Thursday, May 21, 2015

Sun Bathers

We've had some cool weather, so the other day when the sun came out some of the horses were happy to hang out in it.
 
Here is Nigel sunbathing.  He's been doing OK with his insulin resistance.  He's still recovering from his laminitis but is playing more and trotting around a bit.
 
 
Mokey is a very sweet sleeper.

 
 
 
Sarah is still VERY fuzzy.

 
 

 
And then there is Nigel again....who smiles when he is sleeping.  Tee hee.


 
Up at the house Poot decided that she needed some shade....so Mildred took advantage of a nice soft place to sit.


 
Here's ME!  I must say I'm looking rather beautiful.  

 
Aren't my horns growing looooong?  Perfect for hooking sheep, but my lady won't let me out with them any more because I won't leave them alone.
 
 
I hope all of my blogger friends have enjoyed some warm sunshine today.
 
xoxoxo
 
Izzle

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Rest In Peace, Beautiful Cameo

 
 
Our friend Cameo has been very ill.  Dr. Wilson came out to see her last week and started treatment for something he suspected was ovine progressive pneumonia.  He took blood for tests, and the report will be called in to my lady today.  It's too late for Cami, but it's important that my lady know if this was OPP. 
 
Cameo stopped eating and nothing my lady did could get her to start again.  My lady went out three times a day to give Cami a mixture of yogurt, pre and pro biotics, molasses and a calorie supplement called Dyne.  My lady also had to syringe water to Cami.  Cami was very strong and fought, because she didn't like it at all.
 
Soon, however, Cami got weaker and just took the mixture.  She wouldn't eat a thing.  She was on antibiotics and pain meds but these didn't help.
 
Yesterday morning my lady called the doctors and the very kind Dr. DeGroff came out and put Cameo to sleep.  He said that she was ready to go.  The spark had gone from her eyes.
 
Here is Cami on her first day with us, with her son Oliver.
 
 
Cami with Gimli in winter 2014
 
 
Summer Cami
 
 
Cami in her hospital room, with Betty White the chicken.  Betty White also saw the doctor because she had a growth on her leg and the other chickens attacked her. 

 
 
 
Wickery spent a day in the hospital because he needed a horn tip cut off.  It was poking him in the head.
 
 
Below is Cami's last portrait.  My lady let her have run of the yard and she enjoyed the shade on a sunny and hot day.

 
She sheep clan were not happy when Cami was put to sleep.  They called and called to her and stared at her.  This was how they looked after Cami was taken away for burial.

 
Cami was buried on a lovely farm where Narcissa and Dayel also rest.
 
We will miss Cami very much.



Saturday, April 25, 2015

Dashing Through the......SNOW! Yuck!

Brrr.  We've are in a cold spell and received snow the other day.  My lady was grumpy because all the water buckets were frozen.
 
It's not unknown for us to get some snow into May, but the cold has been pretty bad at night.  Last night it was only about 24 degreed Fahrenheit.
 
There is a little rabbit that is hanging around the house. 
 
 
ME.  I really enjoyed my hay on that snowy morning.  My furplosion has mostly gone away and now I have my summer coat.


 
Durin likes to go for a stroll every morning.  My lady says she thinks he can't hear much or at all, so she's teaching him some hand signals. He's learning pretty quickly to respond to her when she waves at him. 

 
The woods were pretty, when my lady went for a walk.




 
And the hellebores are in bloom.  So pretty in the snow.  Durin tried to eat them but decided they didn't taste good. 

 
I hope my next post will be about warm weather and growing things! 
 
xooxo
Izzle

Friday, April 17, 2015

Spring Means Babies!

But not here at my house!  Tee hee.  Fooled you, didn't I?
 
My lady has a very nice friend that has a little farm full of goats and this year there are some new faces!
 
Here is Junebug Moonshine in her chicken hat made by our friend, Claire, who lives in Canada! 
 
 
 
And below is Uncle Babe (my lady's boyfriend) with one of the wee ones.  Weee!

 
My lady was sitting in the pasture and felt someone come up and begin butting her.  She turned her camera around and look what she saw......


 
And then....the famous Junie Bug had HER babies!  This is Doodlebug.

 
And this is Stinkbug!  Hee hee.


 
Meanwhile back at my place - I'm still getting rid of my winter coat!  There was lots of it this year, so I'm using it as décor around my pen and on my horns.  Add a bit of hay decoration and I'm all set!  Tee hee.


 
Things are greening up here today after a lovely, gentle rain and I saw some buds coming out on some of the bushes.  Soon my lady and I will go for walks to look for SNACKS! 
 
 
xoxoxoxo
 
Izzle

Saturday, April 11, 2015

A New Life in Remembrance of my Mama

A little baby goat has been born to Mandy Mae Morris at Buttonwood Farm in New York.
 
The very nice lady who has this farm is calling this new little girl Narcissa after my mama!
 
She will go by the name, Cissy!
 


She's very cute...and my lady has held her and says she's very soft and smells good.
 
 
 
It will be very nice to see little Cissy grow up at Buttonwood.
 
What a nice way to remember my wonderful maaa.


Tuesday, April 7, 2015

I'm Having a Furplosion!

There is still snow on the ground here, but my lady said that it must be Spring because I'm losing my winter undercoat!
 
I had extra this year!  Tee hee.  My lady has been collecting it and she wants to try spinning it into a wee ball of yarn. 
 
She has a nifty tool called a shedding blade that feels really good and she said tomorrow she would give me a good scratch with it!
 
 

 
She says I'm beautiful, even with my furplosion.
 
xoxo

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

It's Been a Long Winter - I think it's Wickery's fault

Wickery LOVES the winter.  He's an Icelandic sheep and thinks snow and ice are wonderful things.  I'd like to murder him.  Tee hee.
 
 
The view has been the same day after day.  Snow....snow....snow.

 
My lady tells me snow can be very beautiful....like down the driveway at the place where she works.

 
Nozzy doesn't mind the snow. He is fat enough that it doesn't bother him. 

 
I. DON'T. LIKE. IT!

 
Esther Carina doesn't mind. 
 

 
Neither does Cora Belinda.

 
Blue sky came out a bit in March.

 
Mokey is doing OK.  He's still wobbly, but he's eating better and has even been bossy. 

 
Nigel is adjusting to his new restricted diet.  He doesn't get the rich hay any more and has lost some weight.  His feet are getting better.  My lady hopes that he'll be able to be in the pasture with the others this summer.  He's been diagnosed with insulin resistance so he has to watch the green stuff.

 
Nozzy has been on a diet too - but he eats EVERYTHING and doesn't look like he's lost much.  My lady calls him her Booger.  hee hee

 
Sarah has lost weight, which my lady didn't want!  Because Nigel can't eat the green hay neither can anyone else.  Sarah is getting a conditioning supplement in her food to help her maintain her figure.

 
Gimli is funny.  He would love for the winter to end.  He's very busy bossing the sheep around.

 
There is that blasted Wickery again.  My lady calls this his Wickerpillar posture.  Tee hee.  Snow?  No problem!  He just folds up and becomes one big pile of fleece.

 
Gimli and Wickery had a conversation the other night.  I think they were talking about how beautiful I am.
 
 
See?  After they talked they looked at me like this!
 
 
 
And here is Mildred!  She's my lady's oldest chicken-friend.  My lady says she weathered the winter very well and has only a few white feathers around her eyes. 

 
Lets hope that next time I write there will be warmer temperatures and sunny skies so the leaves will grow!!!! 
 
 
xoxoxoxo