We're at 8 now...
have lovingly been deposited, at the back door,
waiting for Little Man to return home from school and rid them of their gifted prey.
I've come to learn that Tucker is the Thoughtful Giver!
or the Grim Reaper as Molly refers to her...
I personally think we work well together.
I originally thought the cats could solve this issue,
but Tucker has chosen the path of least resistance,
I kill and she presents the loot and gets the praise...
I'll live with it,
considering, I don't have to go crawl around in the shed and retrieve the traps from under the shelving,
I prefer to look at it as a co-op!
and go figure, the Boy's would leave the dirty work to to girls!
I thought, maybe, everyone would like to meet the Girls...
I must apologize in advance for the pictures,
it's very hard to get pictures when you have dinner in your hands!
This is Molly,
Good Golly Miss Molly!
Molly is five years old and has lived here since she was eleven weeks old.
She loves babies (all babies, even mice) and rolling around with Little Man.
She has Elbow Displaysia and is limited in her mobility.
I will admit, up front, she's very spoiled...
This is Miss Lovie,
Lovie is around three and has lived here at
Loafer Mountain Retreat for a year now..
Lovies story is a heart wrencher,
We have temporarily paused this posting to allow you to retrieve tissues.
She was found abandoned,
on the side of the road,
tied to a fence post,
starved and shot in the head.
She had been left there to die.
A very good friend was walking,
as he does every day on his lunch break,
when he happened upon her.
She had fought the lead, and in the process,
tangled herself in the barb wire, until her face was hung up on several barbs.
She had multiple punctures and cuts and two bullet holes in the top of her head.
She weighed about half what she does now and both ears were severely infected.
The friend called me from the side of the road asking what to do.
At the same time the local Veterinarians assistant happened upon them. He helped to cut her loose and proceeded to take her to his work.
The vet in question is a large animal vet and doesn't usually deal with dogs,
but made an exception for her.
Everyone involved knows me and knows that I have Mastiffs and have taken in critters in need.
Needless to say, she came upon my doorstep and I could not turn her away.
She has been a loving quest here at the retreat since!
She is real testament to strength and endurance and despite her misgivings she still loves people!
and just for the record....
this is the sun room in question,
it's attached to the dog house,
not my house!
Lovie still has issues, she can't stand not seeing whats around her and has fashioned a peep hole so she can stay aware while she eats... In the summer the plastic comes down and the sunscreen is left.
They always have a warm and dry place.
Beyond this is a 12x8 foot heated dog house with beds.
I told you they were spoiled,
I even cook for them...
How many dogs do you know,
that have their own heated dog house with attached sun porch?
Room service with a view?
By the way,
I did agree to let the girls have some pet birds...
aka.... the critter keeper....