Thursday, July 8, 2010

Waiting for the Ball

I rescue dogs. Well, WE rescue dogs. My family is always asking me, "how many dogs do you have there now?" The answer is always the same, "A lot." In the spring, when we are out playing ball with the dogs it's lots of fun to get all of the "ball chasers" together. In the spring, when they are all tracking mud in the house...not so much.

We have been rescueing for 15 (plus or minus) years and I would love to take a break. Some of our older dogs need us to be there for them full time and it is hard with a house full of rescues. We have farm animals needing attention, too. Yep, I'm looking forward to a break!

I think I will have to wait a little longer for my break than the dogs in the picture had to wait for Eddie to bat the ball to them.

On a completely different subject, I learned something new today. Horses are afraid of sheep. I think that is only true if they have never seen a sheep before, but the horse people I saw today were adamant that horses don't like sheep. I found this out when I brought Timber, our baby Shetland/Rambouillet cross lamb to my daughter's therapeutic horsemanship lesson. I had Timber on a harness and leash and caused one of the horses to balk. Also, after I left and went to the bacd of the barn, out of sight of the horses, none of the horses would approach the mounting block. It was a huge faux pas.

And now, I am off to put the chickens and Turkeys to bed.


  1. Love the picture of the dogs waiting for the ball!! Priceless!

  2. Someone named Sharkie is missing from pic. Please correct.