Desert Horses

Welcome to my horse blog, Desert Horses. We live in the desert southwest, near Palm Springs, CA, but board our horses up in our local mountains where it is cooler in the summer. I have 4 horses, all rescues. Here is the ranch up the mountains where the horses stay, October, 2015. That's Scout in the arena.

Monday, December 29, 2014

Horse visit

I drove up to the horses today, leaving home around 9:30 this morning.  I find that I just can't get going much earlier than that these days!  Call it laziness, call it old age, call it fatigue...I don't know what it is!  I still awake early, but nowadays I just prefer to sit at my window and watch the birds outside.  I guess I'm getting OLD!  I'll be 63 in February.  I haven't been sick (...knock on wood...)and my bronchitis isn't back...I'm just...well, WORN OUT!  29 years of teaching have done me in!

Anyway, I mustered up enough energy to haul my sorry #$$ out to the car and to get going.  Had a nice visit with the horses, except that Quad has now eaten over half of Sunni's tail!  And, he lays in his urine for a nap!  (Quad, that is...)  I didn't take any of them out as the ranch owners were gone again...sigh...maybe next week.  I still have ANOTHER full week of vacation before I have to go back to school, but we are scheduled to have an Arctic storm come swooping in tomorrow or tomorrow night and drop SNOW down to 2,000 feet!  YIKES!  I wanted to make sure all the horses had plenty of pellets (they did...) and when I got home, I ran out and bought dog and cat food, too!  Don't want THEM without food.

Oh, and RIPLEY (our lab) ate Grandpa's homemade lemon cookies!  ALL OF THEM!  Gone! Poof~
she doesn't even feel guilty about it!  I made her wear a sign today that said, "I ATE ALL OF GRANDPA'S COOKIES"!!!  She could care less.  Heck, she's eaten a WHOLE pumpkin pie, my breakfast muffins, chocolate cookies, and she even found a container of Chinese coleslaw!  Apparently she didn't like that!  She constantly knocks the trash can over, so we now have a trash can with a foot thing and a cover!  BAD DOG!

 Look how DIRTY Quad is...oh, well...
Doesn't Sunni look sad because he lost over HALF his tail????????  (He could care less...)

1 comment:

Nuzzling Muzzles said...

I feel your pain about the dog getting into the trash can. We bought one with a lock on the cover, and every time we step outside for even one minute, we have to run back inside to make sure the trash can is locked. It's become a ritual.