Saturday, January 29, 2011

Just a horse...

I am just a horse. My needs are simple and few. A good brushing, constant access to forage, easily located water source. Hoof care, I suppose, if there's not enough varied terrain that I can just do it myself.

Not difficult. I will even go so far as to say cookies are, in fact, a desire, not a need.

It pains me to say that.

Mother fed our mid-day hay today, I got my grain, and there's clean water in the trough. They always check three times a day, lest a hole develop (hasn't happened yet, but you can't be too careful) or another unfortunate squirrel/bird/racoon incident occurs. I even got cookies. But...

I did not get brushed! I'm not sure if you're aware, but Mother has been a little lax in the "coming to visit me" (ME!) section of her job description, but I've grown accustomed, I suppose. I never complain. Usually though, when she does come up, I get brushed and fussed on a bit. Today she fed all of us, gave me my cookies, and left. Uhhh... aren't you Forgetting Something? And it was nicely above freezing; a good thorough brushing that messes up my piloerection would not have been frowned upon the way it is when it is colder out. When it's cold, I take care of it all just fine; don't ruin things!

Anyway, apparently Mother was working on something she called taxes. I'm not sure what they are, but she seems both happy and sad about them.

I appreciate my cookies, but sometimes I wish Mother had been born a horse like me... then she would know, as I do:

Life is simple

 Now, who needs a hug?*

*Shameless re-use of this photo because it is a masterpiece of cuteness and adorability.


  1. How can mom look at that face and NOT smile?

  2. Funny you should say that, Dom... when Mother was debating the wisdom of buying a skin and bones, pussy faced me, she would look at the pictures of me (and my adorable face) and just smile. She told a friend, "I just can't help but smile whenever I look at him!"

    Of course she can't! It's me!

  3. How does one mess up one's "piloerection"? I'd hate to do it by accident :)


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