Saturday, November 24, 2007

The orange brigade

Serena and I headed out in our orange regalia today for a long trail ride, which I mapped with Gary's GPS. The boys were great, even with the jingle bells we attached to their saddles to scare off the hunters. Sounded a bit like Santa coming down the trail!

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Hunting apparel

I never thought I would shop in the hunting section of Dick's Sporting Goods, but today was the day. Now, I'm not the one hunting, but seeing as it's BOW HUNTING season, it seemed like a good idea to clothe myself in some sweet orange for tail riding. Chris and I put the vests to good use today on a 2-hour ride. It was sleeting and gross but we had a good time exploring. And even better -- we made it back alive!

Of horse and hound

It's been a busy few weeks! Mikey went to his new home on Sunday and I think it will be a great match -- 2 young kids that fell in love. Then Monday we had Samantha, a basset/lab mix who was adopted Monday night. She was a cutie... Now we've got Buford as a foster. And we're babysitting Artie (another foster whose foster 'parents' are away for Thanksgiving) until Sunday. So yeah. Lots of dogs. Tankee is being a nice sport! This photo is Artie. Doesn't he look like a little old man? He was found as a stray with his collar and leash on -- how/why noone came looking for him is beyond me. Anyhow... now on to the horses.

Sunday I went down to Frank's barn to see Brittany and Kayla's horse show. It was a fun day, even if it was freezing!
Here's the reserve grand champion of the leadline classes. Kayla did a great job, too, even if Cloudy work up on the wrong side of the stall that morning. I was very proud of the girls!

Saturday, November 10, 2007

New Foster

It's been a tough week with the loss of our Rye-Man, but we reached out to a very needy hound named Mikey who joined us as a foster on Wednesday. Mikey was a stray and taken in by someone who really had no room for a dog. She left him outside all day long in Tennessee and he got bad sunburns all over his back. Thankfully someone stepped in and pulled Mikey from that situation and helped him heal. I picked him up off a transport with about 30 other dogs and let's just say he's living the high life now. He is a real good snuggler altho he steals my socks. He's only 2 and what a cute boy. No, we're not keeping him -- he's far too adoptable and would be great with a family. I need another oldie -- some old grump that no one else wants... But I felt that with the loss of Riot we had to help another... He'd want that.... The folks at Fetch (the TV show) sent an amazing Riot tribute video with all of his clips from the show. It's such a treat.... he was the best... but it's nice to have a hound in the house again.... smells just right! :)

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Goodbye, Rye-Man

Goodbye my silly Rye-Man. No dog will ever be as giving and squishy and happy for even the shortest of walks. I'll forever miss your whistle and your goose honk and your big beautiful face. It's been a great four years... xxx