Sunday, January 31, 2010

Patty says Snow = FUN!

She absolutely loves the snow. Can't get enough of it. She eats it, plays in it, chases it, runs in it, anything she can do she does. I just sit back and enjoy the show. Hope yall do too.

First she sat and watched the snow fall.



She was having a fit to go out and play.


It was really snowing hard.


Finally she was able to go out and explore this new "white stuff"




She was fascinated with it.


Sophie joined her for a dance in the snow


The next day was even more fun.

Let's play King of the Mountain!


Sophie decided to go and explore while Patty had some fun of her own.

















I think I agree with Patty. Snow = FUN!

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Say it isn't so, Joe

to quote a woman from Alaska whom I do not really care for at all.

This time last year my area came to a very quick halt due to a horrible ice storm that crippled the entire area. I wrote about it here and as far as I'm concerned I want to forget it ever happened. But alas, that is not possible. We did, after all, learn quite a few things during those looong days with no electricity, running water or heat. One thing being that I was grateful for was being blessed with my family. We made it through and were better because of it. Now the weather service is predicting several inches of snow with a chance of ice mixed in. Oh boy, what fun.

Joe came into town this morning and ran all of my errands I was going to do at lunch. Now all I have to do is warm up my bowl of chicken noodle soup and relax for 45 minutes. I am so grateful to have him. He is a wonderful man. I got lucky on round 3. He's definitely a keeper!

So, here in a few minutes I will relax a bit, eat my soup and then get back into the grind. I still love my job, I just don't particularly care for the cart that was put before the horse. Long story, don't want to get into it. Let's just say it has made my job a lot harder and busier. Not that I mind being busy, I would prefer that over having nothing to do anyday. It is a bit challenging though.

I hope everyone is doing well. I have not been posting near as much but do try to visit my favorite blogs daily. I wish whoever keeps taking hours out of the day where I don't have time to do everything I need to do would put that time back. I mean really. How rude!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

He's now our neighbor

Dakota that is. They bought him like I figured they would and that makes me happy. What doesn't make me happy is that Jones, my Morgan mare, is not a happy camper.


This girl nickered all night long. I felt so bad. The worst part is that Dakota is close enough to where he was nickering back to her. She has no idea what is going on.


I consoled her as much as I was able but a human is no subsitute for her man. I really felt bad. But, it is what it is. I will get another animal for her companion, I just don't know what yet.

Hang on'll be ok.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010


See this pretty boy?



That one reminds me of the paint by numbers I used to love as a kid.

Don't worry, Dakota is ok. It's just that......


That fat mare following him is going to miss him. Cause I have sold him. The good news is that he is going to a great home, will be ridden a lot by a 13 yr old girl who was raised on horseback and the very best news is that they are just around the corner from us so we will still be able to see him whenever we want.

He isn't technically sold yet because I told Zach, my neighbor, to take him home this evening (it was too late last night) and try him out. But I know Chelsea (the 13yr old) will love him cause she has ridden him before and LOVED it.

Stephanie has not ridden in over a year. She just doesn't have the same love to ride as others do, not to mention her knee is still bothering her from where Dakota kicked the poop out of it on July 4th. (He didn't do it on purpose, he was just glad to get back into the pasture and see his mare so he kicked up his heels and unfortunately made contact with Steph's right knee....ouch). She and I had already discussed selling him since I had given him to her after I bought Jones.

I will take a pretty big hit in price from what I paid for him but that is ok because he will be in a good home and that makes all of the difference in the world to me, and the rest of the family. Not to mention the fact that the bottom has fallen out of the horse market in these parts (and a lot of parts) for the past 2 or more years.

I also realized something last night after Joe made a comment. He told our neighbor that ever since my friend Mary was tragically killed almost 3 yrs ago, it kind of took the 'want to ride' drive from me. I had not put two and two together but he is right. Mary and I had so many plans, so many good times ahead. I had finally found a best friend since 1997. It really did knock the wind out of my sails when she died. I thought about what he said last night and shed a few tears and realized that he was so right. I still love to ride horses, don't get me wrong, but it changed me. I had never realized just how much until that moment last night.

We'll miss seeing Dakota running around when he gets excited, his tail straight up in the air, kicking and bucking like he does when the urge gets him. But knowing that he will do what he loves to do which is be ridden and used like he should be makes me smile. I have a really good feeling that he has finally found his forever home.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Look how someone is growing!



The way she cuts her eyes reminds us of Annie



Peep Pie!!


Sophie decides to check out Patty's crate



Patty loves her crate. Joe has left the crate door open a few times all night and tried to get her to get in bed with him. She wanted no part of it. Who could blame her. Look at the bedding. It is Steph's old comforter purchased from Linen & Things. In other words a really soft and well made one.


Steph and I watch a lot of Animal Cops on TV. I just cannot for the life of me understand how anyone could abuse/neglect something as beautiful and innocent as an animal.


Yep Sophie, you and your sister are some of the lucky ones.



And might I add, some of the happiest ones! I think it shows. What do you folks think?












After all of the playing inside and outside the girls did, Sophie is quite pooped. Time for a nap.




Patty decides to join her for a nap as well.


I love my dogs. Can you tell?