Trying to get back into the swing of things around here.
My heart is still hurting over the loss of Bumble, and everything I do reminds me of
how much of a constant companion she was.
I am always amazed at how other animals deal with the loss of a friend.
Scatter and Zippy have really been different lately, however Gus has no
behavior changes. I think Gus is such an easy going guy that nothing phases him.
Even the mules seem a little different.
Please bear with me as I know my sense of humor will return....
Keeping busy is the best thing when for me when I am sad.
Keeping my gardens in good order has been great therapy.
Giant pumpkin #1 was pollinated this week.
We have played a little golf at the neighbor's course.
So beautiful and peaceful and it helps me laugh...
It is amazing how laughing can change your attitude.
It is also amazing how far a golf ball can bounce when it hits a
large rock cairn.
These little guys have also been entertaining me.
Ollie is still such a little twerp.
You can only catch him if you get him into one of the horse stalls.
Then he tries to kill you.
Looks like Otis is trying to help him understand what his halter is for.
Even after using a shedding blade and the dog's furminator; the mules still have plenty
of their winter coat. It takes forever for them to shed and then it seems
that they immediately start growing their new winter coat.
Of course....I know that the reason they shed in the first place is because the new coat is
coming in. However I love the sleek look that they have when the
old dull coat comes out.
Sorry....I rambled on a bit there. Ha.
Mini mules may be small, but they carry a big punch.
May, the donkey, is much too refined to join in in this type of play.
She just stands there with a disgusted look on her face.
They bite each others legs and then both fall down.
Did someone say "dinner"?
Zippy has been so distraught over losing Bumble.
I have had to literally drag him out of his dog bed (the one he and Bumble shared under my desk),
just to go outside.
This picture was the first time he has even shown interest in his ball.
I am glad to see him playing.
This is my latest concrete-ation.
My heart fountain.
The leaf on top is a sunflower leaf and has the shape of a heart.
I also carved a heart into the "bark".
Our house is now a barn red color with brown trim.
I will have to get a better shot of it....this picture is not the best.
Zippy has been following me around the vegetable garden looking for a
handout of squash or some other wonderful treat.
As a matter of fact the garden has a fence because Zippy decided
that vegetables were very tasty.
His favorite is asparagus....and tomatoes...and beans.....and squash
.....and snap peas....and......
Here he is trying to open the gate the Bull Terrier way.
Hope you all have a wonderful 4th!
I would like to say Happy Birthday to Eunice!
I hope you have a most wonderful fun birthday.