Tuesday, May 31, 2011

A Contribution from Mr. B....

Editors note:  A few weeks ago I delivered unto my husband (Mr. B) Sassy and Sammy. Sassy, it seems, is delighted with her new digs...she has approximately 1 1/2 fenced acres to patrol, and she takes her job very seriously.  Sammy, on the other hand, is thinking that my trip to the grocery store is taking an awfully long time. The following, from an email sent to me by Mr. B,  is what I'm sure is to be the first of many adventures for the pupcake:

It was a soft furry brown motion moving along the fence that I first noticed.  When it saw me it made for the fence to get away.  It made it thru the fence to come face to face with a pup.

Sassy started barking and they exchanged greetings.  As they danced across the back yard loudly proclaiming their admiration for each other, I could only watch. 

They had different ways of dealing with the other's attraction.  Sassy gave it her hind end to chew on (nothing but lots of hair there), the other tried to kiss her back with clicking added in for show. 

Well the brown furry visitor made it back thru the fence at the chicken house.

Haven't seen it since. 

But you will have to ask Sassy about her first dance with a woodchuck.

(photo from sodahead.com)

Monday, May 2, 2011

Puppy Love

This gorgeous young man arrived at my house early Friday morning perched atop bags of mortar in the back of a red and white pickup driven by his dad, Scott, and accompanied by James.

I was immediately intrigued.

Then I met him.

And I was immediately smitten.
His name is Chief. 
This creature made me willing to rescind my "No More Pets" rule. 
Not only is this boy beautiful,
but he is a total mush...
a lover boy to the extreme...
and the most well behaved dog EVER!

When I wasn't bestowing him with ear scritches and back rubs,
he liked to hang out here...

I discussed with him how much he would love Georgia.
I told him that Sassy would be a wonderful playmate.
I explained that the kitties would be a non-issue.
I even pledged my undying love and affection. 

He didn't go for it...

You see, it turns out that this boy lives in doggie Utopia.
He has a loving family.
He lives on 1,000 acres with 3 other German Shepherds, a Lab mix, and 50 chickens.
He gets to go to work with his dad every day.
Total strangers shower him with love and praise everywhere he goes.
Why the heck would he give all that up for me?
What pup in his right mind would?

Still, Chief, if things don't work out for you...
you know where to find me...

I need to add, and this is by no means a side-note...
Scott and James did a great job on my stairs.
They were a couple of really nice guys, too.
And, the farm fresh, organic, free range eggs were a huge bonus.
This is why it's always better to deal with real people.

If anyone out there needs a good mason...give me a shout.

Plus, I promise...Chief is the icing on the cake.