It was a perfect spring day here in Central Massachusetts yesterday. Temperatures were hovering around 70 degrees and there wasn’t a cloud in the sky. Seemed like just the day to take Olive to visit the horses.
When we got down to the pasture, the horses were grazing up on a hill pretty far away from us. But we could tell that a couple of them knew we were there. Now, I have it on good authority that horses tend to be nosey parkers so I expected them to come and greet us. But yesterday, these particular horses were acting like we weren’t worth the time of day to them. So we continued on to the turtle pond to see if the turtles were out sunbathing. Sure enough, there they were.
We hung around to admire the turtles for a while and then turned to go back past the horses. The minute one spied us, they all came galloping down the hill.
They probably wanted to see if we had anything for them to eat. But I don’t feed these horses because there has been a sign out asking us not to. Still, I am more than happy to rub their noses. They seem to like that. We had a nice conversation with the horses. Olive kicked some dirt on them to show them who is boss in this neigh...borhood. They paid no attention to her. Then we said good bye and continued on home where a tired little pug could get some rest.
Here’s a fact about pugs that you may not be aware of. A pug's tail only curls up tight when she is awake and alert. If she gets tired out or is sleeping, her tail relaxes.
Or maybe, in Olive's case, she just liked the way the horses' tails looked.