I thought I would show you some of the things I’M interested in…you know the real NEWS of the farm. The very stuff that makes the whole place tick…MY sorta thing.
We have lots of raccoons…they are pretty brazen little creatures; coming right into the yard at night. RIGHT IN!!! I peal out of the back door and run howling after them (sometimes). Well, not lately…running anywhere is out the question. Although, my knee is coming along. I can trot on it a few paces, lots better than a week ago.
There is always the going to and fro and back again. I like those times…Mom picks me up and places me on the four-wheeler right behind her and we are OFF!
Morning, noon, mid-afternoon, and late evening (plus sometimes way in the night) then off we go.
I always get the same old boring talk when we get to wherever we are going: “No, rolling in anything nasty, Boomer. Remember if you do you have to sleep outside in your dog house”. Then she picks up both of my long, flappy ears and brings them to the side of my head, when she does that I always think I must look like a bird or something. Then she looks me right in the eyes and says: “You come when I call or you hear the four-wheeler start. If you don’t you will have to walk all the way back in by yourself.” With that she gives me a kiss on my very cute and loveable beagle nose and carefully lowers me to the ground. Mom is very careful to put my front legs down first then my back legs. I appreciate Mom!
As soon as I’m down I OFF!
Hummm, sniff, snuff…yep…raccoon’s washing their dinner off. For some reason they like soggy food. Ick!
As we were going home, when it was almost dark we saw a buck! I haven’t seen any deer, so far, but here is one of the bucks! Dad says there is a doe and a fawn up on the Sagebrush Hill, but I haven’t seen or smelled them yet. Although, to be honest I haven’t made it up that far…soon though, after the old knee gets better.
Anyway…this buck isn’t even afraid of me or Mom or Dad. Mom says we are his people (and dog). She says he has probably been born here and lived here all his life and knows we aren’t going to do anything to him.
Mom always likes to see the sunset…last night the sunset was on the water in the irrigation ditch. She told Dad and me it was beautiful.
Just as it was about time to leave one field to go to another field to set the water I FOUND IT!
Yes! I DID!
OH THE JOY!
OH THE WONDER!
Forgetting everything Mom admonished me with I zoomed over and gave myself a huge roll in something really stinky and nasty! IT WAS DELIGHTFUL!
Brought a huge smile to my face! HUGE!
Did I have to sleep outside? Ummm, well, yes. But, OH WELL! It was hot inside anyway and the roll SO WORTH IT!!
P.S. Sadly I got a bath this morning.