Category Archives: animals

It’s a BOY!

The vet confirmed today that my kitten is a boy.

His name is Barn-E for many reasons. First, he spent much of his infancy in my barn with his mother. Second, his brother is Car-E. They have the same mother. There’s no telling who the father is.

But you can see from Car-E’s rough play why I have to keep a close eye on my large cat and my much smaller kitten.

So far, so good.

Until next time, that’s it from Sunnybook Farm.

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Turkey, turkey, TURKEY!

Sometime a family can have too many turkeys.

In this video I tell of the time we accidentally got hundreds of turkey chicks. It was all because my dad didn’t want to see them destroyed when the sender and receiver of the live chicks wouldn’t take them at the airport. As a surprise, Dad brought them home. Wow, that sure was an interesting summer.

Dad worked at United Airlines and this was one of most exciting things he ever brought home–it’s a good thing he never caught the monkey that got loose in the rafters of the building.

I’ve never raised turkeys since. From this experience I’ve found them to be extremely stupid birds.

Until next time, that’s it from Sunnybook Farm.

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Made it through the night

When I went to bed last night, the kitten was sound asleep.

Checking on the kitten this morning I found him still cuddled up. I was relieved he was just sleeping.

So far, so good with my new pet.

Until next time, that’s it from Sunnybook Farm.

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New addition

I couldn’t leave it out alone in the cold.

My new pet came inside today.

It will be 2+ weeks before the vet appointment so I’ll be keeping it separated from my other inside pets.

Funny how ‘free’ kittens end up costing dollars as soon as they go for their first vet visit.

Until next time, that’s it from Sunnybook Farm.

Copyright 2021 © by Susan Manzke, all rights reserved.