Abby Griffin is the best doctor in town, and the wife of the man who owns the most lucrative ranch in the county. Life is good - until a tragic accident takes her husband’s life, and the ranch is left solely in her care. She makes a strong effort to keep it alive, but can’t help feeling desperately unqualified; something that Marcus Kane, Jake’s childhood best friend, is also a little too convinced of. Determined not to see his friend’s legacy ruined, he leaves his cushy job at a law firm in the city and makes himself right at home on the ranch… whether Abby likes it or not.
Outraged and suspicious of his intentions, Abby challenges his efforts to “help” at every opportunity, urging the city slicker to go back where he belongs and leave her be. But after weeks of childish arguments, she finds (with a degree of reluctant pride) that the fruits of her stubborn determination to prove him wrong are bountiful - and goddamnit the asshole has a way with the horses. And that asshole? He can’t help but notice that without the busy haze of the city, there’s nowhere for him to hide… but for some mysterious reason (that he insists has nothing to do with her) he no longer feels the need to.
Slowly, the two nemeses find themselves unwittingly beginning to play for the same team, his intellect and her intuition combining to create an unstoppable force. Sooner than she could have ever thought possible, the ranch then begins to thrive in a way it hasn’t done in years, even while Jake was alive. But as they come to better understand the horses, the land, and each other - both Abby and Marcus will become painfully, exquisitely aware that there might be something else beginning, too.
Something that feels a lot like hope.
This AU comes with music! Click here for a mix of songs for drinks on the porch, nights of cool country air - and, of course, romps in the hay.
Guys please please PLEASE watch videos from the channels Hope for Paws and Vet Ranch every few views gives them a penny and every thousand gives them a dollar. While seemingly not a lot, even the smallest amount matters as they are giving neglected animals a second chance at a healthy and happy life. Please please PLEASE watch and donate if you feel like it.
Just wanted to do a quick shoutout for one of my favourite YT channels. The veterinarians at Vet Ranch take in hurt or sick homeless dogs and cats, sometimes directly from shelters where they are scheduled to be euthanized because they are un-adoptable in their current state. They use the money from their youtube channel and donations for operations, meds, treatments, neutering, food and shelter for the animals, and when the dogs are healthy they find them a forever home.
Great to watch if you’re interested in vets, or just want to see hurt, homeless animals getting a second chance and getting healthy and happy!
Like any industry, the agriculture industry uses special
words for different meanings. While these words aren’t exclusive to the
agriculture industry, here’s some words for the act of giving birth and the
animals those words are connected to.
So, life goes on both for the Montys and for me! Here’s some random gameplay. :D
I’m not that busy, tbh, but my free time is kinda limited and I’ve been using it for reading. I read some books for uni and novels by D. Harkness. It’s like… a better vampire romance?.. I need it as a distraction from the school books because literature of the first half of the 20th century is an embodiment of depression. xD
I’ll finish the Montys’ round and maybe go on hiatus. Maybe!
I DON’T EVEN WANT A JOB. I JUST WANT A DOGGO OR A KITTY. I WANT TO TAKE THEM FROM THE SHELTER AND BRING THEM HOME AND SLOWLY WIN THEM OVER AND LEARN THEIR QUIRKS BUT I CAN’T AFFORD ONE AND IT’D BE WRONG TO KEEP ONE IN A COLLEGE PLACE.
LET ME FREAKING GRADUATE SO I CAN HAVE MONEY AND GO RESCUE A PUPPER AND WALK THEM AND SNUGGLE WITH THEM OR A KITTY THAT I CAN MAKE RUN LAPS AROUND THE HOUSE WITH A FEATHER ON A STICK I DON’T EVEN CARE I WANT TO SAVE THEM ALL.
2+ HOURS OF (SAD) TOM SONGS (ALMOST ALL OF THE TOM SONGS) SO YOU CAN HAVE A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN ALONG AT HOME (posting with the tracklist for nina/non-spotify users, assemble on your own) (content warning for all the things in tom songs)
“Dysentery Gary” (Enema of the State, 1999)
“Untitled” (Dude Ranch, 1997)
“Peggy Sue” (Cheshire Cat, 1995)
“When I Was Young” (Dogs Eating Dogs, 2012)
“Aliens Exist” (Enema of the State, 1999)
“I Feel So” (Box Car Racer, 2002)
“Dancing With Myself” (Loose Change soundtrack, 1999)
“Asthenia” (blink-182, 2003)
“Anthem Part Two” (Take Off Your Pants and Jacket, 2001)
“Dick Lips” (Dude Ranch, 1997)
“Carousel” (Cheshire Cat, 1995)
“First Date” (Take Off Your Pants and Jacket, 2001)
“Down” (blink-182, 2003)
“Toast and Bananas” (Cheshire Cat, 1995)
“Wishing Well” (Neighborhoods, 2011)
“Voyeur” (Dude Ranch, 1997)
“Story of a Lonely Guy” (Take Off Your Pants and Jacket, 2001)
“Anthem” (Enema of the State, 1999)
“After Midnight” (Neighborhoods, 2011)
“21 Days” (Buddha, 1994)
“Dumpweed” (Enema of the State, 1999)
“Enthused” (Dude Ranch, 1997)
“Please Take Me Home” (Take Off Your Pants and Jacket, 2001)
“Always” (blink-182, 2003)
“Degenerate” (Dude Ranch, 1997)
“Reckless Abandon” (Take Off Your Pants and Jacket, 2001)
“My Pet Sally” (Buddha, 1994)
“Obvious” (blink-182, 2003)
“Boring” (Dude Ranch, 1997)
“Mutt” (Enema of the State, 1999)
“Give Me One Good Reason” (Take Off Your Pants and Jacket, 2001)
On friday Mercutio encountered an unusually friendly wolf – after three or four pets an option to adopt her appeared, and I was like a pet wolf?! Hell yeah! Meet Gray Bullet, the lady of the house. Cheesecake is still in charge, of course, but look at that little smirk. Gray Bullet feels at home.
This little monster has become my full-time errand running companion and I couldn’t ask for better company. He’s the greatest. Even if he does wake me up in the mornings by staring at me so intensely that I can feel the invasion of privacy all the way past my REM sleep and into my soul.