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Jan 27, 2011

Look ma, * TWO * hands!

And then one day it clicked...!  Finn has started playing piano with both hands, it was an exciting night to be a mom :)


video

(he wasn't too happy about me wanting to record him, but I'll take it!)


Stock has been strained and put into freezer containers, throughout the whole event I had bystanders...




Marley is so intent here it appears she has no ears!  This is the herding look she gets when going in for an ankle bite LOL.


They know a special plate is just for them:




Not to be eaten in one session of course!  I used to work in a veterinary hospital so I've seen what can happen there!  I already know that marrow is too rich for Marley's stomach, so I separate that from the actual meat bits and carrots and plain soup bones, which are very safe for them to chew on.  They will have a little topping of meaty bits and carrots with dinner each night this weekend, and I'll pop the bones right back into the freezer to be issued to "good dogs" at a later date.  We try to use everything about the lovely animal we bought our beef share from, right to the very end literally, since this was the last of our share until the next one is finished out on pasture this spring.  (There is no forced timetable for pastured meat, they get to butcher weight in their own sweet time unlike their factory farmed friends forced to eat corn, huge amounts and quickly... oh sorry, there's the rant again!)

Of course, we had to have a "good dog" moment right away tonight!


It's a good house to be a dog in!

12 comments:

  1. Looks like quite a treat for the dogs! I need to find a place that sells pasture beef!

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  2. WTG Finn! How long has he been taking lessons?

    I love the look on the dog's faces as they wait for their treats. LOL!

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  3. Ah, the ever attentive pets (when cooking!)
    My husband told me he fell in love with me the day I kicked the cat (I had just tripped over her for the FIFTIETH time while making a turkey). My kitchen was WAY too small for a "constant companion".

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  4. Finn is doing an awesome job!

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  5. And I bet their eyes were dilated super huge...and slightly watery too. (grin) "Please Mom I've been a good dog."

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  6. When ever I see those dogs I still think of them getting the toys off the clothes line. That was so funny.

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  7. We started buying our meat from a local guy and he sells dog bones as well. Our dogs LOVE getting one of those as a treat! The meat itself (beef and pork) is so much better than anything you could buy at the store, and to top it all off, the guy delivers right to my front door!
    Oh, I love the picture of your pups waiting for a special treat. :-)

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  8. Despite Finn's reluctance to perform, I think I could see an underlying "proud as punch" excitement in his little body!

    What's more normal than a dog getting a bone to chew on? Every time we give Zoey one, we tell her what a lucky-ducky dog she is. (She also, like Marley and Sprocket, gets the trimmings from cooked beef bones.)

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  9. Wow! Good job Finn! Both hands were goin'! Yeah! And he did it all together ;)

    Your dogs are just like mine. I've had that look billions of times. But how can you resist?

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  10. I agree with Mama Pea - there is a certain "proudness" in Finn's demeanor. And well there should be! How nice that both boys enjoy music. You're lucky. And -- those dogs. How can you resist those big, brown eyes? I am glad I'm reading this post at the office so my dogs can't see how nice YOU are. They would be demanding bones from me...

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  11. We'll be harvesting our first steer sometime this spring. He was our first bottle baby calf two years ago. He was so cute and so sweet, it's a good thing he's been out on pasture since he was weaned so I won't be too torn up when it comes time. Love those attentive faces. I have those at my house too. It's not technically begging if they just stare intently!

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