Saturday, July 21, 2012

escape

Last night the new kittens (Luna, Meadow & Pearl) - now 3 months old-found the courage to run ALL the way up to me at the porch. In my "worry book" this marks a new chapter on inquisitiveness before readiness.

Then, as I walked (well ran) the babies back to the barn (yes-they will run with me....not a pretty sight, but it gets the job done) I spot something black & white in the meadow. Not a skunk as you might have been thinking (although I could smell skunk in the air just the other morning).....no, an escaped goat - yes, Ralphie. In bare feet I try to coax him out of all the wonderful yummies he has just gained access to. As I reach for him, I also find nettle...a terrible stinging on my hand. I coerce him back in the fence with the promise of a treat-a scoop of feed....which becomes a jumping activity as I attempt to now keep two excited goats (Charlie has also arrived) from trampling my un-shoed feet. Dave arrives home, I turn the goat fencing issue over to him with an "I'm done".

Woke early this a.m., down the stairs..."hmm, why is my McCoy facing the corner?". Cat had trapped a mouse in said corner, broom & gloves & "don't hurt it" later.....and mouse is back in the corn where it belongs. I suggest a far flung toss of the little guy.

Kittens running amuck, goat testing my patience, mouse flying through the air...
Escape is on my mind....just is.


9 comments:

red.neck chic said...

for the LIFE of me i can't remember the name of the movie, but there's a halloween movie where the witch says *amuck, amuck, amuck*... every time i see that word i start saying it. LOLOLOL

i say... put your feet up and enjoy the day at your zoo. HA!

:) robelyn

Dawn Dutton said...

Sounds like a normal life on a farm! Lol......
Most of my days are very similar.
Sending prayers of thanks for the glorious rain. Hope your neck of the woods is getting blessed as well. Have a great weekend...

koralee said...

The life on a farm...does sound like fun to me. I am adoring your suitcases...happy weekend and thank you so much for visiting me the other day. Love to read your comments! oxoxoxo

Jani said...

Ya don't exactly bring to mind a picture of Snow White singing in the woods to all her little critters, but I got a chuckle..... sorry.

Jani said...

and oh yeah, I hope you flung that little critter far and hard! Once they break the "my house barrier" all nicey nice goes out the window between me and mice! Yuck!

Barb said...

I save mice too....what a terrible burden it is to have a kind heart sometimes.....sigh. (Plus, people think you are completely insane!!! But it is what it is.)

Primitive Stars said...

Hello, what a morning, kittens running amuck,mice, oh my. Take a deep breath, go sit on the porch with a coffee or whatever you like and enjoy. Blessings Francine.

kimmykats said...

Oh kari, many of mice have been chased around my house in an attempt to be nice! Thankfully no goats but we did watch a "beautiful" trio of skunks in the pasture last night--one had the most amazing tail....

Cheryl in Wisconsin said...

Threaten Ralphie with a straightjacket. See if that gets you anywhere. I don't have mice in my house - I get BATS...which I can catch in a fishing net and fling outside just like an expert. Animals are supposed to live in quiet appreciative existence with us, enhancing our sanctuary of home, not making us insane with more stress. If you figure out how to convey that to your animals please teach me also! Some days mine can really test my patience.

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