Sunday, September 07, 2008

Okay, an Update...

One of my faithful readers, "Retired in Vancouver", has gently reminded me I'm overdue in putting up a new post.

We've been busy... Mike and Cody were home for two weeks, the time flew! Thanks to my mom & dad's dogsitting service during their weeklong visit, we were able to enjoy a quick getaway to Jasper, Alberta. We got some of the insulation done in the shop (we need to rent a scissor lift to finish), painted the laundry room and installed our new washer and dryer, we've cut up and hauled windfallen trees, done lots of small scale burning, harvested veggies from the garden, and generally had a nice time. I drove Mike down to Surrey on Wednesday morning as the truck was at Cummins, and he arrived back home Thursday night as he got dispatched to Edmonton & didn't have to deliver till Monday. He and Cody left midmorning today, so they actually had 2 1/2 weeks here.

How are the animals? Well, Buck's leg is almost healed. Rupert is fine, and pleased that Cody has gone trucking again. Both Buck and Rupert are beginning to grow warm coats in readiness for the colder weather that's on its way.

Cody has taken great delight in tormenting Rupert, and is very lucky that he hasn't been kicked. He went to the groomer for a haircut on Saturday as he was getting scruffy. Rumour has it that he sounded like he was being skinned alive while he was being bathed!

Gosh, Rudy is a nice dog. He's been with us for nearly a month...he is very good natured and friendly. We had him at the vet's on Tuesday; he's got a nasty ear infection that he's had since he arrived. It's hard to get an appointment at our vet clinic these days, they are one doc short, as Brian broke his leg a few weeks ago when a horse fell on him. Ouch. Ouch. Ouch. Anyway, Rudy is getting ear drops and ear washes, and he puts up with it all like a trooper. He'd be completely happy if Lucy didn't spend half her time trying to intimidate him.

Lucy doesn't much care for Rudy yet. She watches his every move, and tries to keep him away from the other dogs.

Dear old Gilly is plodding along. His gait has become a bit odd at times, and he forgets we're outside with him, and barks to get back in the house because he thinks we've abandoned him. He is happy and in no distress. He made many trips to the end of the field with us last weekend.

And Jasper is...Jasper. Goofy as ever.

Molly is keeping the mouse population under control, and doesn't spend much time inside these days.

I've had lots of days off work for the last couple of weeks, and have been back to the grindstone since Friday.

Will put up some photos soon.


Jean said...

Thanks for the update! You have sure been busy - but there's no end to work on an acreage with animals, is there?
I'm glad Rudy is settling in. My Charley sympathizes with Lucy as her nose is always out of joint when a new critter joins our family.

Cicero Sings said...

Glad for the update ... that all is well ... that you got to spend some time with Mike ... and folk! Winter is coming and I'm hoping for more posts your side then! Summer is busy.

Vic Grace said...

Such a lovely animal family you have
Fall is such a busy time getting everything done before the snow comes.