Monday, January 19, 2009

Check this out! This guy was hanging around my house for the longest time. I had gone down to the chicken coop with the border collie when she started barking and barking. Just about the time I told her to stop and come back, this guy peeked around the corner of the coop. I ran as fast as I could back up the driveway. I was so scared! I decided to go feed the alpacas and the goats over in the pasture instead and when I came back, here was Mr Moose camped out on my front porch. Waiting for his breakfast I guess. Mom and I were inside taking pictures (without the flash on). This one I took from upstairs. When he heard me open the window for this picture, he put his big front foot on the edge of this roof and looked like he wanted to climb up. Our snow is so incredibly deep that he was nose high with the edge of the porch roof. I was on my way to Arizona that day and wasn't sure I would be able to make it out of the driveway. If he decided to stand in my way, I don't think my little car would have been a match for him. Luckily he decided to go eat somewhere else.

My trip to Arizona was fruitful. My mother-in-law passed away and I needed to get a lot of paper type work accomplished. I met some wonderful people in the process. The weather was cool and very windy but nothing like ours here. It was 12 degrees this morning when I got up. Quite a change from 70! I had almost (almost!) forgotten. I'm so glad to be back home. All my little animal friends were so happy to see me ... even J2, my snooty male kitty came and made himself comfortable on my bed last night. Hopefully now I can settle back down and get some spinning done before this winter is completely over.