Just the feeling of waking up and not have anything to do was wonderful. I didn’t have to be at work at 10 am. The court could have called but they haven’t done so far and I doubt that they will now, it is 2:55pm. Been doing a little bit of blogging to the shelter. Updating some pictures etc. Mom and I went to Walmart and got some groceries and this little squirrel was welcoming us when we came home… It is not often you can take pictures of them, they are usually pretty fast to take off. But he had a nice time.
Will keep track of the weather, we might get some rain later… I can at least hope. Then I will try on some gala dresses. Mom and I are invited to a gala dinner October 13th. Better start thinking about what to wear now otherwise it will be panic. It probably will anyway… I am going to turn in my request to be off that day already tomorrow. It feels like I need that day off if I am not going to fall a sleep in the soup… It will be a lot of fun. It is Collin County Humane Society’s fundraising gala that we are attending. Both mom and I are very excited since we never do anything like that!
The rest of the day is just cooking and nothing. I am going to cook some lunch for tomorrow… I will be able to do it tomorrow morning as well, if my energy pours out. We just ate and being stuffed with food and start cooking is not really fun…
Yesterday was crazy at work! Had to start 45 min early. Was with mom at Terrell Vet Center to get Ranger microchipped when they asked if I could get a dog that was hit by a car. I left Ranger there, got to work to change to the truck, mom went home and I headed to the accident. And that was how the day was. Meetings, calls, adoptions etc and Ranger was with me all day. He behaved awesome! So proud of him!
The pictures from the photoshoot on Monday came today! Here are some of them!
So that is all for now! Working 7-4 today and then I will have WEEKEND
So much on my mind right now… don’t know if I should laugh or cry or maybe both…
Had to mowe the yard today… well it is 25 acres that had to be done before we put the tractor up for sale. Got most of it done, have 1/3 left to do. But mom will put the tractor up for sale today since I got the most important done at least. Hopefully we will still have the tractor in the weekend so I can do the last then… here are some pictures of it if anyone is interesting in buying it
Gosh, I will miss that tractor. But our economy doesn’t let us have it anymore… Need the money to the property taxes since they didn’t allow us to be a farm last year and our property tax raised in the sky. But it was sad to know that this might be the last time I used it…
Have to go to Terrell this afternoon to start on my taxes. The lady who was supposed to do it has just disappeared and I am late with that too. Everything right now is just a mess. I have been working so much lately so things at home has fallen behind, nothing has been done as it should have and now I have to deal with it all. I really hate it! So many hard things to get done, so many bills to get paid. Trying to get everything back on track, but it isn’t really easy all the time.
In the same time you have lights as the successful jubilee. I will also receive Certificate of Merit at the City Council meeting next Tuesday. That is kind of big for me. That proves for me that the work I am doing is actually pretty good. We don’t really have Certificate of Merits in Sweden or any awards for that matter that are work related like we have here in US. So yes, I am proud and extremely happy about it. And it encourages me to keep on working as I do! Just try to combine everything as good as possible.
One thing that is kind of interesting. I wanted to get some pictures of me as I did last year… I asked my friend who took last years picture if she was interested but never got any answer. I assume that is a no then… asked another friend who also is a photographer, she was going to look in her schedule… that was two weeks ago… asked again a couple of days ago, still haven’t got any answer… guess that is another no… ok… I guess I will have to try to take my own pictures then. The other people I know are professional photographers and I can’t afford them. I want the pictures to be taken here because I want some horses in the pictures… So I guess it won’t be any pictures of me…
Called a vet the other day to get a pricing for BAER-tests for the puppies. First when I called I was told “I don’t have time for you right now, I have people up front…” ok… I am apparently not an important customer anywhere… not at a photographer or at a vet clinic… the vet clinic did call back and told me that the testing would cost $56.00 PER PUPPY!!! Are you freaking kidding me? And I have five puppies. Sorry folks, my puppies is not going to be tested this time. Last time I tested my puppies it cost me $25.00 per puppy!!! I will NEVER pay that much! But I at least got them registered in AKC today!
Well, guess my lunchbreak is over for now, Terrell here I come…
Sorry that I haven’t updated the blog! Both mom, me, dogs, horses and houses are ok! We didn’t get any damages even if we live close to Forney but we were never in any danger. The weather was bad enough without hail and tornadoes! I was at work and I could tell that the dogs had been scared, they all slept like babies when I got home and it was over!
We are back to being understaffed at work so I work extremely much right now (again). We are getting closer to the jubilee April 21-22nd but so far I have it under control! The shelter is full with dogs but we have both the jubilee and also an adoption event next week that came up today to next week. Maybe can be off some day(s) after the jubilee… Can always hope!
Well, guess that is all for now, I am tired and will have to be at work at 8 tomorrow
Got a nasty comment on Facebook last night that it was my fault that the major at the dogshow on Saturday got broken and she thought that I should have announce that on Facebook earlier that I wouldn’t go because she was traveling from a long distance. Those kinds of comments is something that I really hate. First of all. I intended to go and try to make it there and trix with my schedule as much as I could. But Chief wouldn’t let me off the whole day since I was the only animal control officer on duty so I got off at noon. The show was in Fort Worth, that is 1 hour 30 minute drive for me. I had a plan, to bring DRM with me to work, let him be with me in the morning and go right from work to the show but I knew it would be tight. The Dalmatians was showing somewhere between 1 and 2pm, can’t remember the exact time. That means that one single thing on the way would have ruined all the plans. It could be an accident on the way, an adoption or what ever. Thinking about the situation I figured, DRM would be so tired when he got to the show so he would not be able to perform. I would come right from work, stressed to get to Fort Worth in time, change clothes, find the ring and then perform on top of that? Is that fair to DRM? or to me? Yes, if I made it in time it would be fair to the other participants because we would perform so bad… On top of that, all buggs I could have pulled with me both from the show and from work… So I decided on FRIDAY that I wouldn’t even go for it. But it wasn’t until then I did my final decision. I didn’t know that it was required that you had to post everything you decide to do on Facebook so people, that I barely know didn’t have to travel so far even if they were probably already in town! Sorry. I don’t regret my decision nor am I sorry for breaking the major. If you are mad at me, you might talk to my boss about not letting me off when requested. I still took the hours I got off because I needed it and it was nice to have that afternoon off. I even had to stay longer at work than I should, just because the adoption that never ended as an adoption. But if I had to run and was in a short time limit, I would have been missing it anyway and what would that have led to? Me pissed off, waste of gas (now I only “wasted” the entry fee) and everything just a mess anyway. Why should I??? And yes, I unfriend you on Facebook because I really don’t like that kind of attacks on my life and my decisions. And I am not sorry for that either!
We had really nice weather today too! I started the day with letting the doghouse out. The horses was in the barn and wanted some attention so I started to groom them. Dallas, as always is the one that wants all attention. I had a scissor close by so I started to trim their manes while I was grooming. So now they all look like they are pretty good horses. I have to do Hanniball still, he was long gone when I was done with the girls. I got tired of waiting I guess… or he wasn’t in for a groom…
Edited some more pictures from the race… gosh, they are so many so I don’t know what project I started with them. I would need to sit and edit a whole day but with this weather and everything I have to do ~ that won’t happen. It will have to take it’s time, as simple as that.
I also mowed the front of the property and between the houses today. It was a very productive day. It was fun being back in the tractor. I really enjoy farmlife. Wish I could do it all day long and get paid for it but it isn’t that easy… but it is fun to do it anyway and when the weather is like today, it is even more fun! And it always looks better when it is mowed. Can someone answer me why the horses like to eat the grass better when it is short than when it is long? That would be very interesting to know! Now they have choices. Half the farm has long grass, half has short… I will try to think about where they are the most…
So, this day has been pretty productive after all… Took a nap here in the afternoon, that was very nice. I got a good hour of sleep. Will now bring in the doghouse and change the dogs at home, take a shower and head to bed. Wonder what I will see at work tomorrow since they called now and asked where to put a dog they just brought in… OMG, I think the shelter is packed with dogs! I know that I will do overtime tomorrow due to a meeting at 7 pm so I know that I won’t write a blog… Don’t know when I get home from there but hopefully not too late… might have to go home on my lunch to change the dogs… will see how I solve that… always something to think about and do…
OMG… I was at Rock N’ Roll Half Marathon this morning. Worked as a stage manager. Did that last year too. It is a lot of fun. Also fun to work on the same spot and with the same bands (Radiovox & Threesome) as last year! The only bad thing is that I came home with 1087 pictures to edit! I have to take it in portions since they are so many… I saw Brian and Jim running by but haven got to their pictures yet. Will post them here tomorrow probably! What I can say is that the weather was AWESOME, a little bit hot to be March but we can’t complain at that now! The runners were a little bit less crazy this year. Last year it was more “party like” and this year they were more focused on hitting the finish line. But it was very fun! I will post all pictures on my photos Facebook page and Snapped 4 you! I was at the 9 mile marker!
Well, after being there all morning I have just been sitting editing pictures. Had to take a break from the runners and edit some of my own pictures that I took yesterday after posting the blog… One week pictures of the puppies…
They are doing really well… they are FAT! No question that Candy at least have milk enough to them. I love this size of a litter. The last three litters with 10, 10 and 8 has been a lot. 5 puppies is just perfect!
I got two good pictures of Crispy yesterday. She is not easy to capture… she usually looks very sad and depressed on pictures but this was kind of good…
And some pictures Dallas and Acriz that I got yesterday after I updated the blog… kind of annoying but good to have some pictures until today too…
I hope that all of you that has been asking for pictures of the horses at least got enough for some days! As you all can see, they have plenty to eat… And after last weeks rain, the pond is filled to maximum with water so they can both drink and take a bath if they wish!
I am off work tomorrow! So nice to be off on Mondays! Love it! I will SLEEP in the morning. Had to wake up 4:30 – 5 am the last three days and that is not really my good side. I get up but gosh, I have gotten used to sleep to 7 am… well, as soon as it will be daylight earlier I will probably wake up earlier too. But no alarm will wake me up tomorrow!!!
The rest of this day only contains eat some food, I still haven’t gotten a decent meal… just realized that sitting here and writing and just relaxing…
Posted in Dogs, Events, Farmlife, G-Litter, Horses
Tagged Acriz DW, Always Dallas DW, Crispy, G-Litter, Radiovox, Ranger, Rock N' Roll ½ Marathon, Snapped 4 u
Was supposed to go to the dogshow today but I realized yesterday that I wouldn’t make it. Or, actually, I decided that I wouldn’t go. It would be too stressful, I don’t want to bring Do-Re-Mi to work, he would be exhausted when we came to the show and he could bring any buggs and stuff home to the puppies both from the shelter and from the show so I just said that I wouldn’t go today.
Puppies at work
I am really happy for my decision today because I am so tired and exhausted. I anyway left work 2.5 hours early as scheduled… well it was supposed to be 3 hours but one minute before I was leaving the phone rang and it was a woman advised that they wanted to adopt the Lab with six puppies that got adopted out last week and came back yesterday… but when she came she didn’t want to adopt them, she only wanted to look at them. OMG I got so disappointed. I really hoped that she would take them. So my hunt for a new family will continue… So if you know anyone able to take care of a lab with six puppies that are one week old, just let me know!!! It will anyway be nice to be off two days… at least I hope I will be off… well tomorrow I will work at Rock N’ Roll Marathon again. It was a lot of fun last year so I am looking forward to it. I will be on the same spot with the same bands this year! That will be a lot of fun!
I let the horses out today on the whole property… 4 horses on 25 acres and as you may see, plenty to eat! They will work as lawn mowers the whoooole summer, as long as the grass is enough. They gotta do something. And I think they like their job pretty much, at least right now when they can just roam around and eat all day long pretty much.
I am amazed how much smaller Acriz is than the others… If I only had a measure that would work… had one back in Sweden but have no clue where it is now… and here they measure horses in hands and that is so hard for me… haven’t figured that out yet at all! I wonder what comments I will get on my horses this time I put them on Facebook and here… they have too much winter fur left or something. Acriz sure looks like a teddy. She has the most hair of them all… But I think she will look awesome when that all is gone. They were at least happy to come out to all grass and they are walking around in paradise right now!
So the rest of this day will just be cleaning dog house and preparing for tomorrow. Will have to wake up really early, have to be in Dallas by 6:30, will leave home 5:30 but I will have so much fun taking pictures! I will post them all on my photopage tomorrow…
The first trip
It was time for the first trip to the vet today for the puppies. They are now four days old, good timing to remove the dewclaws. That is something we rarely do in Sweden so if you ever come here and want to know who is from Sweden and who is born here in the US… look at their dewclaws… There are a couple of exceptions. I didn’t remove them on the B-litter, just because I didn’t know that you did it here and Tango’s breeder didn’t remove them either. I have never had any problems with dewclaws on my dogs at all so I feel it is a little bit overdo sometimes. But if that is standard to do, then I will do it. It is nothing painful on them so… So, off to Terrell Vet Center.
Dr. New is removing the dewclaws
Some vets cut the dewclaws off but Dr. New burn them off, something I like a lot better. It went faster for the puppies and I think it was less painful for them too. It was done in a heart beat since it was only five puppies and it was only on the front paws that it had to be done. So now is that done! The puppies did great and Candy was outdoors while they were gone so she just smelled that they smelled different but didn’t show any signs of dislike when she got back. I also got a deworm shot for Candy that I gave her when I got home and I bought a vaccination shot for her too. Have to be extra careful with the job I have. Don’t want to pull anything home from work…
The big boy Tango
The big boy Tango is doing great today. He is not limping at all. So his little injury yesterday wasn’t that bad after all. But he enjoyed all the attention he got out of it so he might just limp to get attention *lol*. They learn pretty fast!
Today is my grandmother’s birthday. So if anyone sees her in Sweden, say Happy Birthday, even if it might be late with the time difference… mom talked to her on the phone this morning while I was at the vet to wish her Happy Birthday but I haven’t talked to her myself! We sent a card that I hope got there in time but with regular mail around the world – you never know, sometimes it takes weeks! Just crazy but true.
Let the horses out on a pasture with more grass today. I need to get them new halters when I get my paycheck so I can let them out on the whole property. After this last rain the grass is growing like crazy. I just love it! Well, I hate it as well because I have to start mowing too… always something positive with the negative. But I think this might be the last two bales of hay I have to order for a while too Then it is just to stock for next winter! And I guess we have to be better prepared than we were this year… but with only four horses it will get a lot easier too!!
Well, time to get home again and just relax. This day has gone as fast as yesterday. I really didn’t know that just because someone figured out that it is spring the clock speed up too… this is just crazy! But, keep on going… That’s all you can do!
Since many of you are asking of pictures of the horses I start this blog with a picture of them. Not a really good one but this is what they do all day long. The grass is growing and I am waiting for more rain the upcoming two days. Then I will let them out of that pasture and on the whole property to do what they are good at… lawn-mowing! Hanniball is still not looking really good, he is eating well but I think it will be good for him to eat all the grass he can and there is plenty of it for four horses!
I tried to have Ranger out in the outdoor runs today. Usually I have to have him in the barn because he climbs over the outdoor the runs… it took him five minutes to get out. So far he doesn’t go anywhere but with the background he has, I can not trust him really yet on that. But he was just playing around with Bounty and “haning out”. So far doing good. I think he knows that he belongs here now. Bounty wasn’t so happy to play with him because of her wound I guess. He is kind of ruff and tuff and her neck is painful. Ranger is with me here in mom’s house now, doing just great. He has been playing with Tango too but Tango is a little bit to tuff for him… lol… he gets his own medicine…
This is my second day off in row. It feels kind of strange. I have been off since 22 days, but that was only one day, this is my first two days off in row since I started as ACO, in January. And I so enjoy it. I love my job, no doubt about that but I really needed to charge my batteries to be able to do a good job. Usually I would have been at work now but I am home, waiting for the rain to hit. Good planning that I could be home today and since the rain hasn’t come yet I could let the dogs out here in the morning. I have to say I have the best schedule. I love being off on Mondays, don’t mind working Saturdays, I start my workingdays at 10am and have time for the animals in the morning and now after we turned the clock forward, it is light when I get home so I still have time to do some when I get home. The only thing I could ask for is a winning lotteryticket *lol* but I guess that won’t happen…
The puppies are doing good. Candy is still a great mother. She figures it out more and more. This morning she actually went right back to her puppies after being out. She takes great care of them and eats and drink well her self so there is not much going on there. They are pretty active puppies even if they are so small. They makes sounds and they move around as much as they can. I just love this age when you can have them sleeping in your hands. They don’t have their own opinion yet
Daim would like to let you know that he is still “in service”. He want to let Crispy know that, she is in heat but doesn’t care about him… he is very disappointed. He thinks he is still the best male on the earth… and he is…
End this blog with the puppies pedigree, in case anyone is wondering…
Posted in Daily Life, Dogs, Farmlife, G-Litter, Horses
Tagged Bounty, Crispy, Daim, G-Litter, Horses, Pedigree, Puppies, Ranger, Tango, Weekend