Sunday, June 13, 2010

Heartbreak Again

I received a call yesterday that I have been dreading for a while. My little black Shetland pony Roo was very sick and it was time to put him down. For the past 2 years I have been battling heaves with this little fellow...a sort of horse asthma...he had it very bad. When I moved him to the new farm last summer the wonderful lady that cared for him got him back on his feet again .

He had been up and down but a new drug a week ago gave me hope that he might make it through the summer, but that did not happen. With the heat, humidity and his allergy issues he finally just could not breathe.

We owned him years ago and sent him with another horse to a farm to retire. I kept tabs on him all those years and when the farmer decided to sell the farm I brought Roo home. He was in his late 20's and had a good easy life. I'll miss the little devil but he struggled so hard to breathe it was time to let him go. Unfortunately when I heard he was so sick I told them to put him to sleep as soon as possible and not make him suffer a moment longer and not wait for me to see him. I had hoped to see him once more and say goodbye but it was not meant to be, the vet had just left when I got there.

I hate to make my blog sad but I felt Roo deserved a little write up. He will be missed by his horse buddy Nelson, his caretaker Lainie and her children, all the people who loved him at the farm, my niece Madison who I gave him to as a birthday gift and of course me.

Rest in peace little guy, hope you can take a deep breathe now....

Both these guys are gone now but I will always have some pictures to remember them by.

Monday, June 7, 2010


Well I'm back ..believe it or not I have been sick for a full month. A combo of migraines and a mono like virus but I am finally feeling a little better.

We had a very sad thing happen here. Mr B.'s dog Daisy had to be put to sleep. She has been in pain for a long time and she finally told him it was time. He has been so sad, she has been his best friend for 12 yrs.

She was the sweetest dog ever and will be greatly missed.I had kept gently mentioning that he should think about getting another dog, but while Daisy was still alive he did not want to even consider it and said "never again". Well after a while of missing her terribly he decided he needed a distraction to help him here she is..introducing Maggie!

It's nice to see Mr B. smiling again. She is a reg. Golden Retriever from imported stock. I researched her lines before we got her because we wanted to make sure we were getting the healthiest puppy we could. Her pappy is from Finland and has 10 generations clear of hip, elbow eye problems. On her mom's side she comes from a breeder with 35yrs of experience who actually uses her dogs to hunt..not just look pretty. Her lines are imported from Australia.She has a loving outgoing personality and everybody is her best friend at first sight....except my dogs of course.

Timmy and Buster Peebody can't figure out why they have to wear belly bands when she is the one piddling everywhere. Timmy's skin is a little pink because his bad agent let him out in the sun without sunscreen. The boys tend to mark when a new dog comes to the pack so they are wearing them as a precaution. If any of you have a nervous pee dog like Buster Peebody or a marker these are great belly bands. Very comfortable and soft. Wash and wear great. I got them off Etsy from and HIGHLY recommend them.

Me piddle??? NEVER!!!

So Timmy..what do you think of your new pack mate?

"She is Crazy..I do not like her at all..always running around and bumping into me. There should be a law made about bad puppies" I should mention to all you Timmy fans that he is quite deaf and his sight is failing so she scares him appearing out of nowhere. Don't worry though, I'll take good care of him.

Me Crazy?? Look at this face..NEVER!!!

Well we can get another opinion..Buster Peebody what do you think of Maggie?

I think his expression says it all.

Here I am looking and feeling ghastly watching Maggie try to look innocent. Now that Mr B. is around I can actually be in a few pics..looking at myself I wonder if that is a good thing!

Here is Fifi and I. She is the only one that likes Maggie. When Maggie first came here and was crying, Fifi was very upset and kept going to her to try to comfort her. This is the only pic I have of Fifi and I. She is a sweet little thing.

I love Fifi too...I love everybody!

Blast you stuffed toy..I will beat you with my stick to protect everybody!

Night everybody.......

Saturday, April 10, 2010

I'm sick

It's suppose to be spring and here I am sick with the flu. I'm feeling quite sorry for myself but Timmy is enjoying it..every time I get out of bed he steals my tea..he such a brat..I was going to visit my horses this weekend but just did not feel up to it. My horses are doing quite well at their new home but I miss them terribly. After seeing Dante daily for 26 yrs it is hard to only see him monthly right now. I was working 2 jobs but quit one so hopefully I will have more time now.

The good news is I made my 100th sale on Etsy. It's taken awhile but I finally got there.
Usually Easter is my best selling time but this year was very slow. I got stuck at 99 sales and it didn't budge for Luna, my unicorn sold.

I thought it would be fun to make a pink unicorn with spots for a change. Now she's off to her new home. Safe travel Luna!!

I also have started sewing again. Kids are always wanting my felties but felties are too delicate to take a lot of I made up a pattern of kid friendly pets. They even have safety eyes!

I still have a few changes to make but am quite happy with the little guys..they are so soft and sweet. I think though I will take new pics of them. These ones seem quite blah compared to my green background above. I'm going to make some bears, puppies and maybe even a piggie..who knows. I need a break from felting. I was going to do some painting but seem to have a block right now...maybe later when I am feeling better..

Have a great weekend everybody!

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Where's Timmy??

tap,tap, tap...testing 123..this thing still working?? hang on while I blow the dust off....

Hello! I'm not sure if anyone out there is still looking at this blog but after a lloooonnnggg absence we are back! At least I am..can't find Timmy...oh well . We or I wanted to wish everyone a happy Easter!!! I love Bunny Day.
I'm sure Timmy wanted to say something..he must be around here somewhere. Let me have a look around and ask some of the gang.
(yes gang, even in town I still have a funny farm gang.tee hee hee)
This is my shed. Mr B took all his stuff out and turned it over to me. He also put hydro in it.
He's a good man my MrB and I love living with him full time now.

Hey Chicken (I keep her hidden in my shed..LOL..she is a townie chicken now) have you seen Timmy? The little naked dog?? No?...okay

How about you Mr Big? Have you seen Timmy? "Yes I did and he ate my bread"...oh dear, let's move on
Juliet..have you seen Timmy? No??? Where has he gone?
How about you George? Any sign of Timmy? "yes..he came in and said I was the funniest pigeon he has ever seen" Well that's not very nice...he is one to talk, isn't he
Dust Bunny have you seen Timmy? (the Dust Bunny was adopted from the shelter in Nov. She is a lionhead rabbit and a total sweetie!) "Oh I saw him all right, he tried to eat my bread but I stopped him. Let me have a look to see if he is still in here"
"Nope..not in here but I think he ate Chicken's head off"
"My friend Mountain Dew said she saw him run into the house about an hour ago"
Well thanks for looking Dust were a great help. I guess I will go into the house and relax then..wait a second I see something.
Timmy!! What are you doing in my Tibetan Lamb Wool Blanket???
You can't hide we can all see you.. Would you like to say anything on this blog?
"Happy Easter Everyone"
"It's nice to be blogging again and Hi to all my friends"
"I have to have a nap now..I ate too much bread"
Sweet dreams Timmy.