My BIL and SIL drove up from California, arriving at our house with a friend at about 11 something last night...we all ended up staying up until four, me trying to play gracious hostess, which is not exactly a role suited to me. This afternoon we all had brunch around two, after which they headed off to Niagara Falls, leaving me with some time...
So I headed out to see Kiera, since I will probably not get to see her tomorrow...since the FIL is flying in in the morning. X_X
Anyway, whereas there's only a light dusting of snow on the grass where I live, there's several INCHES at the barn, and I'm up there in a sweatshirt! I immediately made the decision that it was WAYYYY too cold for me and that I wouldn't be staying long. After picking out her feet, I decided to try her blanket on for the first time.
Well...that was interesting. =P
As soon as I pulled the velcro apart for the first time, Kiera freaked! She ran around her stall in circles trying to get as far away from the velcro as possible! I laid the blanket across her back and you'd think there were tacks in it from how fast she moved to get away from it (unsuccessfully). After the third time of adjusting the velcro she stood there unhappily, but wasn't running around or freaking out too bad. I managed to get the elastic that goes around her middle fastened, then the BO came by and showed me how to secure the cord that goes under her tail...you know, by tying it. ;)
All things considered, I'm fairly impressed with the progress that she made with the blanket, even though it was her first time and she was frightened. I think that I'll make sure to adjust the velcro several times every time I go see her until it's just old and she doesn't care anymore. Other than that, ever since the farrier showed up, she picks up all four feet and holds them until I place them down! =) Smart girl!
I'm really happy that although she is seriously fugly right now, she is smart, a fast learner and has a good attitude. After all, she even "forgave" me for the blanketing after I handed her an apple slice or two. ;)