Saturday, July 27, 2013

Meet our Critters!

A Day in the life of our "Little Piece of Country"
This was a bit of a Crazy week.  You would think that with my Boys away at Grama's that it would be quiet and get Lots of Painting done, but I have quite a few Critters Here at "El-Ranchito-Freibotto" to keep me busy.
This week we had 'The Great Chicken Escape"...she actually got into the Yard with the Dogs- the culprit is the  Black one trying to play it 'Cool' there..
This could have proven Fatal...if these were not the Dogs in the yard....


Ya, This is Spot and Shadow:)
It's not the Camera Angle...they are quite 'portly':)

I've mentioned that we are Actually running a 'Home for Not-so-smart' Critters.  These two Big Love Bugs are our "Working Dogs"...they are in charge of 'Security' for the whole 2 1/2 acres. 

 Most of our Big Security Breeches include Lizards boldy walking up to drink their water, Bunnies taking up Residence in their Yard and of course an entire Family of Quails that now lives back plain sight...
Their  plan of action?  Sit on the Porch, bark once and go back to sleep...yep, that's it.  Once there was actually a Quail ON one of these guys...Seriously?
So why is it so dangerous for a Chicken to escape the Coup? 
Well the Dogs will not bother the chickens if they stay in there pen, even if the door is open.  BUT- if one gets out...he's fair game.  That is if they aren't too lazy to get off the porch.  Most of the time they are just 'catching and bringing them to us'...but the chicken doesn't do so well in this arrangement:)
So- the chicken was out- the dogs didn't even move and it came running over to me so I could toss it back into "Chateau de Redneck Chicken".  Here is Sophie making sure everything is safe and sound...

And of've met Socks the Goatie:)

 Her 6 foot No-Climb Fence is really mostly a "Suggestion". Sometimes, when she really wants a cup of Coffee, she'll come around to the Front Door and Knock with her Horns...Once she's had some "Jo" and a  'treat' she's more than happy to run back to the Pen:)

So, lest you think that our 'Less than Brilliant' Animal Rescue program doesn't apply to Livestock....Here's was what I came out to this last week:

 Sigh....yep.  The Big dogs didn't even Budge off the Porch...and when I got there she was just happily chomping on whatever leaves she could reach. Not a care in the World- she had obviously been there a while but she's like ", I'm totally stuck man...whatever man..."
 I had to cut a huge hole and do some Serious Goat Chiropractics to get her Horns out of there!

So, our last little sweetie's are Coco and Sophie...the 'inside dogs'.  Sophie is our adorable 'Chug' rescue..part Pug and part Chihuahua.  I know right!  Hilarious!  Here she is being Adorable..
Sophie is smarter than Every Single Animal here Combined!  We don't even know what to do with her sometimes because she gets BORED.....Bored!  She isn't content to sit on the couch and stare into space for 15 hours at a time which is what we are used to with most of  pets:)  That's because they have to concentrate on 'breathing' which taxes most of their mental capacity.

The Little Precious in the Back is CoCo, our Chi-weenie:)  We rescued her from a horrible Pet Store that we helped shut down afterwards.  She almost didn't make it.  But after 10 years with us we have concluded, with our Vet, that she is probably somewhere between a "Rock" and a "House Plant" as far as intelligence:)  But she is Happy and Adorable and loves just Sittin' on the couch...well...breathing...:)
So That's our little "Menagerie" here on our little piece of Heaven:)
I'm off to chase the Lizard off the Porch and maybe Brew Socks a cup of Coffee...then maybe they'll let me Paint!:)
Love to all!