Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Can't Get Enough

Since we don't get to see veterinarians often enough thanks to the horses (that was typed with heavy sarcasm), our cat Joy decided to get in on the action as well. Jingle and Joy were having their usual night crazies, running around like crazy cats leaping in the air and playing, and all was well. Until it wasn't. Joy was suddenly limping around instead of running around at full speed while making crazy leaps. 

Jason and I spent a long while examining her, deciding if we needed to go to the 24 hour emergency clinic or wait and go to our regular vet in the morning. After a long life with our dog Bear, we are no strangers to the after hours emergency vet clinic. After much examining and observation, we have decided we can wait until morning. She has full range of motion in her leg and she can put weight on it although she prefers not to do so. Since we have nothing else to do tomorrow (that is again typed with major sarcasm), Joy will be off to the vet once morning chores are done. 

After spending a few hours with a farrier first thing this morning, and following that up with a couple of hours with the vet, I will admit I wasn't too keen to rush off to another vet this evening - or tomorrow morning for that matter. However, Joy and I will take a car ride together tomorrow morning. Sometimes I wish I was one of those people that could just ignore things, but for better of for worse I'm not wired that way. We just can't get enough of seeing a vet around here.


Joy on one of her favorite perches looking out the window

Mick and Lighty were being wild

Apollo and Hemi

Homer and Moe

 Traveller, Dolly and Lily

B-Rad, Nemo and Taco napping with Sebastian 

Asterik and Cocomo


Faune found Lofty's back to be a convenient headrest

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Sunday Stills

Moe and Thomas

Lighty, Sam, Nemo and Taco; it has rained so much the last few days the horses have occasionally gone in the sheds

Oskar and Roho

Silver and Flyer

Hemi, Thomas, Trigger, Rip and Tony were on alert about something

Romeo and Lotus

Baner, Duesy, Remmy and Hesse

Merlin, Hesse and Bruno

Happy, Johnny and Lighty

Gus (Rubrico in the background)

Walon and Rubrico were having fun

Rocky and River

Maisie and Lily

another pretty sunrise

Griselle, Timbit and Sparky

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas from The Webbs at Paradigm Farms. We are a bit late in saying Happy Hanukkah but I will say it anyway along with enjoy the Winter Solstice, Happy Kwanzaa, Happy Holidays, or whatever seasonal greeting works best for you. If you aren't into celebrating then we'll go with have a wonderful day. 

We're ready for Santa; the cats (including Oscar), Ewen, Sparky the donkey, Timbit, the World's Cutest Fainting Goats and my horse Bonnie also have their stockings ready to go.

On this fine Christmas Eve Jason plugged in our outside lights and part of our 2nd strand was dark. What can I say, it's us. Only normal people have lights that go up with no drama and work the entire season. We don't qualify as normal. At all.

For comparison's sake this is what they looked like last year (complete with one strand of icicle lights giving us the finger)

This is no joke. Jason was even wearing shorts today, along with most of middle Tennessee

We did some splashing in the spring that originates in the cave on our farm on Christmas Eve

Joy and Jingle already have their Christmas present even though they don't deserve it after wrecking our tree. In other news, our 2nd tree of the season is still standing thanks to being wired to hooks mounted in studs in two different locations. 

I predict Carter is up at about 4am tomorrow morning, so I am off to finish preparations and go to bed.

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Sunday Stills






Baby and Tony





Toldeo, Oskar and Gus (Kennedy hiding in the background)

River, Toledo and Johnny


progession of another pretty sunrise; all of the pictures were taken over a period of 20 minutes