Saturday, January 30, 2010

My friend Karen is 'maybe' looking for a new show horse. She hasn't really decided weather she wants to give up her older mare or not, but let me tell you, this little mare sure made her think about it -HARD!

This little
mare is about 8, and hasn't been too many places. She is super quiet, and really handy. Even though she hasn't been shown, she is cute enough to Halter or Pleasure. She really picks up her feet too, so trail is an option.

If they will negotiate on the price Karen may bring this little girl home. What do you think?

Meet the pig

This is Charlotte the Pig
She lives on the ranch were I work.
Who knew such a face would launch ships? What I mean is that the boarders are up in arms about having to find her a new home.
Charlotte lives with Milo, who was too shy to be photographed, in the boarding stable. They were left here by previous tenant, and the owners say they must find a new home- soon.
After three weeks of searching and e-mailing 4-H contacts someone finally agreed to give them a non-sausage making home. And when one particular boarder found out, she had a mini meltdown.
I've tried explaining that the owners of the property want her off- that she is a liability in their eyes- that Charlotte needs better living conditions than she's getting- plus the fact that no one is paying for her to be there-except I am paying for her hay- but the boarder was unreasonable. She even tried the old bait and switch tactic of - no one was taking care of her horse! Ridiculous. I got her back on track and agreed to wait a week for HER to come up with a home of her own- then Charlotte must go.

Duck Duck can stay for awhile though. She at least is eating her weight in bugs and slugs during this rainy weather. I know of a certain someone in upper central California whose mother has ducks and who may (if I begged) agree to place her with her own little flock. Duck Duck knows a trick or two- that may even help.:)
In the meantime, my hay came in before the rain, the gutters are clear and everyone else is happy- at least they were yesterday.