The Adventures of Boomer on Friday—-My Job

Besides going out with Mom

Helping Dad change the water

I have a really big job!

It’s to keep the farm safe!

 

I have much to do—those crazy raccoons are so brave they walk RIGHT IN FRONT OF MY DOG HOUSE!  I know because they always leave a little poop behind.

That’s why I’ve taken to sleeping outside…MY CHOICE!

Mom brings me inside, but … well, you know … there are critters outside!

I chase off the

  • raccoons…they run zipping and playing, with me right behind them
  • I protect the corn!
  • Chase the fox—he is pretty fun to chase
  • Make the squirrels scatter
  • Go for walks with Mom

The deer have been pretty hard on the corn.

You see they eat the silk…

the silk is what feeds the little kernels of corn so they will fatten up and become

BIG FAT JUICY KERNELS of corn

It’s been pretty hard work this year, but so far I’ve been able to do it.

I am feeling well again.

Mom says that is a very good thing!

I agree!

Boomer

 

 

 

 

The Adventures of Boomer on Friday—-How IT Now IS

Mom is such an old bore….whenever I go anywhere with her I have to STAY RIGHT BY MOM!!!

We finished weeding the second pinto bean field…and I had to STAY RIGHT BY HER!!!

We had to go clean up a big branch that broke at my sister, Shannon’s yard…and I had to stay “CLOSE BY”!!!

Romeo took a big escape and hoofed it over to our yard…Mom and I took him to the canal pasture, but I had to STAY WITH MOM!

If Mom and Dad walk somewhere I get to walk with them…

I can walk ahead or behind, but I have to walk where MOM CAN SEE ME!

You see there is Rabbit Fever on Grand Mesa—so Mom is afraid it might be down here.  She says I’ve been too sick to get myself exposed to something awful again.  She says fleas carry Rabbit Fever and all animals in the wild get fleas!  (Rabbit fever: An infection in rabbits and other wild rodents caused by the bacterium Francisella tularensis that can be transmitted to humans by contact with infected animal tissues or ticks. Also called tularemia.)

When my youngest sister and Linkin came to visit and they walked Shannon’s dog…Mom did NOT let me go with them!

Changing water I have to “SIT! Stay!” on the four-wheeler.

I think I have a

helicopter Mom!

Boomer, Mom’s Beaglie!

The Adventures of Boomer on Friday—-Mom Pronounced me WELL

I’m back at ‘em.  (Although, Mom says I do sleep much more than I did before I got sick.)

It’s been hot so I rest lots.

Sammy hangs out with me also.  Sometimes he rests where I’m resting, but lately he has taken to sleeping on one of the tractor seats in the coolness of the tractor shed.

I tell Mom I’m just conserving my energy for stuff—

LIKE—

CHASING IN THE FEDEX TRUCK!

But the other day, while Mom and Dad were gone somewhere, I decided it was time to check out the farm.  I figured I wouldn’t go too far.  I would stay close enough I could hear the family car coming down the long lane to house and be back in time.

I had a great fun out there…found out all sorts of news, things that were happening on the farm, you know stuff.

I made it home just before Mom and Dad got back.

Mom was not very happy with me…

Not that I checked out the news, or that I left the farm yard…but the fact I found

SOMETHING TO ROLL IN!!!

Sigh!

She gave me a bath…TWICE!  TWICE!  She took away all the wonderful perfume…dang it!

Boomer.

 

The Adventures of Boomer on Friday—-Finally Truly on the Mend

I’m truly on the mend! My pneumonia is going away.  I haven’t coughed in two days so Mom says YAY!  With her fingers crossed!

Most of the time Mom makes me stay on the back of the four-wheeler while she and Dad do the moving of the water.

She makes me sit!  “You Stay, Boomer”, she says.  “Stay.”

So I do.  Even if it’s hot.

She says I have to stay, because I am really not all the way well yet, and there are critters out there who could be sick, which might make me sick again.  She says my immune system is low.

So I sit.

But if I get hot she lets me get down and get a drink, but stay right by her.

Last night it was cool and fresh and lovely.  So lovely Mom and Dad took a ride in the pick-up truck!

I got to go with them!

A ride in the back of the pick-up truck.  I haven’t been in the back forever.

A ride feeling really good—-

Priceless!

Boomer

The Adventures of Boomer on Friday—-A Good Day

I was going to tell you ALL SORTS of stuff…things like how scared I was, how very sick I was, how the nasty cough hurt (it’s almost gone now, but not all the way) you know all the STUFF I’ve been going through.

But Mom told me she has been telling you.  That you have all been there pulling for me.  Geez, that is so cool!

So…. I will tell you I’m on the mend.  I don’t cough as much, Mom gives me orange Gatorade and coconut oil.  I don’t like the coconut oil.  I try to spit it out, but Mom makes me try to swallow it by putting it on my food.

Sigh!

BUT I MUST ADMIT…it seems to be helping my throat!  My throat gets too sore and dry so it’s hard to swallow.

OH! I’m going into details.

Anyway…just let me tell you…I SAW FUZZY DUDE!  Boy have I missed him.  He was waiting for me over this bridge full of all sorts of colors.  I started to run toward him, but he barked at me to STOP!

So I did.

“GO BACK, BOOMER!  GO BACK!  Mom needs you.  It’s not time.  I will come get you when it’s time.”

So I did.  I woke-up to Mom looking at me saying: “You can go, if you want, my Little Boomer, but I would really like you to try and get well. It’s up to you, but if you stay, Boom…you have to try.”

So I did.

And you did.

I Thank You!

Boomer

The Adventures of Boomer on Friday—-Mom and Dad Leave

Mom and Dad left.

Mom gave me a kiss on the nose, my special ‘when Mom goes to town without me’ treat, then she told me to guard the place from the fox and they were…..gone!

Forever….Sigh.

So I slept.

My oldest sister came up with Etta and asked me to come spend the night and the next day with them.

I SOOOO agreed!

I hopped into the car and we were OFF!

Off to meet Voodoo!

Where we all had to sing a song!

Off to hang out with Rocky and Black Dog.

Off to see Shiloh and to play with Etta.

Etta my love!

Then it was time to go back home and watch for the fox.

I didn’t have to watch long Mom and Dad came back home very shortly after I got there.

Mom and Dad got a treat and so did I….a sleep-over with Dog Cousins and to make some new dog friends.

Life is good!
Boomer

 

The Adventures of Boomer on Friday—-My World View

That wily fox zips through the farm yard every morning EARLY!  I’ve taken to sleeping outside in my dog house, since the days and nights are so hot.  That is how I KNOW he zips through.

I just let him run through. He never stays long and always seems in a big hurry.

Then Mom and Dad are up, we all eat breakfast and out we go to change water.  Sometimes the water is in the corn field, or the other corn field, or the pinto bean field, or….it’s right out front in the alfalfa field.  Where ever it is that’s where we go, first thing in the morning.

Then we go back out after lunch and just before dark!

Mindy Lou cat likes to follow me around and around, no matter where I am she is sure to be.

That’s alright…Min-Min and I are best friends.  I haven’t had a best friend since my wonderful buddy, Fuzzy Dude McDoddle Brown died.  It seems just like yesterday we were hanging around together.

Sam Cat really doesn’t do much with us.  He is the BOSS and we do what he wants.

Mom says Sammy is very old now so he doesn’t have to do ANYTHING if he doesn’t want too!

I always, I mean ALWAYS go out and gather the news on the farm.  I do it first thing in the morning, again after the mailman comes (there is LOTS of interesting smells on mailman tires), sometime after my afternoon nap, and then just before bed.

I gather the news out on the ditch bank too.  I call that work, because Mom and Dad are working.

Sometimes Romeo comes over.

I have to be careful around Romeo, he likes to nip by butt— right by my tail area.  It’s happened a time or two and, boy, does that make my beagle legs move FAST!

All in all my days are pretty full.

Boomer

P.S.  Here is the world on my level!  🙂

 

 

 

The Adventures of Boomer on Friday—-It’s All Falling into Place

Mom, Dad and I all sighed a HUGE sigh of relief yesterday. Everything is starting to fall into place.  Just like all you good folks out there assured Mom it would.

My brother, Evan, came out and helped Mom and Dad get the planter ready for the pinto beans.  Then we all headed out to the Middle Field and started planting the pinto beans. 

Well, Evan planted; I had other stuff to do.

Dad supervised…Mom was there to say: “Terry, just watch you can’t pick up more than 15 pounds”…you know…that kind of stuff.

Then when it was getting close to being done Dad decided he wanted to try out the tractor seat…Just to see if it bounced too much.

Nope!  Didn’t hurt one bit.

So we worked until dark!

Mom gave me a big hug and told me: “Dad is on the mend!”

I gave Mom a huge lick on the face and wagged my tail HARD!

We’ve turned the corner!  The biggest worry is taken care of…now everything else will come with time.

Boomer Beaglie Brown

 

The Adventures of Boomer on Friday—-Friday Update

We had a winter storm come in on Tuesday.  What a long boring day that was….the cats and I slept most the day.

todays-sunrise-035

Then Wednesday we had SUNSHINE!

sunset

Beautiful SUNSHINE!

And Thursday!

And TODAY!

bird-in-the-tree

Early morning the birds still look like its cold.

robin

The storm blew in a pair of Robin’s!  Mom was ecstatic!  I didn’t get it, they were just Robins.  But Mom was happy so I was too!

bay

I got in huge trouble because I brought in a fresh afterbirth.  I had just brought it onto the lawn when Mom saw me.  Grabbed the really yummy thing and hauled it to the burn barrel.

Bummer!

calf-check

Mom, Dad, and I do a daily calf run.  I Love Going on the Four-Wheeler! I just love it!  I’m safe up there, from those old mean momma cows, and I can see and sniff to my heart’s content, without having to walk!

they-are-back

Mom and Dad are still cutting and hauling and stacking wood.  Three loads a day.  Although, they don’t go if the weather is snowing.

Just a minute…..

scratch

Scratch, scratch…I’ve got an itch!!!

OH!

mail

MAILMAN!!!

GOTTA RUN!
BOOMER

 

 

 

The Adventures of Boomer on Friday—-MOM! HELP!!!

momHi, Dad!  What are we going to do today?

mud

Mom?!  Do You have a plan to do something?

Are we going to get to do ANYTHING?!?!?

OH!

We are going to work on the fences!  YAY!

riding-through

Off we go!

fence-work-001

Dad is making an old part of the farm into a new farmed field; down the fences must go.

“STAY!” Mom said as she got off to help Dad.  “I don’t want you rolling in anything, eating anything, or being chased by some mad Momma.”

So I stayed.

And I stayed.

The fencing stuff piled up, poles and wire…I sat there patiently.

mom-help

Then …. Mom.  Mom, there is a cow coming to sniff me.  MOM!

MOM!!

YIKES!!!!

I jumped off and ran to Mom…a wet cow nose on my dog fur is  SCARY!

You know what?!?!?  Mom just laughed and picked me up and put me back on the four-wheeler.

“You are okay, Boomie!”  She has moved.”

Mom said this while chuckling all the time.

But, geez, those creatures are HUGE!  And they do things, like try to stomp me…

in-the-way

Mom petted me and got on the four-wheeler and we were off.

my-beaglie

Whew, it’s good to be back home!

Boomer