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  1. Updates and pics.

    LOL you don't have to tell me, ALL of Virginia has been hot and humid...add the all the rain and its been just miserable. D.C. is good for a day trip, visit the museums and what not, but that's it.
  2. Updates and pics.

    I want to know how D.C. goes....Im betting youre going to hate it lol.
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    I think we could make it work.
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    Sorry I havent posted in a while. Been working a lot and loving my second job. We havent been doing much with the horses, it's been hot, humid, and/or raining. We all cant wait til fall. We did go watch an obstacle challenge and worked on a few obstacles at home though, hopefully hitting the next obstacle challenge. The girls have been wonderfully good and thank me all the time for everything.
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    How much bigger is it than a foal halter? Could it be sized down you think?
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    Well guys, it looks like Grandaddy B (my landlord) really did it!!!
  7. What is your horse's home like?

    Only the yearling minis play in the pond, the others wont go in. As good as it looks out there, its no place for a mini foal apparently. Baby Mojito, who is now Breyer, was bit pretty bad. Required a vet visit and some lancing and draining but he will be fine. We put him and his mom and the expecting donkey in the paddock with another mini gelding to keep them company. That lasted a couple days. They were begging to get outta there yesterday evening. Probably because they had eaten all the grass, and arent used to being on a diet, lol. So, my cowgirl and I were out late making shade in another grassy lot. Ill have to get a pic of it this evening.
  8. What is your horse's home like?

    Been meaning to reply to this for a while now. Mine live out mostly...lots of acres, lots of grass and a big pond. They DO have a barn which is basically a run in that they stand in to get out of the sun. Third pic is of the paddock. Basically its our holding area for anything that needs to be confined, vetted, etc. Im having the landlord replace my tarps with walls so there is shade.
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    Colt. The farm has decided it would be funny to stick with alcohol themed names...no idea why. Whatever. Margarita shouldve been Fuzzy Navel, lol.
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    Actually, its been so blessedly hot that Im not sure the girls even know he was born.
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    Introducing, 3 day old "Bug Gullys Mojito"
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    It wouldve worked out if it went to Animal Control too. Animal Control was going to send it to a bigger county shelter that has awesome adoption success. I think kitty wouldve definitely had a leg up on other kitties since I had her vetted too. Just happened to work out even better. The vet too thinks that someone put that kitty under that tree. Ugh. I told my landlord if I caught some a-hole dropping animals off at my place I was gonna shoot them. He agreed with me. He did laugh at me having found a dang kitty though. He still teases me about Bennie...but he loves her too.
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    Well, I did my good deed for the day. At 5am I went out with Bennie to pee. I heard a very loud meowing. Sounded like a kitten in my yard, but neither I nor the neighbor has cats. I put Bennie back inside and got my boots on and a flashlight. Followed the meowing to a big cedar tree between me and my neighbor where I found the littlest fluffy grey kitten crying its eyes out, alone. No other kittens, no momma, nothing. It started purring as soon as I touched it. Brought it inside where the dogs were too interested, Bennie was bouncing off the walls. I put the little fluff in my car where it would be safe and went back to sleep for a while. Got back up before it got warm outside and kitty was fast asleep in the car. Went to the store and got kitty some wet food and some Pedialyte, which it ate and drank right away. Its little eyes were goopy and by that time I was already halfway to the vets office. Had the little stinkers eyes cleaned and given an antibiotic, capstar for fleas, and a distemper shot. A kind lady there with her dog split the cost with me. It was the least I could do for the little thing. It really seemed to like me, but I couldn't keep it. The plan was to drive it over to the pound, animal control had already been notified by the vet that I was coming. Luckily animal control had a van coming from a larger county shelter to pick up a load of animals to take to their shelter for adoption. They have a much better adoption rate. The timing was pretty good. Just as I was getting ready to leave, a new vet tech came out from the back and nonchalantly said she had a friend looking for a little kitty. "Call her now" the receptionist and I said together lol. She called her friend and everything worked out. I handed over a purring kitty with the food and Pedialyte I had bought, the antibiotic for its eyes, and the vet receipt so her friend could have record of what kitty got done today.
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    Thats exactly what my landlord is threatening LOL! The only problem is that the truck only goes like 20mph lol
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    Funny you gals are talking topless vehicles..I just took pics of my landlords new toys last night lol.
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    The thought makes me cringe. I couldn't imagine explaining any type of accident to an insurance company...or being in an accident period.
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    I can borrow Pappys trailer anytime I want. Its a gooseneck so whatever truck I get/use would have to be set up for that. I just think it would be easier to get a used bumper pull. Id want a regular 2h bumper pull so we could haul the regular sized horses too if we decide to go somewhere for a trail ride or something.
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    Those crazy ponies would kick out my windows lol!
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    I stopped having a relationship with him and my mother a year ago. I have no idea if he even knows hes possibly not my father, or not my youngest brothers father.
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    Morning all. Just a little update. I'm still celebrating the girls and their minis...I'm just so proud! We haven't done anything with them since the show, its been raining/flooding every day here. I cant even tell you the last time we rode. Its either pouring rain, or 100 degrees, the only reasonable time to do anything outside is in the wee hours of the morning. In the meantime I have contacted a trainer I'm familiar with who I think will be good with the girls and the minis, and inquired about hauling in for a few lessons on setting up and positioning. It all sounds good, I just have to find a day/time that I can use the truck and trailer that's also suits the trainers schedule. Which leads me to my current issue. I need to win the lottery. I really need a good reliable truck, but I just cant afford it. I'm stuck. Pappys trailer is a 3 horse gooseneck...we don't really need a gooseneck and I could afford to buy a 2 horse bumper pull...but if Pappy is willing to let us use his trailer (and hes more than happy to let us use it) then theres no reason for me to buy one. The truck he is currently using to pull the trailer has got 3 wheels in the grave. If I could afford a truck..oh the places we would go. Theres a club or association or whatever you want to call it here that you can join and show for points which add up during the year. At the end of the year you can win awards. It seems to be more relaxed than 4-H and would be excellent for the girls. The shows are kinda all over and it looks like most of them are a drive from home. So, there again is my pesky truck issue. Maybe I can work on Grandaddy B to get us a truck...or loan us a truck. Cross your fingers. In other, more personal news...my "family" situation has only gotten crazier. I now have pretty solid reason to believe that the man that Ive known as my dad for 38 years, is not my biological father after all. I'm still planning on doing a DNA test between my deceased brother (I have some of his hair to test) and I to see if we are full siblings. My youngest brother and I are not full siblings, which we found out months ago through a DNA test. At the end of the day I would just really like to know the truth, I think I deserve that.
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    I had a dog bitten by a copperhead once. Very scary, but she lived. I had a patient bitten by a copperhead once too and it really did some damage to her liver.
  22. Found scary thing in bananas! No pictures.

    Im kinda jealous that Ive never encountered a scorpion, lol
  23. Look what I did today.

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    Guys I totally forgot to mention that the turn out at this show was huge. This was a qualifying show for 4hers to qualify for the state 4h show. So there were lots of youth competitors. Probably not the best first show for them to go to, but it makes me even more happier that they came away with the ribbons they did! I also forgot to mention that Zoey (in western attire) came in 4th out of 6 in her Western Model class...and she was the only mini in the class. I nearly had a heart attack. She of course had no idea that she had just "beat" 2 full sized horses with her green yearling mini LOL! I think now some professional halter lessons are in order for both minis and girls. I know someone that trains for halter and I think I may look into some real lessons for them. I think we've done really well with the minis but there are a few things that need fine tuning by a pro. As far as continuing to show these particular minis, thats a conversation Im going to have to have with Zarinna. Her idea was to show them a couple times which would increase their value, and then sell them. (The issue I have with that is that the money goes to their grandaddy, and he doesnt give them a penny of it. I think for all the time and training Zarinna has put into the minis she should get half of the selling price.) We have another mini mare due to foal any day now and Zarinna cant wait to start from scratch with that baby. I'll keep you all posted. I printed off some pics from yesterday and tossed them into a multiframe. I'll be taking one to Pappy (who hauled us yesterday) and one to Grandaddy (my landlord). Grandaddy did call me yesterday to ask if he should start building a trophy room....of course I said yes lol.