Ooh yes, spring is here. The vet-dentist was due today so I spent an hour spring cleaning my barn in preparation. I should point out that the dentist visit was just a catalyst;it needed doing anyway. Tack room tidied and swept, stable swept, feed/supplies room tidied and swept, buckets and oddments put in their proper places.
Then vet-dentist phoned to postpone until tomorrow as an emergency had come in so I got to go play with the horses instead - hurrah! That's all on my other thread Two Horses at Home, a journey of Discovery
Both Chica the hound and Rufus the shaggy one have had the citronella anti-bark collar on today. First off when I was sweeping the barn Chica got stuck in a 'go away coyotes I know you're out there' bark while sitting on the deck of the house. I ignored it for 15 minutes then could stand it no more.... Once she'd been given pause for thought she was fine for the rest of the morning without it.
Then when I was working the horses Rufus decided to get into his old routine of barking in Arthur the donkey's face hoping to get a reaction. I have now told Rufus that he will have to wear the citronella collar EVERY time I work the horses.
Little Fluffypants Hermes came into the round pen at one point when I was with Ukon. He skedaddled pretty quick sharp when Ukon moved towards him
Then when I was grooming Riley I think Riley was playing a game at Hermes expense. Hermes was obviously curious at what I was doing and kept on creeping closer and closer until Riley turned his (giant) head to look at him and each time Hermes retreated in alarm across the yard.
A friend has just called and I have spent an hour (!!!!!) gossiping. I kept on telling myself that gossiping is part of building and strengthening social networks...
Now off to take the tractor into the pasture to drag & spread some of that manure that's been uncovered by the Big Melt. We have a lake in our pasture now.....