Saturday, March 13, 2010

Good Day Sunshine

I'm sorry I haven't blogged much lately, but not a whole lot has been going on. I've just been hanging out in the primordial ooze of my paddock waiting for Spring to arrive. This past week was beautiful with warm weather and sunshine. I spent a lot of time looking for grass, but there isn't any. Brita would show up, and take one look at muddy me and find something useful to do in the barn. We did go for a looonngg walk last Saturday in the sunshine. It was great, and I even got to stretch my legs in the first gallop of the year. On a long straight spot, with firm footing. Glory!

But on Thursday, I looked up, and she was headed out for a ride on Ms. Copy. She said it was because Copy was clean and I wasn't. She just didn't have the time to scrape the mud off AND ride. Well I yelled for her to wait, and came galloping back to the barn, but she was already out of sight. I went to the gate and waited for my turn, but when she got back, she said she was sorry but she was out of time, and I had missed my chance. Well Poo. It was a beautiful sunny day, just perfect for a jaunt.

Of course, Ms. Copy-Poppy doesn't really enjoy going on rides, and I DO, so we put our heads together and came up with a solution. Yesterday before I came in, I rolled in the dry sand of the arena, and polished all the mud off. So when Brita came to the barn today she thought Mom had helped me because I was all slicked up and ready for my ride.... We go now?

And Ms. Copy-Poppy........

.........Was NOT.

On a dietary note, I've decided I like celery. The best part of celery (besides the green leaves) is that it comes in long crunch stalks and I get to eat the whole thing instead of having someone cut it up in little pieces and ration it out. I can put the whole thing in my mouth. It's great!


tangerine said...

Hello there again, I remember a while back, could have been on this blog or the Bringing up Baby one, you mentioned something about a blocker tie ring that you had gotten. I've been having tying issues and would like to try one, but all the ones I've found are $20+ and I thought I remember you saying you'd found one for less. Bijou and I would greatly appreciate any help!

SmartAlex said...

I doubt you will find a Blocker Ring for less than $27. "The Clip" works on the same principle and starts at around $20. I've never tried the Clip, but the people who have seem to like it better than the ring because it is more easily moveable.

Bif said...

Uh, I went to TSC and bought a screw eye attached to a ring. Vetwrapped the screw threads (made it curved, like a blocker)... Works great, cost me next to nothing. You can use more vet wrap if you need it to slide slower, less to slide faster.

Anonymous said...

This is one of the cutest posts ever! They are SO sneaky!!