Anyone who knows me has figured the ranch here is not really more than I can handle, we have one horse "Flash", you may remember him looking a little like Moe in my post Bad Haircuts, one chicken "Stew" she has been around for several years and is now more of a pet than an egg layer, she was once part of the team Stew and Pot who got their names one day when Cindy caught them beating up another chicken.
In the afternoon she sometimes lays an egg during her normal hen duties, she pecks on the back door when she is hungry and when it's time to roost for the night she comes to find Cindy and squats down to be picked up and carried to the coop. Why does she crow like a rooster? I really don't know, but if she wants to lay eggs and crow about it, that's Ok with me.
We also have our little dog "Dixie", she is a thirteen year old dachshund that we have had since she was five weeks old, talk about spoiled I suppose that is how it is supposed to be though.
There is our livestock inventory, one horse, one chicken, and one lizard hearding dog, life is hard folks and I love it.
Now what we are overrun with is rabbits.
This actually began a few years back when Cindy found a small rabbit peeking out from under my shop, a bunny if you will, when they are little I guess they are not a rabbit but a bunny, they are bunnies when they are small or if it's Easter, we have to remember that when it's Easter every rabbit is a bunny.
Cindy began coaxing this bunny out with chicken scratch, a little at a time and suddenly the bunny began waiting on her to bring the chicken scratch.
I know, you are asking "shouldn't you be feeding the bunny carrots?" Well she tried this but the carrots just laid there untouched, Cindy even laid carrots next to the chicken scratch, you know in case the bunnys eyes were bad, this didn't get the carrots eaten either, the bunny sat on the carrots and ate the scratch.
This is now our morning feeding schedule, I bring carrots out for the horse and then give him his alfalfa, the rabbits and birds eat the chicken scratch and when the chicken finally gets up she pecks on the back door and Cindy brings her morning breakfast of Cheerios, everybody likes cheerios.
A few days ago Dixie and I were making our daily walk to the trash cans, Dixie waited patiently while I moved the first can, she pounced on what she thought was a rogue lizard, the fight was on and she completely obliterated the leaf that had been hiding behind the can.
The bunny looked at me, then at Dixie who was barking through the fence, I thought the bunny would make a dash back towards my shop but No, he made a run directly to Dixie, ran through the fence and right through Dixies front legs, the chase was on, circles through the patio chairs with Cindy trying to catch Dixie who was trying to catch the bunny.
How many pets do you have?