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  • Entertaining Mommy

    Happily exhausted from playing Kong ball. Love chasing it. Mommy loves chasing me. She throws the ball and I run six feet in front of her so she can chase me. Sometimes, she falls to her knees in the grass. Figure that means cuddle time, so I run back and fall on her. That makes […]

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  • Happy furry friends

    Sooo busy on the ranch. Annie is back from ATL! Catching up on play time. New kitty made friends with Mouser. They are running around everywhere! Hot! Horses, kitties, llamas in A/C just like us in the house. Only problem–stall cleaning twice a day. Sure glad I can’t hold a shovel.

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  • Rescue Kitty Jumping Again

    Elyn jumps on the bed and waits for a face rub. Uh-oh. Loud thunder!

    Elyn jumps on the bed and waits for a face rub. Uh-oh. Loud thunder!

    Elyn, our new kitty, recovering from post-vetting ordeal. Mommy cried and prayed and held her too tight. Now kitty is eating and drinking and jumping on the furniture. Mommy’s best guesses are bad vaccine or over-medication. Anyway, we are all a happy fur-family again!

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  • Animals loose, stray doggie, visitors!

    Beagle's owner comes right over to get him. Phone numbers on doggie collars are smart.

    Beagle's owner comes right over to get him. Phone numbers on doggie collars are smart.

    Crazy day at ranch. Started with 3 llamas and a horse sneaking by Granddaddy when he opened the gate. Finally rounded them back to the barn and stray beagle appeared. Put him in barn with food and water and called number on collar. His daddy picked him up just before Mommy’s company arrived. A no-kill […]

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  • Call the Big Foot Hunters!

    Healthy tree snaps and falls uphill! Big mystery.

    Healthy tree snaps and falls uphill! Big mystery.

    Timber! A lush, 40 ft tree along our creek bed snapped 3 ft up from the ground, falling uphill. No indication of other tree damage. Looks like a bulldozer rammed it. Only problem: no access to the creek. Fenced off. Anyone have a clue what happened? I’m not investigating!

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  • Back to Emergency Vet

    Kitty Elyn back to emergency vet this morning. Blood work inconclusive but vet says may be feline infectious peritonitis, dehydrated type. Hope against that dx! Fluids given. Then kitty ate a little–good sign! Resting in guest room at house. Back to first vet tomorrow. If prayers and tears help, she will be happy again. Will […]

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  • Kitty Scare this Morning

    Ask if your kitty has even a low temp before vaccinations. Our kitty Elyn off to emergency vet lethargic and dehydrated. Dx is she probably had infection when she was vaccinated Monday and vaccines exacerbated the infection. Fluids, pain killers, antibiotics later she is resting. Whew!

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  • Stars Playing Chase

    The stars are playing chase like I do with Miss Kitty. Up at 4:30 AM with Mommy to watch the Perseid Meteor Shower. Fun! Stars playing chase above us. Of course, I was more interested in the hoppy crickets. Got to go. Mommy baking pancakes before we put up the barn animals for the day. […]

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  • One Year Old Today!!!

    Let me at the treats! One year old today!

    Let me at the treats! One year old today!

    Awakened Mommy at 5:30 AM because Wingman was whinnying. Something (probably baby bear) pushed open a pasture gate breaking the lock. Wingman galloped a circle around the house then galloped back to the barn. Sedona, who has not done a rodeo event in 16 years, penned the llamas in the barn paddock. Mommy let Wingman […]