Longhorns (Word prompt?)

The cattle business is a huge industry in the US. This is especially true in the Midwest regions where the land tends to be harsh and not much good for farming or communities with fancy stores/malls. Many places were built on the ranches which sprang up around here. For a long time the long horn breed was the hardiest and most practical, but since the late 1890’s to the early 1900’s other breeds have proven just as profitable. It is sad to see that the longhorns are not around as much anymore. such majestic creatures are fun to watch.

Snow time like now?

Snow started 2 days ago. My mom was not happy we were headed down for the dental apts. We took Kotah with us & left Sadie with mom. I would say this is the first honest snow Kotah has been in. At first he was not happy not sure he liked it, until Sadie showed that she liked it … I think we created a snow monster! We end up staying outside LONGER in the evening while @ the hotel than normal.

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Sleepy boy

Now it is time to sleep … IF we can find room!

A double passing …

People may think it is strange I am mentioning both a fur-baby and a human passing in the same post, but since they passed in that sequence over the weekend I will talk about both in this blog.

The fur-baby started out in Michigan where my husband found her at a local shelter. She was the runt of a box of kittens someone had dumped off for adoption/disposal back in 1999. She traveled with him back to California and ended up with mom as her companion in 2004. She ended up traveling with mom to the Dakotas with two other cats and out lived them by many years. She was around 18 when she drew her last breath at 729 am on Sat.

Cleo and his wife were responsible for us moving from New Mexico to the Dakotas, and they became great friends. Cleo ran a real estate business and Carolyn was his partner in the business. Both worked hard in the community who didn’t accept strangers. He had heart problems and Diabetes, which cost him both legs and many trips to the hospital.  He was also an unpublished writer for which I hope will not remain so since Carolyn was editing his last book and I hope will have published soon. He passed in his sleep last night.

We will miss them both.

 

New Addition

My hubster decided to look for a friend for Sadie, so he went on line. We found a Blue Heeler mix, male pup. Today we went to N. Dakota to see this pup. He lived in an apartment with a young couple whom we believe kept him in a cage while they worked. We got him home and introduced him to Sadie at Mom’s. They played a bit and seemed to get along … until we got home. He just won’t leave her alone. Right now, he is laying beside me in a semi calm while Sadie is stressing out. She will go up with Ed tonight and he will stay with me downstairs. I just hope that they will relax around each other soon! I need to go to work this weekend! Will post photos next week when I am done working.

Gidget

Today, my sweet Gidget left this world. We will miss her VERY much. We will miss the walks we took, the times she would bark when we would turn on the fans. Her sleeping behind the chair, and the game of “get the bone” where we would try and take her treat and she would snap. We will miss the smile she had as well. I know she is now with Bonnie, her original owner, and Bear, and another Sadie who lived not far from us. I know it will be hard, but I also know she is not suffering and her dignity is intact once again.

Good bye my sweet pup…

My familiar …

As some of you may have guessed, my familiars have been canine in species. My current furbabies are not young by a long shot. They are 10 years apart with the lab being the younger at age 7 going on 8 and my Aussie/blue heeler mix being 17 going on 18. The last couple of years the older dog’s hind left leg has been getting progressively weaker and these last few days she has been having a harder and harder time standing and walking. We are on a death watch, yet today she has been playful and not fallen but three times! She has so much life and intelligence in her manner and eyes that it hurts to see her failing, yet there are days like today when she is so alert and I want to think she will go on forever. So I only hope that she will go to sleep and not wake because I didn’t want her to have the indignity of being put down in a vet’s clinic rather than dying at home. Sorry, just needed to talk about her.