Archive for the 'Critters' Category


Tuesday, March 21st, 2006

The slugs are also popular in Polish.

“Horse” is Latin for “Pig”

Thursday, March 16th, 2006

Fred and Jackie bought a nice big 4-horse trailer a couple of weeks back. I rode with Fred to a farm up north of Nacogdoches to pick up the trailer two weekends ago; it’s about a three hour trip up there from here. It was weird riding through Nacogdoches. I had never been through that [...]

Laredo in One Minute

Monday, March 6th, 2006

I’ve been experimenting with one-minute videos. Here’s something I put together last week:

I’m planning to post this to the Making Movies blog sometime this week.

Bryn Canters!

Saturday, March 4th, 2006

Bryn’s been trying to canter at riding lessons, but without a lot of success. She’s made some false starts, but not yet anything that counts as a smashing success. Until today, that is. Riding Dancer, who is a small but very eager mare, Bryn cantered several times.

You will need QuickTime to view this video.

What Kind of Horse?

Tuesday, February 7th, 2006

What kind of horse did we get?


Friday, January 13th, 2006

Meet Sunny. Sunny is our latest foster dog from the Houston Sheltie Sanctuary. She’s a Katrina refugee from somewhere in Louisiana. When she was brought into the program she was so covered in mats so dense that the only way to get rid of them was to shave her body. Sunny is about five years [...]

Here’s a Thought

Thursday, January 12th, 2006

I’ve seen this several times before, and I always like it:
Help me to be the person my dog thinks I am.
Seen at By the Bayou.

Horses, Children, and Other Critters

Tuesday, January 10th, 2006

We took a bunch of pictures in December and early January; here are some of the best.

Quilt Auction to Support Houston Sheltie Sanctuary

Monday, January 9th, 2006

The Houston Sheltie Sanctuary is auctioning this beatiful quilt to raise funds:

The handmade quilt was generously donated by Denise Copeland, a textile artist who resides in Chesapeake, Virginia. The quilt’s front is appliqu├ęd, and the ink drawings on the front are Denise’s orginial drawings based upon two of her girls, Raphaella and Winnie. The quilt’s [...]

That Lazy, Worthless, No Good Jackie

Friday, December 23rd, 2005

Click below to read the story of how Fred, Wendy, and I worked our tails off at the stable today while Jackie was off getting her nails frosted, or having her hair polished or something…

Off Work, Horse Stuff

Friday, December 23rd, 2005

Yesterday was my last day of work until January 3rd. Today I’m going to help Fred clean out the shed at the place the horses are going to stay. I hesitate to call it a stable, because it’s really just a large shed, but it’s got enough shelter to keep the horses out of the [...]

So Long, Bailey

Wednesday, December 21st, 2005

Bailey got adopted this week. As you can see from the photo below, he was not eager to get in the car and drive away. Bailey was a young and very energetic dog who had been with us longer than any other foster sheltie. He was a handful, but we will miss him.

We’re also without [...]