Big Dog Invasion

As we have mentioned many times, we live next door to a thousand acre ranch. They are terrific neighbors and we love seeing the big dogs (horses and cattle), but sometimes we have a big dog invasion.

Eyeing hu-dad suspiciously

Eyeing Hu-Dad suspiciously as he tries to convince them to go back through a gate.

Somehow, someway, we had a few head of cattle get through the fence and over to visit us. Maybe that old saying about the grass is greener on the other side of the fence might actually be true. They were certainly enjoying munching on our grass.

talking with your mouth full is rude

Hasn’t anyone told you that talking with your mouth full is rude?

We tried several times to talk with them, but they just didn’t understand. We say “woo” and they say “moo,” so it just didn’t make any sense at all.

please let me play

Oh, please let me go play, Hu-Dad. Though you still can’t touch me with a brush.

Hu-Dad did mutter something about we were the wrong type of working breed. What exactly is a Border Collie?

Natasha's first outdoor walk

Picture texted to Hu-Dad Thursday morning showing Natasha’s first outdoor walk!

Natasha update – During the course of the day yesterday, pain medications were reduced by half. During visits, Natasha sat up, willingly went out for breaks, had great color, temperature, blood pressure, heart rate, and other vitals. Our only concern right now is making sure that the incision has healed completely because we are having some minor leakage. Once that is under control and everything else looks promising, she will be coming home to continue recuperating.


  1. Julie on July 18, 2015 at 1:33 am

    awesome news on QNTE. She looks fantastic!

  2. Barbara on July 18, 2015 at 1:13 am

    Yay, so glad to see this news, especially when I don’t have access often this week.

  3. Christina on July 17, 2015 at 6:06 pm

    Great news on the Queen!

  4. Shyuki on July 17, 2015 at 1:33 pm

    Glad the Queen is doing well!! Her minions are doing a great job with security and keeping the ‘Big Dogs’ at bay.

  5. Sam on July 17, 2015 at 11:31 am

    We are keeping paws crossed for the Queen!

    We run into those pesky cattle from time to time and yes, they don’t communicate very well!

    Monty and Harlow

  6. Padma on July 17, 2015 at 11:21 am

    Happy to hear that Natasha is doing well. Paws crossed for a full and uneventful recovery.

  7. Juno's mom on July 17, 2015 at 10:32 am

    She must feel so much better after getting rid of that mass. She looks so alert and ready to go home. Thinking of her every day.

  8. jan on July 17, 2015 at 10:30 am

    They must have known Natasha was not on guard duty and took the occasion to invade. Glad to hear the good news.

  9. Kimberly Parker on July 17, 2015 at 10:16 am

    So happy to hear Natasha is on the mend!! Continued prayers for her.

  10. DJ Riendeau on July 17, 2015 at 9:41 am

    So happy to hear that the Queen is feeling much better! We hope she gets to come home soon to be with the rest of the herd. I am sure they are missing her.

  11. KB on July 17, 2015 at 9:26 am

    I hope the Queen can come home soon! Glad to hear that she’s recovering so nicely.

  12. Des on July 17, 2015 at 9:12 am

    Very happy to hear Natasha is doing so well!

  13. The Painter Pack on July 17, 2015 at 7:37 am

    Wonderful news about Natasha! Too bad she missed all the “moo” excitement!

    Sherri and the Painter Pack

  14. Paula on July 17, 2015 at 5:48 am

    So happy to hear that QNTE is progressing-she looks good. Hope she is back with the herd soon.

  15. Mom, Ice 'n Ebby on July 17, 2015 at 3:35 am

    We are ALL just so happy to hear the news about “Tasha that we can’t come up with anything else to comment on tonight. Mom, Ice ‘n Ebby, we’re all still praying for her!

    • Carolyn on July 17, 2015 at 7:41 am


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