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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Boone and me



"Boo---o--o--o--ne, Boonie!"

I had just said this to him tonight, I say it every night, he knickers, he waits for the sheep to be cared for, then the goats, then chickens, then barn cats....then it's him, ready for hay. He's pleased he comes before the donkeys. Tonight I went to him first though, and took time to notice the grey forming on lower lip, a winter fuzz appearing, and spontaneously arranged mud spots of the season.



9 comments:

Kathy said...

How sweet. I love how soft their upper lips are. Looks like you have a very special bond between the two of you.

Spring Lake Farm said...

I love that name. I think everyone calls their "Boone" the same way. I really miss mine but am grateful that you have one to love still.

Lauren said...

Beautiful! I love how you capture the little things of the animals. The longer whiskers on his chin. Beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

Notre Vie Juteuse said...

Hi Boone....and all the other lovely animals on the farm

Sharon said...

he is such a sweet looking horse....is he sweet or does he just look that way? anything you have written about him always makes me think he is a sweet boy.

Apifera Farm said...

Boone is a character. We have become bonded, but it took time, although I always felt good about him. He is sweet, but he has a personality too, somewhat of a mix of monkey, and obedient son. He talks a lot, which I love. Greets me day, nite, whenever I leave or come. Give 'em an apple, I swear he thanks me in slow, low knicks. Not perfect, maybe that's why I like him so much. He also gets lazy in roundpen, just like me, and prefers standing and looking to hard core exercise, just like me.

Delisa said...

What great pictures and what a dear companion. I love how you captured his sweet chin whiskers, I would so like to pet his big head and feed him the biggest most beautiful red rome apple I could find! :)

Amber said...

Oh he's a beauty! My horses have gotten their winter coats also! It's like one day there slick and shiny and the next they have on a fur coat! They're adorable either way! I love petting horse and donkey chins, they're so soft.
Hugs
Amber

Yarni Gras! said...

I've always loved the way whiskers feel when a horse nuzzles you.....

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