Inturrupting the Mama Mia Discussion for this Announcement

December 19, 2008 at 5:48 am 4 comments

Go on and let me know about that movie, but…it’s 4:30 AM, and a neighbor called to say, “There’s a beautiful horse in your back yard.”

Say wha?

We own no horses.

So, yeah, I just “rounded up”  three beautiful horses out of my yard, in the rain.  Thank goodness for tall rubber boots.

Let me just say, I’ve never “rounded horses”.

The Hub took a bucket to make sounds in the pasture, and I snuck around the back side, so as to not scare them.  I started getting close, and they didn’t move.

They started stirring, but I didn’t want to spook them.

I eased close and one raised up from eating to sniff my hand.

That one followed me a few stepsm then started eating again.  Shoot.

I walked to another, afraid of running them all off.

But, that one followed me a few steps, and then started eating again.  Shoot.

The last raised to check me out and started following me.

Soon, the others started moving, having already started themselves.

They squeezed me a little tight getting through the big gate, but I just kept easing forward and they all made it through past that gate to the side pasture gate.  Sort of makes me want horses, except for the feeding, and the well, 4:30AM business.


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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Misty  |  December 19, 2008 at 9:37 pm

    I helped round up our two pigs when I was a kid. And I’ve rounded up several dogs and cats, but never anything so majestic as a horse. Lucky you 🙂 Except for the 4:30 am thing…I think I’d have woken up their owners for that job 🙂

  • 2. Maggie  |  December 20, 2008 at 12:18 am

    If only they had had dog tags!

    We found the owners this morning…apparently someone had also called central dispatch. He said he came out and checked on them and decided they were safe…to leave them ’til morning.

    He told me local 4 wheeler riders had torn down his fence in the ice storm when they were out riding. Nice of them to tell someone or fix it!

  • 3. bellissimanh  |  December 20, 2008 at 9:09 am

    Grrrrrrrrrrrr at the 4 wheelers… but what a beautiful picture (aside from the getting up at 4am thing). Was the moon close to full? 🙂

  • 4. Kimberly  |  December 20, 2008 at 5:42 pm

    i’m still trying to get past the 4:30 am phone call…….

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