Schmidt Homestead

Our new home in Woodburn, IL

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Oliver's vet visit went well. I asked about his snotty nose, and he said that since Oliver came from a place where there were a bunch of other kittens, it was like a preschool. One kid gets a bug, and before you know it everybody is sick. He said it was likely a virus that will just have to run its course. As long as Oliver keeps eating well, we shouldn’t worry about it. I liked that plan.

Yesterday afternoon I noticed the chickens wandering around the side of the barn. A few minutes later I saw the dogs headed in that direction. There was a big ruckus of chicken noise, and the chickens came running toward the bus (their safe place). The dogs were trotting – not even running – behind them. The dogs weren’t acting like they were chasing the chickens, it was more like they were HERDING them. I’ve heard of dogs doing this, and we hoped that ours would figure it out.