How old are Fuzzy & Boomer?
Fuzzy is 13 this year…he will turn 14 in July.
Boomer is 8 he will turn 9 in October
How did they come to live with you?
Fuzzy was dumped by the side of the road. He waited and waited for his people to come back and get him. Anytime I would get close to capturing him he would run off. Finally when he was just a bone we (my daughter and I) were able to lure him in with some roast beef.
Boomer either ran away or was dumped. We caught him in a live trap and gave him to some people 5 miles away that wanted a Beagle. He didn’t want to be there and walked home to us in three days. Arrived with sore feet and porcupine quills. He wanted to live here that bad. We said he could stay. He never is chained up or locked up and always stays right here even if we go to town.
Where did their names come from?
Fuzzy’s name is Fuzzy Doddle McDoddle Brown…he sometimes goes by Dude. He looks like a little bear he is so fuzzy.
Boomer got his name because he is always whapping the floor, the ground, the whatever with his very happy tail.
Do they help out with the chores?
Oh, yes. Fuzzy was a trained cow dog so he understood just what was needed for the second he decided we were family. Boomer goes with us. He has learned over the years just what he is supposed to do—hide behind Mom. J
What advice would you like to give to people who are hesitant to take in stray dogs?
Well, I’m always one for taking in strays so I say go for it. I volunteer at the Shelter and see lots of animals that would adore a loving family. If an animal shows up at your house they usually have been pets that are dumped. I say take them in and find them a home or take to a local shelter…your heart will feel good.
May I ask how long you have been living on a farm?
All my life. I was born and raised on a huge farm that was an orchard. Then I married a farmer…it’s in my blood so to speak.
What is your favorite crop to plant/harvest?
I like alfalfa…I like the whole process of making hay. My husband likes corn. But I enjoying eating the pinto beans.
I love your photographs, what type of camera do you use?
Canon Powershot with zoom lens. Not really an expensive one…I couldn’t afford one that was very expensive.
What are some things you would like to share with people about living on a farm?
It’s always work. There is always something to do every day, all the time. But I can’t imagine not living on a farm. I think I would be bored. I love having animals—they take lots of work but they return so much. Where we live we must irrigate, that is another thing I really enjoy doing. Changing the water. We are row crop farmers and we irrigate with siphon tubes and gated pipe and earth ditches. Lots of work but so fulfilling for people like me.
When did you start blogging?
March 22, 2007
What do you like the most about blogging?
I love the fact that I get to meet and know people from around the whole world. I have enjoyed writing to and getting comments from people here, there and everywhere. I have many friends that I would have never had any other way.
Do you have any new year’s resolutions?
Oh, lose weight…it seems I always have that resolution!! J
Is there anything else you would like to add?
Thank you so much for wanting to feature the pups. I have enjoyed writing about their daily doggie lives.
Author’s Note: Many thanks to Fuzzy & Boomer’s mom for answering the questions and sharing the blog. You can find them all on the blog Life on a Colorado Farm. Pictures were used with permission. They are all so beautiful it was hard choosing!
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