What a surprising weekend this turned out to be!
We had our scheduled visit from Tyler on Friday until Saturday evening.
We had a great time...making countless batches of Playdoh cookies,
and spent a little time outside with the animals.
Looking for duck eggs was this visit's highlight.
A look of consternation illustrated his obvious disappointment
when he realized that there was not going to be a duckling hatching from that egg...
not to mention utter dismay when I informed him that we would be eating that egg for breakfast!
This weekend's surprise came on Sunday,
when our new rescue puppy was delivered to the farm.
Meet Annie (as in Little Orphan Annie)...
I had found Annie's picture on our local animal rescue's website on Saturday.
We scheduled a visit Saturday and immediately fell in love with this little gal.
Annie is (they guess) between 2 and 4 months old.
She was found abandoned in an old shed nearly starved to death.
That was one week ago.
She screamed in terror whenever anyone would approach her.
A week later she had put on a little weight, been checked by the vet and found to be
amazingly healthy despite her ordeal.
And so, we decided that this little girl needed to have her life turned completely around.
She arrived yesterday and spent the first few hours cuddling on the couch.
By afternoon, she was ready for a little exploring.
Friends and neighbors stopped to meet her.
Each hour she became more and more relaxed.
By dinner time, her tail was wagging and she was playing with her new toys.
I know it's very early to say this...
but our Annie is going to be a super, duper addition to the family!
We already love her to pieces.
I will keep you up with her progress.
Oh, and just in the little time we worked with her,
she learned to "come" on command and "sit" for a treat.
A dog who is highly food-motivated is a dream to train!