Yesterday after work I schlepped out to the country, and let’s talk about how much I want to move to the country. I just love it there, even though I spend much of my time there thinking about snakes and ticks. Do you ever just go somewhere and find yourself happier? That’s me in the country. I know for others it’s fancy places such as Rome or Cakes and Turquoise or whatever that tropical place is called.

But that is not my point.

Although I’m not above schlepping to the country for no reason other than I love it, what I really went to do is look at a puppy. This very nice family, including a very pretty mom who used to work in a vet’s office but now stays home to, you know, raise her children and so on, have my life right now, in short.

But of course I won’t be short.

They have a young black Lab and a young Great Pyrenees, and the Lab is getting spade on Tuesday but NOT SOON ENOUGH, because the Lab and the Pyrenees had a night of passion that included smoking pot while listening to Yanni, and you know how that goes. We’ve all been there.

Eight weeks ago today that poor Lab (I mean, really? A Pyrenees? Okay, size queen) gave birth to seven puppies, six of whom lived, and just this week they’ve found homes for all but the last one, the runt, although with that mix, “runt” is a relative term.


So I got there, and everyone was waiting for me near the end of the driveway, because the driveway is 407 miles long. Oh, I love long gravel driveways leading to houses way out there. I just do.

Anyway, look who was waiting for me. ^^^^

Have you looked? Have you gandered? Cause I did. And before I got there, I said, “I need calm” and they said, “Oh, she’s calm. She’s a real chill puppy.” And sure enough, she galumphed about just a little and then sat down with her paws crossed. Just taking it all in.


wyy gurl has to bozzer puppee?

They call her Sweetheart (LET ME CALL YOU SWEETHEART! I’M IN LOVE WITH YOUUUUUU) because she has a little heart shape on her chest. The kids say she is their favorite of the litter, and they want to keep her but the parents say no, as they have four dogs already.

This is about the time I finagled my way into the rest of their property.


Goddammit, y’all. THEY HAVE MY LIFE. Even the kids were delightful, all “Yes, ma’am”ing me and being friendly but not overbearing. They were attractive, too. All children should be attractive.

So, the top picture, there’s their HORSE, who just walks around their tons of acreage; their donkey, who was a serious asshole to my puppy and they have to watch that dynamic all the damn time; the dad and the mom; a Beagle mix; and a chocolate Lab/Pit that the mom found on the street just a few months ago nearly being hit by a car. And then my puppy. The puppy. Whatever.

Hang on. Steely Dan is knocking. He literally pounds on the door now.


Anyway. The chocolate Lab is why they can’t keep my puppy. THE puppy. “Four dogs, a horse, a donkey and a cat are really enough,” said the mom, and I was all, “?”

One of those mottled cats. That’s what the cat looked like. I felt sorry for it, being alone. They should really look at getting a kitten friend for Mott the Hoople or whatever its name is.

The thing is, I know they’re going to find a home for that puppy, but godDAMMIT, she has the perfect life out there. Miles to run, a whole pack that gets along, kids to play with, someone home all day. (The woman home schools. She told me a cute story about going to the back porch at the end of her day once her husband was home, going out there to have “a beverage,” and how the puppy just came and sat with her. That is an adorable story, but I was all, I’d be having 16 beverages if I were you.)


mom and me, we hang owt. we gud frend. we shop, get pedeees, drink from lake…



going to the father/daughter dance


hullo. i be teeen mom. teeeeen mom totleee get wit grate peer.


in other shocking news, June now wants an asshole donkey



deer gods no

So, I really want to take her. I DO! I know you’re stunned. And I have the trainer guy to help us with this. She’s mellow as shit, that’s for sure, and in like a week she’ll be bigger than Edsel. But when I think of taking her from all that fun and bringing her here I feel bad for her. But she’s leaving there anyway.

I don’t really want advice. I’m just telling you my thoughts. My roiling thoughts.

Also? In summation? She’s totally a Nora.

P.S. As I finished this up, I became more aware that there was that sound on my deck from the Lottie days. Faloomp faloomp faloomp faloomp as dogs ran across the deck. But I have just the, you know, one dog.

“Wait, I just have the, you know, one dog,” I thought.

I got my glasses on and hurried to the door. Steely Dan and Edsel are chasing each other in circles across my yard. I think SD was having fun till he wasn’t. He puffed all up and


to the roof in one swoop. It was kind of something to see. Edsel has a huge smile, and I don’t know it it’s a “that was fun” smile or a “Edz almost eet Steelee” smile.

So. Yeah. SD needs a puppy. That’s my takeaway.

90 thoughts on “June visits a perfect puppy. Conundrums.

  1. Mrs Gumby says:

    JUne! You’re back! You’re back! You’re back! Hooray! (dancing with joy)
    Mrs. Gumby


  2. Jess says:

    I just found myself checking back here with the hope that June was back . . . You are missed . . . Thanks for all the laughs over the years and please consider coming back! Your wit and perspective are needed!


  3. Sigh. Just wandered back here, hoping June had changed her mind. Oh, well….


  4. Anonymous says:

    Still checking hopefully each day for your return x


  5. Beth says:

    Well crap, my computer died and I was offline for two seconds (3 weeks) and now you have left. I hope and wish good things for you.
    It sounds good to take a break, take a breath , take your time. We all love you and your sense of everything… humor, life, goodness. You make us think , you make us feel. We are better for having you to read. I really hope you are better for having us.
    I have learned recently more than ever …life is hard…but worth living…to see what tomorrow brings, to see the good we can do, to help others and to be helped by others. Give and receive.
    Healing wishes for you and yours.


  6. Anonymous says:

    I miss you, June. A lot.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Texas Kari says:

      It’s me, Texas Kari!


    2. muffin top says:

      I keep coming back here every day, hoping she’s changed her mind…..

      Liked by 1 person

  7. Daisy from Ireland says:

    GreeninOC – Excellent!!
    51 and a half year old divorcee with 2 cats and a fondness for wine here… I’ve been reading for years, just to say I miss you June

    Liked by 1 person

  8. GreenInOC says:

    Here is a playlist for June and her adoring fans as we do our best to persuade her to stay!

    Please Don’t Go –

    I Want You Back –

    Pressure –
    – the trolls try to put you under pressure but don’t let them make this your last dance

    Get Back Up Again –
    **June, please try not to slap me too hard with your liver but I loved the depiction of the trolls, U-G-L-Y!!

    Don’t Stop Me Now –

    I Will Survive –

    You Better Be Good To Me –

    Swish Swish –

    Respect –

    How Deep Is Your Love –

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Sadie says:

      Hope June appreciates your creativity as much as I do.


  9. Noelle says:

    No. Nonononononoooo!!! June, please don’t go. Consider me one of your countless fans that read you faithfully but are too shy to comment. We are an army of love for you, June. I’ll so miss reading your posts — a true bright spot in my day — and feel like a good friend has left town, never to return. Thank you for letting us in all these years, for your honesty and humor. I’ll keep checking back with hope….

    Liked by 1 person

  10. Michele says:

    So sorry you are leaving us, You have made my day better for so many years! Loved your writing


  11. MTM says:

    Please feel better soon. And may the pitiful hate-reader commentors each be punished by the development of a conscience.


  12. Anne says:

    So sorry you were treated badly. I only started following you recently and have looked forward to your posts. As much as I appreciate the mommy blogs, it’s been a breath of fresh air to read your blog in comparison. I hope you’ll consider coming back and maybe having a loyal reader monitor the comments so you don’t have to deal with them.


  13. annon says:

    I am very sad you are leaving but want to Thank you for the years of entertainment you have provided and how brave you have been for sharing your life so publicly.


  14. Mrs Gumby says:

    Dear June,
    Please don’t stop blogging. My morning will not be complete without you. I enjoy reading what you have to say.

    We love you, beautiful June!

    Sadly, Mrs. Gumby


  15. Linda .. the Aussie one says:

    Don’t give all that power to a few bad mannered people. After all it is just their opinion .. which doesn’t mean that they are right. Carry on despite them. Block them and carry on.


  16. muffin says:

    Fuck! I’ve been reading you for years and it makes me so angry that some fucking trolls have pushed you to this. Fuck them! I’ve only commented here and there because, time, but reading your blog is very often the only bright spot of my day! And now some no-life assholes are taking that from not just me, but all of us who love this blog. I honestly hope you can just take the break you need and reconsider. Oh yeah, I’m not on Facebook so I can’t follow you there and whatever is going on there so this was my only way to read you. Sigh.


  17. Katy says:

    Years ago, I followed a link that was on the side of another blog I used to read. I discovered Bye Bye Pie and was instantly hooked. Thank you for sharing the stories of your life with all of us. I will miss your wonderful writing and your humor. I do remember that you quit doing the blog once before and when I got around to cleaning up my bookmarks I was delighted to see that you were back! I guess I am hoping that this will happen again…so I’m not going to delete the bookmark anytime soon. I have no opinion on whether you should or should not get that puppy…it’s up to you (but boy is she a cutie!) And I wonder if anyone else is curious why that donkey has such a weird “haircut” – looks like some kid got some scissors and went to town.


  18. Leanne in Greenville NC says:

    I also want to thank you June for sharing your life with us all these years. I started reading in 2008 and I, too, thought of reading your posts as the first thing I wanted to do each day after work. I understand your decision but if you ever want to come back, we will all be here waiting for you!


  19. Sadie says:

    Hope you are having a lovely, migraine-free weekend. I know I’ll be suffering from June-withdrawal Monday morning when I go to read your latest post. Do whatever is best for you, but know your faithful readers will be here if you ever want to return. And, selfishly, we hope you do because where else are we going to get our much-needed laughs?

    The tip I left for you was a small thank you for all the years of entertainment and laughs you provided. I’m secretly (or not so secretly) hoping you’ll be back sooner than later. Take care.


    1. Sadie says:

      Trade this E for that incorrect A. Thank you.


  20. Florence says:

    First time commenting here, too. Found out about you from my sister and have been reading for a year. Your blog has been the treat when I get home from my progressively crummier job situation, and I love your humor, your wit, your passion, how hard you work and how freely you share with us. I don’t know how you do all you do. It’s so hard to give trolls the complete lack of attention the schweinhunds deserve. I will be so sorry not to read your posts, but I know you will be writing one way or another and I hope I can read you in other formats soon.


  21. Ruth from Albuquerque says:

    Another long-time lurker here who begs you to reconsider. You are my very favorite blog and I read you every day. You are far too talented to let a few loser @assholes push you around! Take a break if you need too, but please, please come back! Plus we have to know if you adopted Nora.


  22. Tomasue says:

    June, m’ darlin, take a break. You’ve been through a hellova time these past few and have tried to keep on keeping on. You’ve been wonderful, brave, funny and hiding your broken heart almost too good. In spite of all that you are loving, human, soft, vulnerable and NOW finally need a rest. TAKE ONE! If you can, take a vacation all alone except with your animals. That way you can let it out as needed. Cry, Scream, Laugh, Contemplate,Giggle whatever without having to explain to anyone why. Looking for a puppy now is not a good idea, you need to relieve your, and Edz’s, heartaches before bringing a new member into your family. Please go, renew and come back to us. We love you, follow you and want you in our daily lives. know this is advice, but you need some now. Oh, and by the way, YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL !!


  23. Ruthie who has horrible punctuation skillz says:

    I’ve been lurking for years. I LOVE your blog. I’m even a weekend reader. I don’t comment because I’ll get way to into them, and it’ll take all my time…I’m a professional procrastinator as it is. I’m begging you to reconsider too. Not just for me and all those who’ve already said, “NOOOO!” But because you are a writer. It’ s who you are and what you do, it’s part of your being. You’ll miss it, and we’ll miss you so much. You are safe with your people who come back everyday to read your posts. I hope you’ll reconsider. Truly, those who left nasty comments are some really unhappy people. Delete and block. What a sad life they must be living if they have time to come here to try to make you feel bad. Don’t let them win!


  24. Carole, UK says:

    OMG don’t read you for 2 days and find out the trolls have gone for you. I will miss you – you were one of my daily reads. Keep safe


  25. JG says:

    This isn’t a plea to June, this is a note to the assholes who think saying shitty things to people makes them important: Hey, assholes! I didn’t read your comments yesterday. I don’t know what you wrote but I can guess. Maybe you thought you were being helpful but here’s a newsflash for you: when someone other than your close friends ask for your opinion and they are obviously excited about a possibility, don’t respond if you don’t share the positive attitude. Because whatever so-called constructive criticism you offer will not be taken well and you will look lIke as asshole. And for the assholes that are just mean for the pure joy of being mean: go fuck yourselves with something pointy, and I mean really get it up there and do yourselves some serious damage.


  26. Anonymous says:

    I’ve been a loyal reader since Bye Bye Buy. So sad that some @$$ho!e ruined it for you.

    Denise in Sunny Las Vegas


  27. MissPam mean girls WHY? says:

    Can I take back my no vote? I only said no because I think your dogs should match. And the poll didn’t let us explain our no votes. I was out all day yesterday and didn’t see any nasty comments. I am so sorry that you were hurt. I want to bring you a basket of calm puppies and a fainting goat. A fainting goat owner cannot be sad.


  28. Trisha says:

    Add me to the list of daily lurkers who rarely comment, but I wanted to say how sorry I am that people continue to be mean and hateful. It’s not like they are being forced to read your blog, and I don’t understand people who “hate read” just to be nasty (who even has enough time in their day to read stuff just so they can post mean comments?). Also, I wanted to say that a big part of why I read your blog is the community of your regular commenters (the nice ones!). You’ve developed a whole blog-family on here, and it’s incredible. And I am really sorry that a bunch of mean-spirited, hateful people are ruining it for you.


  29. bettydh says:

    Yours was the only blog I followed, You will be greatly missed.
    I love you man.


  30. Love, Jimmie says:

    Personally, I find you to be a marvelous creature. I’m sorry that happened. 😦


  31. Nancy, of the enabling Nancys says:

    I am so sorry that those horrible people hurt you. Like so many, I start my day reading about your’s. I hope you start blogging again someday. I wish you all the best.


  32. sarahjwj says:

    Nooooo! I’m another lurker coming out of the woodwork to say how sorry I am that some asshats have made you feel so shitty. You are so honest and funny, it has been an absolute hoot and pleasure to check in (nearly) every day. I echo Chrissie’s well wishes, and will miss you and the menagerie. I guess evil has truly won. 😦


  33. Chrissie says:

    Please don’t go. I’ve never posted before but you make my day with every post – except the last one, which ruined my whole weekend. I’m so sorry people were so mean to you, but don’t the people who love you outnumber them? Please please stay. If you still feel you can’t I wish you well and will miss you very much


  34. Beige says:

    Sorry about the typos. I don’t know what happened. I’m not even drinking. Here is the corrected text.

    Have you thought about having someone read your comments for you and delete the terrible ones? I have a lot of actor and musician friends who NEVER read their reviews. It really can do damage. I don’t think you should see them. Let someone else sort them out. I hope you keep writing your blog.

    Liked by 1 person

  35. Beige says:

    Have you thought a out ha i.g someone read your comments for you and delete the terrible ones? I ha e a lot of actor and musician friends who NEVER read their reviews. It a politely can do damage. I don’t think you should see them. Let someone as sort them out. I hope you keep writing your blog.


  36. Anonymous says:

    Please don’t go.

    Liked by 1 person

  37. Vicki says:

    If you love writing, please keep doing it. People who write cruel comments are just dick heads and you shouldn’t let them bother you (I realise this is easier written than done!).
    The majority of us who read you, love you and that’s what matters.
    All the best,

    Liked by 1 person

  38. Wilma says:

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! Please don’t go!!

    Liked by 1 person

  39. Monica h says:

    June, you’re hilarious and I’ll miss reading you SO MUCH. I’m sending horrible vibes to the mean people. If mean comments were regarding the new puppy, they’re crazy because you’re an awesome pet mom.

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  40. Shakira Byers says:

    I’m so bummed. I only discovered your blog a few months ago and have been reading daily since. Apart from missing out on what became a daily treat, I’m really upset that people, who likely make little contribution themselves or exert any creative effort, would criticize anyone that makes the effort to create and share. I’m really sorry you’ve been getting hateful comments. Your decision to stop the blog is sad but understandable, but please keep writing (b/c you need an outlet, you’re a great writer, you’re really funny and have great insights). A book of essays maybe? Please don’t be upset for too long, I feel life has something bigger and better for you. This blog, your job or past relationships can’t stand in the way. Thank you for the blog, the rest of us (non hate-readers) really appreciate you.


  41. Jen says:

    Your life is totally different than mine..except I have 2 cats. But that is absolutely why I love reading your blog. Every. Single. Day. (That you post). You are a fascinating person and so cool but so relatable and you give us all the downs as well as the ups and you are funny and I can just go on and on (June-Lurker Fan Club President – that’s me, apparently). I really hated it when you quit last time! I appreciate you sharing your life and though I respect your choices, I really really really really hope you will reconsider!


  42. Jeanie says:

    I’m sitting here absolutely dumbfounded with my mouth agape! I don’t recall seeing a mean comment yesterday and hope it wasn’t me. June, please reconsider writing to us. We LOVE you and know you enjoy writing as much as we do reading you. I promise I’ll be really, really good.


  43. Something without an apostrophe and capital L says:

    Some of us, for one reason or the other , really need you in our virtual life. It likely goes beyond reasons you could fathom – and that is not your cross to bear anyway!! For example: I am taking care of sick elderly parents and my 19 year old son has tried to commit suicide twice this year. I work two jobs, 7 days a week because doctor bills have become insurmountable. My home life is getting wrecked due to all the burdens and a blended family and sometimes YOU are the ONLY thing I look forward to in an entire day. I understand your reasoning and logic but I would miss the effing hell out of your wonderful crazy challenged life. For my selfish reasons I am praying you don’t leave us. I’m going to change my name because I wouldn’t want this to come up on a google search by my husbands crazy ex. (Yea, the shit never stops..)


  44. KR of the 16%s says:

    Oh my goodness this makes me so sad. I knew this was coming someday. You are the first thing i read every morning and I’ve been here for years and years. I feel like I know you (have met IRL! Bloggers dinner in Durham a few years ago, the night you met my friend Carpoolqueen) and I will really miss you. I will continue to pray for you and wish you all the best. Conservative Christian homeschool mom, to add to the demographic fun.


  45. Laurie (Lucy's mom) says:

    Oh, June, I am so sad to think that you are giving up writing. I am so sorry that you have been hurt. I hope that you do write again, I would miss you so much if I didn’t have your stories to start my day. I am also sorry to think that I have turned this comment around to be all about me.


  46. Alex says:

    Don’t go June! So many non-hate readers who never comment, like me, will miss you. I think it’s a good idea to post the comments and let your friends loose on them. They always stand up for you. (I would say “we”, but again, I never comment unless it’s really important!) Don’t go!


  47. kdinsocal says:

    Lordy, June. I just want to say this…remember when those horrible shows first came out? Was it Maury Povitch or someone like that? A talk show where people talked about their issue or whatever and they’d have their ex-spouse on and they’d say horrible things to each other so we all could hear? I was a teenager when that type of, I guess, reality show came out and all I know is that watching people be mean to each other was something I could not do. Literally makes me sick, so when I happen upon anything like now on tv or whatnot I change the channel, turn the page, click on something else. I don’t think about it, I just swipe and let whatever it was rise up into atmosphere and disappear…to protect myself. My point is, when you see something that looks like mean and smells like mean can you just swipe? Not let the very few rob you of your legions of loyal and loving fans? I know you don’t like advice, but I’m giving it because I care about you and selfishly about myself. Don’t don’t let that shit win! It’s a game they play called bullying, so that you don’t get on the bus anymore. They do not matter one iota. Not one! End of rant. I love you.


  48. Martha says:

    Please don’t go!
    That’s all


  49. Jodi says:

    Please don’t stop! I mostly lurk, but your blog is something I look forward to daily. I understand if you feel you have to though.


  50. Gigi says:

    You can’t leave, I JUST found you in the last week or so! Ignore the trolls; whatever they have to say isn’t of any importance.


  51. amarabray says:

    Yeah I’m basically a lurker now, but popping my head out of the woodwork to say how sorry I am this happened to you. You are very very generous with your time and talent putting up pictures and stories of your life. It amuses me every time. I read something yesterday that talked about how we live in a shame culture now instead of a guilt culture -the point was how people feel justified publicly humiliating people who don’t think or act the way we do. We preach a good game of tolerance, but when it comes down to it “tolerance” is often just used as one more cudgel to verbally beat people up with: as in “you are so intolerant!”. Anyway so sorry again. I especially wanted to see what Steely Dan grew up into. Love and sympathy heartsickness from a religious girl in Utah (how is that for a different demographic!).


  52. GreenInOC says:

    Now, hold on June, I just want to say, plead, beg to “no, please don’t go”.

    Instead of leaving, please post the hateful comments and then let your rabid fans dispense with their authors’ comeuppance. In fact, I think it should be your blog policy to publicly publish and draw attention to shitty emails, comments, posts on other social media.

    I understand hate reading but I don’t understand hate commenting – partly because, my perch on a high-horse starts to get wobbly if I do that! Please don’t let a bunch of assholes taint your experience or take away my one sure joy of every morning, which is reading your blog. (Every day I start my morning in my everyday p.j.s reading Book of June, Bye Bye Pie, fmr.)

    I think that, from what I see at least, is that you have so many people rooting for you and are firmly on your side. Do you ever buy a lottery ticket and imagine what you’d do with the money, sometimes go so far as to pull out a calculator?! Well, I do. You know what’s on my list? Anonymously send you a big ‘ol check so you can play and pay with the money, to provide you a bit of the joy the same as I get from reading your blog.

    People are people… as I typed that I realized that Depeche Mode was quite appropriate here except who needs to understand hateful commenters, let’s all just say how sorry we are for them to be so pitifully assholeish while everyone else laughs. Please stay.


  53. Kathy who rarely comments but wants another puppy for Joon! says:

    We want Nora!


  54. Terri says:

    Y’all NEED a mini-donkey. I’ve posted pictures of our Annie on the face and she’s SO damn cute. Well now that she’s over her biting you on the ass phase when you try to walk away.

    Cakes and Turquoise. I’ll never ever ever be able to remember the name of that (those?) islands again. Dying.

    We also have a GP. Yes, my husband is an animal hoarder. And yes, he is out of control. But we have one less baby wild turkey today and might have one less border collie by the time I get home of she doesn’t stop killing them and leaving their little baby wild turkey legs and feet on the porch. But anyway, the GP. We love her, the best dog ever. But she does bark. Lots. All night. But just one big huge cuddle bug.

    And no more 2 spaces after a period? I can’t DO IT. I have to put 2.

    Lovely post June and I’m so glad your car is still under warranty.

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  55. Tammi V.V. says:

    Debbie Downer reporting to you live. Great Pyrenees are livestock guard dogs. They bark at EVERYTHING, it’s what they’ve been bred to do. I can’t imagine living in a small house with a dog of that size barking all the damn time.


    1. cheech1000 says:

      I think it depends on the dog too. My gf has had two in a small house, and the female she has had for 10 years now is not barky at all. She definitely guards everyone in the house and is the first one to meet you and do security on you (frisking and wanding you and such), but very little barking. She does like to patrol her perimeter and bark her head off outside, from what my gf tells me, but not in the house. She’s such a well mannered girl when you go to visit. She just wants you to love her. I would hope that a mix like June’s prospective pup would be totally different though.


      1. cheech1000 says:

        Also, from the two dogs I have known, it seems like the females are very smart. The male my gf had was a big dumb dope, but very lovable. The female she has now seems to be a much smarter girl. Which is kind of scary – what if she and SD come up with a plan to dominate the world?


  56. Amish Annie says:

    My gosh, your photos totally describe serenity. Just gorgeous. Excellent post, Joob!


  57. Sadie says:

    The juxtaposition of your drama picture in your header and the serene country-life pictures is killing me.


  58. Myssie1963 says:

    My happy place is the beach. Even the Oregon beach, as cold as it is, makes me happy.


  59. Brooke says:

    Smoking pot and listening to Yanni! Yes to Nora.


    1. cheech1000 says:

      OH sure, in that state, you’ll say yes to anything!


  60. dancer says:

    oh my hell with THAT CAT! i hereby declare, “that cat will be like none ever. none.” ps i think SD would have tons o fun with a pup.


  61. Beverly says:

    I love visiting the country, but I’m not sure I could live there. My brother and his family live on a 12 acre horse farm in KY and it’s beautiful. They have two horses, two dogs, two cats, and about 5 million ducks. But it’s too far to the grocery store for me.


  62. Tee says:

    I loved every thing about this post. I could so live on a farm, but I too would have to have help. I best start playing the lottery.

    Nora! Love the name, but is she bite size? Look at the size of her feet! I bet SD could really hold his own with Edz. All he has to do is sink those razor sharp claws into Edz and SD wins.


    1. cheech1000 says:

      ….because Edz is a big GIRL! A cute as a button big girl, though.


  63. Texas Kari says:

    Cakes and Turquoise!


  64. Love that puppy. Her fur reminds me of a tortoiseshell cat.


    1. cheech1000 says:

      Love her chest and legs.


      1. Jeanie says:

        That’s what they say about our Junie!


        1. cheech1000 says:

          I love her chest and legs, as well. Also her hair.


  65. Joan in NV says:

    All too cute and Great Pyranees are chill, as evidenced by their white coats. The puppy will probably be a huge dog, but then you’ll have that donkey, without the asshat, that you’ve always wanted. Win win.

    Lovely spot. Is there kudzu?


    1. cheech1000 says:

      I didn’t know that Kudzu was feed for grazing animals, until I was all “Kudzu? That’s a weird thing to ask about.” Well, you learn something new, every day. Kudzu is not very prevalent in PA. We seem to be Crown Vetch territory, although I understand that Kudzu is making its way up north, as we speak.


      1. Tomasue Clark says:

        Kudzu making its way to you ??? Then run, run fast and far! It can gobble up your house, car and you overnight.


  66. bettydh says:

    I want that farm! Of coarse I would need a hot young farmhand to look after the critters. Sitting back with a beverage and taking it all in. Maybe if I win the lottery. Hmmm…..
    Lovely post June.

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    1. June says:

      “Farm boy…”
      “As you wish.”

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  67. Shannon says:

    Cute doesn’t even begin to describe her. No input from me, you’ll know what’s best to do and I hope it works out in whatever direction you choose.


  68. Vic says:

    You would never have to worry about a pet hair deficit again.
    Lovely post, June.

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  69. LaUral says:

    Oooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!! Am in love with farm and animals and country life and puppy Nora!

    Also, can I borrow SD? Finn needs a cat to stand up to him and my two wimps aren’t doing it.

    Also-also, NORA!!!


  70. Jan says:

    That puppy is adorable. Whatever you do I’ll be here every day to read about it. And… I love the name Nora. Not advice. Just enabling,

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  71. Love, Jimmie says:

    I won’t comment on the puppy other than to say, she is adorable! But I’m about to bust a gut to get a donkey. I’ve been clamoring for about three years. My sister has the country house and the space so I’m counting on her to get one and take care of it for me until I can visit and take selfies with him. Or her.


  72. cheech1000 says:

    Dogs! Horse! Cat! Asshole donkey! Pond! Land! Add some sheep or goats, minus the kids, and that’s definitely my happy place. I’d even tolerate the kids as long as they were somebody else’s kids and went away when they started to fight and scream at the top of their lungs. I always thought a long driveway would be awesome until it occurred to me, “Who is going to shovel all that snow?” Then I got over it. Maybe a long driveway in Florida?

    Nora is so cute. Look at that face! Not giving advice (taaaaaake heeeerrrrrrrr).

    Wow, SD has now grown larger than the table, chairs and glider…or is that just the perspective in the picture of him at the door? I can’t even believe he did one jump to the roof. That’s very cute that SD and Edz are galumping around your back yard. Somehow, I don’t think Edz could get the better of that silly cat. My grey kitty holds her own up against the two other cats and the occasional dog who has come in my house, even though she’s been smaller than all of them. My other two cats outweigh her by pounds and they’re both scared to death of her! Because she’s a beyotch.


    1. cheech1000 says:

      Ahem, (whispering) spade. Made me laugh out loud.

      Nothing to see here. (Ducking liver.)


  73. Megsie says:

    Oh, what a wonderful trip to the country, June! SD has skills. He is amazing. Edsel is also amazing. (So are Lily and Iris.) And of course so are YOU.
    Oh, dear god. I would need 16 beverages as well. I relish that my children leave the house to go to school. I think it is the premier reason that they are still living.

    Lovely post, lovely June.


    1. Amish Annie says:

      Giggling to no end!


  74. MissusB says:

    Mom and Dad can take their kids and move away, and I will be happy to take the dogs, the horse, the cat, and even the asshole donkey. I’ll keep Nora with her pack. If you need me, I’ll be sitting in the canoe in that pond.

    That is an adorable puppy. I don’t know why you didn’t just snatch her up and drive away yesterday.


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