Friday, January 7, 2011

Snow Pony

In lieu of any action shots or video (and it may be awhile; we had a whopping high of 15 degrees today and expect the same tomorrow), I've still been itching to take pictures of my boy. Today was just beautiful, despite the cold. There was a light snow falling, so I took the Goldens out to the barn and clicked away. Nothing too exciting, but we had a grand time anyway.

The dogs are so, so nutty when faced with large beasts. Neither of them really know how to act appropriately, though they try to stay out of the way for the most part. Sammy did feast on waaaay too many stray alfalfa cubes this time. I have a feeling that's not going to jibe well with his already sensitive digestive tract, sigh. They did have fun though.

I fed Miles outside where the dogs were more comfortable and could run amok as they pleased. Lately, though, he's been less than thrilled about eating his beet pulp/alfalfa mash, wet or dry. Still, his weight is good, and he eats his grain and hay with gusto, so I'm not going to worry about it just yet.

Of course, no food is ever completely rejected.

Miles is no longer amused, if he ever was.

Compromise with semi-forward ears.

Random Golden antics capture his attention.

Happy to oblige my request for one cute profile pic. Thatsa my boy.

One more for good measure. I wish I could photo-shop the giant crane-thing out in the background, but there it is.

Now for something completely random...for Christmas this year, I asked Kyle to take my 27 year old teddy bear (named-wait for it-Teddy) somewhere for cleaning and repairs. My poor faithful companion was flat as a pancake from using him as a pillow for about 10 years as a kid, with multiple stitching issues. He also didn't smell too great, poor boy. Anyway, the lady Kyle took him to specializes in doll restoration but does everything, apparently. Including dressing up Teddy free of charge with no request to do so.

OK, OK, it's cute. Weird, but cute. Most importantly, he smells much better:) Good thing, because he's the one relic from my childhood that's here to stay. He sleeps in the bed and everything:)

Have a great weekend everyone!


  1. awww the teddy bear gift is so friggin sweet. :-)

  2. Aw, that's sweet. Childhood toys are a must in adulthood.
    Miles is a stunner from any angle.

  3. Aw, fun! The barn owner's dog went to antagonize Bar yesterday, but he just looked at her as if to say, "Bring it, little dog."

    And I guess I'll try to stop whining about 45 degree weather. Maybe.

  4. Miles looks so warm and toasty in his blanket. He kind of looks like he's tired of this wintery weather...I guess we all feel that way though :(

    I love your Teddy. He looks almost like new, but well loved too. I have an old flattened out stuffed horse that could use some rehab....maybe I'll do it :).

  5. My dogs aren't all that sure about the horses either. Miles doesn't seem to care much about them. That's good.

    I have a flattened teddy bear too. My smells ok but is pretty smushed. How'd she do with the smushed part?

  6. I'm really enjoying reading about your adventures with the devilishly handsome Miles and am cheering your progress from here in the Chicago burbs. I feed my mare beet pulp and alfalfa cubes all soaked together too. She doesn't like it too soupy, but when the weather gets bitterly cold, I like to encourage as much fluid intake as possible. So I drool about a tablespoon of molasses into the mix as it's soaking. I couldn't believe it the first time - I heard weird slurping coming from her stall - when I looked in, she was hoovering up the last drops of liquid. If Miles is feeling a little unmotivated about eating, Maddie gives molasses two hooves up!

    And thanks for sharing Teddy. The vest is most dapper and befitting such a fine bear.