So, 9 dogs gone (leaving us with only 7 dogs now!). Of course, we have to replace some, right?
This is Tzip (kind of like "zip"). Her name was Misty when I got her. My long-time friend and horse buddy, AJ, graduated highschool yesterday and had a cookout at his house before the ceremony. Moma and I went (the food was sooo good!) and I came home with this little girl. He had 3 ferrets and wanted to find a home for 1 or 2. Of course, I can't say no to a cute face, so here she is. Moma is less than thrilled, but doesn't really care what I get as long as I take care of it, it doesn't live in the house, and it isn't a dog. I've had ferrets before and missed their funny personalities.
Later yesterday night, we went to the chicken sale (a small animal auction). I hadn't been in a long time and it was nice to see familiar faces and to get in on the bidding action. Here's what we came home with:
Not the pig... he's been here for a long time. The sheep! This is a young ram, who knows what the breeds make this little guy up. Don't let the collar fool you; he's not friendly. Not really mean, just a pain to catch. I'm debating on cutting him or not... do I want to eventually get a ewe and breed them? I'm leaning more toward cutting him and getting another later if I ever do want lambs one day (Who am I kidding? Of course I want lambs one day!).
I've named him Special Ed. It's perfect for him. He really gave us a run around last night when he escaped to the yard during unloading. I finally caught him and put him in with Tabasco. He loves that pig already and follows him everywhere, much to Tabasco's annoyance.
This is the last addition. I've been calling her Mama Goat, like I call every large nanny we get. I'm thinking of giving her a proper name, though. She's a total sweetie and loves people. She walks on a leash very well and ties well (we know because she jumped the fence last night and I had to leave her tied out in the yard overnight until I could find a good place to put her). She's going to be a pet and weedeater. Name suggestions? I want somthing not too cutesy, but not to formal either. She's a country goat and needs a countryish name.