What better way to start the evening than with a self portrait? :-)
Tonite was a great night with him! It is very windy so I was not sure how everyone was going to act. I got the other two boys in the small pen and Wy and I were in the round pen. It only took a few seconds for me to grab the lead rope and start walking him around. He still gets sticky feet, but I am still pleased with where he is right now.
After walking and petting a bit, I grabbed my short whip with what is left of a plastic bag. I expected a pretty big reaction but it was quite uneventful. I walked away from him first flapping it around in front of me and beside me, and he followed. When I stopped he just had to know what I had, and he thought he needed some too! The next thing I know I was rubbing his face and ears with it. It was hard to get a picture while doing this...but I managed.
It was getting dark quick, and my photographer showed up! Whew! Pictures are blurry because of the time of night, and we have not figured out a good night time setting on the thing. My camera is not reliable. Pictures I took this weekend made us all look like we had been slimed. Not good!
Wy getting flagged around his head and not seeming too concerned about it.
........and getting flagged on the legs...........(and on his belly, but pictures did not turn out)
..........and getting an ear rub.............
.........and getting rubbed on his back...........
.........then of course we had a little bit of nose blowing.........
I gave him a treat after we were done. Then I let the other two boys back in the pen. The other two could smell the treat on my hands, so they were crowding me, then Wy thought I had another one for him so he was all over me too! The boy who was scared two days ago, is now a treat hog! So sorry...a treat is only given when we are completely done, and when it was earned. No bribery here! Well, until trailer loading...ha ha! Just kidding!
It was a very good night and I feel good about it.
I have to go to bed now...have been sick and not sleeping - I am running out of steam. I just took something to help with that and to help the cough, so hopefully I will get a good night sleep and I will start to heal.
Until later...Karen and Tripp