Welcome to Fallon!
If you live in Fallon you've got to attend the Jr. Livestock Show and Auction. But you'd better beware because it makes your kids want to show livestock. Adia has a friend who showed a steer. (T-Bone weighed 1150 lbs!) Imagine a little girl not much bigger than Adia leading a giant beast around an arena. Cutest thing ever. Adia helped her friend wash and comb and clip the beast. Remember that Adia is the child who used to scream at anything moving. Now think of her washing a COW! I was astonished. To get on with it, Adia informed me that she would be showing a goat at the state fair in August. Where she got that idea I'll never know. Lucky us, her friend's family breeds goats. So, because we are the nicest people ever, we are letting Adia buy a goat to show. (We might be in for it.)
Here is Adia with Blaze and Blaze's Mommy.
Hamilton now thinks that he is going to show goats too! He jumped right in the pen with the goats and started catching the babies. He loves them. He wasn't quite brave enough to catch the older goats, but it won't be long an he will be.
In the pen with the goats is a Great Pyrenees. The picture does not do this dog justice. Luke is HUGE! He protects the goats from predators that might be lurking in the nearby desert. Hamilton the Brave loves Luke and isn't scared to pet him. Notice that Tootsie is in my arms in the background. She is dwarfed by this dog. He could eat her in one little nibble.
Speaking of Tootsie....Tootsie's hair has been a bit wild lately. You can't see her face, she picks up every little grass or weed, and she started having a hard time pooping. (You don't want to know what measures I've taken to help her be more comfortable.) She got all her puppy shots and is vaccinated so the groomer will see her now. We took her in on Thursday to get a hair cut. She went in looking like a poofy hair ball and came out looking like Oscar the Grouch. (Except she isn't green.) She isn't a very photogenic dog, but take my word for it, she is super-duper cute in person. You can't help but love this animal!