Friday, May 29, 2009

Paw Jam

May 2, I volunteered at the annual Paw Jam. Paw Jam is where different Rescue Groups, Humane Societies, Training Facilities, and Dog Bakeries come to raise money for Rescue Groups. So I volunteered from 10 to 1 o'clock and then I walked Rascal around. But first things first.

My sister, bookwormans, and I left home with Rascal at 9:30 a.m. and arrived at 10 a.m. We walked around for about 45 minutes because my shift started at 11 a.m. Rascal was calm, but sort of hesitant. Rascal got a new tennis ball and squeaky toy from Petsmart. Rascal made friends with a deaf Great Dane puppy named Einstein.

At 11 o'clock I went to the park entrance where I was to sell tickets to get in. My sister watched Rascal while I worked the entrance. I saw so many different breeds of dogs that I can hardly remember them all. I met up with Snoopy, a Dalmatian mix (I walked Snoopy when he was at the Humane Society for a 4-H volunteer day).

Rascal meets Snoopy.

Me and Snoopy.

After my shift my sister and I grabbed some lunch and walked around some more. I bought a Paw Jam T-shirt and at 2:30 p.m. we left for home. I had alot of fun and I know that I will be doing it again next year. Rascal had fun and I had fun. And I think those are two very good reasons to go next year. Don't you?

Here's Rascal and me with Reese and Roo.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Scary Morning

I was awakened at about 4:20 a.m. Wednesday morning by my mom yelling in a frantic voice to get out to the goat kid pen. I climbed down the steps to my bunkbed and ran to put my boots on. After that I ran out to the kid pen.

There was smoke coming out of the shed. I ran to the pen and opened the door. My sister saw the heat lamp on the floor and glass, but she thought it was parts of a goat. She yelled at me not to go in, but I jumped in and started to pull the goats out. My sister was so relived.

The only goats in there were my show goat, Kiki, and my brothers goat kid, Eva. We grabbed buckets of water and started to put the fire out. By the time we finished it was 5:00 a.m. We put kiki with the big goats and brought Eva inside where I gave her some milk and water.

We are very very thankful that kiki and Eva were safe. Thank God that my mom saw the smoke.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

New Goat Kids

Sorry that it's been awhile since I posted last. It has been really crazy here and that will continue for quite some time.

On May 4th, my Boer goat, Lynn, gave birth to two very cute bucks! Here are some pictures of them.

This is Amos sleeping peacefully.

Here's Theodore.

Amos is my favorite. Look at his long floppy ears.

And Theodore again. He's so goofy!

And on May 5th, Liz, my brothers Alpine goat, gave birth to a doe and buck. Here's their pictures.

This is Eva. She is so pretty.

And here's Walle. Our handsome boy.

Both goat kids together.

I hope everyone of you has a wonderful and blessed day and week ahead of you.