I haven't figured out blogging (the way I want) with the iPad and don't like go into the office to work on the computer and leave Maisie on her own too much because she just doesn't handle stress the way she needs to. At 6 1/2 weeks, she's still more like a one week old lamb.
I do realize though that when I don't post, everyone's stressed and I don't like that either :-/. I try to keep the Twitter feed rolling when I'm not too stressed myself and here are a couple cute ones from the last couple of days.
She still sleeps best on my lap. Which is sweet. And how many 6 1/2 week old lambs can you even pick up and cuddle anymore? Not many ;-). I'm enjoying it while it lasts, because she is growing. She's a little over 12 pounds now!
I'd hoped last night that Saint Tim would get home early enough to babysit while I did night barn chores, since while she's feeling much better, she's still not 100% and I really didn't want another set back. However, he was running late so I had to leave Maisie alone in the kitchen and dash to the barn. I hate rushing though and worry I'm missing something out there and besides, I miss my big guys. I wasn't gone that long, but still, as I climbed the porch steps, that feeling of dread started washing over me. And look what I found!
I don't think Maisie is just a warm body to sleep with. I think it's more than that. Remember how Betsy liked to hang out with Blossom when she was a baby? I had nothing to worry about. Betsy was On Duty.
Best. Cat. Ever.
This morning Maisie was feeling good and she'd had a good nap (see above) and it was warm and sunny so I bundled her up and told her it was time to visit the B A R N while I fed. She tootled around for awhile and then with a little encouragement from me that being-outside-is-fun-let's-play-a-little she actually seemed to enjoy it. And Hank was happy to see her :-).
Best. Dog. Ever.
Yes, her little bottom needs to be washed. Since she's stopped scouring (the medicine for the tummy troubles caused its own set of problems...of course), that's on the agenda for this afternoon.
I want to say a HUGE THANK YOU for all the calendar orders. Blown away! And it has been so nice to chat with some new (and old) friends. So many kind, caring, funny, animal loving people. Of course, nothing went out yesterday (the original plan...you know how that goes...). Most will go out today. The rest will go out tomorrow as we've had to print more calendars! Humbling.