THIS LITTLE PIGGY.........
Hello all my faithful readers,
Is it hot enough out there for you? The sheep would love to be sheared again! They are drinking so much water that they keep draining the well. Cool weather is right around the corner though and I doubt they remember their frozen water bowls and the howling cold winds...Neither do I really.
Well - we have a new critter - are you surprised! I took Jim on a little drive yesterday, along with a cage. We came home with.........JONAH! Yes, he's a pot-bellied pig. No he won't grow to be 100+ pounds. His dad is around 70# and his mom even smaller. You have to admit - he's cute. He has the barnyard in an uproar. The sheep push and shove each other to get a look at him. Bongo sits at the fence whining. Golda runs up and down his fence area hoping to get a taste....The cows are the most facinated by this grunting blob. He already knows who I am - comes running when I show up. Could it have anything to do with the fact that I feed him? Really?
Whatever. He knows me. He has chosen to sleep in the small crate we brought him home in although his room has a sleeping blanket and 4 soft throw pillows. He has his own fan and in the winter will have his own private heat lamp. I hope he doesn't expect 24 hour room service - not happening! Eventually he will have a friend - as soon as the breeder I got him from has another litter. For now he has to content himself with sheep, cows, dogs and cats.
Every once in a while we break down and send the house dogs off for grooming (well not Sammy - he's stuck with my version of grooming). It is not often you will see Bailey and Solomon looking clean and glossy. So here they are:
Not much else going on. It's been way too hot to ride - Babe thinks she's been retired - little does she know that serious riding season is right around the corner. Kate is hanging out with Babe and Opie these days - sometimes she just likes to get away from Dude - and I totally understand. He nags her to death! He's actually trying to court her but he only comes up to her chest and besides Kate's a mule so his efforts are best spent elsewhere - like Ruby or Jade. Typical male - always wants what he can't have....
Hope everyone is keeping cool. Until next time....Sharon