Thursday, July 14, 2011

He's a Keeper

Mia & Vinnie co-existing
Last night went great. Vinnie slept on the floor next to the bed & Mia slept on the bed. He lets me know when he needs to go out & while I was working in the garden he was always close by. He met Brutus (the neighbor's dog ) this morning & acted like he owned the place.  Brutus accepted it & they took turns sniffing each other.
I am going to research how much food Vinnie should be getting a day & start him on a gradual weight loss diet. I also made an appointment for a teeth cleaning & grooming next week. I brushed him a little today & got a bagful of hair. He will be so much happier (esp. with the heat that is coming) with a good grooming. He should work out fine.
Angie asked how old he is...the vet thinks around eight.

This morning I took the Subie in for a brake job & after that, back out in the garden to harvest more garlic. So much more to do. The rest of the garden is looking neglected. I have been picking blueberries & raspberries, chocolate & orange mint, basil, thyme, oregano, a few cherry tomatoes, peppers, cilantro, spinach, chard, Nanking cherries and a few strawberries that are slow to ripen. I think I might be winning the war on potato bugs, too. I have never seen so many as I've had this year. Many of the plants were stripped by the time we got home from vacation. Have you every been squirted in the face with potato bug goo? Yuck!
The other night Steve & I were sitting outside watching the sun set & decided to let Bubbles (the biggest rooster) outside with us. He was very timid. He pecked at the small weeds in the driveway for a while & then he jumped into my lap! So funny! He sat there for a while & then (I knew it would happen sooner or later) he pooped on me.
I'll leave you with a laugh...time for bed.

9 comments:

Sue said...

Glad it worked out! He'll be a fine addition to the farm.

Lois Evensen said...

Wonderful! Vinnie looks like he is very happy, too!

SharleneT said...

There's nothing that says I'm home than 'poop' from a rooster. However, you might mention you have a book with Coq au Vin described in detail, just in case he thinks it bears repeating....

Barb and Steve said...

Hi Sharlene...it won't work. He knows we are vegetarian :-)

thecottagebythecranelakeolof1 said...

Vinnie looks o fine! He´ll have a great life with You on the farm :-)

Have a great day!
Christer.

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

I hope all continues to go well with Vinnie--I always love when people like you open their hearts and home to a pup like him!!

Carol............. said...

Lucky you! What a gorgeous dog.

Saloma Furlong said...

Cute dog -- even more gorgeous grandchild!

Take good care!

Saloma

Richard said...

Great looking fire place. Richard from Amish Stories. And the Amish community of Lebanon,Pa.