Wednesday, November 19, 2014

The new babies

The ponies are doing great! We just love them, although we haven't decided on names for them yet.

They aren't as small as they look in this photo! They're standing downhill from me. They pretty much look me in the eye when I'm standing right next to them on level ground.

Girlie's eye is a bit runny (that's her blind one I'm wiping) but I intend to get them her checked over by the vet soon. And they're both getting a hoof trim asap!

This guy is a cheeky little monkey, as my mother would say! He's three years old, smart and mischievious. He likes to unzip zippers! It cracks me up. He especially loves to unzip my jacket. He has been enjoying the horse ball I gave him to play with. 

Girlie here is just lovely. She is 12 and very sweet. Her head is bigger than his is! I bought them both new halters (the old ones are in these pics) and the pony size is too big for Mr. Gelding.

Our young friend Christina brought some of her friends from the city over last Saturday to see all the animals. Here I am giving the pigs some carrots!

It has snowed quite a bit since then, but nothing like what's going on in Buffalo and surrounding area!!

The girls approved of the pigs.

I realize that I have had that green ski jacket for over 12 years. I got it when I lived in Nova Scotia and it has become my winter barn coat!

Here's Redford keeping an eye on things from the wheel of the tractor.

And our other lovely barn cats are doing well!

Pip seems to be having a blast. She and Redford love running around together. She's a big fan of the heated mats we have for the cats.

Mootie has a special place in my heart. She is apparently about eight years old (I just got her medical records) and when her previous owner adopted her, she had been labelled "unadoptable" at the no-kill shelter because she was so shy. But she already sits on my lap and loves being brushed! All her teeth were pulled because of her horrible gum disease, but she's doing just fine without them. I brush her every day. She's my little sweetheart.

Pip is bold and fun-loving and has no fear!

MIssy thinks the Sweeter Heater is the best thing going!

She is nearly finished with her month-long course of antibiotics for toxoplasmosis. She'll have another blood test at some point but she's doing great and shows no symptoms.

She seems to like the new cats just fine!

She's a super-pretty little lady and very sweet.

Tristan got a new coat!

He doesn't seem to mind it! Came just in time for this...

We weren't hammered the way western New York was, but we've got a few inches on the ground now!

And Gordon's law office is all decorated for Christmas! Our friend Shawn, who also looks after the garden, did a spectacular job, I don't think I've even had a chance to mention that he's already expanding the practice. He has bought another, bigger building up the road in Alexandria, so he'll have two offices on the go. I am happy for him!

Have a great evening.


  1. So many animal friends! I can't wait to visit you, soon. And CONGRATULATIONS to Gordon on the office expansion!

  2. I tell ya, have got one happening blog. hahaha! I love coming here to see what's going on at the ranch."Hi Tristan". He's looking well. I'm so happy about the cats all getting along. It sure makes your life easier. That Mootie will always melt my heart. There's just something so special about that darling cat. She reminds me a bit of our Annie. An old soul. Tell Gordon "Congratulations" from Gary and I. Stay cozy. Hugs

  3. Ponies! Come on Natalie, they need names!
    Jane x

  4. Yes, so now you will be running animal tours! School groups! Petting zoo! The works! You will enjoy this new business.

  5. A happy, loving animal home. I love these animal updates.

  6. I'm wowed with all the neat things you have to keep the barn cats as cozy as an house cat could be. You are the queen of spoiling every resident of your farm! So glad those ponies made their way to you.

  7. It has to be Cheeky and Weepy for the ponies. They look in very good condition.

  8. No, Cro, it has to be Sue and Willie.:-) And congratulation to Gordon.

  9. Brrrr. It looked chilly enough before the snow arrived. Keep warm everybody!

  10. Everyone looks happy and healthy. Congrats on the new ponies!

  11. Everyone looks great! And congrats to Gordon on the expansion!
    My Peno was deemed "unadoptable" at the rescue too, because she was terrified of everyone. The rescue lady was thrilled when I said "box her up, I'll take her," completely sight unseen (well I saw her for about six seconds until she ran and hid). I had Tux as my "lap cat" and I figured, even if she never really warmed up, I could give her a nice comfy home. It took about a month (and a lot o cat treats) before she stopped hiding from me. Another six months and she finally came to sit in my lap (now I can't get rid of her!) and about a year before she let me pick her up (though she still doesn't like it). She still hides when company comes, but if they stay for a few days, she starts warming up

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