RicelandMeadows


7 Months and Growing
January 15, 2012, 2:45 pm
Filed under: January 2012
Who me?

January 15, 2011

 
     Tuesday, King will be seven months old. He is a great dog. He grows , it seems, everyday. His head is higher than our kitchen table, but he does not try to get food. We have not given him any people food and this has proved to be a very good thing 😮
 
     It is hard to believe that he is still a puppy. He is a bit clumsy, but very alert. He generally loves people, but waits for us to tell him that it’s “OK”. His feet are big, but I guess they have to be to support his massive frame. He tips the scale at over one hundred pounds now.
 
     We were taking a tea break in the kitchen. Connie snapped this picture of us. King has his toys and plays gently in the house, but he does shed hair. I mean he sheds some hair! I use a comb specially made to help him leave the old hair outside, but the dang stuff still manages to find its way into the house. Connie is constantly seen with the broom and dustpan.
 
     It is a very good thing that King is such a gentleman. He is very bidible and does anything we say. He hasn’t chewed anything of ours up and will stop any bad behaviour with just a “hey!” from us. I am sold on the American Mastiff breed.
 
     The sun is radiant today. The temperature was 9 degree F this morning. Its early afternoon now and the temperature is still below freezing, but the sun warms your skin like a first kiss. The animals are soaking it up as they lounge or sleep in its warmth.
 
     I will be back to wood cutting tomorrow. The horses and I will haul a few loads down to the sugarhouse. Well at least that is the plan for now. The weather might delay my choice if the rains come to wet down our deep snow. It is, however, always good to have a plan!
 
     It is hard to believe that today means January is half over. Winter has sure been different this year. We get an onslaught, then warm weather abounds. It’s hard to know how to dress for it. The animals are a bit confused as well. One thing for sure, the snow shovelling has been much less than normal and I haven’t heard one complaint.
 
     The dog lays on the kitchen floor waiting for my next move. The sun warms the coats of my farm animals. Chickens scratch about, while the horses play a game of tag in a nearby field. I too am regrouping, enjoying a Sunday at home and being thankful for the blessings that I have been given.
 
 
 
 

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