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Sunday, March 12, 2017

Sheep dies

I went out to work the dogs this morning and all the sheep and the goats came down from the pasture to get fed.  I separated them and then realized I was short 1 sheep. It's not that hard when you only have 8 head of livestock to begin with. Anyway I went out to look for her with the golf cart and the tarp that I have been picking up cactus with dragging  behind. I found her dead up in the corner of the pasture.  She was stiff and cold and had foam coming out of her nose and mouth. reddish foam   I tipped her over onto the tarp and dragged her right out to my car.   I thought about calling my neighbor to help me get her in the back but ,  I didn't think he would like it too much.  So I dragged over a piece of plywood and tipped her onto that and lifted one end of the plywood onto the back of the car.  I the tied a rope to her feet and hopped (hahha) into the back and dragged her up the plywood into the car onto a piece of plastic.  And off we went for a joyride.

I don't know why she died.  No animal attack, possible snake bite.  possible weed poisoning  but there is not much coming up out there yet.  No clue but hopefully she is the only one.  On an up note, I think maybe one of my ewes is bred and bagging up. 

I have spent hrs daily in my golf cart digging up the 5 acre field of cactus.  Today, I feel I am close to finished. I am letting the dogs back out there and I am having a much harder time finding the little buggers.  I think I got most of the big ones and all that is left is the ones that are hard to see. BUT the freaking golf cart is stopping and not starting much more often and driving me nuts.  Tomorrow I will call and see if they will come and get it and repair the damn thing.

I have been looking at some upcoming trials, but Kip is dead lame still.  I may enter, but probably not him.  I will call the vet again tomorrow and get him in for an xray this time.. 

Journery's nose is pretty good, but he does not appear to have a normal discharge from it.  It's dry a lot of the time which causes it to get clogged up a lot. 

Monday, March 6, 2017

I have made a huge error by hiring someone to mow my fields 2 yrs in a row.  I have spread the cacti far and wide and so I am spending 2 hrs a day digging up cactus.  With Kim's help, the field next to the house is done, but compared to the big filed there was not much cactus in it.  The big field is just loaded .  So much so that I would hesitate to send a dog in there to gather the stock.  So I am going to dig the little bastards out by hand.  I could spray but then there would still be all those sharp needles out there for the dogs to step in so I am removing them.  I have probably gone over 1/3 of the field so far. It's kind of hard work, but makes me sleep at night.

Journey's nose.  Ahh what can I say, it's just not right.  I should not have to pick his nose every day  to keep it clear. There is still blood on the inside.  I wonder if that is from the surgery or from the rhinoscopy 4 mos ago. 

Kip has been lame for over 4 weeks now.  It might be from fence running so I am trying to keep him inside and not allowing him to run or work.  Not sure what else to do .  Why are there no clearcut answers to my problems?





Sunday, February 12, 2017

excited too soon apparently

It looks like the ice maker in the frig worked for a couple of days and now it appears to not be working again. Yay

I found the exact Mexican sink at a yard sale yesterday that I was shopping for online. Online it was about $140 and I got it for $35  Whoo hooo SCORE!!!

I picked up a couple of other things too. I ceramic planter and a couple of cute kitchen towels and an oil painting. cute but not old.

Journeys nose is still plugged up every morning.  Not happy. me or him Tomorrow is our follow up visit for this little surgery.

Betty and Tom are on their way down and should be here this afternoon.  They are staying for a few days and then we are all going to Rogers for an ASCA trial.  I haven't worked my dogs for a while. Kip is lame in his right front but I dont' know why. I have a suspition (sp) but I hope I am wrong. 

Friday, February 10, 2017

Jaby

This morning he pulled the coffee maker off of the counter and broke the top off. It will still work,but It' s not fixable.  I moved the sofa table away from the couch because he was walking all over it but now I have to keep him from jumping from the couch to the table.  He'll kill himself.

How dumb is he?  I moved the dog crate from it's normal position in the car so when I opened the door to let him out(it's a side door) and I did not stand directyl in front of the door but to the rear of the crate , he could not figure out how to get out.  Hmmmm

Nose looks really good at this minute of this day!

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

I'm so excited

My ice maker is working again in my frig!!  In Oct when the pump went, I got a lot of sediment in the lines and it blocked a valve.  I replaced the valve 2 weeks ago but the ice maker would not turn on so I though maybe I needed to buy a new ice maker or " a new refrigerator" but I procrastinated and low and behold last night it decided to work and today I have a pan full of ice and I am a happy camper today,
Now if Journey will just get better.  His nose looks a little clearer today and probably no bleeding today.  He did pee in his crate this am because I did not get up when he whined a little this morning.  He was in there for a long time last night. 

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Jaby baby

  I have never ever ever had a puppy that got in so much trouble all the time.  I have to keep him inside and handwalk him for the next week to keep his nose out of the dirt so this morning I let him out of the crate and I watched him. First he goes and pulls stuff off the counter and I follow him around and pick it up and put it farther back.  He tried it again. He goes to the island and tries to grab a bag of peanuts so I move that back. He wanders around and takes the end of the string on the wooden blinds and bites the end off which is wood so it is not easily replaced. I pick that up and he picks up a toy for a while.  I sit down and he grabs  a sneaker to chew on. I get up take the sneaker and put it in the other room . He follows me , jumps on the bed and grabs a loose tissue and tears it apart. I take that away and go sit down and he walks by the coffee table and starts to chew on the corner.  I yell which causes no reaction and start to get up and he stops.  He jumps on the couch and then from there jumps on the coffee table , grabs my earmuffs and runs off. I finally get the earmuffs and put them in the other room and he comes back in and starts chewing on my muck boots. I stop that and he goes back to the kitchen and tries to get some meds off the counter to chew on. I push them back farther and there is nothing there now that he can reach. So he wanders into the living room and tries to pull the plug to the computer out of the wall. Then finds a cardboard box he wants to chew up but I dont' want him to.  FINALLY  he lays down and goes to sleep.

Monday, February 6, 2017

Jaby Baby 2

  I took him back to the vets today for his 10 day follow up. He has been on clavamox,steroid  noise spray,decongestant pills, and opthalmic drops in his nose.  His nose cleared up quite a bit but when you looked at the nostrils they were not as open as the other dogs. I made that comment and the vet looked at him and said it looked like he had extra skin or growths blocking  his nostrils.  So she put him out and cut out the extra tissue.  IF AND THAT IS A BIG IF , that was the problem then he could not clear his own nose out when he breathed so he kept getting infections. 
EVERYBODY CROSS  YOUR FINGERS.

I have to keep him in a crate and hand walk him for a week so he stays out of the dirt and keeps the wounds clean and they heal right up.  So he is already driving me nuts.  He howled and cried while I was giving a lesson and then when I came  in  after I fed him, He cruised the counter and ate my leftover lunch which was my supper.  Now he is back in the crate because his nose was bleeding a little.

ON a more positive note, I worked him yesterday and I was actully quite pleased with his work.  Maybe that nose thing is the problem.