Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Odds and Ends

We had a water leak out near the barn this past weekend. Sunday was a beautiful day to dig in the mud (Oklahoma clay - much like glue). Toby did the digging, while I corralled the GGs. Just before dark, my son and husband thought they had the leak fixed. They covered it back up with dirt only to have the pipes come apart with water pressure. Toby had to take yesterday morning off to re-fix the leak, which was not quite as warm and sunny as Sunday. We were without running water over night. Jesse abandoned us and spent the night with friends. Toby said he was sore from all the digging. I said I was sore from chasing GGs. Mine is always worse.

My six-toed cat, Count Rugen, is gone. Those dang coyotes are probably the culprits. There is hope that the cat is off catting around, but it is doubtful. Jesse and I are sad about the loss. My cow-dog is sick. I’m thinking it could be serious. This morning I will haul her to the vet. What is going on with my animals? When it rains, it pours…cats and dogs.

Jesse posted a forth installment of San Antonio photos. They may be the best yet. I wonder if she will post photos from Enchanted Rock State Park. Maybe if we all beg…

I have been working on a watercolor, but it is not great – certainly not blog-worthy. So far, I am not doing well on painting more. Nor am I exercising more and eating less, or using the computer less. So much for resolutions!

8 comments:

inpassing said...

Oh no...do the GG's know that Rugen is gone. They seem to take it all in stride when the coyotes eat their cats. Of course, they talk about it forever! Sorry to hear about Rita. I really hope it's nothing serious as you suspect.

Anonymous said...

... dang coyotes..... thanks for the reminder...... I definitely need to break out the .22 magnum and go for a stalk around here....

Eric

Bag Blog said...

Inpassing, the GGs do not know that Rugen is gone. They were here Sunday evening and he went missing after that.

Eric, I'll hold the spotlight and you shoot the coyotes.

Buck said...

Wow... it most certainly does pour! I can relate to the "no running water" thing... been there a few times and it really, really sucks.

The thing about coyotes getting the cats amazes me. I've watched my dogs (and others) chase cats for years with little or no success. And when my dogs DID catch a cat, they were pretty danged sorry they did... I'm lucky none of my dogs had their eyes scratched out. Those must be some tough coyotes.

Bag Blog said...

Buck, coyotes work in packs or pairs. One will pretend to be wounded and call out to your pets. Then they will gang up. They are very smart, althought Wylie E. was a big dense sometimes.

Bag Blog said...

Buck, coyotes work in packs or pairs. One will pretend to be wounded and call out to your pets. Then they will gang up. They are very smart, althought Wylie E. was a big dense sometimes.

Jenn said...

If you would like to get a new dog , I have one ! She's One fixed and even though she's mixed with border collie and some kind of hound she acts like a border collie all the time but has shorter hair. She spends all her time trying to herd anyone that goes in the back yard ! We have tried a few people we know with farms but they already have two or three dogs :(

inpassing said...

How did the vet appointment go with Rita?

My sister has one of those hunting video cameras and has caught a coyote making a meal of her barn cat. She's adopted 5 different cats from the Humane Society to be barn cats and one-by-one they seem to disappear. I'm sure the cats at the facility cringe when they see my sister coming. Kind of reminds me of what I've heard of that movie, Chicken Run!