Category Archives: Dog

Sketching Light

I’m watching light and shadows more, now that I have had a little bit of art training.  I think I’ll try to sketch Fionn gazing out the winter window, nestled in a comfy chair. 

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The New Year, 2015

2015.  Doesn’t that number sound futuristic?  It’ll take some getting used to. So, it’s time to start assessing the past year, deciding what to improve, and setting plans for the new one.  When I look back, it seems like 2014 was fairly well … Continue reading

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The Easy Life

Yesterday was a stay-at-home day with me battling the Christmas tree and my husband baking his annual mound of delicious little pumpkin breads to give away to friends.  The dogs laid around cozily enjoying being in the bosom of the family … Continue reading

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Chicken Sport

Beezee just loves those chickens.  When I walk out to visit the chickens a couple times a day, Beezee thunders by me at the speed of light, (or at least the blur of white fur), drooling with anticipation of the hunt.  As she … Continue reading

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Bath Day

Beezee and Fionn were getting gray and stringy or matted, respectively, and it called for a good washing.  They hate having it done, but once it is over they are thrilled with their fluffy, sweet smelling locks and cannot contain their … Continue reading

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Joining the Pack

We are the happy grandparents… of a new dog in the family!  Our daughter has adopted an adorable little mutt named Addie, and after just her first week we got the opportunity to babysit down at the farm.  Addie has … Continue reading

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Chicken Nipples

Silly name, but we really do have a working mechanism now that provides four “nipples” from which our flock can get water on demand.  The good thing about it is that I only have to fill the water bucket every … Continue reading

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My Pretty Dogs

My husband was working in the garden and looked up to see the dogs posing so charmingly.  Aren’t we lucky to have cell phones with cameras for moments like this? Fionny was anxious to go out and play while we … Continue reading

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Spring Haircut

I put this off as long as I could, but with the warmer weather the time had come for Fionn to get his winter coat trimmed.  It had gotten so long and thick it just begged for hugs.  Wheaten Terriers … Continue reading

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Summer Fionn, Winter Fionn

I’m looking for something to do, now that my mother is no longer living here and requiring so much of my attention.  I had set aside my needle-felting supplies after filling a large order of felted dogs and finding it … Continue reading

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Waiting Out the Winter

One good thing about the sustained cold winter we are having is that the dogs are getting very comfortable sharing our home.  When Beezee first moved in there was a lot of maneuvering for position going on and I had … Continue reading

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Deep Freeze

Like most of the US Midwest, we are stalled in the “polar vortex” zone with “life threatening wind chills.”   Add to that, the lake effect snows we get in this part of the world, and we have quite the … Continue reading

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Winter 2013 at Home

This is a winter for firsts.  The first winter in our house, the first with Beezee, the first with my mother living here.  It will be the first Christmas at the farm with everyone coming here to visit.  Today, I … Continue reading

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My Hands are Too Busy to Type!

I haven’t found time to blog because I’m having such fun making my little animals.  Who knew it would become a hobby to transport me into another world every evening?  As these little creatures form before my eyes, they come … Continue reading

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Custom Needle Felting

I have sometimes custom-made replicas of people’s pets.  If anyone would like me to do this for them, just send me a photo and I’ll make one and mail it to you for $15 plus shipping.  Here are some I’ve … Continue reading

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Who’s Feeding the Dogs?

We try to be disciplined about feeding the dogs only dog food in their dishes, or training treats when they behave well.  They also serve a useful purpose when we accidentally drop crumbs around the kitchen.  I have my suspicions … Continue reading

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Fishing Styles

Fionny’s fishing skills are maturing with the clarity of the water.  He used to just bounce around shivering and lunge at the splashes in the water when they became too enticing.  Lately, he has begun to do what a friend … Continue reading

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Island in a Sea of Dust

It has come time to put some grass around the new house.  My husband has gone through multiple rounds of Round-Up on the weeds that have sprouted around the house so that now it is one desolate post-apocalyptic dust bowl. … Continue reading

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The Family is Complete

We did it!  We brought home Beezee yesterday and with my mother living here as well, our little farm family is complete – at least for this year.  Next spring we hope to add a small flock of chickens, and … Continue reading

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Bringing Beezee Home

We have a big day coming.  We are ready to adopt another dog into our farm family, and her name is “Beezee.”  The breeder from whom we got Fionn told us she had this dog, about Fionn’s age, who was … Continue reading

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