Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Meeting the neighbours

Once the pack got settled in their new (temporary) home in the barn, it was time to officially meet the neighbours.

Here is Keeper, one of the three resident dogs.  



Keeper belonged to the elderly couple that I bought the farm from and the tenants agreed to to take her when the elderly lady moved to an assisted living facility after her husband passed away.  The tenants also have a yellow lab and a little poodle.  Pictures to come!

As you may recall, the pack already met one of the roosters. Here is the other rooster and the hens.  They were quite pleased with the clean up of the barn and enjoyed scratching and pecking at the old straw as it was dumped out the back of the barn.  



While I was cleaning out the barn, I saw something run along the top of one of the old pens.  It was bigger than a mouse and my first thought was rat. I wondered, Are there rats in the barn? If so, should the pack stay somewhere else?  Well, not to worry, it wasn't a rat, it was this little furry friend -


He/she (?) was quite relaxed and interested in watching the clean up process.  

Back inside the barn, I noticed that Hiker seemed interested in what was on the other side of a gate, located on the far side of where we are staying.  As I wandered over, Hiker was very excited about her new friend.



It was Valentine, the sheep! We later learned that Valentine loves dogs but they usually run away from her.  Maybe the two can actually meet without the gate.

Breeze was most interested in Chilli the horse.  She seemed to want to play and Chilli kept trying to reach over the gate to get at Breeze but couldn't quite reach.  Yes, Chilli loves dogs too!


As you can imagine, with the two day roadtrip, The Mom almost having a complete meltdown and then being settled into a barn with all the barn related sights, sounds and smells, the pack are having a great time!

17 comments:

  1. We think Mum can relax now, knowing that her pack is happy and well-cared for.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

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    1. Yes and soon we will be back together!!

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  2. LOL it is like the best holiday ever for them. We can well imagine they are really enjoying themselves. Have a terrific Tuesday.
    Best wishes Molly

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    1. I've been told they are having a great time and are very well behaved too. I miss them so much!

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  3. Oh wow - they must be loving their adventures at the farm!! So many new smells and friends to make!

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    1. They are a bit limited right now but reports are that they are doing fine.

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  4. So this property is yours? Wow, it must be hard not living there! It looks like a perfect place for dogs. :)

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    1. Yes, I have owned it for three years and never lived there until now. It will be fantastic once we are all settled.

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  5. A sheep who loves dogs?! I'm astounded.

    The pack looks like they're doing fantastic.

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    1. Not only dogs but the pack of herding dogs! Of course, they haven't tried to herd her...yet!

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  6. Oh it sounds wonderful on the farm. Lots of interesting smells and sounds to take in. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

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    1. And don't forget about the interesting things to eat. Breeze ate straw...it got a bit stuck, if you know what I mean!

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  7. wow, a horse and sheep that like dogs, that is really cool!!!

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  8. What a great place for dogs! So many new things to explore! Love all the critters. I'm sure the pack is far happier here than they would have been in a boarding kennel. :-)

    Susan and Wrigs

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  9. What is the solution for you being all together again? Are you moving to the farm or to somewhere that you are not limited on pack size?

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  10. Wow, that barn sounds like fun and a big sensory overload with all those new smells!

    Have fun

    Your pal Snoopy :)

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  11. Hey acd6pack, it's been a while but I'm starting to think you'll learn to expect that from us. Just doing a little catching up. We actually read this post a while earlier, and did a double-take when we saw Keeper - your foster puppy grew! Oh wait, this is a different Keeper - but don't they look alike?
    Cocoa

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