Tuesday, April 8, 2014

All You Need is Love

Take one empty puppy...
fill her with as much love as possible
and a few good meals...

and a magical transformation happens!

Annie's first full day on the farm was a huge success.
She is laying at my feet as I type this blog,
completely relaxed.
Beside her...Sam and Oakley are asleep.

Sam and Oakley seem to be tolerating her well...
Sam is curious,
Oakley is just a little jealous.
(He crawls into my lap every chance he gets and covers my face in kisses....
I reassure him that he is still my most favorite black boy dog.)

Potty training is going well.
She seems to understand that the purpose of going outside is to evacuate one's coffers.
It helps that it is rainy out...no fun to play out in the rain!

She learned the game of fetch in no time.
She is so very eager to please.
Training will be so easy with this little girl.

Now.....the mystery of her humble beginning may be unfolding...

Our friend Anna (who often helps around the farm) has a sister in law who just received
a puppy the same age as Annie...same build, same size, same coloring, same looks...
Her puppy was dropped off by a "breeder" who could not sell the litter.
Supposedly, this litter is half Lab, half Bull Mastiff.
We don't know for sure if Annie is part of this litter, but it is a little suspect.
So if this is the case, our little Annie won't be little for very long.
We'll see.
And I will keep you up to date!

And if life weren't crazy busy enough,
I just received 40 newly hatched chicks to tend to...

Buff rocks, Auracanas, Buff Orpingtons, Red star, black star, turkens,
silver laced Wyandottes, and one surprise Polish Crested (all females...supposedly)
so many lives to care for...

Life on the farm is never boring!


  1. very interesting about annie! yesterday when i first saw her i was thinking that her face almost looks like a jack russel but her legs are huge. she is going to be a big girl! she sure is lucky she found her way to you!

  2. Soo cute ! I am, glad she is settling in and the others are ok with her . Oh new chicks to ? what fun . Thanks for sharing , Have a good day !

  3. She has come to live in the most loving and fun place she could possibly find.

  4. Lovely that she's learning to play, learning that there is so much more to life than what she was enduring. She's adorable...but poor little Oakley! I love how he went and got HIS ball as soon as she walked away from it, and that you're giving him loads of attention. I look forward to following her as she grows up on your farm.
    Thank you!

  5. That is one lucky puppy to have found your farm. She is going to receive so much love. It is going to be fun to watch her grow up. Baby chick, now they will grow fast. Keep us posted on then!! I'm hoping for more Spring weather to get out in the garden. Hugs!!

  6. You are totally going to have your hands full and busy for a while. That Annie is a sweetheart! So lucky she is now with you in her forever home.. xox

  7. Annie has a very unique look to her face. I was thinking in looking at her, that Lab (eyes) and Mastiff or boxer (square snout) crossed my mind. She is very adorable and way to cute! Yes, I do think you have a good addition! Will be interesting to see just how big she gets! LOL

  8. HAppy Spring..Glad Annie is settling in..No surprise there..Always fun to have new life at the farm..Enjoy this beautiful day..

  9. Even her eyes are calmer today. Lucky dog! Great job.

  10. Congrats on Annie, she is so cute and she will be so loved at your place! marsha@tubbslanefarm.com

  11. Lucky dog...you that is...ha! Why are there marbles in the water container...for the chicks?

  12. Glad to hear Annie is settling in well. : )
    Such cute little chicks.

  13. Never a dull moment ...but oh, so interesting on your farm!!!!!!! Love the new little puppy!

  14. Congratulations on your new furry family member. Life is crazy busy at your house but it is all good.


  15. Looking forward to watching Annie grow up. She's beautiful.

  16. I just want to hug you all for your great big generous hearts,,, giving a forever home to critters in need...
    hugz hugz hugz...

  17. Chicks and pups!!
    The circle of life!!
    love it!!!


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