I wrote this last fall and apparently forgot to publish it. So, I put it here now to keep you all entertained while some big stuff happens here on the farm, keeping me away for a bit longer. Enjoy!
Here at Blackberry Hill, I’ve found that with the numerous critters and humans running amok, someone is almost always bleeding, puking or pooping. It’s just part of every day life.
Take the last couple weeks for example:
We bought some orchard grass that was apparently too rich for Maddie – pooping. I’ve got a pasture with a little extra to pick up.
Luna ate some acorns outside and they didn’t agree with her- puking and pooping. Her crate was not fun to clean!
Luna is now teething horribly as she is 5 months old and gaining some molars. She stole my wet shoe, which I had left to dry on the deck. Mind you, it was wet from cleaning her crate. Now, it’s stained with dog blood- bleeding!
Rosie often plays too rough with the other cats. This time Merlin was on the other end of it. Bleeding again!
George had a hair ball in the middle of the night- puking! Merlin seems to have them daily.
Freya somehow lost an entire toenail. Her toe is what? Yep, that’s right! Bleeding!
Copper ate something dead outside. Yup, pooping!
See how my life goes? It’s a daily occurance for us here. Oh, wait. I mean for ME here as I’m usually the one to clean up after the critters. I really don’t mind. I just see it as part of my normal daily routine. After all, the sense of peace this little slice of heaven gives me is well worth all the blood and ick I deal with in return.
This life isn’t for everybody. As much as the Corporate Prince loves living here, he’s just not as cut out to deal with everyday life with the critters. Often blood, puke or poop leave him feeling frustration towards the perpetrator and a little sick to his stomach while he cleans up the mess. And yes, he will clean it up. Then he will quickly escape into his home office or flee to his office in the city. He escapes from the day to day routine bits of nastiness I usually deal with. Now, I’m not complaining or criticizing. After all, that office job allows me to enjoy the life I lead with all the critters.
Some people just aren’t cut out for the mud and the muck.