I spent the day being a bum, doing laundry, and playing/teaching the puppy manners.
It's so lovely not to have a list as long as my arm of things to do. I didnt go out to the barn today because it was raining pretty much all day. Jude should be happy, the snow took a hit because of all the rain. hopefully it's warmish tomorrow and more melts.
I convinced my sister and her family to go out riding when they come out next weekend. I get to take the double, my niece(aka ride with her on one of the big boys). My dad is coming out and my mom is staying with the baby. My sister thinks that my niece will not want to go but i'm sure that we'll be able to convince her. it is our job after all...
I wish that I could stay and take back Zorro from Tommy. I'll admit it, I'm jealous that he gets to ride every day and I'm stuck at school that I have little to no interest in. I love my friends at school, but in comparison to my love for Zorro...Let's just say that if I had to choose between them the one with the longest ears would win. That and I'm not thrilled with what I've heard and what I've seen. Sabine says he is flighty and temperamental, and Lyn said that when she was smooching him a few weeks ago Tommy came up to him and he threw up his head and went all spooky, that's what he was like when I first started working with him. When i left you could do jumping jacks around his but and he would have gone to sleep. I miss my baby boy so much, it's hard to come back and see him like this.
It's kind of a bitchy thing to say, but I wish Tommy would get fired. and I'm not alone in that. His mother isnt too thrilled with him. Knowing my work though...unless he does something really bad he's not going anywhere. we're too strapped for work and it's not like he's bad with the mules...he's just not good with them. It's not even just my boy. None of them are all that thrilled with him. of course, from the sound of it the two new female guides are worse, and Sabine has mentioned going on the war path about them after the holidays. I cant say I would mind coming home next summer and being understaffed with just Carl, Lyn, Sabine, and myself. we made it all last summer like that. maybe one more preson would be alright, so that Carl would have an extra hand for the 45s....since Lyn, Sabine, and me took out all the two hours. Tommy could even stay if he gave me back my boy.
as far as the pup goes....he's actually pretty good for me, but for the parents he's a naughty puppy. he and I were home alone most of today and the worst thing he did was hop a baby gate. he does that no problem, I would love to get him into agility or flyball this summer, he can jump anything. His newest trick is to get up on the kitchen counter to get the cat food. not just the front feet...all of him. and he's a quiet s.o.b. he made it up there with my mom and I in the room with our backs to him without us noticing. I took him for a few walks today to work on loose leash walking and he was SO good for me! he pulled once or twice then settled into a lovely heal. really for an 8 month old puppy he is exceedingly good. We are even learning to leave the cats alone!
I played ball with him for almost an hour tonight and wore the poor thing out. at one point he came back, dropped down and put his head on his ball that he had just dropped (on command. oh yeah, that's going well too) and closed his eyes and sighed. He's such a cutie. there's some pictures under the cut( Puck!Collapse )
I've been shopping...with no intent of buying, but if I did have the money I'd have my boy in an instant and then i'd buy this one: http://www.bundysburgbuckskins.com/GRACE.html