Oh, I thought I would put a photograph on here just for fun. Not for quality, or critique. Just a new part of
my every day life! Meet, Amore. She is the stray that my friend Kendra rescued and brought to me. She was not suppose to stay, but she resembled my dog's Sam and Annie. Well, she has pretty much taken over the farm and the chores. Well, she takes on the time of the chore's with her own agenda. She loves being a farm dog and running with the horses and also hiding from them. Best part of her life is the horse manure. So, a huge dilemma - how do you have a horse farm, and a horse dog, that will not roll in manure? Oh yea, you will definitely say she is "CUTE!" Can I send the essence of her to you with your reaction of "cute?" :)
It's so hot that a horse will come to you and ask to be hosed down. They will then stand there and move around the water stream to get whatever body part that is in need of the cold water! This, without a rope, without a halter. Just a plead from them to be cooled off. That's how hot it is! Here is Gator coming up to me with his John Wayne swagger asking for the water. Then, a pure glee of joy and pleasure in his face! Enjoy! Gator is my oldest horse that will live to be 36 years of age. He knows this.... He is 20 now! He is my survivor, and my partner. He has lived through the pain of laminitis and has recovered completely to be the perfect paramour. My guy!
Great day at the Woofstock here in Aiken, SC. There must have been over 200 people that came! So many dogs and such little time for the camera modeling. I was able to capture a few that I hope you will like. Remember, click on the image below to be taken to the gallery, then you may have to click on the image again after you get there for the entire album. You can then click on the word "slideshow" at the top right of the screen for a full view! I would love to hear how you like them, send me a comment! Enjoy!
My Farrier, Doug Eidenier just gave a wonderful demonstration to the seventh annual summer horseback riding camp here in Aiken, SC. The camp is given by Cpl. Sonny Ford who is part of the Aiken Dept. of Public Safety's mounted police patrol. He was assisted by Carol McElwee. Doug gave a fantastic demonstration of the proper hoof care and background of keeping the horse's hooves healthy! Below, if you click on the photograph you can see some photographs from his presentation and the day.
The below photograph is a favorite. I took this at the Aiken Spring Steeplechase here in SC. The lines of the hat, the contrast, the cigar. Beautiful woman, but it gives me a very sick feeling of how she must have felt after she smoked it. Classy woman, that somehow, is still classy smoking a cigar. Not sure how.
Angel Annie went to heaven this morning. I know she is having fun playing ball with her Dad George and loving that she is reunited with her love SAM. I am not so good. She was about 14 years of age and kept her alpha status until the end. The greatest ball retriever in the world, and protector. She was my girl....
Hmm, I wasn't sure what to post for the subject line, but if you do not know me (many of you do not) you probably
do not know anything about me. So, I know I said I would have the artistic photo's here on each day... but you know what? Sometimes, your day is impacted by something so special, that you wish to share it. I had the last two days that encompassed this. Three of my nephews came here to my place for a visit. I have to tell you, I had the most fun, the best laughs and laughter, and SERIOUSLY, the greatest time ever! It was so hard to say good bye to them this morning. So, to let you see a personal side of this photog, here is a photograph of myself and my three nephews enjoying a great lunch at the Aiken Brewery! Cheers! Thanks for coming guys, and you better be returning asap!
p.s. Amore needs more training! :)
Murry, the wild, wild cat.
I am not sure if you have ever met a "Murry." He was a rescue kitty that had a ton of personality. I thought, "wow!" "He would be a great farm kitty." He has not let me down. He can chase down the squirrels and follows me around the entire farm with me to protect me. He is always near by, even if I can't see him. Take a look at his photo here. He is definitely part "wild." He can be as sweet as honey then bite you. Not through your skin, but a good bite. If I am not paying attention to him, he hides and pounces and grabs my leg. He is evil. Well, He looks it, but he is also a love. Sitting below the bird feeders though, is cheating, Murry!