TUESDAY TAIL TALE: FEED

TIMBER TRUCK CROPPED 2017 BARLEY DARTS

 

Timber here.  I’m on my way to pick up more pig and chicken feed.  They sure do eat a lot.  Guess, that’s to be expected.  It’s been really cold here, so they’re eating and burning more calories to keep from freezing to death.  Boy, it’s a good thing they have me around to keep an eye on ’em.  And it’s a good thing I helped put up lots of hay this year, too.  Don’t know how the cows, goats, and horses would’ve survived without it.   Anyways, I know you’re worried about me, too.  And I bet you’re wonderin’ how I handle such extreme weather.  Well, I eat a hardy breakfast that keeps me going strong, all day long.  But promise me, you won’t tell my canine cousins that I have a heated day shelter.  And I swear I’ll deny it, if you ever tell ’em I sleep inside with the bosses at night.

(Note: this photo of me was taken in the summer.  Trust me, if my tongue was hanging out the window now, it’d be a goner.)

TUESDAY TAIL TALE: MOSES MEMORIES

MOSES BARLEY DARTS

Moses.

Wanderer.

Chooser of Ted.

Survivor of seizures.

Licker of toes.

Wearer of quills.

Killer of chickens.

Stealer of hearts.

Maker of unforgettable memories.

2003-2017

 

TUESDAY TAIL TALE: SPIRIT OF OLD RED

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I’m the spirit of Old Red.  Once in a while, I still wander these parts.  Wandering is how I ended up here in the first place.  A female caught my attention, if you know what I mean.  After that, I figured I’d hang around for a spell.  ‘Course,  I never made any promises that I’d stay.  At my age, ’twas best to take it day by day.  No sense, in gettin’ attached or nothin’.  Come to think of it, never could understand why folks make such a  fuss about staying in one place.  It’s a big world out there.  Travel light.  Go see it while you can.

 

 

 

TUESDAY TAIL TALE: TIMBER

TIMBER BARLEY DARTS

Timber here!  Never mind Maya.  She thinks Senior Guard Dog was a promotion.  Yeah, right.  I say it’s a demotion ’cause she’s old and cranky.  Why else would the bosses bring me on board?  No way can she keep up with me.  I run circles around her and everyone else.

It’s just a matter of time before I take the old gal’s job.  Then I’ll be in charge of everything!  Hate to say it, but I deserve it.  I’m young, good-lookin’, and talented.  And did I mention, I’m smart, too?

This new job came with a relocation package.   So, I must have been promoted.  And it’s almost an international job.  I’m doing pretty good for myself, if you know what I mean. My first boss was a really great guy!  He taught me everything I know.  But there was more out there for me.  And a cubicle just wasn’t cutting it.

Let me tell ya, I love my new office with a view!  If only everyone here could be a team player.  That’s okay.  I’ll teach them how to run this joint sooner or later.  And the nightlife?  It’s really, wild!

 

TUESDAY TAIL TALE: MAYA

Maya by Wagon Wheel Richard C Photography

 

Yeah, you caught me napping on the job.  It’s no big deal.  I’m Maya, Senior Guard Dog at Barley Darts.  The pay sucks, but I get free room and board.  At least the food ain’t half bad.  Meals vary and I have time to choke ’em down.

The last couple of weeks have been tough.  It’s been way too hot.  The bugs won’t leave me alone.  I hate those gosh-darn weed seeds, too.  They’re at just the right height to get in my eyes.  How the heck am I supposed to do my job?  I tell ya, I’ll go blind at this rate.  But I don’t dare complain.  At least I have a job.  That’s more than some folks.

I’m gettin’ close to retirement, too.  Thank God!  I don’t know how anyone puts up with all these young’uns.  Just the other day, the bosses brought in another one.  All these whippersnappers wanna do is run around!  Heck, half the time they go in circles and never get anything done.

And they don’t show anyone respect.  They constantly pick and poke at everything and everyone.  Pfft.  If the bosses expect me to teach them anything, they’re crazy!   I can’t even keep ’em all in a straight line.  Shoot!  I gave up a long time ago.