Friday, August 5, 2011

Wild Morning - Inquiring Minds Without Coffee

As I eeked out of bed and crept down the stairs to make a pot of well earned coffee I placed all the parts together and started my coffee machine. As I listened to the drip, drip , drip of the machine I gazed out the kitchen window. As my eye's tried to focus I watch Helena walk past the window and right out the side gate. WHAT????

I ran upstairs to grab a pair of pants and ran downstairs and through the shop door. It would do me no good to tell her to come back because like that problem child we all have had she doesn't listen when she should. I quickly walked through the tall grass and weeds to head her off as she heads down the long driveway. Careful not to go to fast to spook her but fast enough to get ahead of her. When I did that, wet and covered in the mucky mud (Yes, we had another storm last night) I started her back towards the house. Just then the other llama girl came out of the gate followed by llama boy. Now before you ask "Why didn't you close the gate Grace"? it is because I could have never got her to stand while I fumbled with the gate. So now with three llama's out and milling in all directions dear Sophie decided to be helpful. She sprang to her feet and started barking. REALLY!!! The three Llama's scattered and started running... REALLY Sophie stop helping...

Just as I was about to start using four letter words they and I calmed down and I managed to get them to walk through the gate slowly and in order. I closed the gate behind them and then stood trying to figure out how the gate got open. The way I designed it is with big heavy panels that close off the yard to the driveway. The gate is designed that you have to open into the yard that way the animals could never push it open - Smart thinking !!! I have used this for more years then I can count here and trust me this is a first.....

Just as I was trying to wrap my brain around this I noticed a coyote was trying to enter the North West pasture that houses my four year old Billies. I gave out a loud sharp whistle and the dog's sprang to their feet and started barking. The billies ran in from the pasture to the fence line where the llama's stood giving their alarm call. Now this is nothing new - this dance goes on almost every day - never has the coyotes been able to make it into the pastures without the dogs or llama's chasing them away.

So here are my questions I think over as I try to drink my cup of coffee this morning - Did the universe let the llama's go in order to chase the coyote?? Why is this the first time that this has ever happen in well NEVER??? Why is it that Sophie is such a ding bat at times??? Lastly, WHY oh WHY can I not just have a calm Friday????

Inquiring Minds Want To Know!!

5 comments:

Candy C. said...

Aw, come on...how boring would a calm Friday be?!? LOL!!

larkspur funny farm said...

I would like to try boring may just once. At least let me have my cup of coffee before heaping on the madness.

Jane said...

You will never get your pants on or coffee drank before the calamity starts. I once herded escaped calves that were moving at the speed of light with bare feet, no bra, and pajamas on a 50 degree morning. A neighbor stopped to 'help' and asked me where my shoes were. Really, did he think I didnt know I had mud up to my knees?

larkspur funny farm said...

Jane we are so alike - I have been caught so many times without clothes on when an emergency arises here that I normally have shoes and some type of clothes next to every door - Normally if it any other animal I would not worry but this gal might have made it to the road and I am not willing to greet the morning commuters with just my underwear on. Not something I think they want to start their Friday morning with either.

Kristina said...

Oh my. Your llama chasing day sounds like my chicken and goat chasing days. One day last summer, one of the dogs made a sound, I went to the door, and was greeted by our billy goat. I have no idea how he got out, but he did.