Saturday, July 30, 2016

Happy Saturday!

I have some cats for you...


Sweet Annuk, lounging about on the front-porch shelf!



And last week, the Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry OSPCA held a fundraiser called "Cats on Your Mats". Yes, we did yoga with kitties! And despite the fact that onsite adoptions were available, we resisted the lure of this fluffy black sweetie. (Yes, we both agree that 16 cats are enough!) Such a fun evening.


And speaking of the OSPCA, here is our Louise...





And here's the reason I can't have pretty things on my kitchen windowsills... sisters Daisy and Honey.


Here's our new little darling...


...Bert is an Alpine goat that was dumped on the steps of the SPA de l'Estrie in Sherbrooke, Quebec. He arrived last Sunday with Patrick the pig.


"What the hell is that?" says Redford, "A tiny deer?"

Nope.


It's Bert!

Keaton the goat-lover came right over...



...but Redford kept is distance.



Emerson casually assessed the whole situation.

Bert is fearless! And was very happy to saunter over to meet the ponies...



Esme just kept on eating hay, but Jimmy, Saul and Finney were fascinated by Bert. I think they were trying to figure out just what he was!


Buttercup acting as barnyard supervisor.



And Gordon enjoying cats and his new goat kid.

Bert had a rough start to life. He was only a week old when he was dumped. The vet at the shelter took him home and nursed him back to help. He was able to drink milk off one of her goats, so we have been holding down our girls (Penny, Genny, and Bambi) for Bert to drink from a few times a day. None of them are thrilled, but they'll survive! Bert is happy to drink from any available Mama. 


Genny is the worst. Right before I took this, she reached around and bit Bert hard on the ear!

I have more pics coming, including of some of Patrick the pig, but for now I leave you with a quote I found this week and liked...

 

Have a great weekend!








29 comments:

  1. We're impressed you didn't bring home another feline after yoga. What an adorable little kid. I don't think I could resist him, either.

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    1. It took a LOT of willpower!

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  2. Now all you need is a LaMancha (earless) goat and your collection will be complete! :)

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    1. If the local shelter hears about that, you just know we'll end up with one!!!

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  3. love each and every one of these photos. Head-butting a goat...priceless....loved the quote, all of the photos, just fabulous! catchatwithcarenandcody

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  4. Beautiful kitties, goats and horses.

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  5. Oh , I like your quote. Now I know why you rescue animals. It works!

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  6. Bert is a cutie, but I hope dumped goats don't become a trend.

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    1. Me neither!!! THey suspect Bert and his friend (who died, sadly) came from a goat farm and were discarded because they were boys, but I guess we'll never know.

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  7. 16 cats ? WOW ! Glad all are doing well . That quote is true I truly believe animals and nature are the soul to peace and happiness . Lovely photos , Thanks for sharing , have a great rest of the weekend !

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    1. I know, it's nuts. ANd the shelter is trying to tempt me with a 4-mo tripod kitten...

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  8. Bert is gorgeous. looks like he will settle in just like Keaton did.

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  9. Love all your pictures. have a great Saturday
    Cheers

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  10. Love everything about this, especially that finally quote!

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    1. Dude, I miss you! Need to get back to Spain.

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  11. May your barns grow to follow your hearts.

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  12. Sweet goat! So glad he has found a home with you. Oh your kitty photos make me smile, miss my Charlie and think about rescuing a new kitty soon.
    hugs,
    Linda

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  13. Such wonderful pics! And also love the quote. Reminds me of a poem I read long ago called "How to be Happy" by an unknown author. First verse is:
    "Are you almost disgusted with life, little man? I'll tell you a wonderful trick. That will bring you contentment, if anything can. Do something for somebody quick!"

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  14. A lovely series of photographs Vert is so cute :-)

    I hope you had a good weekend.

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  15. once again, your photos and words fill my heart...

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  16. Lucky little Bert! It is pretty clear your hands are busy, but your hearts are full. I"m so grateful there are folks like you in this world.

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  17. If I had a barn... but I only have a shed, and only 3 cats!!! Keep up the great work!

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  18. Love your animals and that quote ♥

    summerdaisy.net

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  19. I just learned of your blog from a fellow blogger. Your pictures are wonderful! That one of Buttercup acting as supervisor - I love it! You're pretty much living my dream of living on a farm surrounded by animals. :-)

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Thank you for all your comments, which I love to read!