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Hello Josie!

By July 21, 2017 animals, Dogs

We have a new puppy.  We adopted from the Animal Shelter in Terrell and she is a sweetie.  They think she is Australian Cattle dog/Blue Heeler mix.  She is smart!  She plays fetch, sits, crates and is scared of Calli the cat.  It is very sad!  She peeks around to see where the cat is before she will move to far!  We have had to corral the cat in order to get Josie to walk through the house.  They think she will be six months old in September and we have her scheduled to be spayed, part of our adoption fee!

We are taking her in to the vet to have her checked out and her second shot set given.  I love her to death and she is full of energy.  Our other dogs are moving faster these days to keep up!  Georgie girl is still the established Alpha or Beta since I’m the alpha.

I’ve attached a pic or two!


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A Broken Heart

By July 21, 2017 animals, Dogs

I know I’ve shared pictures of Sioux, my Anatolian Shepherd in other posts.  She was a magnificent dog.  On Tuesday, July 11, 2017, she passed away in our living room, in the late afternoon.   It is difficult for me even as I sit here and write this.  Sioux was such a part of our lives and even though she shed a lot and was sometimes a roadblock where we were walking, I miss her!

One night this week, after I had fallen asleep, I heard her bark!  I sat upright in the bed.  Norman, asked what was wrong.  I said, “Did you hear the dog bark?”  He touched my arm and said I was dreaming.  I know that was Sioux though.  Sioux was 11 in June.  I know big dogs don’t live as long as smaller dogs, but we had just had her checked out in May, mothers day to be exact and she was fine. Some Arthritis, but nothing that should have killed her.

We got a new puppy and Josie is wonderful.  She will never take Sioux’s place in my heart, but she is making her own place.

Have a great weekend everyone!

Alpha Mom

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Tiny Horses

By April 19, 2017 animals, Dogs, Uncategorized

Growing up I had a Shetland pony whose name was Mitzi.  The most I remember about her was being almost kicked in the head.  My grandfather punched her in the jaw.  She wasn’t hurt and neither was his hand.

I’ve been around cows, sheep, goats, ducks, geese, horses and pigs often in my life.  My brat sister currently raises Nigerian  dwarf  goats and they are really cute. I want one of those too!  First Pic is Bucky!  He was her first goat.

I often miss living in the country, not that I’m living in a big city now, but I can’t have any additional animals. 

Yesterday,  as my husband was driving through Kaufman, he took a couple of pictures of some Shetland pony foals.  They are as cute as they can be!  I asked him if he could get one in the truck and was it small enough to use the doggie door!  LOL! 

His response was, “They aren’t as big as Sioux.” Sioux is the second picture.

Anyway, with all the stress that I’m currently going through, Norman, my husband said he thought it might make me smile to see the babies, and it did! 


Alpha Mom


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Fur Babies Room

By April 14, 2017 animals, Cats, Dogs, General

Last year in February we discovered a leak in the pipes running through our slab.  All the flooring in the living room, dining room, hallway, small bedroom and master suite had to be pulled up, slab dried and now we are just finishing the flooring.  All the plumbing under the house was replaced all the way to the street hookup.  It was not fun!  We spent 4 months in a motel, dogs/cats were boarded at Pappy’s Pet Lodge in Rockwall (highly recommend) and that was life until September.

Anyway, since we were remodeling against our will, we move some things around.  The dogs/cats were moved to the small bedroom and we are using the closet system for crates for the two cats and the chihuahua. It is the first pic in the gallery above.

The shelves above the crates are used for treats, cat food and dog snacks.  Also grooming items, extra collars and sweaters for the cold times of the year.

We also put a wire crate in the corner for the Schnauzer because she is so scared of storms and loud noises, that she knows she can go here and be safe. You can find her there even when she is not scared!

We also put a bed in for the big dog Sioux.  It is the size of a twin bed.  It is the last pic in the gallery.

It is more convenient now and at bedtime everyone knows where to go!  We put the old buffet in since Calli knows that is where her food is, a shelf below the window seal so the cats can look out and eat treats!  The idea for the closet system for the crates was something I saw on Facebook.  People are taking old tables and making crates underneath!  Check it out!  It keeps the fur babies safe and secure and you can keep them out of the way during parties and family get togethers!

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