Jean and I have discovered the perfect type of home for Phoebe.

Posted: October 4, 2006 at 5:45 pm

She needs to live in a field. Jean was scooping horse poop and I stopped to chat on my way from barn  to bed. Phoebe was with me (the other guys had finished their run and were waiting inside the gate) While Jean worked and I didn’t, I watched Phoebe flying hither and yon whereever that frantic little brain of hers flitted to next. Spritely came dancing in full speed up from the bottom pasture and Phoebe flew across the field to join her as she flew. Then She rushed back to us until she heard the dogs rattling the gate, which is when she bounded over to see what they were doing. Once she determined it was nothing, she bounced back towards us and sat at my side looking up at me expectently. I mentioned to Jean, that Phoebe is a good dog in a field, Jean said and she’s quiet too. So who do we know who is really, really nice, super responsible, with a good head on their shoulders, who lives in a open field somewhere? Phoebe would like to meet them.

16 Comments on "Jean and I have discovered the perfect type of home for Phoebe."

  • Jean says

    I do not have an open field, I do not have an open field, I do not have an open field……..

  • Cathe says

    awww…Jean….we all KNOW you have an open field…lol

  • Chris says

    Dare I ask… How big is Phoebe?

  • Jean says

    Bigger than a minpin, smaller than a dobe. Very sleek, very beautiful, very fast.

  • Chris says

    Thanks Jean. She sure is beautiful. πŸ™‚

  • Chris Thomas says

    Phoebe is gorgeous! When Angelina and I were out there about a month ago we totally fell in love with Phoebe. If we were not full at the Inn we would have loved to take her. Maybe she can come and visit when we move and have 1/2 an acre fenced where she can run.

  • Jean says

    Gee Chris T., with all that extra property surely you have room for “just one more” dog???

  • Chris Thomas says

    You have *even* more property than we will!!! So I vote that Copper goes to live with you!

  • Jean says

    Not until I have totally lost my hearing…and my mind! Which should be any day now, between Copper’s woodeling, Phoebe’s barking, and the donkeys’ braying (which I can hear all the way to my house – I always know exactly when Carol gets home!).
    Ahh the sweet cacophony of animal sounds – it may be noisy but as Carol said to me yesterday, when they are silent it’s much scarier!!!

  • Jean says

    Ooh – I just had a thought – we can dress Phoebe up in a lamb suit (there must be one available, this close to Hallowe’en) and put her in the field with Martin the alpaca – he needs a job to do, and they are known for guarding the sheep.
    Phoebe as a little lamb! LOL

  • Deb says

    *If* we had room for “just one more dog”, it would be Saul, not Freaky Phoebe. I can just imagine how quickly Phebes would turn our about-to-be new home into hell’s half acre.

  • Jean says

    Carol…hear that?…..Deb likes Saul…..a half acre is LOTS of room for Saul…..and we could pretend the adoption fee is one pan of brownies and a cheesecake!

  • Deb says

    Of course I like Saul. In my heart of hearts, no dog smaller than Saul is actually a dog. I grew up with Newfoundland Dogs, and they coloured my perception of what a dog is meant to be.
    I love all canines, their souls are all the same size, but the giant breeds are my choice, first, last and always.
    Of course, bringing Saul home would end in one of the few Lesbian divorces to happen in B.C. I don’t want to be a test case. :o)

  • Jean says

    LOL – well I wouldn’t want to have Chris mad at me – so I guess we’ll keep Saul at Saints for now. But he will enjoy getting lots of attention from you when you move out here. Let’s see…..the entrance fee to see Saul is one cheesecake…no, one pan of brownies….no, a cheesecake…..no….

  • Carol says

    chris won’t divorce you over an old and probably soon to be palliative dog…esp. if you let her have a red whirling dervish in compensation….i think this sounds like a perfectly good negotiated settlement, i should have been a mediator!…are you guys all moved in yet….i want to come and visit you (i will bring some friends to welcome you home!)

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