Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Wild cat seen at Wrensong.....

"There was a rumor of a wild cat seen at Wrensong.....but then I saw it with my own eyes!"

"We couldn't believe it! It was even welcomed onto the farm by our two legged staff!"

Meet Snooka, a 17 month old kitten adopted off of Craigslist. (I know, I know, I SHOULDN'T look at Craigslist.....it's not quite a habit....more of an addiction).
I wish I could give all the unwanted animals from fish to horses a home....they deserve so much more from humans. :( Snooka's pleading picture just got under my skin and I had to bring him home.

Kylie and Snooka seem to have hit it off....it's quite a lot for one young kitten meeting so many animals.

Snooka has quite the forward, outgoing personality though, and I imagine he'll worm his way into all the hearts of everything he meets. :)

Saturday, September 5, 2009

A welcome sojourn to OR....

Thanks to all my concerned friends with my decision on re-homing all my sheep. I have really missed the blogging community and once again hope to visit daily. It is in the best interest of all involved (myself AND my sheep) that I continued on with my decision.

Recently Kylie and I went to deliver Duncan, my wonderful Shetland ram, to a wonderful lady that was to transport him to his new home. It was a fairly long drive down to Walton, which is east of Eugene, OR. I had originally planned on making it a day trip, but with all the stress in my life recently I decided to head on to the coast and stay overnight.

As we hit the coast the sun was shining, but we could see the fog was rolling in quickly. I snapped a few quick shots and then figured I had better find lodging as my headlights on my truck are not working (one of the many "issues" lately).

I stopped at The Adobe as I knew they had dog-friendly rooms. Summer, however, is a bad time to show up to the OR coast without reservations. When I inquired I was told there was "no room at the inn" but as I started to turn away, the receptionist said "Wait! We just had a cancellation!" It must have been meant to be!:)

Kylie and I checked into our room, opened the sliding door which led to a deck. The room faced the ocean and I must say the sound and smell of the ocean helped me to get the best sleep I have had in many months. Kylie and I explored and walked along the beach before retiring and then again in the morning before we left. I would not hesitate to stay there again, it was very pleasant. It amazed me...this whole wing was nothing but dogs and their owners and yet I only heard a bark once or twice during my whole stay.

The following day we headed up the coast. The following pics were taken from Kylie's and my stroll along one of the many lovely OR beaches....where even in the summer you can have your privacy. The first group is of Kylie enjoying herself, followed by some things that caught my eye. I hope you enjoy them as much as I enjoy looking at them and reliving the moment, the experience gave me back some serenity.....