Jul 142017

By Patty Wilber

I just got a horse in to start under saddle.  He is a three year old Appaloosa, with no spots, from John and Judith Huchton.  He came last Sunday and they said he had a “big personality”, which is horse people code for “giant (but hopefully endearing) pest”.

I think they are right. I got all these pictures by Thursday!

Gunner: “u said we are done so i think it is time to take these boots off.”  He gave a try at the second boot, but it didn’t release immediately, so he went for the tarp.

“this tarp was bored sitting on the barrel” says Gunner, “so i moved it for u. i tried to cover up that boot someone left on the ground.”

I didn’t get a picture of him stealing Penny’s fly mask from across the fence and dunking it in the water trough, but I did get this.

“could someone please put this back on me? i have a fly by my eye.”

He seems to like water, too.  Or maybe just hoses.

Gunner: “hey! let’s play in the water! ooh! this makes cool squishy noises!” Me: “Yes, when you bite it as water runs though! Give me that!”  Then, “Wait, let me take your picture!” Then, ” Gunner! Don’t spray me!”

And a much more disgusting use of water…

I am sorry Gunner. We do not have flush commodes. We may be changing the water tank to an easy to tip bucket!

Back to cuter  things. He wrinkles his chin.

Chin in the “normal” position.

The “double” chin.

And finally, there is the tongue!

“what?! you don’t like my tongue? “

He is going to keep me laughing, for sure!

And in other news, we FINALLY got 0.73 inches of rain Wednesday night and over an inch on Thursday!  This is a big relief because there have been four brush fires (all of which were controlled rapidly) near our house since the first of the month.

Or the video version! (Phones are capital “A” Amazing!!)

  • Doranna

    Giant (but hopefully endearing) pest. Ha ha ha! That’s the code, all right!

    SO grateful for that rain. Even if it did wash away my tracking articles.

  • Patty

    That rain was so amazing! Lack of water really makes me appreciate it when it comes.

  • EMoonTX

    Handsome giant (but hopefully endearing) pest, though. Maybe too smart for his britches? Hurray for rain!!!

  • Jackie Splintee

    Have you watched the news from Libertyville….record flooding this past week (beat the 100 year flood we had in 1986 and was not supposed to occur for another 100 years) and we were declared an disaster area (along with 3 surrounding suburbs)….do you want some of our water??? We stayed dry at our house and for that we are VERY thankful! Glad you got some rain too.

  • Patty

    So Glad you stayed dry!!