First the horses...Ms. Skoogville asked if the whole herd was in the main barn now. Yes...in fact we built out a 7th stall after we lost our sweet Chloe the wiiiiiiild mustang this fall so that all 7 ponies could fit in the main barn. After losing my adorable Mariah we now only have 6 horses so we have turned the 7th stall into a heated puppy lounge for the dogs to be able to hang out in while we do chores.
Here is a picture of the entire silly herd in their stalls waiting for their slow feeding hay bags and night time cookies.
From left to right we have:
- Miss Daisy Mae (12 y.o. paint)
- Princess Buttercup (6 y.o. dun quarter horse)
- Snapdragon the wiiiiiild baby mustang (2 y.o. chestnut mustang)
- Lily Bear Guppie Lips (9 y.o. black quarter horse/pony mix)
- Star Twinkle Flower (26 y.o. chestnut quarter horse mix)
- King Tangleberry Pie (28 y.o. bay quarter horse gelding)
We have gotten into a nice routine where each pair gets pony play time in the front pastures each day. Here are Daisy and Butter running in from the lower pasture...I wish we'd captured the run down to the lower pasture-they were fired up!
And now the Puppies...here are a few pictures of the little monsters in their cute bright outfits and a short description of what they are wearing. It's like a puppy fashion show!
The blankies are from Fido Fleece and they are so toasty warm. We just ordered some new blankets from Ruff Wear so we'll post pictures of those and review them as soon as they arrive!
Many friends have commented on the cute dog booties our crew uses. They are called Cushy Paws. We have at least a dozen different types of dog booties and these are by far the most comfortable and warm. They are made for indoors only but we obviously use them outdoors. We reinforce the velcro with a strip of duct tape and they stay on, have good traction, and keep their paws much warmer than any of the rubber bottomed Ruff Wear boots we have tried. Their soft rubbery bottoms are great indoors to help prevent them from slipping on tile or wood floors. And-they are comfy enough to use as a deterrent for certain obsessive Guppies who like to lick their paws raw (I'm not going to name anyone in particular but you know who you are Bear Guppie).
KB asked me recently about dog booties - I'm not sure how these would hold up to long adventures but we hike the pups in them for miles through the woods without any issues so far. We fold the tops down so that snow does not collect inside the fleece.
The red leashes are wonderful...they are the older style (better leash clip) of the Roamer Leash also from Ruff Wear. They clip around your waist and have a bungee in the leash so that you can comfortably hike hands-free while your pups are safely attached.
Well...that's it from DVR this evening! We hope everyone is having a lovely weekend!
And just for fun...here I am in my cold weather Kenny outfit...
One of my BFFs came up with the term Mountain Sexy for this look.