Archive for the ‘animals’ Category

Red Tailed Hawk Spotted Today…

Sunday, January 3rd, 2010

Thanks to Colin and Beryl for spotting this red-tailed hawk perched on top of the electric pole this morning!

New puppy at the ranch – “Nova”

Thursday, March 19th, 2009

We have welcomed new puppy Nova to the ranch.  He is 5 months old, and everyone just loves him.  Nova is a Catahoula Leopard/Lab mix.  He loves to play with the other dogs and his stuffed animals.

Horses Break Out and go for Haystack…

Friday, May 23rd, 2008

Wow, what a afternoon we had today. First of all the weather has been crazy the last 2 days – 3 days ago it was over 100 degrees and today it was in the upper 60’s to low 70’s during the day and it actually rained!!!! for the first time since mid-February. It was extremely windy one minute, and calm the next. While that is not crazy in itself, what happened 30 minutes before dinner indeed was – As I was walking up for dinner from my house (right next to horse pasture) It seemed that something wasn’t right, as there seemed to be a lot of horses running around and rearing up, but I thought for a second it might just be because it had been raining. After about 15 seconds I then realized that NO, a entire 1/5th of our corral full of horses had gotten loose, about 15 of them, and most were standing by the freshly delivered haystack having the “buffet of a lifetime” while a few others were showing off the fact they had escaped to the other horses still inside the other corrals – hence the rearing up and running around I had noticed. I called the wranglers down and we began to gather them one by one and most were cooperative. However, there were a few that wanted to have a little more “fun” shall we say (with the help of Tux our border collie herding them), and were not going to be caught just yet. And then came the rain! now it hasn’t rained in 3 months and we haven’t had this many horses get loose in many, many years, so the chances of both happening in one 20 minute period is slim to none. (more…)

Letter From Recent Guest…

Thursday, March 27th, 2008

Just a quick note to say a heartfelt “Thank You” to all of you for making our first vacation a memorable one. We had a spectacular time, and we will be back again. Everything was perfect.

Thank you Craig , Scott, and Trey for your poems, treasure hunts, and humor. You put a smile on our faces and that’s priceless. Codi, Tanner, and I came to say bye but were saddened that we had mistimed it. Take care of yourselves as we would love to see you all again.

Carrie, attached are photos that Codi took of the elusive Desert Tortoise that Craig said you have been looking for.

Hugs to you for your contagious laughter and thank you again for everything.

Linda, Codi, & Tanner

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The Cats – Ozzie and Morris…

Monday, January 21st, 2008

Ozzie and Morris are growing up quick and have tripled in size since we brought them home a few months ago. They remain very friendly and love snuggling with guests in the Lodge and playing with the dogs tails and anything else that moves.

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Dogs and Cats Getting Along Well

Monday, January 21st, 2008

While we are closed the dogs are sleeping in the Frontier Lodge so we don’t have to worry about 5 dogs around Sophie. Here is a cute little pic of “Ozzie” snuggling up with “Gus” on his pillow and another one of “Morris” going after his tail.

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The Dogs Do a Christmas Dance…

Saturday, December 8th, 2007

This was sent to us by a guest and it is really funny to see our dogs “dancing!”

From left to right is: Tux, Reggie, Opey, and Gus

New Kittens

Wednesday, November 7th, 2007

Today we brought home 2 new kittens. They are brothers that were born September 24, 2007. The one with the black spot on his nose is called “Morris” and the one with the white nose is called “Oswald” but “Ozzy” for short! They are great little kittens and really enjoy playing with each other.

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Our cat Milo has passed away…

Sunday, September 30th, 2007

We have some sad news as our cat “Milo” passed away with a severe kidney infection. He was a great cat and everyone enjoyed playing with him. He might me missed the most by the dogs! who loved to play with him.

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Our Beloved Horse Navajo Has Passed Away…

Tuesday, July 17th, 2007

Although we have all been enjoying the excitement of the happy baby news, we do have some sad news to pass on to all of you as well. We recently lost our very beloved horse Navajo to colic (a disease that can cause a horse’s intestine to twist causing death). We thought we caught it in time and everyone worked so hard to save him but it was not to be. We know he was loved by many of our guests and so we wanted to share this sad news with all of you. He will be very hard to replace. God blessed us with this wonderful horse for 5 years and we are very thankful he was a part of our ranch horse family. We all loved him and will miss him terribly.

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