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 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

The Adventures of TLC Cai-Cai and Boo Berry —SCATTER— Chapter 10, Friday, September 30, 2022

I was out and about just enjoying myself

Doing this and that

The dog, our dog—Boo Berry Betty—had come out

Then had gone back in.

I was getting a tad bored


So, I headed to the dirt pile

This is a big pile of dirt Dad keeps for

Repairing the roads, and ditch banks

And stuff like that

So anyway, Out I went

It was warm and sunny

I decided Mouse would taste good

Right about now.




The only thing left for me to do


TLC Cai-Cai


The Adventures of TLC Cai-Cai and Boo Berry —SCATTER— Chapter 9, Friday, September 23, 2022


“Who?” TLC Cai- Cai asked as he lazily walked toward me.


Black Beauty,

and Kia!”

“Oh, I like Black Beauty”

TLC Cai Cai exclaimed!

“I don’t think I like ANYONE!

If Mom stays,

I will be okay— I can handle the company.



Boo Berry Betty


The Adventures of TLC Cai-Cai and Boo Berry —SCATTER— Chapter Eight, Friday, September 16, 2022

“Gosh, Boo Berry Betty.  Mom and Dad have been B.U.S.Y!”

“I see that.  They are going here and there and everywhere on the farm, in the yard, just everywhere.”

“Yes, and you have to FAST if you want to get inside and eat something.”

“Or just get inside, it’s HOT out here.”

“Aren’t you glad we are NOT people?  Their work seems so HARD, Boo Berry Betty, we just get to do fun things all the time.”

“Yeh, but—we can’t go in when we want to.”

Why do you worry, you only come outside when you are with Mom?”

“Well, outside is so BIG!  I just like inside better.” Boo Berry Betty replied.

“What are Mom and Dad doing now, TLC Cai-Cai?”

“Gosh, Boo Berry Betty, they SCATTERED!”

TLC Cai-Cai and Boo Berry Betty


The Adventures of TLC Cai-Cai and Boo Berry —SCATTER— Chapter Six, Friday, September 9, 2022

There is something just marvelous



Just so you know.

Although, Mom says I like them for the wrong reasons.

Not really, Mom.

I like them because they are….

DO NOT EVEN THINK OF IT!!! Mom yelled at me.


Hummmm I like them because they have lift off

They can fly



They did, lift-off,

and they did



TLC Cai-Cai

The Adventures of TLC Cai-Cai and Boo Berry —SCATTER— Chapter Six, Friday, September 2, 2022

Okay, dokay, Mom and I were at the Upper End where Mom was busy taking photographs of ever so much,

and I was sniffing the air

from the safety of my little blue seat.

Blue for me. Boo Berry Betty.  Boo Berry cereal is blue, so therefore Mom buys me lots of BLUE stuff.  Besides, Mom told me blue is her first favorite color with lavender her second. So, my name being Boo Berry Betty told Mom she and I were perfect for each other.

Anyway, I got sidetracked.

Mom and I were out on the farm taking photos and smelling all the cool smells on the farm.

Mom saw the little chipmunk, who lives somewhere in the thicket behind the equipment. This little animal likes to run around on the header for the grain combine.  Mom likes to hoover close by to see if she can get any photos of critters who want to run around on the grain header.

Yep, she got a good one! (after Mom put out a small handful of treats 😊)  Chippy has a fun smell too.

Then Mom and I drove to the pond between the Upper End and the Back Forty where Mom SAW A BUTTERFLY!

(I smelled a Giant wild, HUGE wild, Doglike thing; I wonder if that is what Mom calls a coyote?  I just smelled it; the scent was very faint.)

Mom very carefully tried to get a photo of the BIG white butterfly with black trim on its wings.  Mom was hoping to get a really good photo because she thought it might be a Snow Apollos or Rocky Mountain Parnassian, or something like that.

Just as Mom snapped another bazillion shots of the butterfly it lifted up and flew away.

Mom reached out to give me a pat when


Every which, where, and even Up!


Is just what Mom and I did (after a few more photos)

and I was getting nervous.

Mom started the four-wheeler, flipped it into gear and we were GONE!

Boo Berry Betty BROWN!

The Adventures of TLC Cai-Cai and Boo Berry —SCATTER— Chapter Five, Friday, August 26, 2022

I know, I know!  You think Boo Berry Betty and I, Yours Truly, TLC Cai-Cai are the only ones who can make the hens scatter!

Well, I’m here to tell you—Mom can too.  (Sometimes, not often, but, yes, sometimes.)

And the big, loud, HUGE machines can make the hens squawk and run.


Those hens have a few tricks in their feathers, let me tell you.

For one thing—NEVER! EVER! Chase Skitter Bug.  EVER!!  She has a very pointy, sharp beak.  Just say’n.

And—Skitter is very much in charge of her flock and her BIRD SEED!

See Mom scatters bird seed out by the hen run so the birds will stay out of the hen house; the birds like to eat the chicken feed.

So Mom puts bird seed or hen scratch outside the run for the birds.

Now, if Skitter Bug sees the birds pecking around on the food on the ground—

Well, just let me say—

Skitter knows how to make those little birds


TLC Cai-Cai