Junkyard Find


Not them….


My cousin picked up this grader attachment for my tractor at a junkyard! Nifty. I’m at a zero in the tractor attachment department, so I’m happy to have attachments, no matter from whence they come. I wish he’d find me a bush hog attachment at the junkyard! But, he has a bush hog attachment that he promised me he would get repaired to loan me in time for fall clean-up of my pastures, so I shall just be patient.

Meanwhile, some gratuitous photos of Coco and Chloe, back by popular demand:

Update on Coco and Chloe: Chloe is about 8 months old now. (Coco is four.) She has a way to go before she reaches her full size, and may well outstrip Coco. We’ll see! She has big paws! Coco is still coming in the house at night. She still has a limp, but it’s not noticeable most of the time. Every once in a while, she decides to get frisky and start running around like crazy. Usually after she runs around, her limp will be more pronounced. This is the main reason I’ve limited her time together in the same yard with Chloe, but as Coco gets stronger, I let them have a little more time together. Chloe needs Coco to teach her a thing or two, and Coco needs the companionship.

Chloe stays out on guard at night. During the day, sometimes they are together, sometimes they are separated. Most often, Coco is in the barnyard and Chloe is in the goat yard, but sometimes they’re switched and sometimes together (in either yard). They’re getting along fine. Coco has made it abundantly clear who is in charge, and Chloe doesn’t even think about arguing her position. I wouldn’t say they’re best buddies yet. Coco accepts Chloe, and Chloe says, “Dear very large dog, please don’t hurt me.” And then Coco steps off her head and everything is fine. Coco never ever hurts her, but a number of times, I’ve seen her straddle Chloe, stand over her, and growl and bark. Chloe whimpers and stays on her back in a submissive posture then Coco steps off her and walks away. There’s no biting involved and I don’t interfere. This is dog business.

If you’ll notice the red paint on Chloe’s side in the last photo–she got into the paint on the goat house before it was dry.

P.S. Tomorrow, early, I’m headed for Morgantown to pick up Weston now that his summer session has ended. Long day ahead!


  1. yvonnem says:

    Have a safe trip to Morgantown…and thanks for the update on Coco and Chloe!

  2. Jane L says:

    hahaha… somehow I knew from the pix that Chloe is not top dog, and not liking it one bit;) Oh well, good for Coco. She is the Lady of the Manor after all.00

  3. bonita says:

    What’s with the ‘want to share this’ popup that appeared as I read this Junkyard Find entry? asked for comments and whether I wanted to share on twitter, Facebook or some others whose TM’s I do not recognize.

    • Suzanne McMinn says:

      bonita, you must have accidentally let your mouse scroll over the Share This function at the bottom of the post. It’s not anything bad, I promise. It’s just buttons that let people click to share the post on social networks. If you scroll over it (accidentally or on purpose), it will expand to show the options. Just move the mouse away and it will go away.

  4. whaledancer says:

    Good to see Coco looking so well. And Chloe has gotten so big! I’m glad Coco is showing her the ropes.

  5. liz2 says:

    Thanks for the update on Coco & Chloe. Always glad to learn what’s going on with the beautiful girls.

  6. gingergoat says:

    Thanks so much for photos of Coco and Chloe. They are so beautiful. I loved seeing them.

  7. Miss Judy says:

    Red paint…she sounds just like a big kid!

  8. bonita says:

    Well, ain’t that a kick in the head!
    thanx for the xplan

  9. mds9 says:

    I really like your cousin.

  10. NancyL says:

    I’d forgotten just how small the goats really are until I saw (Clover?) in the photo next to Cujo – oops, I mean Coco!!!

    Coco definitely sounds like a benevolent leaader for Chloe.

    Nancy in Iowa

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