Contributors: Sharkey

Sharkey

Meet Sharkey

I was born on February 18, 2005, in Trappe, Maryland. While my personality is laidback and easygoing, I’m always ready for a good adventure. If I see something I need to chase, like a squirrel, for example, I’m out the door and across the field without hesitation. I also really love to intimidate the donkeys even though a kick from them would probably really hurt. Francesca complains that I’m much too spontaneous and daring, but I just really like to have fun. I think Franny believes that I’m just not as smart as she is, but she is a bit of a snob.

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Bath Time for Frenchies!

Bath Time for Frenchies!

Posted by Sharkey

The other day, Franny took off after a pesky squirrel and went tearing through a paddock.  She must have run into a pile of manure because she came home stinking to high heaven.  Laura Acuna took one whiff and immediately filled a basin with warm water and plopped Francesca into it.

Holes

Holes

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Being the dogs on the farm, Francesca and I feel an instinctual need to protect our territory.  So when we notice something awry on the farm, we have to track down the cause!

An Itch to Scratch

An Itch to Scratch

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Being Martha’s pets, Francesca and I not only strive to be educators, but also innovators!  Today, I decided to invent an itch innovation!

Rose of Sharon on the Pergola

Rose of Sharon on the Pergola

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Francesca and I are both lovers of flowers and especially love walking through the pergola on the farm.  Different varieties of flowers bloom at different times of the year, so there is always something pretty blossoming for us to look at!

More Dog Adventures in Maine

More Dog Adventures in Maine

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While we were at Skylands, our home in Maine, Martha did a lot of Entertaining.  I like to sit below her while she is eating, in hopes that she might share with me.  Oh well, I guess it is a little obnoxious, but isn’t that what dogs are supposed to do?  When it became apparent …

What Was Francesca Hunting For?

What Was Francesca Hunting For?

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While we were outside yesterday, I noticed that Francesca was staring intently off in the distance.  I just assumed she was squirrel hunting.  As it turned out, she wasn’t hunting that little beast, but something entirely different.

What's in the Corn Crib?

What's in the Corn Crib?

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When Martha bought the farm, it came with a charming little building called a corn crib.  The corn crib really isn’t used for much, but we all love how it looks in the landscape.  I should say that it really isn’t used for much, until now.

Shopping for Cat Litter?  Puh-lease!

Shopping for Cat Litter? Puh-lease!

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After we visited Parrots and Company, where we bought special canary food, we made another stop at a different pet supply store, where we went shopping for the cats.  I got to thinking that cats are really high-maintenance!

The Mounting Blocks at the Farm

The Mounting Blocks at the Farm

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Now that Francesca’s eye is back to normal, she certainly has a lot to catch up on around the farm.  The other day, she found out about the new storage building that’s under construction and I also told her about the stonework project that’s going on.  And speaking of stones, we decided to have a …

Touring the Construction Site

Touring the Construction Site

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Now that Francesca’s eye is better, I wanted to take her around the farm so she could see some changes going on.  She was sort of out of commission for a few weeks and missed a lot.  Now it’s catch up time!