TUESDAY TAIL TALE: HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

RICK AND MAYA BARLEY DARTS

I’m Maya and this is my boy!  And guess what?  Tomorrow’s his birthday.  He’s much older than I am, so be kind.  In dog years, he’ll be 99!  But, I still think he looks pretty good for his age, don’t you?  Anyway, he’s got his job and I’ve got mine.  And even though we have a long-distance relationship these days, we stay in touch.  So, here’s my shout out to him:  Happy Birthday!  I hope you have a howling good time.  Paws and kisses.  Love, Maya.

TUESDAY TAIL TALE: SURPRISE!

PORCUPINE IN TREE 2018 BARLEY DARTS

Why are you humans in such a damn hurry?  Are you even aware of your surroundings?  No, you’re not hearing things.  Look up!  I’m high above your head, at the top of this tree.  Now, you squint against the sun and ask, “What am I?”  Maybe, you even back away to a safer distance.  Well, I’m not a bird or a raccoon.  And I’m too small to be a bear cub.  So, let me give you a hint:  I’ve stripped away bark at the top of the tree.  Why?  I’m eating it.  Still guessing?  I’m a porcupine.  So, why didn’t you expect to see me way up here?

TUESDAY TAIL TALE: RISE & SHINE!

SUNRISE WITH PIGS FEB 2018 BARLEY DARTS

Breakfast is served early ’round here.  And it pays to be an early riser.  While the other pigs are still tucked in bed, two of us will be at the table ready and waiting.  ‘Course it’s not long before the others rush out to join us.  But, we always get a head start and a little extra food in our bellies.

TUESDAY TAIL TALE: NOW YOU SEE ME. NOW YOU DON’T.

WHITE OUT BARLEY DARTS JAN 30 2018

 

Today there are white-outs, with wind gusts up to 55 mph.  Meanwhile, I’m tucked safely away, somewhere out here.  When the wind dies down, I’ll reappear.  I’m camouflaged in winter white and often cloaked in the dark of night.  But, just before sunrise, we can play tag.  While your headlights may catch my shadow,  you’ll never catch me.  In fact, I can leap 10 feet in one bound.  And even if you drive 30 mph, I’ll zig-zag in front of you with ease.  Then, I’ll kick it in to high-gear at 40 mph and be gone in the blink of an eye.  Allow me to introduce myself:  I’m your neighborhood Jackrabbit.

TUESDAY TAIL TALE: SELFIES

ELIZA AND SHAE PHOTO BOMB 2018

 

As you can tell, I’m Eliza the Brown Swiss.  I was in the middle of my first selfie, when the boss photo bombed me.  But, I wasn’t upset about it.  In fact, we both had a good laugh.  Then I threatened to share it with the world.  The boss didn’t think that was funny.  But, I did!  And I’m still laughing…

TUESDAY TAIL TALE: SNOW-GA

TIMBER SNOW YOGA BARLEY DARTS

 

Timber here.  Even though it’s winter, I work hard to stay in shape.  I do yoga every morning.  Downward Dog is one my favorite poses.  But now, it’s time to kick my exercise program up a notch.  I’m perfecting something I call, Snow-ga.  It’s yoga, in the snow.  Now, don’t you be stealing my idea.  I’ve got dibs on this one.  Thinkin’ of starting classes next year.  If you’re interested in participating, let me know.  I’m open to barters of pork chops, tennis balls, and long car rides.

TUESDAY TAIL TALE: BANDAGES

MAYA TAIL BANDAGE BARLEY DARTS

Ow! Stop!  You’re killing me!  Just kidding.  I’m Maya and I fooled you, didn’t I?!   Honest, my eyes are wincing from the camera flash; not pain.  And I’m not crying wolf when I say I hurt my tail the other day.  Don’t know what happened, but when I got back inside, the tip was bleeding.  And every time I wagged my happy tail, I painted the cabinets and walls red.  Anyway, the bosses tried several different bandages and I kept taking them off.  Finally, they covered the bandage with (gasp!) duct tape.  Can you believe it?!  It’s so…so… tacky!