Archive for June 10th, 2009


Puppy Time…

Okay, funny story…..Last night when I got home I got the dog’s food ready and fed them so they could get back outside and enjoy the nice cool weather.  When Randy walked in the door he said, “Mmm, it smells good, what are you cooking?”  We add garlic and cod liver oil to their dog food in the evenings.  He smelled that garlic and thought I had been slaving away on dinner (for him).  I could have dished him up a bowl, but he wasn’t interested.

 Speaking of dogs, this is what I left at our house this morning…




You just don’t know what you are missing out on if you don’t have a dog (or dogs).  Yes there is dog hair here, there, and everywhere.  Yes it is an added expense.  Yes as puppies there are accidents on the floor, chewed up table legs, and scratched hands from puppy teeth.  But there are also wagging tails and smiling faces everyday when you walk in the door.  You have a partner for ball or walks anytime you feel like it.  There are snuggles with no words or opinions whenever you are just having one-of-those-days.

If people rescued/adopted a dog rather than buy from breeders?  If people would spay/neuter?  If there were tighter restrictions on who and how dogs are bred (puppy mills, individual breeders with absolutely no training or knowledge on breeding dogs, etc.)?  Would there still be overflowing shelters full of abandoned, abused, and neglected dogs?

We love our’s!  Even with three and and a baby on the way (via adoption) I still don’t think I could drive by an abandoned dog or puppy along the side of the road and just look the other way.

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!


Adopting one child won't change the world; but for that child, the world will change.

I am the wife to my wonderful husband and joint care giver to the many animals we have acquired on our small farm here on the prairie. This is a bit about our life on our farm. We are striving for simplicity and self-sufficiency, determined to become debt-free, trying to live in tune with the natural cycles of this earth, and challenging ourselves to transition to a diet based on traditional foods. It isn't always easy, and we don't always succeed, but it is a fun learning process. Join us as we stumble through learning how to provide for ourselves, get off the treadmill, and work toward a simpler way of life.

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