Category Archives: Cats, Dogs, Pets and animals in general

The Loss of a Family Member

Literally. I lost him! He was last seen flying and bobbing in the wind, headed into the wild blue yonder. Atticus Finch the Fabulous Budgie is gone. He chose a really beautiful day to bust out the back door and … Continue reading






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New Flock Members Update

The seven new chickens we acquired a few weeks ago are starting to grow. They have all lost the peeping, and have graduated to a full fledged cluck. For the most part they are all dressed in their grown up … Continue reading






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Seven Newbies to the Chicken Coop

We have seven new additions to the chicken flock. They are sleek, racy, young and nervous. We only have two old timers left from the original Nine Spoiled Birds, (Sheila and Goldie) and when an offer for some new hens … Continue reading






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A New Family Member

Ahhh, childhood. Long summer days playing outside, stuffed animal toys, Breyer horses to play with (us city girls didn’t get the real thing), little brothers to torment, big brothers to be tormented by, bikes, dogs, cats, pet parakeets. Yes, my … Continue reading






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Spoiled Rotten Cat!

Peppurrr’s Prayer   Now I lay me Down to sleep. I’ll start on the floor Then jump to Dad’s feet.   I’ll move to my spot Just behind his crook’d knees I’ll stretch out or curl up~ I’ll do as … Continue reading






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Baby Birds Learning To Fly

Ahhh, early summer. At our house that means birds singing out for a mate, finding said mate, nesting in odd-ball places (tool boxes, shelving, old hats), sitting for ages on wee eggs, defending their nest against (thankfully fat and lazy) … Continue reading






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A Thoroughly Disgusting Sight

One room after a week (well maybe three weeks) with two cats. Pitiful! I am deeply ashamed yet oddly fascinated by how much kitty fur I sweep up. It’s gettin to be winter and they shouldn’t be shedding! They are … Continue reading






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A Tale of Two Billies

It was the best of times. It was the worst of times. A field in the back pasture. A cool windy day. Girly goats calmly grazing on brand new grass freshly sprouted after a rain. A few goat kids frolicking … Continue reading






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Transformation of a Chicken Coop

Here it is, the old-timey chicken coop that has sheltered uncountable flocks of yard birds: Since the new Industrial Strength coop’s construction and subsequent adoption by the current flock of five chickens, the old coop has been sitting neglected. It … Continue reading






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Meet the Menagerie ~ Goats!

My husband is fond of his kids. And he loves his children, too. Baby goats born from a nanny old enough to be my granny usually get special treatment. Like these two. They get names, big bottles of warm milk, … Continue reading






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