The Three Legged Dog

There is a Three Legged Dog barking incessantly outside the window.  I’m not kidding.  He has 3 legs.  He has one white eye and one black.  He barks non-stop.  He’s a neighbor’s dog and I rarely see him, but I think he just caught wind of the fact that we have goats and can’t decide to go home because he’s not done barking at them. 

Now, I have a headache. 

I have always been thankful that Oso doesn’t bark much.  He’s not much for looking at, if you focus on his face, but man, he’s a good dog.

Shadow better not either, if he knows what’s good for him.

Oso barks ONE time if a stranger is approaching.  He doesn’t bark at other animals, he just chases them away or plays with them.  When you hear the ONE bark, you know it must be something serious.  Or else he wouldn’t bark.

Shadow better take lessons.  Because, despite how cute he is, I won’t be able to live with a dog who barks all the time.

–  The Goat Cheese Lady

P.S.  The Three Legged Dog is still barking.


About The Goat Cheese Lady

I am Lindsey. At first I was a city girl. Then I was an urban farmgirl, attempting to balance city and farm life. Now, after moving to the country, I have embarked on life as a rural farmgirl, complete with my husband, the Animal Whisperer, man of exceptional knowledge and patience, two boys who are louder than my sister and I ever were, a herd of milking goats, and a flock of egg-laying chickens. Coyotes, mice, country dogs and prairie dogs are frequent visitors. Just 45 minutes north is Colorado Springs, the setting for our first six years in the goat world. Our family. Our city friends. Our introduction to cheesemaking. But we...and our growing farm and soon-to-be creamery...have set up shop down off of Highway 115 in Penrose, Colorado.
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