Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Ten Commandments of a responsible pet owner

I created this blog for Wool and Rug Hooking but my love of Animal's is as deep as my Love of Wool and Rug Hooking as I watch my babies and realize how different their lives could be The sheep are on Green Pastures with shelter and love, the chickens are able to run around the fields all day, the ducks have ponds to swim in,the Peacock who just decided to come live with us has shelter , and love, the Kitty's lounge in the windows and are not allowed to run all over the streets All have Plenty to eat & drink, more than adequate shelter,lots of Love, Vaccines, and vet care
" Bau" was my first Rescue baby he was left by the side of the road at around 3 weeks of age with his other Cocker Spaniel siblings in a box.

After loosing my Precious 19 year old "Bau" in Dec 06

We decided it time in February 06 to rescue another, the rescue was passing this out and it sits on my refrigerator to this day,as I think it applies to all animals in ones care.


  1. . My life is likely to last 10 to 15 years. Any seperation from you will be very painful.

  2. Give me time to understand what you want of me.

  3. Place your trust in me- it is crucial for my well-being.

  4. Don't be angry with me for long, and don't lock me up for my punishment. You have your work, your friends, your entertainment. I have only you!

  5. Talk to me. Even if I don't understand your words, I understand your voice when it's speaking to me.

  6. Be aware that however you treat me, I'll NEVER forget it.

  7. Before you hit me, remember that I have teeth that could easily crush the bones in your hand, but I choose not to bite you.

  8. Before you scold be for being lazy or uncooperative, ask yourself if something might be bothering me. Perhaps I'm not getting the right food, I've been out in the sun too long, or my heart may be getting old and weak.

  9. Take care of me when I get old. You, too, will grow old.

  10. Go with me on difficult journeys. Never say, "I can't bear to watch it" or, "Let it happen on my absence." Everything is easier for ME if you are there. Remember, I love you.

Author Unknown

I am happy to say we adopted three other Darlings over the past few years and all within just a short time of having their life ended

Leyla, Lugger and LouLou

Monday, May 11, 2009

The Shepherds greatest tool

The Shepherd or Shepherdess greatest tool is a good Matriarch Ewe regardless of breed , Shiera is a Dorper and my Matriarch Ewe, she is not part of my breeding stock of Shetlands and Baby doll Southdowns, but her value is far beyond that ,She is a Smart Gentle Leader and a Follower , I watch Sheira with admiration as she leads the Flock out of danger if I am unable to get to them fast enough, I count on her to alert me when there is a problem , One night while asleep I heard Sheira outside my bedroom window baaing loudly , My first thought was that I had left the gate open , but just in case hubby and I grabbed our guns and ran out to see what was going on, There to our sheer panic were several Coyotes attacking our chicken pen, by the barn, Sheira had busted through the gate and lead the other sheep and lambs to safety, when all was over She followed me back to the barn with the other Sheep and lambs following her, this would not be the last time that it happenend, She knows she can bust through the gate , but does not unless there is danger. I can lead the flock anywhere I need to, as Sheira follows me and they follow her, for this she will always have my love and admiration.