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  • Life At Tarantula Acres

    We have been parked in the same place for over two months now. When we first got here, there was only Blue, Mimi, and that crazy Lady who visits us a couple times a day. Shortly after our arrival, a nice lady who loves dogs visited us. She runs a rescue and had picked up a couple of homeless kids on the way here.

    Petey was a gorgeous Boxer boy with a TON of energy. You can see it in the video below (unfortunately he had to remain on a chain as there was another intact male nearby). He arrived covered in ticks. It was so gross. We spent the first hour of the rescuer’s visit de-ticking Petey. I am pretty sure his last owner was female. He seemed to want to be next to my side, against me, any time that he could. He was such a nice boy, but I can see how people might not be able to handle his size and energy. Thankfully, he did end up finding a home.

     
    The nice lady also brought a basket full of black terror! They were akin to piranhas. Albeit cute, playful piranhas. Don’t let the video fool you. These three were all nose, teeth and fur! The nice rescue lady told me that they were bred to be bird dogs and came from great parents, but they were going to be destroyed because they were black instead of chocolate. She easily found homes for these three within a couple of days.

    And then there was Red. I don’t really know too much about Red. He was also rescued by the nice lady on her way here. He was obviously an inside dog who received lots of attention. In fact, most of the rescue dogs that I  have gotten to know here were obviously the center of attention at one time. It really breaks my heart to see them cast aside. I couldn’t even imagine what life could be like for Rain if something were to happen to us. She has never been away from us for more than a couple of hours. After what I have experienced here with these dogs, I don’t even want to think about it. =( But I digress, the good news is that this darling little chihuahua was placed into a home where hopefully he is the a member of the family.

    Red the ChihuahuaRed the ChihuahuaRed the Chihuahua


     


  • Miss Lady

    As promised, here is a picture of Lady. No one can run like Lady. I swear she is part Greyhound or Whippet. She does get a lot of practice, though. She has an endless amount of wide open space with tons of bunnies to chase. She’s the only dog that Rain has met, so far, that can out run her.


  • Not All Fun And Games

    Posted on by Rain Dog
    Mimi

    Mimi

    Rain has really been enjoying her freedom here on our friend’s property. We have been staying here for about three weeks. During that time, she has been able to hang out with her old buddy Blue, her new friend Lady (coming soon), and a couple of dogs that are being cared for by Dogs With Manners Rescue.  She also learned that not all cats are evil and that some can even be playmates. In fact a sweet, little orange and white tom cat named Mimi would come over to our camper and play with her daily.

    Mimi hasn’t come over to play in more than a week. No one has seen him. Two days after Mimi disappeared, Rain’s cat sister Hunter vanished.  We hear coyotes nightly out on this forty acre plot.  I assume that both of then are now scat.

    Hunter the slayer

    Hunter - The Slayer

    I had thought it was safe. Mimi had lived on the property for about four months without any problems. There is also another cat named Nutmeg who has been here for almost two months. Both were indoor/outdoor cats. We started letting Hunter and Cat out during the day. Hunter hated the first two days but then she started running out on her own in the mornings and coming back at night. She always stayed close to the camper.

    On Sept 29th 2011, Hunter didn’t come when called. We searched for her for a couple of hours but found no trace. She is gone.

    I never thought I would miss that evil cat so much. She was with me for nine years (and tried to sleep in my hair every night of them). I wanted to get rid of her after 5 months when I learned what it was like to have an inside cat. I never could though. The bond she had with me was incredible. She didn’t really like anyone else. As much as I wanted to get rid of her, I thought that it would be too much for her and as long as she was with me, I knew she would be taken care of. So with me she stayed.

    Hunter and her step-sister Cat

    Hunter and her step-sister Cat

    Even though she didn’t like other people or animals, she was a very adaptable and trusting cat. She was also very gutsy. A couple of nights before she disappeared, we were sitting around a campfire and she launched out of my lap and chased a dog that was  about ten feet away from me. While I admired her bravery in all things, I am sure it led to her demise.

    I sure do miss my chocolate covered sugar kitty.

     


  • The Life Of Riley

    Posted on by Rain Dog
    Riley

    Riley

     

    Meet Riley. He’s a 12 year old Smooth (short) Coat Border Collie who is being cared for by Dogs With Manners Rescue. He is visiting the “Tarantula Farm” in Southeastern  Colorado where we have been staying for the last three weeks. He looks a lot like Rain’s dad Slick except he is 10-20 pounds lighter.

     

    Riley loves playing fetch.

    Riley loves playing fetch.

     

     

     

     

     

    Riley is serious about balls. If there is a ball around, he is focused on it. If there isn’t a ball around, he will find something for you to throw for him. He lives for fetch and Rain loves to run with him as he chases the ball. Even though she knows she can get the ball before he does, she wouldn’t dream of it.

     

    Riley

    Riley

     

    Rain has really taken to Riley. Even though she is a free range dog out here on the farm, she normally stays within a about 50 feet of the camper. Ever since Riley got here, she has been going over to his pad and hanging out. I totally missed it, but I was told that they were snuggled up together under a tree two days ago.

    They are a lot alike, and I think Rain knows it. Right now, her favorite place to be is about a foot away and behind him. Not only do they look alike, but they have a lot of the same mannerisms. It is almost like fast forwarding and seeing what Rain might be like 11 years from now.

    A little R and R. A little R and R.  Some more R and R.

    Rain and Riley

    Rain and Riley

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Rain and Riley waiting for a ball

    Rain and Riley waiting for a ball

    Riley's Profile

    Riley's Profile


  • Super Nova

    Posted on by Rain Dog

    Nova, Kate (Nova's Mom), and Rain

     

     

    Rain celebrated her first ever New Years with her very distant cousin Nova in South Carolina. Nova is an American Bulldog/Pit Bull Terrier cross. She is also the sweetest momma dog ever.

     

     

    Rain loves Nova

     

     

     

     

     

    Nova showed Rain that South Cackalacky hospitality that you always hear about. She was the first dog Rain ever met that was instantly friendly and ready to play nicely with a rambunctious pup AKA a mouth full of milk teeth. Rain really appreciated it.

     



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