Friday, March 22, 2013


Much to my husband's delight, we have another animal on the job at YJ Acres.  We accepted Hope when her owner could no longer care for her.

She is a Great Pyrenees-something mix.  Andromeda is not sure what to make of her, but Hope has thus far taken no notice of Andromeda.  Hope is gentle, calm, and patient with the kids.  She is a beautiful and useful addition to our homestead.  She certainly warns off all dogs from our property, which has been an ongoing problem.

We hope that Hope will allow us to forgo the necessity of confining Andromeda in the barn at night to protect her from a bobcat that delights in attempting to devour her at sunset or shortly thereafter.    Andromeda is perfectly willing to let James feed her and shut her up for the night, but she frequently ignores my attempts to do the same when James is absent or ill at nightfall.  What can I say?  She's a cat.

Until next time, remember, this is not paradise.  It's Purgatory Ranch.

1 comment:

  1. I love the name Hope... guess I shouldn't plan on naming a future child that now, huh ;-). (Don't worry, I've had my chance if I actually wanted to!) Congratulations on your sweet dog!