Monday, December 6, 2010

Another Gunslinger Bites the Dust

Our first pet that Alma and I ever got together, our cat Boss Hog, died Saturday night. He has been with us through 6 years of marriage and 7 moves. He was a truly wonderful cat even if he was a bit onery at times. He lived the life of the gunslinger, "live hard, die young".The kids helped put together this remembrance video of him.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Puppy Overload

I've had a major puppy overload this month. I have been taking care of my sisters puppy for her for 3 weeks until she can come pick it up. On top of that some puppies from the neighbors have started coming over to my place for food. I thought that I had a massive racoon invashion everynight breaking into my cat food and trash. I spent countless hours coming up with ways to feed the cats and not the local wildlife. It turns out that it is 12 starving pups and their mother. The mother is really old and should not have been able to have any puppies but miraculously had 12. Now she cannot feed them all and the owner cannot afford to feed any of them so I started to dump some food on the ground by the barn. They are going to be giant dogs because the scoundrel father was a Great Pyrenees. I called all the local shelters that I can find and none can take any so I'm still searching for a solution to this problem. We have already agreed to let Corban and Eden each pick one to keep and my mother has also agreed to take one but that still leaves 9 more. ANYONE WANT A PUPPY?

Monday, November 1, 2010

Herding Cattle This Summer

I spent a lot of my time moving cattle this summer in Colorado. Here are some photos of my family and I and a few friends.
I actually trained 4 out of the 5 of these horses in the line up.

My dad, sister, myself and my mom waiting for the truck load of cattle to arrive.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Eden and Corban draw their family

Eden's rendition of her mom and dad. Note how her dad has hair on his face.

Corban's family picture.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Corban's 2009

I started looking at all the photos that were taken this year of the kids and decided to make a summary of each. Here they are. Corban's year was like a roller coaster. He suffered from acid reflux since birth and finally went off medication a few months ago. He also had 7 double ear infections this year that we can recall. All this on top of the bumps and bruises acquired from learning to walk and run made for a very long year. We did manage to get a lot of smiles despite all ailments and look forward to a better year.

Eden's 2009

This one is Eden's. Her year consisted of a lot of dress up, friends, and wild hair. I hope you enjoy.