Saturday, January 15, 2011

Animal Crackers - A CHILLY and WET WEEK

Boy has it been cold here this week ( yes cold for Texas ) Highs in the low 40's and rainy all week. One day it didn't even get to 40! That is way to cold for me, and then you add drizzly rain on top of that and you can find me inside 24/7!

The Donkey's love the Chilly weather - 40's is just fine for them, they love that. But drizzle and rain.. and well this is about all you see here..
 The larger barn in the youth pen... taking shelter from the nasty rain -
 The loafin' shed as we call it, in the youth pen - nope we ain't going out in this nasty stuff either - not even for a photo -

Black Jack's pen with his ladies and kids... yep everyone under the shelter... we don't like the wet!

But wait....
Sergio must have gotten really hungry... he wandered out and is getting a bit of fresh green hay that Hubby had thrown out to them -

But back inside where I have gotten my propane tank filled and have plenty of heat.. the dogs are cozy and dry.
 My Stud Man, Autie.. man he is a looker! Love the lion like mane of his! Ok.. so it needs a good brushing, but he has been out some today and you know how the wet humid days messes with hair...
 Is this Autie's Daughter or what??? Chica is still here with us. And I cannot believe I am saying this... but you know if she doesn't get purchased... it is ok with me. I am really getting attached to this gal. She is now sleeping with us - she was just too lonely in the puppy pen by herself, and when it is cold like this Autie and Libbie is in bed with us, so what is one more dog??? We may need to upgrade to a King size bed though - LOL

Minnie is happy and VERY spoiled in her new home. We are for sure keeping in touch with them, and totally enjoying the photos they are snapping and sharing with us as they get VERY attached to her.

And last but not least... our Libbie - Skinny gal huh?
She has back that girlish figure now, and as most all dogs do after a litter, she has lost quite a bit of fur. But I can see it coming back in. She is back to her playful self, and well... controlling self as normal too. She still does from time to time like to be my runway model! I was worried she wasn't going to pose for me anymore like she did that first couple of years - but now that she is trim again she is confident and is back to loving to do a little freeze frame poses for me! LOL...

Have a wonderful Saturday - I don't know if I will have a Dust if Off again this week... just so much going on to get ready for CHA!!! ONLY ONE WEEK AND THEN I AM JETTING TO CALIFORNIA!!! YIKES!!! And yes, I am planning to blog my entire trip again this year :0)

HUGS and-


Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous photo's Michelle :-) sooo cute !!! :-)

I will be coming over to the CHA (all the way from sunny Malta !!) and I hope I get to meet you !!! I will pop by your booth to say 'Hello' :-)

Lols x x x

Maryann Laursen said...

Oh man, I wish, it was here, we could have this warm and just rain ha ha ha. We´re fighting about 1½ meter of snow instead and have had temps as low as minus 20 degrees Celsius, so I would sure love to have this warm here, as it would feels like spring to me ha ha ha ha, so I´m with the donkeys, I would love it too.
Wonderful pictures, you show here hun.

Helen said...

Can imagine how you & donkeys are feeling. It is wet and grey over here all day (nice crafty weather); me don't likey. What a lovely little girl chica is; I would not even do trouble to sell her, what a cutie she is and 3 dogs in the bed is nice, cosy and warm. But you're right you need a big bed ... Hugs and succes at CHA, Helen

Kittie said...

Keep the puppy! She is so adorable. I'm sure I wouldn't be able to let her go.

Carol Dee said...

The donkeys have it right. Stay in where it is at least dry. ;) Stay warm. Spring can't be too far away! PLEASE

Shelly said...

I sure do love Animal Crackers, Michelle. I can't believe how Chica is looking more and more like Autie each week. I hope it dries up for the poor donkeys.

I'm looking forward to enjoying CHA through your posts. I'll be praying for you this week as you are down to the wire with finishing everything up before you go.

Kirsten Alicia said...

Hi Michelle, I'm away from home at the moment, so not getting much time to visit, but couldn't miss today! Terrific photos, as always. Autie, Libbie & Chica are so gorgeous & I'm glad Chica is not in the puppy pen on her own. Have a great weekend. Hugs.