"If the world were merely seductive, that would be easy. If it were merely challenging, that would be no problem. But I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day." — E.B. White

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Knock knock

Who's there this time?!

We love all our critters like family ~ maybe a bit too much?
They ALL come knocking, given the chance...

Hennypenny SITS on our doorstep waiting like a dog... (!!!)


Dear Olivia is certainly the worst about always being on the wrong side of the door
In    out    IN   OUT,  again n again n AGAIN.
And um, yes we HAVE a dog door...
But that is now closed due to one too many critter capers 
(nother post needed AGAIN on that story).

It seems that there is an odd order of who gets in first...

Guineas trump chickens, chickens trump cat, cat trumps Beagle, (actually anything trumps dear shy Nick), dogs trump Wilma (goat)  except  "Bert" trumps all as he boldly crashes any and all parties!


No wonder my french doors are always filthy.



It's pretty sad when I have to shoo chickens away to get Nick to stop cowering and come in.
He won't even come near the door. He prefers to wait on the steps. In the sun.



You notice there's no mention of the dirty little short people.
They don't even bother with doors. Only threshholds to zoom through winter, spring, summer or fall.

"Are you kidding me?! YOU don't even live here!!! "
Guess the news has spread...

BTW - speaking of thresh holds, did you know that the supposed origin of that word is from a board used to hold straw (threshings) inside lining the floor in mideaval times? Experts say that's wrong, but...
Seems about right in this homestead.


What a pity they can't read!

11 comments:

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

Too cute...Benjamin would just love all these animals...he keeps telling me how many more he wants...no such luck in the city and in a rent house...he just says, "they are so cute".
Have a great weekend...I loved seeing what peaks through your door.

brookie said...

LOVE THE GOAT!!! Isn't farm life fun!

Verde Farm said...

Absolutely adorable post!! I have thought of doing this exact post myself---we have the funniest little feathered and furry friends show up and want to get inside. It’s hilarious. That goat takes the prize though :)

kelly said...

What a wonderful post. I hope you wont mind me telling you how very similar things are at our house, even down the dog not wanting to come passed the chickens in the doorway! Dogs are in , out, in out unless the chickens are in the way. However we dont have a goat...yet. Your pics are so charmingly sweet!

Dianna said...

First, I want to say thanks for stopping by and leaving me a note about our Wilma passing. That was so sweet of you.

I LOVE your blog! I was scrolling down over the pictures and fell in LOVE when I saw the picture of your goat! SO adorable.

I see that you also have the Pink Chicken Revolution button! :-) Yay for Jayme!

Enjoyed my visit here this evening.

Niece said...

Love, love this post.....same thing goes on here.....they all want in, lol!

Toodie said...

Oh what fun you have! So cute! Love it.

CozyComfyCottage said...

way tooo cute!!!

Vintage Country Girl said...

Too funny! We don't have a "back" door that they can look in, our dogs do seem to give us that "can we come in?" look from the front door, though. The cat who reigns supreme inside the house frowns on that, though.

Keep it up!

Vintagesouthernlife said...

Cute post! I am so envious. I know you just have a ball with all of your little fur babies!

Nezzy said...

Heeheehhehee! Loved the post sweetie but ain't it the truth. My grandkiddos get on one side of the French door and Tiger the Wonder Dog gets of the other side and they lick! Yep, I said, "lick" the glass! What's with that????

God bless ya and have a marvelous week sweetie!!!