Saturday, 28 March 2015

Ashton and Jaffa

  Putting Jaffa on the trailer I could feel my heart was racing and I was shaking as well when going up the ramp. Getting into Stratford, getting closer and closer and more nervous. Finally we were at the Stratford A&P showgrounds for the Taranaki school boys and girls calf show competition. I took Jaffa off the trailer and we went into the cow and calf sheds because that was where Jaffa had to stay. Yay! it is time to shine Jaffa. I had to wipe  inside her ears, around her eyes and clean her sticky nose. Crunch, crunch, Jaffa was onto another barely sugar lolly. The funniest was when I opened a packet of chips and Jaffa thought they were some more of her barely sugars because Jaffa loves her barley sugars. After a final brush of Jaffa's coat I checked her feet were clean and gave her a cuddle for good luck. We were finally ready for showing. We went out into the show ring with lots of other kids and their calves for the leading event. We didn't get placed even though Jaffa walked nicely. We had to wait 10 minutes for our next event. Yay! it is  time for the rearing event. We got 1st in the junior rearing section, then we had to go into the championship ring for the overall winner of the rearing event. This meant Jaffa and me and the senior champion were competing for the top rearing prize. Wahoo I was so excited. We got the reserve champion prize. Yay! We had to wait another 5 minutes. This time to do the dairy type event. Yay! We have got 2nd place for dairy type, which means we missed out on going into the championship ring again. We have no more events to participate in so mum took some photos of Jaffa and me with our ribbons then I put Jaffa's warm cover back on. I then put Jaffa back in the trailer and packed up all her things and went home. When we got home I gave Jaffa a big hug and  another barley sugar and let her go back into her paddock with her friend Bow, my sister's calf.

My cat Jack Black

My cat

Born in February 2014, Jack Black still run's. Jack Black is my cats name. He likes to play, run and attack  mum and dad's and my toes. He has white toes and tall black and white leg's. But the funniest is that he can do tricks. The best trick is that he can headbut at bed time and as part of has smooching when he comes inside. If he is  scarred, like during a storm he will go under the house. He has one sister and her name is Mousey and she is my sister's cat. Jack Black's mum got ran over just outside of our house and he has a dad that looks after his five brothers and sisters. My Dad is happy that Jack is putting little hole's In his silage bales. He uses his claws to climb the three layer pile of bales. My Jack Black goes down to the cow shed in the morning to get his fresh warm  milk and get's his biscuits at home. He also love's his meat in gravy. Jack Black sleep's wherever his fluffy blue blanket is. That is all about my Jack Black, the best cat ever.