Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Sunday was a cold dreary day.. Snow, wind and rain. Als cows are starting to have their calves. We have lost a set of twins as I think they were born to early and now we have two more born ofcourse to seperate mothers. The first one was doing fine but the second one could not stand up to succle its mother. We had to go and get her and get her dried off as she was cold and shakey. Als son and daughter in law helped us with her. We fed her a bottle with certain nutrients that she needed that she would have gotten from her mother if she could have gotten up to do it. When we were done feeding her almost 2 quarts we stood her up and kept helping her to find her legs. After a couple of hours of getting her dry and standing her up she could stand on her own and walk a few steps. They are the cutest little things when they are little like that. We got her back to her mom and she was ok yesterday. Al said if we hadnt gotten to her she would have died so I am glad we could get her up and back to her mom. Waiting for more calves to be born.. Hope we dont lose any more.The kitty seems like she could be having her babies anytime as well. Just trying to get her comfortable and find a place that she will have them. I dont know alot about cats so Im just hoping I am doing the right thing. When they are old enough I will get them all fixed including mom and find people that want to take them. Annette, Als daughter in law said her and her mother could find homes for them..Weston and Laura, Als son and dl have chickens and the neighbors dogs got through the chicken house fencing and ate a couple of the chickens  and tore the fencing to bits. They just built this last summer and put alot of work into it. In Cedar Fort, the neighbors all just let their animals run free. Weston was pissed off  and caught one of the dogs with the chicken in its mouth and was furious. He went out to scare them off but Lorens dog (Loren is Als other sons, granddauhters boyfriend) wouldnt get out of the chicken house or drop the chicken. Weston shot at it and hit it and killed it. He felt horrible afterwards and took the dog down to Loren and told him what happened. Brandon, the owner of the other dog which is Als grandson and Loren both came up to Westons and apologized for what had happened and offered to fix  the chicken coup and buy new chickens.. Weston felt horrible about killing Lorens dog but didnt know what else to do to get it out from the chickens. The chickens are kind of rare and not your normal chickens and Laura has raised them from chicks. It all turned our ok but Weston is still feeling horrible about the dog.. He told Al he didnt think he would ever be able to do anything like that again. They keep their dog penned up anytime it is outside. I really dont think Weston meant to kill the dog but just over reacted. Loren understood though. It was a very sad thing..From being out in the cold and rain Sunday I became sick and missed work yesterday.. Feeling a little bit better today and came to work. Didnt want to piss my son off. Oh well, when I get home I will just lay down with a comfortable blanket and try to get feeling better. This is my story and Im sticking with it.. Oh yea, still sober....