Sunday, January 9, 2011

Snow Blind

Besides keeping up with this year's New Year's Resolution, I have to continue to work on last year's. Last spring I went on a diet and lost #100. To keep it off, we have to do a little gym work two or three days a week. The problem with working in the dim, dusty, cloudy light of my work out room, is that when I trot past the open door, I'm blinded by the brightness. I don't like to get too close to that wall. There are monsters out that door.
There it is! In the pure whiteness of the snow... a black devil cow!

Brita insists I use the whole room, and get closer to the wall, and then I see it... a second devil cow! Oh no! The further over I get, the more trouble I see.

And you know what two devil cows are... the beginning of a HERD.

But besides the blinding snow issue, I rather enjoy winter. I spend a lot of time just standing around in the warm sunshine, peacefully nibbling my hay, dreaming of spring grass.


c2b said...

so each time you go past the door another devil cow appears? What happens if you go the other way, do they start disappearing?
If they don't then it's a pretty good reason not to go past the door. Humans can be so dumb sometimes.

William Pendleton said...

If you go the other way, there are strange hay piles that look like alien crop circles. I KNOW they are not in the same position as when I was out there eating 20 minutes ago. It's spooky!

Angelina said...

You should persuade your human to build you a bigger, devil-proof work out room! Of course you can't work out when there are spooky things everywhere.

JJ said...

I know I don't comment much, but just the same, I lurk and read your blog often - I love it!

Just wanted to let you know that you have an award waiting for you on my blog! It's a lot of work, but fun to get just the same :)

Marcia said...

Hi! Bill, Houdini here.

Know all about the evil worshiping cows. My stable mate, Buckwheat (the TB that hears voices) told me all about them. When he and Freebie, another stable mate, were staying on a dairy farm they ran 3 miles down the road to get away from the evil alien creatures. The voices in his head told him he had to get away from them. He said the horns are either lasers or radio/mind controling devices. I forget which one. Be very careful. They are very strange creature. Definitely from a different planet. That what Buckwheat told me. Honest. He said they landed here in Montana or something like that. Not sure where Montana is. DO you know?

Be careful.
Your friend, Houdini.

P.S. I love this weather!! I know it is cold. But I use it as an excuse to act really stupid. Piaffe, extended canter down the long side. Try it! Oh, what about horsey snow angels. They are the best!!!

Teaspoon said...

So I don't think the cows are all that scary, but how do you deal with that white fluffy stuff? It looks like the end of the world has happened!

MisplacedCountryGirl said...

I had a similiar experience with devil cows myself. I was riding a grey TB, when suddenly the devil cows appeared in the woods BEHIND our ring. This led to an episode much like the running of the Kentucky Derby but minus the power steering...and add in a human splatt. What it is with the Greys and the Devil Cows??