Five years ago, I picked up this teeny tiny two day old ball of fur. She was from a litter of six; they said her mother died. She fit in the palm of my hand with plenty of room left over. Her eyes were closed up tight, but she had a fierce sense of smell; … Continue reading Puppers is 5!
"Risk more than others think is safe. Care more than others think is wise. Dream more than others think is practical. Expect more than others think is possible." -Claude T. Bissell When I brought home that little calf who grew up to be Bessie, the matriarch of our herd, people thought I was nuts. Now … Continue reading Quote for my life right now
It's hard to believe that she started here... Puppers, 2 days old, 2/12/2014 ...and now is here 4 years later! Puppers, 2/13/2018
On April 28th, Ted went by Rural King on the way home from work and picked up four turkey poults. One of the turkeys went broody a few weeks back and set a nest of chicken eggs. Unfortunately, we think her temperature was high, and so she actually just spoiled the eggs instead of getting … Continue reading Turkey gets “her” babies
The puppies grew so much and finally started to pack on weight their last few days here. They started to act like puppies should (chewing, chasing, tearing things apart). They trusted us and learned that we (people) can be kind and loving. They learned we are the source of treats and belly rubs and ear … Continue reading They went to a rescue!
The pups have changed so much with just a little love and encouragement and gentle touches. When Jake and I got home from looking at the pigs this past Sunday, I heard whining and saw this when checking on the pups: They wanted us!!! They were trying to get TO us instead of AWAY from … Continue reading Look at them grow!
I go out every night before bed (and sometimes in the middle of the night) to check on my animals, and when I have puppy litters sleeping in the coop, I check on the little foster groups as well. Look what I found tonight when I went out there. Three of them were sleeping in … Continue reading Too cute!
I picked up another group of puppies from the pound this afternoon. They are a litter of six Boxer/Doberman mix puppies. The dog warden made sure they were all bathed, had their parvo shot, and had a flea treatment before they came to me. She said their flea infestation was horrible; I know even after … Continue reading Poor babies
The puppies are off to the rescue transport! I am happy to say they all were quite sociable with us by the time they left my house Tuesday afternoon. I think it might have had something to do with all the food, tummy rubs, and treats we gave them; even Howler (the black one with … Continue reading Puppy rescue
When I listened to my voicemail this afternoon, my friend from the pound was on it, asking me for help. She sounded a little frantic, so I called her back immediately when I heard the message and felt a little guilty because it was three hours after she had placed the call. When she was … Continue reading Fostering again