Rosie And Chloe

Rosie and Chloe

Our children don’t always get along, but our animals can’t seem to get enough of each other.  I will say though, none of the other animals carry on a love affair like Chloe the cat and Rosie the dog.  When we walk up to feed the animals first thing in the morning, Chloe hides behind a tree so she can ambush Rosie and then they both proceed to wrestle, chase, and hug and chew on each other.  I personally have never seen such mutual affection between a dog and a cat (although Chloe is my/our first cat).

Now I will say, the chickens, sheep and bunnies get along too.  The sheep do not seem to mind the chickens eating out of their trough.  At the same time Chloe and Rosie do not bother the chickens or the bunnies and Rosie only herds the sheep when they get out.

On the other hand, we had an unwelcome visitor the other night.  I have an animal cam which automatically takes photos of anything that moves behind our barn.  The other night it snapped a shot of a large bobcat who would be trouble for any of our animals.  That sighting was particularly concerning since one of our ewes is pregnant and due soon.  Fortunately, the barn is secure and bobcats don’t normally prowl during the day.

Rosie And Chole In The Snow

Rosie and Chole in the Snow

Sheep Saying Hello

Sheep saying hello

Romneys After Shearing

Romneys After Shearing





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James M. Crisp has been an architect for well over 30 years. His architectural firm, Crisp Architects, designs projects throughout New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Massachusetts. In April of 2007, Taunton Press published 'On the Porch' by James M. Crisp and Sandra Mahoney.

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    Carol Rohde January 14, 2015 at 2:48 pm

    Hi Jimmy…..these photos are awesome. Sundance (Rhodesian Ridgeback) and Chunky Monkey (cat) used to play like this. Sundance would take Chunky’s head in her mouth for a moment. Chunky never minded and would go back for more. Sometimes they got so worked up that I had to call a time out.

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    La Lune January 15, 2015 at 6:20 am

    I always love to read your blog articles, Jimmy – so well written, and the accompanying photos are spectacular. Congratulations!

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    Joanne Garland February 22, 2015 at 6:07 am

    Just what I needed this morning! Gorgeous photos! Thank you for sharing.

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    James Crisp February 22, 2015 at 6:54 am

    Thank you!

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    James Crisp February 22, 2015 at 7:17 am

    I have a fun time writing them.

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    James Crisp February 22, 2015 at 7:17 am

    These two never seem to tire of each other either.

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