Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Webley Joins the Farm Menagerie

 Meet Webley, our latest addition to the farm menagerie, better known as The Petting Zoo..... He's a Shiz-tzu, age 8 weeks. Barley likes him and fusses over him constantly!
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Monday, July 16, 2007

Barley and the Guinea Fowl

 Barley helps let the guinea fowl and the chickens out every morning. Her job is to lie there and not disturb the birds.
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Sunday, July 15, 2007

Crate Training a Bust

Ok we give up. Here' is Barley's latest break out from her crate. You can see the bars hanging that she broke off with her teeth. $1500.00 worth of dental surgery later, she's been put on anti-anxiety meds (as well as sedatives for emergencies, anti-inflammatories, & pain pills) and we've given up on the crate training. Yesterday we bought a harness and now we chain her outside when we go to town. She seems much happier - who knew!! She's also been diagnosed with obsessive compulsive neurotic behaviours coupled with separation anxiety and confinement anxiety. And I was the one who said 'no puppy, they are too much work!"

Monday, July 09, 2007

Hail Storm Hits

 A bad storm hit the farm last night. We lost power all night, leaves were blown off of trees, and there was lots of thunder and lightning. You can see the size of the hail that hit - it sounded like our roof was being torn apart. The orange item in the photo is a marble.
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Saturday, July 07, 2007

Barley & Dog Diapers

 Did you know they make dog diapers? I didn't! Barley, the Australian Shepherd we rescued a month ago, is 5 years old and supposed to be spayed. Guess what - she isn't. Our friend in New Jersey told us about dog diapers but we can't get them where we live. So he bought some, and FedExed them to us overnight. They must be the most expensive diapers in history! Anyway, she's in diapers until she is not in heat (another few weeks). She can hardly walk when I put them on her and eventually she walks right out of them. I don't know what I'm doing wrong but maybe it's just because she's a pretty smart dog.
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