The last couple hours I have developed a really bad sore throat and my asthma has been flaring up. I really really don't have time to be sick right now. And to add to it, it's been pouring rain all day, I'm sure doing chores in the rain didn't help.
One of our new neighbors has two border collie mixes that they are not keeping put up, and they attacked my peacock a couple days ago. He flew up in a tree, the limb broke, and he fell on the top of the chain link fence and then to the ground. He'd be dead no if he had landed outside the fence. As it is, he has a limp and is bruised up, but I think he's going to be okay. Poor guy is locked in with the chickens right now.
And it looks like we have a new dog. She got put out in the middle of the night in front of another neighbor's house a few nights ago and ended up coming home with me so she didn't get hit by a car. She's a pit (probably a mix, but mostly pit), and we have named her Pebbles. She is sweet as can be, is really thin, and has horrible separation anxiety. She doesn't want me out of her sight for even a second. Whines, cries, and pees if I leave her in the house when I go somewhere, barks if I put her in the backyard. But she's great with my other dogs, great with cats, chickens, horses, goats, and the kids. Rides well, but has no leash manners. Doesn't know any commands, but is a cuddlier. I suspect she was mistreated. If you raise your voice at all, like if I call one of the kids from another room, she starts shivering. Telling her "no" results in a cowering ball, and she had what looked to be a cigarette burn on one of her pads when I brought her home. So it will be a work in progress. Nothing really new though, of all the dogs I've had through the years, only one was picked out by me. The others were all strays desperately in need of a soft place to land. So here she is.
"Keep a leg on each side and your mind in the middle"