Brrrr—we have been in the 20’s for over a week. Little Missy loves it, Daisy hates it. She will hardly come out of the bedroom. I actually took her to the vet last week (well shots were due) but I told him that she had been acting really “droopy” after a very thorough exam he determined that she may be just a wee bit spoiled. Imagine that!!! I know she is jealous of Missy but having Daisy on my lap just doesn’t cut it. I always end up with bruises. Missy is at my side whenever I’m in the house. If I move too quickly I’ll step on her. When I walk I can feel her at my heels. What a dog!! She would be perfect for an “older” lady who could take her for short little walks and sit and watch television with her all day long. She loves it when we watch CBS This Morning (she’s a very intellectual dog).
We have gotten rid of some of our cows this winter. In fact our little bull and I had a “falling out” last week and he got shipped to the butcher. We came home from a ball game one night and he was standing in the garage eating apples. The next day he was in the garden, again eating apples. Enough is enough, so when Jim and I stood and watched him short out the electric fence so he could get through I said “call Matt”. I actually kind of miss him because he wasn’t mean at all and was always waiting for me when I went out. In fact when I went to get him out of the garden he came running up to me (scared me to death). You just can’t really trust a bull. Now I can easily move the cows from pasture to pasture without worrying about him.
We are in the middle of basketball season. The five seniors on our girls’ team, including one of our granddaughters, have been together since third grade. They are having a pretty great season but each game gets harder and harder as we realize that the end of their time together is ending very soon. Such a hard year and we actually have two granddaughters graduating this year. Wasn’t it yesterday they were playing with dolls in the play room? They grow up so fast and we are just so thankful that we have been able to be a big part of their lives. Next year might be a little quieter for us, unless the basketball player doesn’t go too far away to school. Then I’m sure Jim will hit as many games as he possibly can and of course I have to tag along, just to keep him awake on those long road trips! Right now I am busy trying to put together little scrapbooks for them of their years playing ball together and, yes, I do have third grade pictures to include.
Cold weather is kind of nice, if you can stay in and be warm. Fortunately I do “have” to be outside part of the time to keep up with the cleaning in the barns. Good time for Missy to run around a little as she is getting a little pudgy, and it keeps me from getting pudgier!!! Is there such a word??
Have a fun winter, spring is just around the corner!!