Thursday, July 22, 2010

I stand corrected by a fellow blogger's post. 
It was a Bob White Quail.
I originally thought it was a quail so thank you for making me do some research!

Still a mystery how it got on our porch.

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In other news.  It's been a tough week.
On Monday.
We said goodbye to our beloved 14 yo yellow lab, Sadie.
Photo from 2007, Sadie in the snow.
She was my constant companion.
My walking partner.
My girl.
For 12 years.
The tears.  The numbness. The stomach ache.
Losing a pet is part of farm life.
It never gets an easier though.
I wasn't expecting this one.
I miss her so much.

And it didn't get any better.
The very next day.
On Tuesday.
We said goodbye to Mama Cat.
If you've followed my blog for a while.
You'll remember the stray that showed up.
She immediately became the constant companion to our Hen.
For 2 years, they roamed together.
Ate together.
And how I enjoyed watching them every day.
She gave birth to 1 kitten (the black kitten).
Our hen babysat the kitten when Mama Cat needed to eat.
For 2 years, I watched these odd friends.
And in her last few days, she finally let me pet her.

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And so, Hogan lost his grandma.
Tuxie lost his mama.
Emma Hen lost her friend.
I lost my old girl and my young cat.
And we're all feeling it.
Photo taken yesterday.
Hogan and Tuxie couldn't get close enough.
To each other.
To me.


And so not to bum you out completely.
Here's some cute girl photos!
Ava got her haircut.
After complaining for almost 2 months.
"It's too hot."
"I want my hair like Eliza's."
"I want my hair as short as your hair Mommy."
"It gets all over my face when I'm swimming"
So, I caved.
It does look adorable.



Reena said...

Sorry to hear about your pets!

The girls look great!

Enjoy your summer.

Sue said...

So sorry for all your recent losses. I agree, losing pets isn't easy at all.

The girls look adorable

Jean said...

Sp sorry to hear that two precious pets have passed away. It is so hard to lose them- their love is unconditional... as long as you feed them that is- okay JK!

Love Ava's haircut- it's adorable!!
Cute girls are a definite pick me up!

babyarnie said...

The quail thing is so neat. I've never seen one "in real life before'. So sorry to hear of all the animal losses. It never gets easier. All of our dogs are about the same age so we'll have a lot of explaining to do in the not to distant future!