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[Editor: This is the Weasel. It would appear that there was a Maine Coon in his genetic mix, because he is definitely a long-haired cat and the mane/ruff is appearing. I have seen him a few times, but only after dark. This time he was stretched across the door step during the day. Alas I had to settle for my cell phone, but it was the only picture I’m apt to get.]


1 JuanitaM { 12.11.12 at 2:00 pm }

My, he’s a pretty boy. Shame he doesn’t like to have his photo taken, it would be nice to see if he gets a big full ruff.

All I have is a couple of dogs, but they’re happy today. A kind hunter (oxymoron?) shared some deer legs with them this morning. Oh boy! Their attention was riveted for about an hour.

2 jamsodonnell { 12.11.12 at 2:05 pm }

Such a handsome fellow

3 Bryan { 12.11.12 at 10:14 pm }

At some point, Juanita, I’ll post a picture of Todd’s bodyguard, Moses. Moses is a St Bernard, and even shaved for the weather down here, he is twice as large as any of the other dogs in the area. Moses loves cats.

Two dogs are a lot of work if you don’t have a lot of space for them to roam in. As for hunting, people out your way mostly do it for food, not for sport. We have family friends in West Virginia and venison is their meat in the winter. They would have a hard time without it in the rural area where they live. Food is cheap in the cities, but it comes dear in rural America if you can’t grow your own.

I hope to get a good picture of him one day, Jams, but he isn’t making it easy.

4 hipparchia { 12.12.12 at 12:02 am }

looking forward to meeting moses!

5 JuanitaM { 12.12.12 at 2:39 pm }

Yes! When you’re able, post a picture of Moses. Given that it’s winter, is he still in a “shaved” state? I’ve never seen a shaved St. Bernard.

The hunter in question is a Mennonite neighbor. He and his wife have five children, and they stock the venison in their freezer for winter. By the time they’ve given me the legs, pretty much everything except the head has been used!

And, yep, they’re a lot of work even if you have a big tract. Between our land and our neighbor that backs up to us (they’re animal people, too), the dogs have over 100 very hilly acres to run. Digging holes was the job of the day, and they were very earnest about it, too.

6 Bryan { 12.13.12 at 10:47 pm }

Todd and Moses are together in tomorrow’s picture.

His coat grows slowly, Juanita, so it is at least 4 inches shorter than a unshorn St Bernard.

We had German Shepherds and they would herd whatever was available – cows, kids, cats, it was all the same to a Shepherd. You had to be careful with them because they would nip whatever they were herding if it didn’t go in the dog’s preferred direction. We had 22 acres, and it wasn’t enough to them happy.