Do your dogs insist on HELPING you feed? Yeah, mine do, too!






I don’t know about  you… but my dogs INSIST on helping me feed morning and night.

I cannot even think about being late for this task because a full hour before it is actually time to feed, they are letting me know that the time is upcoming.

Dogs:  Whine.

Me:  I know, I know… but we still have an hour.

Dogs:  Whhhiiiiiinnnneeee.

And so it goes.

You, too?

FEEDING TIME

When it is actually feeding time, as I open the door, they eject themselves like jet propelled rockets and fly out to parts unknown.

Once I saunter out, I catch glimpses of them poking their heads in the cat doors, running around the sheds, checking gopher holes and gooberly taking huge gulps out of water troughs.

As soon as I get to the hay shed, they both jump on the bales and bark at each other.  As I shoo them away, they run circles all up and over the hay, and then run off barking at each other.

They are SUCH a help.

And as I walk towards each eager horse with arms full of hay, my dogs rush around my feet (thank you very much) and continue to run around – to the bottom of the 10 acres and back up –  before I can even offload my arms.

They are pretty amazing…

WHEN I’M DONE…

They always seem to know when I’m done feeding, even if I change up the routine.  I have no idea how they sense this, but as soon as I’m done, no matter where I am, they appear and run with me into the backyard and back inside where their cookie awaits.

So, did they help me?  Well, not with the task at hand.  They didn’t help me feed the horses at all.

However, they did amuse me.  They always amuse me.  They always warm my heart.

And for that, I am grateful.

I guess they insist upon helping me feed because as dogs, they know their job… to love me and fill my heart.

 

 

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SATURDAY IS PHOBLOG DAY!






Today, I will sit and write blogs that I have on my desktop but have not had the time to write.  Today is the day!

HERE WE GO!

This photo cracked me up!

OMG

I follow them on Instagram. That wild bird (This is in Australia) fell in love with the larger pitty and they are best friends. The pitty had a litter and the owners homed all of the babies but kept little Ruby.

I wish I could recognize birds better… I have several feeders and I’m not good at it. I can really only see that doves aren’t little brown birds and that ravens aren’t like anyone else.

I thought that this was the most beautiful photo of a sheep I had ever seen.

I know, I know, I’ve posted this previously. I just love it.

Is that gold leaf on this glorious horse?! So pretty!

This is me, in bed before sundown, reading a book and sipping a tiny glass of wine. It has been that kind of a week…

So gorgeous.

I’m still enamored with these modern dinos.

Baby pigs are the BEST.

If only his mane was like her hair…

Clearly, a wild father and son chat.

My friend’s cat. She is an artist and I am imploring her to paint this.

Inspiring myself to remember those days… and, I love that saddle. Last time I posted this, I didn’t notice the unique saddle and stirrups. I think on this round of a pony, that is an excellent way to learn.

 

 

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