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        02-02-2013, 04:43 AM
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    I was a girl on the other side of a couch just like that. It was too cute. And if the guy was mean to the dog he would have struck out with me too
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    I was never mean to the dog or any animal and that includes the human animal. I made the coffee and when I returned the dog was still sitting there and my place was at the far end of the couch.
    Taj had decided the girl needed a champion and took on the job, the job I was angling for. **** dog.
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        02-02-2013, 04:58 AM
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    Eliduc and Stan, great horse stories. Just proves that it's important to stay smarter than the 4-legged ones!
    Who is the smartest. I have three horses and all they do is take me for a ride now and again, and for that I run around after them making sure they have feed, water, vet, dentist, fancy saddle, hay and a cover if it gets cold. I talk to them as if they understand and excuse them if they miss behave. I don't think we are smarter. If I was I would have brought another boat not a horse.

    Hell, who in there right mind, at the age of north of 40 would get onto the back of an animal that weighs 1200 lbs, has lightening fast reflexes, is prone to use them, and can think for itself.
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        02-02-2013, 11:14 AM
      #6903
    Weanling
    I was relating the story of the sled to my wife and when I got to the part about running for my life she asked, "Why would you do that?" I answered, "What would you do if you were about to get slapped with a sled load of ****?" Sometimes she asks the dumbest questions.

    I don't believe it. The forum automatically censored me! I should have said a sled load of flark.
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        02-02-2013, 11:24 AM
      #6904
    Weanling
    In my single days I woke up one night and my dog who went with me everywhere was between me and my lady friend and she was attempting to quietly move him. He was firmly planted and having nothing to do with being budged. I smiled and went back to sleep. She was nice but we weren't right for each other. At least that is what my mother told me.
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        02-02-2013, 01:03 PM
      #6905
    Trained
    Dogs sensed something wrong with that woman
         
        02-02-2013, 01:04 PM
      #6906
    Trained
    Marc was very sick last week so I did not go anywhere
         
        02-02-2013, 01:56 PM
      #6907
    Foal
    This is really off the current topic being discussed here, but I wish my sister and BIL could see this thread! Maybe then they would finally realize that it isn't just kids who are "into" horses!

    A couple of years ago I was having a hard time (I had been my mother's caregiver for a while- unpaid- until she passed away) and until I finally found employment, I had to live with them for a while. Thinking nothing of it, I "decorated" my room with some of the tiny soft-sculpture horses I'd made over the years- something I really used to enjoy as a hobby. But when my BIL spotted them, he freaked and upbraided me no end over them, saying I was being childish, etc. I don't even think he knew I'd made them.

    My sister, too, thinks horses are exclusively for the under-12 age group and rolls her eyes at me about them.

    Not including the one or two I made since that incident, I have never been able to get back into my art/crafts. I seldom even draw anymore, since horses are simply what I specialize in. I want to, but I no longer have the heart for it. It's not the first time my artwork has gotten me into trouble- I nearly got evicted one over a life-sized horse head that I'd made. Long story short- I destroyed it to make my landlady "happy".

    I know this thread is about real horses, not artworks, but I still wish that people would have a little bit more tolerence for other's interests and not ruin it for them! Horses and horse art is NOT just for little kids- never has been!
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        02-02-2013, 02:39 PM
      #6908
    Green Broke
    Haha when rob and I first met any time we would sit on the couch pepper would jump up and sit between us. After 9 years she has accepted him now lol
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        02-02-2013, 02:52 PM
      #6909
    Yearling
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    Originally Posted by GlassPlatypus    
    This is really off the current topic being discussed here, but I wish my sister and BIL could see this thread! Maybe then they would finally realize that it isn't just kids who are "into" horses!

    A couple of years ago I was having a hard time (I had been my mother's caregiver for a while- unpaid- until she passed away) and until I finally found employment, I had to live with them for a while. Thinking nothing of it, I "decorated" my room with some of the tiny soft-sculpture horses I'd made over the years- something I really used to enjoy as a hobby. But when my BIL spotted them, he freaked and upbraided me no end over them, saying I was being childish, etc. I don't even think he knew I'd made them.

    My sister, too, thinks horses are exclusively for the under-12 age group and rolls her eyes at me about them.

    Not including the one or two I made since that incident, I have never been able to get back into my art/crafts. I seldom even draw anymore, since horses are simply what I specialize in. I want to, but I no longer have the heart for it. It's not the first time my artwork has gotten me into trouble- I nearly got evicted one over a life-sized horse head that I'd made. Long story short- I destroyed it to make my landlady "happy".

    I know this thread is about real horses, not artworks, but I still wish that people would have a little bit more tolerence for other's interests and not ruin it for them! Horses and horse art is NOT just for little kids- never has been!
    Seems to me your Sis and BIL have the issue...if horses make you happy, why should they care? I'm 38 years old, and have horses all over my house. Every time a friend or family member travel, they bring me back one. I have one from China, Indonesia...hubby even made me one of glass in a glass blowing class he took. When I'm not at the barn, it makes me happy to have horses around the house. I used to ride every Sunday morning...my family used to say I was off to "the church of horse"

    Age has nothing to do with what makes one happy...horses have brought me happiness my entire life.

    Would love to see some of your art if you ever feel like posting it here.
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        02-02-2013, 02:56 PM
      #6910
    Yearling
    Stan, you totally got my point! Who trains whom, exactly? I think most of us would admit that we've been conditioned into behaving a certain way with our horses, at least on occasion, and didn't realize that we were being 'trained'! 10 years ago when we bought our property and worked with a financial advisor to sort out our investments, he asked us whether the property would ever produce any revenue! We howled with laughter....as much as was polite... because there is no way that 20 acres stocked with barren sheep and geldings and retired mare will ever produce revenue. Joy, maybe...but not revenue. So, Stan, there you have it - joy. Bugs handing you the bucket makes you smile every time, and we smile hearing about it. One can't laugh at a boat's behavior, can't cause the boat to adapt its will to our will in a partnership, we can't have the same emotional attachment to a boat that we can to something that is flesh and blood and trusts us to do our best.

    GlassPlatypus, your sister and BIL are mean to you. There are thousands of women who buy dolls and collect them, and that's perfectly respectable. They would give their right arms if they could actually CREATE those dolls. What a gift! You should take up your hobby and recognize it as a gift that allows you to see something in your heart and create it with your hands. Art is for the enjoyment of the artist as well as those to whom that art is appreciated. So, your sis and BIL aren't in your artsy fan club. Bleh. You should post some pics of your art here on HF - we would enjoy seeing them and there are multiple threads on here about horsey artists. That is proof that LOTS of people are into horse-themed art. By the way, a lot of professional artists have said that capturing the essence of a horse's body and spirit is very, very hard. They're hard to paint, hard to sculpt well. So, if you're good at it you should flaunt it!

    CW, hope Marc is all better now! Keep us posted. You two have had a tough winter!
         

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