The Adventures of Boo Berry Betty and TLC Cai-Cai on Friday—-COWS!!!! COWS!!!!, Friday, December 2, 2022

Traalalalla—“Let’s go do the chickens with Mom, Boo Berry.”

“Okay, doaky.”

“Bye—I’ve got stuff to do.”

“Not me, I stick to Mom like glue.” Boo Berry Betty replied.

“Works for me.” TLC Cai-Cai hollered as he took off to do whatever it is he liked to do.

“Come on Boo Berry, we’ve got stuff to do.  This is a big day.”

Mom scooped me up, put me in the pick-up with Dad and we headed down to —I don’t know where.  I can’t see out, and I don’t like to look out.

Then we were there.

And so was a big truck and a HUGE truck Mom called a semi.





Shudder and shake

“You stay in here, Girly Girl”, Mom said, as she gave me a kiss on the nose.  “The cows have come!”

Wow! Those are HUGE ANIMALS!


It wasn’t long before we were heading back to the house.

There I met TLC — “HUGE ANIMALS HAVE ARRIVED ON THE FARM!”  I barked at him.

“I know,” he replied.  “Cows, they come this time every year.  We have to be careful around them and not get kicked.”

“I don’t plan on ever being around them,” I expounded to TLC Cai-Cai.  “Those feet are bigger than the both of us!”

“Yep, you are right.  Hey, race ya to the house.  Whoever gets there first gets to get in first!”  TLC took off in a mad dash.

“You can’t beat me!” Boo Berry Betty ran equal to TLC Cai-Cai arriving at the back door at the same time.

“You silly little creatures,” Mom reached down and petted us. “You can’t go in until I open the door.”

As soon as the door was open, TLC ducked under and flew right into the kitchen—Boo Berry right behind him

“What would I do if I didn’t have you crazy cute animals to liven up the day?” Mom laughed as we all tumbled into the kitchen.

“Whew, Boo Berry…thankfully there are no cows in the house!”

“Yes! What a terrible thought that is.  But we are safe in here.”


Boo Berry Betty

and TLC Cai-Cai

The Adventures of Boo Berry Betty and TLC Cai-Cai on Friday—-WOW! Really WOW!, Friday November 25, 2022

The corn harvest has started!

Mom says, “We are on our way!”


I can handle it when I am with Mom.  That is about all.

(Oh, By the way—

the cat hides in the house.  At least I’m with Mom!)

Boo Berry Betty

The Adventures of Boo Berry Betty and TLC Cai-Cai on Friday—-Teasing the Dog, Friday, November 18, 2022

I know!

I know!

The dog is still learning

How to be a



As you well know

I am bigger


And I even weigh


Which means



Just for fun…

I LOVE to tease the dog!

Like  When on a walk

Show her something  Unique

Like the water tube

I run to the tube

Look in the tube


The dog comes over

Looks into the tube

I encourage the dog

To go INTO the tube

She does!

Gullible, you know

Then she comes out

And asked me:

“What was so neat about that?”

“Nothing,” I reply.  “Nothing.”


TLC Cai-Cai

The Adventures of Boo Berry Betty and TLC Cai-Cai on Friday—-Farm Work, November 11, 2022

This is me!  The new way of being ME!


No longer am I afraid out on the farm.

If Mom goes out on the farm

I go out on the farm

Once on the farm, Mom puts me on the ground and I sniff around all over the place. But I always, always, keep myself close to Mom!  ALWAYS!

If we don’t go on the four-wheeler,

Then we walk.


Although I don’t want to walk the whole farm, it’s too big and

I would get tired




That’s Me!

Boo Berry Betty BROWN!!!

Putting the Farm to Bed —- Thursday, November 10, 2022

Off Terry, Boo Berry, and I went to put the farm to bed. By that I mean, we picked up all the siphon tubes and blocked up all the pipes so skunks and ‘others’ can’t get in over the winter and make nice little nests.  Those little nests become a huge problem when we start water…

Always a big amount of work, four alfalfa fields, and the corn field.  Boo Berry loves running around on the ditch bank, sniffing at all the great smells.  She will even jump into the ditch, now that water is gone.

She was tired when we got in also. 🙂

A good feeling.  But, boy, was I ever tired when we got in.

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,


The Adventures of Boo Berry Betty and TLC Cai-Cai on Friday—-FOX! Friday, November 4, 2022

Dad called to Mom —“Your cat is clear out in the alfalfa field.”

Mom went to look and exclaimed, “That isn’t TLC Cai-Cai!  That is a FOX!”

“What!?” Dad jumped up out of his chair and went to the door with Mom. “Yes, it is! A FOX!”

“I think I had better really keep an eye on the chickens.  Must be a ‘new to the farm’ fox and is looking for personal territory.” Mom replied.

Now while all this was going on, Boo Berry Betty and I could have TOLD Mom and Dad about the fox, because —well, after all—we already knew.

There are smells.

And footprints.

And sometimes poop is left for us to know that FOX is here.

Mom thought it would be kinda neat to put up a trail camera to see where the Fox might be hanging out.  She picked the garden spot, because, she said, I, yours truly, TLC Cai-Cai, have been acting rather jumpy whenever I am in the garden spot.

Yep! Like I said I could have told her, but she doesn’t really understand my language.

FOX! Fox in the yard!  Eventually, the fox will move on, but for now, everyone, except those rather dumb birds called chickens, is on high alert!

TLC Cai-Cai



The Adventures of Boo Berry Betty and TLC Cai-Cai on Friday—-October 28, 2022

Mom’s still sick.

She has new medication.  Maybe it will work.

Dad has to do EVERYTHING!!!

Get Well Soon, Mom!

TLC Cai-Cai and Boo Berry Betty

(P.S. to catch everyone up—I’ve been fighting pneumonia now for 10 days.  They thought about entering me into the hospital, but I voted for staying in my own house.

It’s been very hard to function.  Although, I do have some new (four different drugs) now that have a least given my back my voice—kinda, sorta, not really.  I take them for five days (four more to go) if, at that time, no results I suppose I have to do the hospital route.

Thanks for still hanging in there.  It’s hard to do too much at one time, but I do think of you and hope you are all staying healthy)

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,


The Adventures of Boo Berry Betty on Friday—-Big Exciting Day, Friday, October 21, 2022


Mom and Dad and Shannon and

Black Beauty and

Kia and

ME!! ME! MYSELF! And I!!!

 We all got to go check fences and build fences.

It was wonderful!


Mom said she had to watch me carefully because I am so little.

I don’t get why; I just did what the big girls did!

There was so much stuff to learn about—Kia found something really exciting in the corn field—she barked and barked and barked at it.

I didn’t go with her, I stayed with Black Beauty.

Then Black Beauty found us something yummy to eat.  HUMMMM

Shannon yelled at her and took it away. When she took the yummy from Black Beauty, she took my morsel away from me.

“We don’t need you throwing up later,” Shannon explained.

We moved through Rabbit Brush, Chico’s,

cattails, up rocky hills, across grasses pastures— it was wonderful.



Boo Berry Betty

(P.S. Some photos are from the archives, I wasn’t very good at taking lots of photos when there was so much to do.  Sorry!  But it does give you an idea of everything we did. 🙂  )

The Adventures of TLC Cai-Cai and Boo Berry —SCATTER— Chapter 12, Friday, October 14, 2022

“I want in—Don’t you TLC Cai-Cai?”


“I want in now!”

“Well, I think you are going to have to wait.” TLC Cai-Cai replied with all the wisdom of a cat.

“Why?  Where is Mom? Where is Dad?”

“Let me look” TLC Cai-Cai responded.  “Inside. Dad is inside.”


“Oh, hush! Mom is out here somewhere.  Dad is inside.  He doesn’t listen when you cry.”


“WOW! What was THAT?!” Mom asked as she came around the corner with her wheelbarrow.

Suddenly Dad was at the back door.

“WHAT was THAT?” We all asked Dad.

“It sounded like a gun!” Mom exclaimed.

“It was—Dove season has begun. And our new neighbors are sighting in their guns.” Dad explained.


“Oh, geez, Get in the house quick, Fur Kids…. guns and little animals don’t mix AT ALL!”

Mom opened the door.

You know the rest of the story—run inside and SCATTER to our favorite places to hide!

Boo Berry Betty and TLC Cai-Cai

P.S. This is the end of SCATTER.  Story Over.  TLC Cai-Cai 😊

The Adventures of TLC Cai-Cai and Boo Berry —SCATTER— Chapter 11, Friday, October 7, 2022

Mom and I!!!


That’s how I like it.

Mom and I.

Although, I do like The cat!

And I do like being


I don’t like outside

If Mom is Inside and

I am outside.

If something HUGE

shows up

TLC Cai-Cai



Boo Berry Betty