Sunday, October 17, 2010

Everything Old is New Again

Jaz and I went down the road for the first time since he's been home. I can't remember the last time we rode out by ourselves. I thought that having Baby D would keep the one left behind placated. Nope. Poco still carried on when we left.

Freshly roached. I roach him as close to the skin as I can get because it's easier to medicate the mane bed for his allergies to the no-see-ums that cause him to rub his mane and tail mercilessly.

He was a champ when we passed Norma Jean and her posse of Labs. He only looked slightly cross-ways at the pink and purple balloons tied to someone's gate. He turned only a cautious eye to all the floaty Halloween decorations. But, I actually had to get off and walk him over to check out this pile of horse-eating rocks to convince him we could continue on our way. Then it was like, "Oh, I knew that."

When we got home, I fed everyone early for the sake of rewarding Jaz. I have to play cafeteria lady so Porco (sic) doesn't eat his own food as well as everyone else's. Check out the look on his face. The big attraction is always Daltrey's food.

Whut? I'm not doin' nuthin'.

See? I'm napping.
You just have a suspicious mind.

He eats so darn slow,
so I stand around for
quite a while 'til he's finished.
Kids — gotta play with their food.

Seeing what's left in Poco's pan,
as Poco is over checking out his.

Et tu, Jazu?


Anonymous said...

Love the photos and expressions!

Sherry Sikstrom said...

Great pics! looks like a nice day for a ride too

morningbrayfarm said...

Fabulous pictures... thanks for sharing their personalities! :) The look on Poco's face is familiar... we see it on Ellsworth's face on a regular basis.

Nuzzling Muzzles said...

It's almost like he's learning what things in his environment are silly human things vs. an abnormality in a more natural setting that could be a mountain lion crouching in the grass as opposed to a pile of rocks.

BrownEyed Cowgirl said...

Hahaha-They don't really appreciate the 'cafeteria' lady do they?

It's a very good idea to stick around and make sure they don't chase Baby D off of his food. Babies pick up bad eating habits very quickly in self defense if they don't get to eat their grain in peace-get crabby and/or start gobbling food. Once learned, it's very difficult to break them of it and it can cause lifelong eating problems.

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

What a bunch of characters you've got there. Poco's expressions crack me up. lol!
D's tale reminds me of S'Mores...mmmmm! :D


Laughing Orca Ranch said...

tail...not tale...or maybe it could be a tale about a tail that was the color of S'Mores.......oh boy, it's time for bed now. lol!


Leah Fry said...

I'm afraid I'm stuck with the cafeteria lady job for the long haul. It wouldn't be bad if he didn't eat so gosh darn SLOW. It's not passively standing either. Poco and Jaz are dogged in their efforts. I wonder how I'll feel about it in inclement weather? I usually stand there for 30-45 minutes before leaving them to their own devices with whatever Daltrey has left. Daltrey is not as submissive as Jaz, so eventually he will only have to battle Poco. Although D will be much bigger, I think Poco will always be the boss.

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