Friday, March 11, 2011

This Day Went Way Too Fast

Photo of Lester after following me around the kitchen for an hour. He walks over to Rusty's blankie and just falls over.
Such a busy day yet not a lot seems to have gotten done. Lester is getting stronger but still can't keep up with his brother or Lexie. I take him out when its sunny and no wind so he can at least be around them. He wants so much to play with them. They sniff him and stay around for a minute before dashing off to play their little goat games. Lester walks after them wanting to keep up and play but never catches up. After awhile he will stop and check out a leaf or something that has caught his attention. Nannie will not have anything to do with him. He goes over and tries to nurse him and she just walks away. She doesn't push him away or is mean to him, she just doesn't want to be around him. I think after a few days of nursing him while he was so weak she gave up on him. But Lester is happy and I just know he will be running one day soon. He is already stronger and walking alot longer each day. I am still getting woke up twice during the night to the call of Maaaaaaaaaaaa. Lester wants his bottle and go potty. He has trained himself to cry when he wants to pee or poo and I stand him on a puppy pad. He hasn't wet his bed or had a poo accident in 2 weeks. It is a wonderful blessing knowing he is getting better and will make it.

William had a couple of boys helping him split wood and clean up the wood pile today so I got busy in the kitchen cooking lunch. Teenage boys can really put the food away. I fixed salmon patties, mashed potatoes, baked beans, collard greens, and cornbread. They must have liked it as there wasn't anything left. I baked a chocolate cake for dessert. The dish fairy didn't show up again so I spent part of my afternoon washing dishes and cleaning the kitchen. Caught up on laundry too since the laundry fairy must have been hanging out with the dish fairy somewhere. Lester has to be able to see me or he cries for his Maaaaa. I let him walk around the kitchen and have to keep watching my feet so I don't step on or knock him over. Takes a little longer getting things done but it helps make Lesters legs stronger as he follows me around.

I had someone ask me about Bella. Yes, she is a Pyrenees. We got her when she was 2 and half years old. She wanted to go back to her old home so we had to put her on a runner for a couple of weeks. She now stays in the goat pen and pasture with the goats, ducks, and some chickens and runs free. She is adjusted and doesn't want to leave her goats. I don't know how old your puppy is but I would put it on a runner in the area you want to grow up to protect. I would keep it on the runner for at least 2 weeks, taking it off once a day and walking it on a leash around the perimeter of where it will be living and protecting. Pyrenees are very smart dogs and yours should adapt quickly. Hope I have answered your questions and feel free to ask more and I will try to answer or point you to someone who can.

Got William and his helpers to till up a new area for my herb garden. I am making it bigger and closer to the house. Got all kinds of plans in my head how I want it to look, I just need to get the plans from my mind to the new garden spot. Something to look forward to and keep me busy.
Took this photo off J's facebook page. Stop growing up so fast!

Sunday my granddaughter "J" is having a birthday. She has grown into a beautiful young lady. So hard to accept how fast they grow up. I loved it when they were small and thought going to grandma's was  better than going to Disney World. LOL Happy Birthday J and I love you bunches!

Don't forget to move your clocks up an hour this weekend. I hate losing that extra hour of sleep but at least will have an extra hour to get things done each day.   Have a wonderful weekend and don't forget to count your blessings!


Betsy from Tennessee said...

Gosh Peggy.. Why don't you quit being so lazy and get up and get something done??????? HA HA---just kidding. You are the busiest woman I know... I get tired just reading about all that you do.. BUT--I certainly do admire you.

Lester is YOUR baby now... What a cutie. So glad he is improving. Soon he will be out there with the others... You are such a good Mommy....

We had a wonderful trip--but were surprised to come home to SNOW last night... Gads!!!!

Have a great weekend --and take a few minutes for YOU.

amelia said...

No matter how unhappy I am, I always smile when I make mental pictures of the happenings at your house! Poor Lester, doesn't his mum nurse him at all any more? That's so sad but the picture of him just flopping over on Rusty's blanket is just so cute.
You are the best mum Peggy!!

Rain said...

Especially love your ending of count your blessings! Have gotten into the habit of talking this over with my 4 month old grandson-and it hopefully will be second nature with him someday! Night!

Granny said...

Your posts always bring a smile to my face when I read your critter stories. Lester looks so cute laying on the blanket. You can tell he's had a busy day.

Anonymous said...

That Lester is such a sweetheart. So glad he is getting stronger. Happy Birthday to granddaughter J! She's so pretty! The lunch for those hungry boys makes me hungry - wish I were there to share a glass of sweet tea with you. Hope you are enjoying this beautiful day.

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Ms Martyr said...

Okay, I am going to have to stop reading blogs that involve goats and donkeys. I live in the city and can't have either one and looking at yours just makes me want them more. Lester is too cute and I love that he has to keep you in sight. Now I'm off to look at real estate in a more rural area. Maybe someday (sigh)

Lib said...

I Love my visits here! :o) Always leave with asmile!
I too count my Blessins' such makes our troubles seem less !

JoyceAnn said...

Awww ~ Look at Little Lester , he looks as exhausted as I was last night (LOL). I'm so happy to hear he's feeling better.
Yum , those salmon patties and collards sound good.
I've got to e-mail you about those herbs , I've been so busy checking goats that I haven't got around to it. Jo and Baby J are doing well , I did see her nurse once today. Thank-you so much for your kindness and advice. I really appreciate it so much.

~ Many Blessings ~

Anonymous said...

Wow, you had a busy day!


DayPhoto said...

Right at first I thought you had lost Lester, but then as I read I realized he was just T.I.R.E.D.!