Saturday, March 19, 2011

The Dogs

I am sitting here, waiting for a heifer to get busy and calve, or settle down, and thought this would be a good time to update you on the happenings of Emmie and Pearl.

They have been busy, helping with feeding, calving, and everything else. This is where they're each typically located in the feed truck. Emmie particularly enjoys feeding, and happily climbs in with whomever is off to feed cake or hay on any given morning.

Pearl has been into everything, as usual, including walking into my pictures.

She is a great way to get cows and calves to perk up their ears and look though. Well...those that are awake.

She has that effect on Emmie too, who manages to look cute, even covered in mud, manure, and other things you don't want to know about.

They've also been eating things you don't want to know about.

By into everything, I mean Pearl is involved in everything. Here she is "helping" feed the heifers in the calving lot.

Just trucking along, ready to offer assistance if a stray bird should wander by and need killed, or a particularly sumptuous piece of calving related substance (after-birth) should need consumed, or a suspicious hole needs dug out.
While this is going on, Emmie prefers to just focus on eating calving related substances....just so you know what each one's preference is.

And, as a result of all this fine dining, tramping through mud, and smelling like they've been rubbing up against something that died last fall, they've also been spending some quality time on the porch at my parents...when they aren't sacked out by the pellet stove, reliving their earlier exploits.