Something awful happened. I was in our bedroom putting away clean clothes when I looked down at Dolce lovingly, laying calmly in her bed. It’s been cold so I had given her one of my favorite blankets and it looked like she had been chewing on a spot right between her two paws – like it was a little puffed up and looked wet. I looked closer and I thought perhaps she had a bone wrapped up in there, as she sometimes does, and went to remove it so that she wouldn’t chew a hole in the blanket (which has happened before).
IT WAS A CAT PAW. MY DOG BROUGHT IN A CAT PAW AS IF IT WAS A TOY AND I TOUCHED IT. OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG.
No, I did not take a picture. I was too busy screaming at Wayne to get it away from her and washing my hands up to my elbows. This is a thing right? With over 7 acres and a legit forest along two sides of our property she is bound to see and chase animals. She has already chased geese and found two other dogs to play with and barked at the deer. But does she really have to find dead animal parts and bring them inside? Really?! I let that dog sleep on my bed!
In other news, I was able to meet with a farm consultant this week and it was a really awesome experience. I applied for this program through the Carolina Farm Stewardship Association where you are matched with basically a long term mentor who knows the industry and the market well. We talked about my plan for setting up the business, my target market, and the different revenue streams I should focus on. He was really knowledgable and made me think about things I hadn’t considered. I am so freaking excited for how badass my farm is going to be and can’t wait to get started.