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Spotted Dog Farm Blog

The Lazy Days

These are the lazy days of summer... where I blink and it seems like a week (or two) has swept past, and I can't figure out how that happened except that the puppy looks enormous and the boy has more of a tan.

This time of year I'm always trying to figure out if I'm supposed to be working more, or working less, or playing with the boy more, or maybe rebuilding all of my crumbling fences like an actual farmer.  And then it hits me that I don't have to do all of those things at once.  Sometimes, for summer time, it's enough to just take in all of the moving parts and be thankful to be in the middle of it.

 

Proof that time passes:  Tiny puppy is now giant almost-dog.

   

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This Sweet Face

It's a good thing this face is so sweet.  And it is - really, really sweet.

But it's also the face of the puppy that puked in my bed last night.

Not that I'm holding it against him.  I mean, how could you with a face that cute?

And also, yes, he's sleeping in my bed, even though he's going to be the size of a burro. But right now he's the size of a bread box, so I'll worry about the sleeping arrangements at a later date.

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Steve the Fierce

You guys.  I'm in love.  Allegedly this our fierce new farm dog, Steve, out of Livestock Guard Dog stock (half Anatolian Shepherd, half Maremma.)  

But Steve didn't get the memo that he's supposed to be fierce, and independent, and live with the goats while he chases off coyotes.

 Instead Steve is warm and snuggly and loves his people.  I can't get enough of him.

 

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