My typical day starts with me leaving the house and whistling for the horses to come up to the paddock from the pasture to be fed. I then head to the workshop (a room behind the garage) to feed the cats, unlock the gate to the duck house to let the ducks out, then over to the barn to feed the horses and clean.
I left the house this morning, whistled for the horses then went in the workshop for the cats. On the way out, as I was opening the workshop door, I hear the clipper clapper of little hoves on the cement floor of the garage. There was Chocolate and Rocky. They got out on to the hay field from the pasture and came up to the garage so that they could follow me to the paddock. I opened the paddock gate and let them in for feeding.
When Rocky was with me a year ago, this was a regular occurrence but Chocolate never did. It only took Rocky 3 days to get back into the swing of things and bring Chocolate along. Thank goodness that wherever they managed to get out from was too small for the other 3 to escape.
Since they are locked in the paddock during the day, they are safe until I get home tonight and go looking for their escape route. Looks like some fencing needs to be done this weekend.