Thursday, February 25, 2010

We're Iditarod bound!

Well some of us any way. 

Remember these guys?

A few of them have made their way all the way to Alaska with Karen! 

They're a little easier to manage now...



Keep track of Karen and the North Wapiti team at  The race starts March 6th.  Good luck Karen - have a great race!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Who says cats are lazy?

Just watch Buster. He did all of what you see below in a space of five minutes or less.

 I get tired just watching...

Thursday, February 18, 2010

My teachers always said that I talked too much.

I was one of those kids. Branded. That stuff follows you around from report card to report card, school to school. Little did they know that I'd wind up essentially talking for a living - singing for my supper so to speak - for a good chunk of my adult life. One man's blessing is another man's curse...or something like that. 
What this is all leading up to is that apparently one blog just isn't enough for me. I've got SO MUCH to say, that I've decided I need two blogs. The new blog Sheep Thrills is for all the other stuff that I'm interested in.  Stuff like gardening, eating, and sheep.  Feel free to pop by. 

Monday, February 15, 2010

I knew we were spending more on groceries

Antonio and Buster are used to their winter nick names - Lard Butt and Rollie Pollie, but even so, we've been going through quite a bit of cat food this winter. 

We've had our suspicions...and today they were confirmed. 

Meet the new guy on the farm.

Being cats, Antonio and Buster put on a great show. Normally on a warm, sunny day like we had today, they are complete sloths.  Now that they've got turf to protect though, they were totally into the "we pay the mortgage and buy the groceries - so get off our land varmit!" 

The poor little guy eventually got chased out of the pole shed by the cats, only to discover that his escape route was blocked off by these guys. 


Yep, out of the frying pan and into the fire. Lucky for him the dogs are better behaved than our cats. 

At any rate, we're fine with new comers who are willing to pull their weight - and not take up space on the couch. Welcome stranger.  

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Travis said

look, the dog and cat are playing together...

and this is what I saw. 

Take one husband who obviously has too much free time, one toy obsessed Aussie, and one unimpressed cat and I'd say there was play all right - Travis playing with fire...

Incredibly, there were no injuries which means we'll probably see a repeat of the above "play session" until Bruce swallows the cat's head "by mistake", Bruce loses and eye "by mistake", or Travis finds out what it feels like to have 10 cat claws embedded into his inner thigh "by mistake".

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Always a lady

I've had quite a number of dogs who liked to lay down with their feet crossed. Especially Aussies. It's one of the quirky "cute" things I like about them.

Kate however, has taken the "crossed legs" thing to a new level. She's the first dog I've ever owned - possibly ever seen - who manages to sit with her legs crossed.

She definitely takes "quirky cute" to a whole new level.

However, if you think this look is all "sweetness and light"....

Do I NOT look all sweet? Be sucked in by my look of innocence...

understand that she's sitting this way because she knows that Bruce is going to fly by her to her right (Aussies are soooo predictable - Kate's own words, I swear) and she wants to be ready to grab his butt as he shoots by. They have a 3 Stooges kind of relationship and it works for them.

Here Brucie Brucie Brucie...