We’ve had a lot going on around the farm lately. One of the most “exciting” parts was having a norovirus visit our house. That was fantastic. Carter and I succumbed but Jason, so far, has been spared. He probably doesn’t need to declare himself in the clear yet.

I really only had one day where I was almost completely not functioning. I got through morning chores, then I crawled back into bed and didn’t get up, except to go medicate a couple of horses, until the next day. I was happy to let others pick up my slack for a change. Somehow, during the course of that one day, the clothes in our laundry basket went on a breeding frenzy and grew into a mound of clothes that could fill multiple laundry baskets. In addition to the laundry explosion, it seemed that a bomb of toys and clutter exploded in our house. I missed basically one day of full functioning, I don’t understand how a month of laundry and clutter happened in one day.

When we haven’t been enjoying a norovirus I’ve been attempting to teach Igor, the most recent addition to the WebbPet empire, about life outside of the barn office. He’s been in there for almost 90 days, and he’s changed from a skinny, half dead, terrified kitten into a plump, friendly, playful kitten. He’s also now fully vaccinated, de-wormed, neutered, microchipped, and treated for fleas and ticks. I’ve attempted to walk him around the barn on a leash four times now. We don’t get very far. After spending the last week deciding it is time to try and make his escape from the barn office, now he just tries to bolt back into the office. He has finally had a couple of moments where he takes a breath and looks around briefly, then he flees for the office again. Hopefully Igor will keep taking tiny baby steps into the bigger world outside the barn office.

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Igor nervously looking around at the outside worldimg_9105-800x600

Igor being somewhat more brave as he takes in the sights in front of the barn. A second later he bolted back into the office.img_9107-800x600

Silverimg_9135-800x600

When you feel like you’re being watched and you turn around and realize you are, in fact, being watched. Roho, Rubrico, Gus, Rocky and Johnnyimg_9013-800x600

River and Gusimg_9016-800x600

Sparky, Timbit, Sabrina and Bonnieimg_9022-800x600

Maisie and Dawnimg_9119-800x600

Flyerimg_9130-800x600

Gibson and Gusimg_9137-800x600

Blu and B-Radimg_9148-800x600

Donovan and Johnnyimg_9155-800x600

Ripley out cold in the hay; Wilson eatingimg_8977-800x600

Calimba and MyLightimg_8990-800x600

Chance and Conveyimg_9005-800x600

Merlin, Havana, Fabrizzio, Hesse and Cino . . . img_8973-800x600

. . . a closer look at Havana, Fabrizzio, Hesse and Cino . . .img_8971-800x600

. . . a closer look at Merlinimg_8976-800x600

Bruno, Duesy and Waldenimg_8969-800x600

Levendiimg_3021-800x600

Faune and Asterikimg_4920-800x600

Cocomo and Lotusimg_8962-800x600