She’s growing like a weed, smart as a whip, and so very, very affectionate.
Sadie turned five months old this month and it’s hard to believe we’ve had her for a little over a month! She has turned into quite a guard dog by barking when someone comes in, if she sees someone walking along the road, if the bulls move from one side of the bull lot to the other, and especially if the newborn calves are running and playing.
Last night we had a stray dog come to visit and the hair was standing all along the top of her back, from head to tail. She was going to eat it alive! We don’t know who it belongs to but it soon left. It was solid black with a blue rhinestone collar that lit up when our spotlight hit it. Sadie yipped and growled until we went to bed.
She’s just as beautiful as she was when we got her and we’re just as in love with her now as we were a month ago. Her favorite toy our is our coonhound Mischief and they will play all day. She has learned that it’s not polite to run the chickens and ducks and now we’re concentrating on NOT chasing cars from our house or anywhere for that matter. She’s a bit intimidated by the tractors and she still does not like riding in the vehicles or the gator but we’re still working on that. Sadie loves walking in the woods and when there’s no wind we go on family walks with her. Eddie hoping we’ll eventually run across some squirrels during our walks. She has already treed one below Mischiefs doghouse but didn’t stay with it very long since she couldn’t find it once it went up the tree.
More updates to come on her growth and progress! Enjoy your animals!
If you’ll remember, back in April I had an orphan calf, named Annabelle. She was orphaned because her mom died shortly after her birth. A few days before this, we got a new puppy we named, Gyp. Gyp was barely six weeks old when we got her and she made up with Annabelle quickly. They played in the yard together and it was fun watching them run after each other.
About two, maybe three weeks after this, we had another cow deliver a dead calf and she had so much milk and was grieving her calf bad. Hubby decided to try a little trick he learned a long time ago and tricked the mama cow into taking Annabelle within 12 hours of losing her own calf. Mama was happy, Annabelle was happy, we were happy but little Gyp was not allowed to play with Annabelle anymore. Annabelle’s new mom did not like dogs around her little one.
We played with Gyp as much as we could and Sassy our cocker spaniel did not like this rowdy pup at all. BUT, one of our new hounds, Roxie, loved horsing around with her and now that Gyp has gotten used to her, they are tried and true friends. This is great for us because hubby is hoping that Roxie will teach Gyp all the tricks of running coons. Everyone is happy!! Here’s the two at play and we can’t believe how much baby Gyp has grown. In one month, she has tripled size and doubled her weight.
This is the blog for our little farm in Skagit county. Here we have Shetland sheep and Nigerian Dwarf goats. In addition we have donkeys, llamas, cattle, pigs, chickens, geese, and peafowl. The blog describes the weekly activities here.