Look What The Dog Dragged In.

This is Montana.  (The n should have that little curly Spanish thing over it to show you that it’s pronounced Montanya.)  He’s our 1-year-old horse mixed with St. Bernard and Anatolian Shepard.

And, because we have no physical fences or electric underground fences to keep him in, he wanders the neighborhood.  Unfortunately.

Every day, he brings home something new.  Unfortunately.

Most times they are harmless items.  But never do they originate from anything we’ve ever owned.  I never bought this.  I’m sorry for the dog whose owner did buy it. 

No telling where this came from, there are lots of sticks around, but this stick wasn’t here yesterday.

We’ve had antlers, bones, skulls, even an elk hoof with the leg bone still attached. 

But, this, was a first. 

About two weeks ago, the coyotes were howling and celebrating and chattering down in the neighbor’s horse field.  The next day, a bloody leg bone was laid right in the stairway trail down to the barn.  I figured they had killed a deer and left a leg bone for Montana.

Two days ago, what was once attached to the leg showed up.

I don’t dare to guess what he’ll bring home next time.

–  The Goat Cheese Lady


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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2 Responses to Look What The Dog Dragged In.

  1. Danielle says:

    Hi! I’m about to adopt an Anatolian Shepherd Great Dane mix. In my quest to find information about what she might be like when she “grows up” I found this post. Could you possibly tell me some about Montana (how big is he, how is his personality, what are some of the traits you have noticed)?


    • Danielle, Montana is great keeping wildlife away from the animals. He tackled a bear once. He does run away quite often but always comes home. He is very sweet and definitely a leaner. He’ll lean on you until you pay attention to him. He’s about 120 ponds. Have fun with your new pup! Lindsey

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