I think I’m going to do this every now and then…I get some great shots that I’m not sure how to build a post around them-some it’s easy, some, not so much!-so a random picture dump is necessary. No theme, rhyme or reason, just a bunch of pictures I want to share. 🙂
Would have worked great in the “So Itchy!!” post, but the ones of Astrid were better.
She looks so noble…so beautiful…yeah, she had a mouth full of water, that she proceeded to spit on Cookie, who was just out of frame. 😛
She heard the cows mooing a few fields over and she turned to watch them…she has issues with all things bovine!
Sable will call for someone to come snuggle her. Astrid hangs out beside her, just in case nummies come too. 😉
I call these 2 my “Big Girl/Little Girl Alliance”.
I bought it for Cookie, but haven’t had a chance to use it on her…Kid did up Sable’s hooves with it though.
Our little dumped cat is looking so good! We can pick her up and snuggle her now, and The Kid has been able to brush her coat some too. So much better from the matted wild thing she was over winter.
I do love my MaxCat. He follows me around all over the farm, like my furry orange shadow.
I’m sure I’ve mentioned it before…a lot of my pictures of Astrid are her coming towards me and the camera. 🙂 Yesterday, her and I had a wonderful hands on session together. I hate to say this, but sometimes, this beauty gets short-changed on my time, so I have to go out with absolute intention of working with her.
The Paints are high maintenance girls, so they take up the bulk of my time, but that’s not fair to Astrid. Yesterday was a rub all over spa day for Astrid. We picked up all 4 feet, and not only picked them out-which gets done every day anyways-but practiced holding them up and balancing with them in the air. I just picked up a foot, and once she was set, I’d give her a little push here, and a little push there, and let her re-balance with her foot in the air. Every time she re-balanced without grabbing her foot back, she got tons of praise and neck rubs. If she pulled her foot back politely, she got praise and neck rubs. It was a case of helping her work on “foot in the air balancing”. Great for when she’s having her hooves trimmed. 🙂
And finally, one last picture of my Sweetie…
She was coming around the shelter towards me, and as I watched her come, and marked the degrees of bend, all I could think was “How on Earth did you not end up in a show ring?!?”
I don’t know, but I’m glad she’s here with me!