of puppies. We found homes for them and had her fixed. We have outside cats who are also rescues...... Blinky came from WalMart parking lot as a kitten...... Ricochet's Mom came here and had him and two other kittens in our storage building. There was also Whiskers who Hubby brought home from a Truck lot somewhere....just climbed up into the big truck and wrode with him a week or two before he got home. There are others that have come and gone.....we do share this place with the wild animals who live around us ...so if they stay in the yard they are safe....if they go outside the yard hunting there is the danger they will not come back....some of them have just disappeared ... but they all lived here safe and happy as one big happy family.
A year or so ago Miss Kitty (the Black Mouth Kerr...not a cat) started chasing the cats she even dug under the lattis underpinning of the porch....then the underpinning of the house to get to the cats ....who usually escaped to the roof....but we put on a metal roof and it became too hot for the cats and so they found a hole to hide under the house or porches. The only thing left to do was to tie her outside. When Hubby came home and was outside doing chores he would let her loose and after a while we began to think she had learned her lesson and started letting her loose more and even leaving the house with her loose.
So, Tuesday Morning....while I was walking the other dogs....I let Miss Kitty loose and when we were finished I brought the other doggies outside and left her on the back porch where we store firewood....and two feed barrels...which are really trash cans. Scamp came to me and let me know he needed to go...so I let him outside. About thirty minutes later I heard a commotion on the back porch...I ran to the back door......Miss Kitty had Blinky and was shaking her...I opened the door and screamed ...which caused Miss Kitty to drop Blinky and Blinky ran up the porch post to the roof. No coaxing could get her down and I was sure she was hurt. Of course I was furious...I tied up both dogs....and that is where they have been since then. I went back into the house and when I went outside to check on Blinky again ...she was gone. I spent two days calling and searching for Blinky. She was no where in sight for two days.... that is till this morning......
This morning she was on the porch banister where she likes to lay. She came to me and even with the little Shih Tzus she was not afraid.....but she did keep looking behind her like she was still fearful We are now looking for a new home for Miss Kitty whose nature is a hunter....a place without cats.....and a place where there is a hunter who will teach her and train her to follow commands.
I am so grateful that Blinky was not killed. I think what saved her, other than prayer, is there was not much room between the wood pile and the feed barrels...that prevented more shaking......and little Ricochet jumped right in the middle of those dogs to help her out. I have been so sad the last few days.....but today Blinky is safe.
Just a line here to say I am still alive and kicking... I finally got Internet service ,,we are back with DSL and our phone company. No more $400.00 bills with overages that we have no idea who did them.....and no more counting gigabytes. But it has its limitations....just as I was ready to send this the crazy thing went out and I lost everything I wrote. The repairman just left.
I have an update on Scamp and his diet....he is back up to 25.8.... 4/10 of a pound from his heaviest...I am afraid he takes after his Mom.....Me!!! I am down 3+ pounds from the last time I charted on here....and three pounds heavier than I was a couple weeks ago. Bruiser on the other hand is hovering at 12.6 just 2/10's from where he was. I still have them on the weight management food ....
I am battling fleas ...bought "VETGUARD" at WalMart and it did not work...I have tried everything homeopathic to git rid of them since I can not use the Frontline now...but nothing seems to help. I missed the Vet office waiting on the Phone man to fix my DSL.
Got to run.... Hope you all have a great Independence Day.