Monday, February 20, 2012
Nacho is Libre no longer. Last summer a neighbor brought his four horses and this little pony to our place, because there was no grass or water at his place. We kept the animals until the New Year when they came and got the horses. But ponies are smart little critters. Nacho knew to stay out of reach and out of their horse trailer or it would mean going back to eating hay and being ridden every day. He evaded capture for a couple of months now. Although the neighbor's teenage boys came over and put on quite the rodeo, Nacho could not be caught.
It really was no problema. Nacho is a cute little thang, and the GGs love to pet him. Yep, he did not run from me and the GGs. He does like the feed bucket and he likes to be loved on. It was easy for me to slip a rope around his neck and load him in the trailer.
My dogs love him too - kind of a love/hate relationship. It became a game for the dogs and Nacho to aggravate each other. Zoe, the Dane, would bark continuously at Nacho, while Jack, the Red Heeler, would slip around and heel him. For you non-cowboys, that means Jack would bite Nacho on the back of the legs. Nacho was quick. He would act like nothing was going on showing no fear of Zoe's bark, but he kept his eye on Jack. When Jack made his move to get around and heel him, Nacho would spin. So would Zoe and Jack - like a circus act. Jesse posted a cute "My Little Pony" pic of Nacho - much more artsy than my photo.
Who could not love such a cutie? Well, he did come up in the carport and eat the dog food (cannibalism) and he did poop in the front yard. The dogs did bark at him constantly. He did fight with the neighbor's horses causing them some foot injuries. Yeah, it was time for Nacho to go home. He will be missed, but it sure is peaceful out there.
Now, this neighbor has been showing up lately to the enjoyment of my dogs. His name is Boots, but it should be Houdini, since he is an escape artist. He is pretty cute, too. I posted this photo last August when it was so stinkin' hot. Boots would come over, get in the mud at the pond, and then sit in the dog's water bowl. He has not been around much since he had a girl friend this winter. Apparently the girl dog has moved on, and Boots has been coming over to see Zoe - he likes his women leggie.
It is a good thang that I have Toby to reign me in, or I would have all sorts of critters here at the Lazy B.