Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Tri-State (IA, WI, IL) area
Dante will tug on my hair if I turn my back on him and won't pay attention to him. He also likes to lick my arms, and if someone is wearing a hoodie and crouches down to work on his feet, he turns around and holds onto the hood. Any closed gate or tied rope is automatically a challenge to him. He's figured out how to open and close the center gate in our older stock trailer, and apparently enjoys locking Bandit in the front half, so we have to use bike locks to keep him from shutting the gate all the time. There's padlocks, chains, and more bike locks on almost all of our gates, trailer doors, and even the water pump, and any tied horses have to be kept away from his reach.
2-Pak believes that any food eaten in his presence is automatically better than anything he has, and is by default his. If you don't share, he comes over and drools on you/your food. He also has something against these green feeders we hang off the fence.... If they aren't wired to the fence, he'll pull them off and stomp on them until they break. He also ocassionally will get lazy going down this hill above the farm... he'll plant his front feet and propel himself along with just his back feet. He only does that if he has shoes on, and usually only for a couple seconds at a time. It's really strange.
Bandit likes to pick things up and hide them. I parked my car too close to the fence once, and he leaned over and stole the foam cherry thing off the end of my antenna, then trotted off into the woods with it. He's also stolen my friend's left boot, my dad's wrench, several halters and lead ropes, and he attempted to walk off with my dog's leash until he realized that my dog was still attached to it. XD
Ruby hates peppermint-flavored treats and apparently believes they should be drowned. If you try to give her one, she'll take it from your hand, turn around, and spit it out. One time she snatched a whole bag of them off the hood of my truck and dropped them in her water tank. (And then 2-Pak had to fish them all out.) She'll also chase cars if she's given a loose rein, and absolutely must stop at all stop signs. If there's a new road sign on our usual trails, she has to walk up really close to it and look at it before we can carry on.
Tanner and Magic apparently know that I have a hard time telling them apart, especially at a distance. I'll call to one, and the other will come over.