Thursday, April 18, 2013

The Life and Times of Olive the Pug: Visiting the horses…


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.


14 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

thanks for the tail tip! glad olive had a good time.

Sandra said...

i learn something new every single day in blog land. when Jakes tail is like that it means we are leaving and he is begging us not to go...

Chatty Crone said...

Olive is just such a cutie. Tail and all. sandie

Pamela Gordon said...

That is too cute (Olive's tail!). Great post and pictures. Sounds like it was a beautiful day.

Lydia Martin said...

Seems you two had a great jaunt...LOL Olive's tail. Horses can be funny...as in everybody crams the fence or nobody bothers. Treat are always good though but I understand their people not wanting them to be fed as you never know. Anyway...beautiful and enjoyable images!

Nancy Claeys said...

I'm so jealous of your weather Barb -- it's been snowing here off and on all day. Not sticking though, so it's okay. :)

Debbie said...

my kinda day and a walk filled with all kinds of fun things to see!!

from the looks of olive's tail, she was sleeping ;)))

she is soooo cute, even from behind!!

Mary said...

What a fun day for both you and Olive. She's a sweetie, by the way, but you know that, of course. :) I love the way the horses came to see you, and turtles are just plain cool!

Deanna said...

I love your Olive tales/tails!!

kat from ky. said...

I am so pleased that you and all the "critters" had a lovely day.( and inviting all of us along as well!) I know I needed it.

Robert Nicolaescu said...

Beautiful post! Best regards!

MEcoy said...

another set of interesting shots barbarra

Sharon Wagner said...

I was surprised learn the curly truth from a friend with a pug recently. Who knew!

Stratoz said...

A friend here in PA took her pug on a horse seeing adventure as well