Sunday Cinema

Just the other day, we were comparing notes with Carson about how our respective dogs react when they hear coyotes. Normally, our dogs completely ignore them.

You’ll see that was not the case with Kassie on Friday evening as the sun was setting and a pack of nearby coyotes started howling, yipping, yelping and barking.

We measure Kassie’s alert status by how close the tip of her tail is to touching her back. ♥

There are a few things that set Kassie off. Each time the air conditioner shuts off is one of them. If you listen, you might hear a high-pitched whine coming from the unit… we’re sure that’s what she’s barking at. Why this sets Kassie off and not our other dogs, we don’t know.

We do know that Kassie doesn’t like new or unknown things. No kidding… she once barked incessantly at a very large mushroom she discovered in our backyard in Maryland.

Do your dogs – or cats – have strange things that rile them up?


Have you ever wondered what it would be like to sit in the bottom of a feed tub?  Just in case you have, The Boys of Morning Bray Farm present Suppertime

Call me eccentric if you must, but I think I could listen to the boys eat all day long. ♥  

Don and I were talking yesterday about how we’d know Bernard’s or Ellsworth’s bray anywhere, and how the donkey boys have been braying much less since Fergus and Nigel arrived two weeks ago.

So, for posterity, we present Bernard and Ellsworth braying. It was at about the time these videos were taken we decided Morning Bray would be the name of our little farm.

In case you’re wondering, not a peep from Fergus or Nigel yet.

Fergus’s front feet are a teensy bit too long. 

It’s not earth-shattering, nor is it an emergency, but from watching the way he walks, I know he’ll feel better once his feet are trimmed. He walks like you’d walk if you had shoes on that were too big. 

So, we’ve been working on rubbing his legs and touching his feet this week. 

Yesterday afternoon, I was in the corral hanging out with the boys and figured I’d give it a shot. 

Other than putting his head down as if to say, “Umm… excuse me?”, he really didn’t seem to object. The jerkiness of the video and the abrupt ending came along when Bernard decided he wanted to pay homage to the hockey playoffs by coming up behind me, taking the hem of my shirt in his mouth and trying to pull it up over my head. ♥ 

In any case, you are now an official witness to the very first time one of Fergus’s feet was picked up.

So you know who’s who… in order:

Bernard, then Ellsworth (stinker cut the corner), then Fergus, and last but certainly not least, Nigel.

Bernard is having so much fun. He always seems to be floating effortlessly when he runs. 

On the first day, the boys are acting and moving as a herd. Yipee!

This is the farm down the road where Momma and Baby Boy came from. We counted a total of 20 lambs yesterday, including quite a few sets of twins.

It’s hard to believe Baby Boy was really that small just a year ago. He has grown up to be such a handsome boy, don’t cha think?

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