Tuesday, May 13, 2014

I have SUCKER stamped on my forehead!!!

Even our little boy piglet is laughing at me!


Why am I a sucker?


Meet Emerson!


In case you've lost count, this is cat #6. He just showed up here in the barn on Saturday night. He's about six months old and was clearly dumped.


Healthy, affectionate and very much intact! Tomorrow morning I am taking him to the vet for neutering and vaccines. He has the biggest, er, cat-nuts I have ever seen.

Why is he doing a Hallowe'en cat impersonation here?


Ta da!!


Tristan really enjoyed the sun and breeze on Sunday!


Emerson really isn't all that afraid of him, and Tristan is so slow now, he can't be bothered with chasing a cat!

So we are are now a six-cat family. Sigh... what are you gonna do? SIX. CATS!!! Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine this.


And today, my friend Steve came to visit the PIGLETS!


Here's Dahlia and Olivia! Three of them have names now. One pig has already found a great home, but  won't be leaving until weaning time around eight weeks.


Here's Zydeco the Partridge Chantecler rooster, photobombing my pig trio shot!



Hmm, not sure if this is Dahlia or her brother!


Olivia going into a belly-rub induced trance.


Pesky brother pseudo-humping sister! For those who worried about the black piglet getting bugged in my video of the other day, worry not. He can give as good as he gets!



They love playing and wrestling!


Here's GERTRUDE SWINE! Aka Gertie. Aka "Little Miss Pink Nose." True to her piggy self, she loves rooting in the dirt!


How can you not love that face?



Charlotte, our five-year-old hen (matriarch of our entire bird flock!) hanging out with Dahlia.


Double trouble!


Tomorrow I have to work on my bee hives so I'm really hoping it doesn't rain all day! 

39 comments:

  1. My mom-person wouldn't be able to say no to a cat like Emerson either.
    She just LOVE the color on him.
    XOXO

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    1. And I thought of YOU when I saw him!! But he needs blue eyes. :)

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  2. Pigs wrestle? That must be hilarious to watch. Well, Natalie, I have had 7 cats at one time and although I never was able to keep up with the hair (my vacuum became one of my living-room furniture pieces) I really enjoyed each and everyone of them. Having two free-loaders right now along with our four, it is back to the 'crazy cat house' again. Emerson is a particularly handsome boy. I'm still flabbergasted at someone dumping that sweet cat.

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    1. They are like a litter of puppies. And you having had 7 cats makes me feel better!

      I cannot imagine dumping this little guy. He's so adorable

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  3. These characters would be hard not to love!

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  4. Emerson is a handsome dude, no wonder you couldn't resist him. Never say "sucker", big-hearted more like! And those darling little piggies with their dainty little - um - paws...er, hooves...er feets!!

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    1. He is asleep next to me right now. Super cuddly little guy!

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  5. He is a sweetheart. And, yes, you are a sucker. But a big-hearted one.

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    1. With a tolerant husband!

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  6. I don't know how you get anything done around there while being surround by so much adorableness!

    I love the names. Gertrude Swine! Alice B. Pokeless, maybe?

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    1. Porkess! :)

      It's hard to get anything done right now, let me tell you..

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  7. Emerson? Uh oh....Lake and Palmer will be arriving soon.
    Jane x

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    1. Hahaha Think Ralph Waldo!

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  8. I really love your blog and your photos!

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  9. Welcome Emerson! He's cute! And...even though I think we goats are superior in every way to all creatures on this earth (hee hee) I do think those wee piggies are adorable. My lady said so too! xoxo

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    1. We are quite smitten by the piglets. And they get more visitors than us!!

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  10. I always look forward to reading your blog and am always so happy when there is a new post! Thank you so much for your happy and kind outlook in both words and deeds. Your animals are all fortunate indeed. I have no idea how you and your husband manage it all!!

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    1. Oh thank you, I'm glad you enjoy it! And I'm sure six cats are easier than six kids. :)

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  11. Emerson is lovely and the pot bellies of the pot-bellied piglets seem to be developing as advertised already,

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    1. And today, I finally noticed the little boy pig outgrowing his sisters!

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  12. Gertrude Swine--perfect name for a nosy pig!

    Emerson is a sweetie. I have a theory that after four cats one more in the clowder doesn't make much difference. Yep, I agree with Jane and Chris. Kudos to you for having him neutered and giving him a home ;-)

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    1. He was neutered yesterday and is currently happily camping out in our guest room, and being a really good boy!

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  13. If I thought I could get away with it, I would totally be coming to take that lovely little orange boy off your hands. He's just purrrrrrrrrrrfect!

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    1. He really is. Just so good natured!!!

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  14. Ooh, Emerson is a handsome young dude! He has a very "determined" little manner about him.I agree with everyone else: you're not a sucker, you are just a big-hearted animal lover!

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    1. I dunno, people are starting to raise their eyebrows when I tell them how many cats we have!! :)

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  15. Pigs are so much fun. Our sons used to ride our pigs to play rodeo bronc riders and the pigs seemed to enjoy the attention. They would stand still to be sat on before being foot-nudged forward. They were real farm pigs raised for meat for the winter but were so much entertainment. We didn't have TV reception so we learned to get our entertainment any way we could.

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    1. THat is hilarious!! Pigs are so smart. I bet they thought the bronco riding was fun!

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  16. Emerson looks like he fits right in.

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    1. He's so mellow. I'm hoping it will be smooth introductions all around when I let him loose in the general population.

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  17. We have always said that there must be an invisible sign in front of our house that says "Suckers for animals live here" on it. Welcome to the club! What a sweetie boy...

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    1. He really is the nicest cat!

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  18. What an adorable assortment of friends you have!

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  19. I might easily fall in love with Emerson :-)

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    1. He is pretty irresistible! Super sweet personality. :)

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  20. Love the piggie pics. I'm up to 9 cats. My Dad used to say I was too soft-hearted for my own good. Yeah, no kidding. When in Winners the other day I saw a plaque that read "I'm one cat short of crazy". LOL That about sums it up.

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  21. Emerson is very handsome! Tristan really looks to be enjoying the breeze, and the piglets are so cute.

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