Okay, so I am a week late! I'm just so excited about the horse colt I bought for myself! It just so happened that we picked him up on my birthday, so he was kind of a birthday present. Now, I'm not the kind of girl that gets myself a gift for my birthday. I might tell my husband what he is getting me for my birthday (more on that later!), but I never buy something for myself and say it is for my birthday. Since we've cleared that up, lets talk more about my new horse! He is a yearling, and is going to be huge! I may need a step stool to climb on him here in about a year when we start him, but he will be big enough to doctor yearlings on and drag calves to the fire. 2 very important things in my line of work. His daddy is KayCee Image A Glo (Imager for short), and his momma is a double bred Sugar Doc Dan mare. Those of you who know me well, know that my pride and joy is a fat sorrel horse known as "Cricket" his daddy was Sugar Doc Dan. So with my new baby, I have the best of both worlds. Sugar Doc Dan who's babies like women and kids, watch a cow, and love to rope, and Imager who is beautiful and throws really kind, gentle babies. I expect grand things from this little guy! So far he is living up to my expectations. We were able to halter and lead him into the trailer the day we picked him up (that was a first for him!), and what little ground work I've been doing with him, he picks up quick! Don't worry, you will all be hearing a lot about my new horse!
Everybody ready for the 4th of July? We are going on a picnic/drive with the Bieroth Family. This has turned into quite the event. It started out as a drive with my parents and a couple of cousins several years ago to somewhere close, just to see some new country and enjoy each other's company. This year it is going to be probably 5 or 6 vehicles and several Aunts, Uncles, and Cousins! The big excitement this year is that The Cowboss is picking the tour. When he worked for Simplot, he learned a lot of the history of the homesteads between Southern Idaho and Northern Nevada, and the cool part, is that a lot of them were homesteaded by our family, so we are going to have a great time learning a little about our ancestors! I hope everyone has the chance to enjoy their families this weekend like we will!
I know I should just let The Cowboss do his own shopping for me, if he feels like it for my birthday, Christmas, etc. Let's face it. Left up to him, I wind up with a pat on the back, or something I never really wanted and then feel obligated to use/wear it. I know it is the thought that counts and all that good stuff, but if he is going to spend money on something, it might as well be something I want, and really, he is much happier if I just tell him what to get me. This year is no different! A little birdie told me she had a lead on some puppies. Rat Terrier puppies to be exact. Those who know me and know me well, know I have been wanting a Rat Terrier puppy for years and years and years! I've come really close a couple of times with a couple of Border Rats (my own special breed of Rat Terrier and Border Collie, great cow dogs, and very good with kids), but never my own full blown Rat Terrier. Fingers crossed it will work out this time!
My blog wouldn't be complete without a TR story, so here is your TR story of the day! This morning before QT woke up, TR and I were checking my email and playing on Facebook. We got to looking at some "Ike's" (pictures of some Rat Terrier puppies), and our cousin Tyler. Tyler is a couple of months younger than Trent, but they are good friends. Tyler was laying on the floor with the puppies and just really cute. TR and I were talking about which puppies we liked the best and he pointed to Tyler. "I want this one" he told me. I said Tyler? "Yes! I do like Tyler. I want a puppy like Tyler." So if you have a cute little boy like Tyler and he comes up missing, don't worry, Trent just kidnapped him! =)