Posts Tagged With: Sidney

Killer Instincts

Churned earth mingled with scattered feathers. The cage moved as futile fingers clawed at the trap door.

I caught a killer.

I rejoiced–and mourned.

This thing, this animal, this fluff-ball, killed three babies. Three tiny chickens. He killed them and ate them.

Trudie and I gathered the remaining supplies for the horse show, and we left.

Our horses performed well for their experience levels. Sidney needed to be led during his classes for safety reasons. He’s never been to a “real” horse show before, so he had no idea how to act or feel.

Honey’s shown once before. Last time she won two seventh places. This time she won a third (out of three horses–but she listened well!) and two fifth-place ribbons. They’re hanging in the tack room, along with Trudie’s ribbon from a previous horse show.

Suzi Q’s owner and Sidney’s owner came to visit, and both were exceedingly helpful. They held horses and came back to Firefly Farm when we realized we’d left behind Sidney’s bridle (oh-so-important!) and then needed a different saddle. They also took photos.

Once everyone loaded back up and we traveled back to the barn, I remembered.

The caged killer.

He curled up harmlessly at one end of the wire jail and peered at me with soft black eyes. His ringed tail wrapped around a chubby body, his masked face innocent.

Sometime soon, I’ll drive the killer to meet an ugly kitty.

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My Boyfriend, Sidney

“I love your earrings!” a friend said, pointing to my silver horseshoe studs.

“Thanks. My Boyfriend, Sidney, bought them for me,” I said.

Her eyes widened and she glanced away.

The husband knows about Sidney. He doesn’t care. He encourages me to have buddies.

“Just don’t cheat on me,” he jokes.

No worries there. Our love is completely platonic.

My boyfriend, Sidney, is an excellent listener. He loves to cuddle and kiss. Yesterday we enjoyed a one-year anniversary of the day we met. He bought me a gift.

ME and sidney

Three bathing sponges. One for each of my horses.

I love Sidney. He and I are on the same wavelength.

Today I talked to him about Melody’s issues. He understood completely and didn’t judge my decisions. He’s cool like that.

He just nods his head and lets me talk.

When it’s time to let him go, I smack his tushie and tell him to go have fun with his friends. He needs male bonding time, too.

I love my husband–and I also love my “boyfriend.”

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Spread a Little Sunshine

Yes, that line’s from the musical Pippin, and it’s sung by a villain–but it’s a nice phrase.

No matter what evidence I present to the contrary, Diva firmly believes I am a tree.

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Poor Twist. He had his first bath yesterday since arriving at Firefly Farm, and he had to wear Honey’s blanket to stay warm. I could almost feel the scathing heat from his eyes as he shouted “Oh, the humanity! To be wearing a blanket embroidered in pink?! You bawling, blasphemous, incharitable dog!” (I don’t know how Twist is able to quote Shakespeare in my head, but that’s his quirky side coming out.)

Girls have cooties, Mom! Why do I have to wear a girl's blanket?

The cold weather would’ve made him freeze if not for this “girly blankie.”

He’s very white now. It’s amazing to see the difference.

Sidney sported a delightfully masculine maroon blanket last night.

Braveheart braved the cold with a lush “au natural” coat of palomino and dazzling white.

The kitties also got in on the Fall Fashion Show.

The girls also decided to stay nude in the pasture. Melody, of course, being the exception.

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New Digs

Scatter, weave and dodge. Hooves drum in rhythm, seeking out the delicious foliage at the edge of the paddock. Each day, the T-posts are moved further into the meadow, allowing the horses more room to frolic, roam, and munch.

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Fun at Firefly Farm

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We’ve had a lot of activity at Firefly Farm this past week.

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