Friday, November 12, 2010

Casual Friday


Have you ever had one of those days when you just couldn't be troubled to get all spiffed up? And you didn't want to waste any time on the nonessentials when there were more important things to be done?




Brita has finally stopped interfereing with my glorious mud spa routine. After all, I'm just going to have to re-do it after she leaves. The first couple of years, it was all primping and blanketing. My clothes were laundered once a week, and my tail wash washed and fluffed. Now, the clothes reside cozily in the tack trunk all fluffy and clean smelling and only come out when I'm feeling icky and shivery. I'm coated from head to toe in two inches of muck, Brita only carves out a clean spot where the saddle goes. Sometimes it takes awhile to work out compromises so that everyone gets what they want.

9 comments:

Bif said...

I want mud!! We haven't had mud for months and months!!
~ Bif

Jason said...

Seems like every white, grey and fleabitten horse on this farm is in love with mud, and there are a WHOLEBUNCHA them down here, let me tell ya what ! I believe you'd fit right in down here in Tennessee ! :)

c2b said...

I am impressed with your training of your human. Well done. Care to share your secret training tips?

Horses-on-a-dime said...

Afternoon Bill,

Can I call you Bill? or do you prefer William?
Houdini here. What is it about you grey horses. One of my mates is a grey. He is very much into the mud treatments also. BUT, he told the animal communicator that he was actually a pinto,not a grey. I am old but I am not colored blind. Buckwheat is definately a grey. A very muddy, muddy grey. Buckwheat is sorta crazy. My people say that when he acts silly he is "hearing voices again." I think he just playing them.

Your friend,
Houdini

P.S. Went for two unscheduled walkabouts the other day. I did not go far, just next door. My people were not very happy with me. They put me on a "time out" in my stall.

William Pendleton said...
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William Pendleton said...

I answer to "Billy", "William", "Grey" or "WP". You can call me anything, but don't call me late for dinner.

I'm not sure if I've trained my human as much as demoralised her. I almost feel bad when she comes to the barn with all clean grooming tools and towels and I'm covered in two inches of damp dirt from the tater patch.

She's resiliant though. Today she washed and fluffed my tail.

Anonymous said...

Hi! Found your blog by chance and enjoyed it so much I read it all, start to finish, off and on for the last three days. Great writing and absolutely awesome photos. Are you on Facebook, WP Grey Horse?

~Best Regards from Texas

Valentino said...

William Pendelton, partner in greyness... I recently discovered that sleeping with your clean, white, recently shampooed for the last time of the year neck on a big fluffy manure pillow is good for getting a reaction out of your human. Just sayin'...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

Valentino

Sally said...

from a fellow grey who goes out with only a tack-shaped clean patch! i salute you :-)