Monday, September 30, 2013

Remnants of Summer


Because of our late season drought I am forced to begin feeding hay to the sheepers. We hadn't finished up some paddocks because it was too dry for fence posts. So this evening I was pushing the hay cart just wishing I could head in for a nap! But chores must be done and I have waited all day to visit everyone. So I trudge on following what is left of the sparse grass and  I stumbled upon a little chipping sparrow nest. All constructed of horsehair from the mini horses. That is what most of the chipping sparrow nests were commonly made of but they will settle for dog hair and even human hair.  They have been known to pluck the hair straight from the source. They got their nickname honest. The hair bird.

The oldest chipping sparrow found as of now was 11 years old.



There were many times I could pick out from which dog of mine they used to line their nests.






This is one from a few years ago in a pine tree. Tugger’s hair lining the nest.


Monday, September 16, 2013

Unique uses for wool

This lady is so creative! She uses wool to felt nests and place in floral arrangements. The nest shown is made from one of my colored Blue Faced Leciester  girls. Check her etsy shop out at




Starling, my beautiful girl who passed away.

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Monday, August 19, 2013

One down, two to go.

Momma dog made her way to her new foster home last this past Friday! She is staying with a family that takes white german shepherds. Thank you Echo Dogs Rescue! Now she can have a life couch and all. It was a sad goodbye for the women that work at Spoiled Pets Grooming as they helped provide her care until a foster home could be found. She now is sharing the  couch with two other shepherds in Omaha, Nebraska.

We are working on getting the two puppies to a rescue next. Momma looked for them. She was a good mom. Better than most people.



Good bye Momma dog your puppies will be in good hands. I promise. I hope you get everything you deserve.



Saturday, August 10, 2013

Waiting for a forever home…..



                               Momma above enjoying her time out and time free of worry.

These little boys and there mom were picked up off a major highway near where I live. We didn’t really know what we saw as we were in the west bound lane. Soooo…what do you do? We took the nearest exit and there was “momma” and her two pups. She no longer had any food to offer them but they weren't giving up. “Momma” was in need of some groceries soon. She was very skinny and worn out. The little boys were very shy and no sign of just being a puppy. Cars were not moving over a lane for us. We had to move slow in order to not scare them into the highway as the only thing she was sticking around for was one of the puppies I snuck away to the truck so she was reluctant to leave. We had no food or “lures” for them. The one boy still with her was nursing as she was walking away from us. Just then I remembered I had a sheep lead in the truck and preceded to get it and the puppy I had taken. She came to a dead stop not taking her eyes off either puppy now. So I carefully place the lead over her neck and carried the one pup I had in my arms in front of her just like a new born lamb so mom can follow. It worked! She walked with us placing the boys in the truck first she climbed in without hesitation.


             The “boys” taking time out from play to relax and dream a little!


Now the next problem…we have her safe where do we take them? I was already at my carrying capacity at home. We could fix something up in an emergency. So we drove around for about an hour while I called shelter after shelter in which we all know the answer to that one. “we are full”

Finally, a lady agreed to take them at her boarding/grooming business. But they can not stay there for long. I went today to get pictures of them for a lady that helps rescue dogs off chains hoping we can get them homes. Black puppies are hard to place as they are black and “nothing” special because they don’t look past the color.

The day we left them they had the look of relief with food and water, shade, and somehow knowing they didn’t have to run. Mom looks like a white German Shepherd. The puppies look like the “runaway” dad we saw with them. He wasn’t in bad shape but there was no way we could of gotten him. So I hope he will make it ok.

Momma dog is sooo smart. She watches the caretakers every move. Comes when called. She has great potential for a house companion. The boys? Well, they can now finally be boys!
For now anyway. They are in need of a forever home.

Now to leave you with a smile and take time out to play and free yourself from worry!!!!!



Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Rudy gets a bath!

You would think his world came to an end. Poor guy. But he is squeaky clean.



And he is forgiving.



Oh wait a minute….what’s that? A tail? Everything must be ok now. Just gotta live for the moment!


Monday, July 29, 2013


 Introducing the future flock guardian (we hope!). Rudy is a very energetic Komondor. He so far loves socks, cats, herding the sheep, and lunging off of furniture.
Rudy goes to visit Myah and the sheep but still slithers through the gate when the visit is over!
It has been hard to leave Tugger behind. I walk to his grave many times wishing I could bring him back. At five years old he matured into such a perfect livestock guardian and companion.
Rudy will eventually mature and hopefully full fill Tuggers' paws. They are big ones to fill.
                                   I don't know guardian or lounger? Hmm...time will tell.

   Bone Cancer is a monster. How do you tell your best friend it is time to go?

              Tugger, I miss you everyday.   It has been only been 1 1/2 months yet it seems so long ago.                                        

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Announcing, my Etsy store has arrived!  Please visit my shop! Soon to come will be roving, and paper cuttings that are farm and fiber related. You can contact me through my blog or my store! I look forward to meeting you!

Saturday, June 22, 2013

In memory of Tugger who was released from
  osteosarcoma (bone cancer) on June 19, 2013.  R.I.P. I will miss your
happy face everyday.

      I Only Wanted You 

They say memories are golden
well maybe that is true.
I never wanted memories,
I only wanted you.

A million times I needed you,
a million times I cried.
If love alone could have saved you
you never would have died.

In life I loved you dearly,
In death I love you still.
In my heart you hold a place
no one could ever fill.

If tears could build a stairway
and heartache make a lane,
I'd walk the path to heaven
and bring you back again.

Our family chain is broken,
and nothing seems the same.
But as God calls us one by one,
the chain will link again.

–Vicky Holder