Farm Friday 07.17.2020
The weeks seem to go by a bit slower during Coronapocolypse. Mostly because there isn’t a whole lot going on during the weekends like there might be when we aren’t social distancing and most social activities aren’t canceled. Plus, it’s hot in Texas right now. It’s (thankfully) cooled off a bit the latter part of this week, but temps are still in the high 90’s, which inherently makes one want to take things more slowly. I have some fun horsey things this weekend, so I’m looking forward to horsing around with friends a bit.
Despite the heat, I’ve been getting some rides in after work. I got a super fantastic new bareback pad recently. I’ll blog about it soon, but for some reason summertime seems like a great time to ride bareback. Possibly because I can do it without wearing pants.
What is it about cats in boxes that is SO entertaining?! I got a kick out of this one because the box is so very big and the cat can’t really get in it, but that did not stop her from trying.
I rode Coco for the first time in about 18 days after her vet visit cleared the weird welt as superficial. She was a very good girl and even walked and trotted through the sprinkler like a super star (she hates water and is usually pretty spooky). After our ride I groomed her and put some conditioner on her hooves since the ground is so dry in Texas. Who knew that one’s own shiny hooves could be so terrifying! She stood stock still until I undid the cross ties and then nearly jumped out of her feet, well, she would have jumped out of her feet if it were actually possible.
We have two neurotic and geriatric tiny dogs who both love a super fluffy blanket. One (the Italian Greyhound) is EXCEPTIONALLY neurotic and will scream at the top of her lungs if you pick her up wrong, not because it is painful but just because she’s crazy. Well, I succumbed to Facebook’s advertising algorithm and ordered two Soothing Beds that the internet told me would change my dogs’ lives. After watching the shipping status FROM CHINA for about 12 days the new beds arrived and let me tell you, those little dogs are OBSESSED with their Soothing Beds! Facebook Advertising Algorithm for the win!
And last, but certainly not least, the world always needs a Pablo update. This isn’t a particularly remarkable photo of Pablo, but he’s always cute and funny. He’s finally settling down and getting sweeter in his older age. We don’t really know how old he is, but we have had him for about 14 years.
Y’all have a GREAT weekend! Wear your masks. Maintain social distance. Be kind to one another.
CaitlinJuly 17, 2020 at 2:32 pm (3 years ago)
Girl I feel you on the heat! It’s been the same temps here in FL with that brutal 100% daily humidity. I’m dyinggg lol! Also my cat loves boxes too! Idk what it is either, but I’ve definitely been woken up in the middle of the night to Felix having the time of his life hahaha! Oh and I can’t wait to hear about your new bareback pad!Reply
Tara TJuly 18, 2020 at 6:27 pm (3 years ago)
The forecast for next week shows a high of EIGHTY NINE on Tuesday! I’m so excited I could dance a jig! LOL!
L. WilliamsJuly 20, 2020 at 12:17 pm (3 years ago)
Damn 14 years you’ve owned that donkey! That’s pretty cool!Reply
Tara TJuly 20, 2020 at 1:19 pm (3 years ago)
LOL! Right?! We couldn’t touch him for YEARS! I was finally able to get my hands on him by feeding him beer. Donkeys DO NOT forget anything and someone wronged Pablo at some time and he wasn’t about to give us his trust until we earned it fair and square. Now he’s a very good boy and loves snuggles and wine.