A cat/dog sparring match

These two wrestle but this battle added the chair making it fun to watch.

It always amazes me that Barn-E the cat never uses his claws against Stella.

Eventually, the cat tired and went to higher ground. Stella is still waiting for Barn-E to come down from his perch. Too bad for me, she barks at the cat. Her bark is loud and like nails on a blackboard.

Right now there’s peace in the house, which never lasts too long, but I’ll take it when I can get it.

I never let the cat/dog wrestling last too long. I’m afraid that Stella might hurt Barn-E, but she never does. Still, I watch.

Until next time, that’s all there is from Sunnybook Farm.

Copyright 2022 Susan Manzke, all rights reserved.

A little time with Car-E

Car-E stretched out on my keyboard this morning so I thought I’d add him to my video.

He loves to lie in bed with me at night, making it hard to move my legs. Of course, I hate disturbing him when I turn over. Afterward, he usually gets even closer to my legs.

Car-E is a good heater-cat when things get cool.

Now he’s off on other adventures in the house. Probably more birdwatching.

Until next time, that’s all there is from Sunnybook Farm.

Copyright 2022 Susan Manzke, all rights reserved.

The cone dilemma

Stella started with a post-operative shirt. It wasn’t until she shredded a section in the rear of the shirt that I decided we needed more. First, came a plastic cone.

That plastic cone didn’t work for Stella. She hated it and began tearing it apart. That’s when she got her mouth stuck and I had to remove the cone from around her neck.

Though the shirt keeps her belly covered, I wasn’t sure if she’d let it stay. That’s when I added this blue neck piece.

This blowup device seemed to have worked the best. She can move, eat, and drink without my help. (The brand I bought: BENCMATE Protective Inflatable Collar for Dogs and Cats – Soft Pet Recovery Collar Does Not Block Vision E-Collar)

I’m trying to keep my puppy healthy and happy, The inflatable collar was needed to keep her comfortable, though she’s still wearing her shirt, too.

Stella and I can’t wait to have her spaying stitched removed. The ten days ahead will test us both, but there’s an end in sight.

Until next time, that’s all there is from Sunnybook Farm.

Copyright 2022 Susan Manzke, all rights reserved.

Stella finds a cat toy

The cone is gone. Stella destroyed it, but she still has her post-spaying shirt, well, mostly.

The cats haven’t played with this toy in months. It disturbed Stella when the ball moved inside, yet she couldn’t get it out. That’s what the barking is about.

She kept barking at it so I put it away and gave her one of her chew toys. She settled down and the barking stopped until she heard herself on this video. She was sure another dog had come for a visit.

Sometimes a dog barking on TV or another odd sound will get her barking again. She has a sharp bark and she uses it to tell me she needs to go outside.

Just another day with my growing puppy.

Until next time, that’s all there is from Sunnybook Farm.

Copyright 2022 Susan Manzke, all rights reserved.