November 1, 2011

The Hard Days...

L to R: Molly, Fred, Vinnie, Pepper

Yesterday afternoon, our gorgeous work dog Vinnie (second from right), was killed by a snake bite while out in the lucerne crop. Vinnie was our youngest work dog, with a wonderfully sweet and loyal temperament. We are all very distressed, including Pepper (far right), his playmate. She went missing early this morning and was later found wandering the farm. We believe she was looking for Vinnie.

On days like these, farm life can seem terribly, terribly hard.

B.x

6 comments:

  1. oh B we're so, so sorry to hear that. Please give Farmer Joe our condolences too. Poor boof head. That's terribly unfair, he was such a lovely dog. Adam is especially sad, Vinnie was his favourite. Thinking of you guys, I know how much your animals mean to you xxxxx

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  2. Thank you so much Clare. I had a fair old sob into Farmer Joe's shoulder last night. I will pass your thoughts on to Joe.
    B.x
    P.S. - Kennels don't stay empty here for long. Apparently Vinnie's full sister from the same litter is coming out for a 'trial'.

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  3. Dear B, what terrible news, such a hard aspect of the farm much love to you and farmer J x

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  4. So sorry to hear about Vinnie B :(
    love mum.xxx

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  5. So sorry to hear about your lovely dog. He looks such a character! In that photo.

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  6. Oh no, so sorry to hear about Vinnie, he looked like he was such a beautiful happy loving dog. So sad for you xox

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