Thursday, August 7, 2008
The Barn Family
Life in the barn is its own little microcosm. There is the goat family: Scotty, English, & Irish--and all of their crazy antics. Next door to them is the Beautiful Mustang, and next to her are the new little barn cats. (Of course, there's also, flies, spiders, birds, mice, voles and groundhogs--to name a few).
There's the hay--10 tons so far--piled in the back two stalls. And, on the opposite side of the aisleway are Zippy, Cowgirl and Jasmine. It's a GIRL barn--except Scotty the goat. (Poor guy).
A sure sign of domesticity in a horse is wearing the fly-mask. Nothing says I've been humanized like having your face covered in mesh with your ears popping out of a fuzzy little hole.
Beautiful balked at first, but she stood still and let me put it on and off before I left it on permanently. Then, she stood there like she couldn't walk, even though I had taken the rope off.
Well, that was until she saw me leave to get food. Then she figured out real quick how to walk and wear a fly-mask.
The barn kitties were spayed yesterday before I picked them up--so the poor things are recovering. They are so cute together--sisters. My husband and I had our coffee and ran right out to see them this morning. And, he's allergic to cats--or at least sometimes is--so that's saying a lot that he is so attached already.
Getting them from the shelter was sad--there were so many from this group--85 in all. They were all cute and had great personalities. I'm glad I chose mine online.
The two I picked are not named yet--I'm waiting until my kids get home from their Montana vacation and they'll each get to name one.
We're just one big Barn Family out there--it's a pretty nice place to be.