Monday, January 12, 2009

Can I have one of these?

Some of you already know what a big animal lover I am! I think our log cabin needs a big dog for sure. But then I start getting off track....

I drove by this farm about 20 minutes from our log cabin......












Me: Can I have a horse?
Greg: You drove by that farm, didn't you?
Me: Yes.
Greg: We don't have a farm. Our log cabin is on a lake!
Me: Minor obstacle.

























Mr. Horse: Shelley, wouldn't you like to take me home?

Me: Yes, yes, yes!!

35 comments:

This Country Girl said...

You sound like me, Shelley. We had a very similiar conversation this weekend about raising chickens! Jason's reply was "I've been reading blogs, haven't I?"

Tammy

Cedar ... said...

I'm grinning, you sound like me. There is always a way to rationalize something you wish for. Good luck, but I think Greg sounds like he's holding firm on this one!

April said...

Awwww...how pretty! I adore horses! Surely, your hubby will let you have just one little teeny weeny horse! Oh, I hope your wish comes true! :)

dAwN said...

Howdee...
soo did you bring home mr. horse?
I understand horses like lake homes.tee hee...

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Shelley--How Cute!!!! I'm sure you'd take most every animal you could home with you---home to both the log cabin and your other home!!! Right???? ha
Hugs,
Betsy

reliv4life said...

I absolutely LOVE our horses, but I do not have to go out morning and night to throw hay or fill the water when it is below zero or 2 foot of snow! If I had to do that, I would not enjoy them nearly as much!

George said...

I had to help care for livestock in the dead of winter in northern Indiana. Is it possible for your husband to keep you from driving past that farm.

Pam at Antique or Not said...

I drive my husband crazy like that too! LOL

Tami said...

Yes...a horse...very important to life. Get one.

Jen said...

Get back on track, or Greg will never allow that dog in the house. ha!

Cassie said...

Well you know that a Burmese Mtn Dog is about as big as a small horse!My godson's folks just bought a Burmese M.D. a month or so ago.They used to have horses,but have down sized.I asked Kate to email me some pics to send you.I will when she does.Everytime I see one of my issues of Log Home Living I think of you Shelley! That's where I heard about your blog.

Sarah said...

How funny! I to would love to have a horse. The lady next to us has some land and she has 5 horses out that there she cares for all the time. Someday I will have one!

Dawnie said...

awww the horse is sooo cute! I'm an animal lover from the word go...I cant even begin to describe how my heart melts over dogs...I love horses to but have never felt the desire to own one. maybe cause I think what would happen if it got mad at me and kicked me!

joated said...

We've horses all around us here. And beeves--both white-faced herefords and black angus. And dairy cattle, too. (I really love the look of the Swiss one farm has.)

The horses are, indeed a temptation as there are roans, paliminoes, pintos (my favorite) even a few appaloosas (#2 on my list). But I keep thinking of the need for a shelter, the feed, the mucking out of the stalls.... The same goes for any of the dairy cows.

Even the dog would have to be let outside or taken for a walk. Though a well trained dog will take commands and, if a good retriever, could earn its keep.

I'd take one of the beeves home in a minute--right after it was butchered.

Until then I believe I'll stick with the cats, thank you.

Ginger said...

Shelley, I am just about as bad as you when it comes to animals. I wanted a horse when we first bought this place with 2 acres. But my hubby starts telling me how much they cost to feed and the vet bills, etc. Plus I'd never be able to go anywhere unless I had someone I could trust to take care of it. oh well, he shot down my dreams. lol.

Jessica said...

I think that horses and log cabins go great together! Just get a really big dog almost the size of a horse.

Shellmo said...

Tammy - I just love to daydream about all the animal possibilities. Chickens sound nice too - lol!

Cedar - I'm only 10% serious - but I do love seeing the expression on his face when I ask him about it - ha,ha!

April - There is just something so beautiful about them! They're not that big, right? ha,ha

Dawn - I think you're right! :)

Betsy - I'm thinking I should change my name to Dr. Doolittle - lol!

Michele - I did not know you had horses! Oh you must show me photos soon - pretty please! :)

George - my poor hubby tries to keep me away from the zoos, petting farms, animal shelters, etc. Poor guy has his hands full. lol!

Pam - glad I'm not the only devilish one - tee hee!

Tami - yes! Maybe I need my own wildlife refuge.....hmmm....

Jen- I'm hoping all these outrageous demands lead to the dog - ha,ha! I just thought of something - today's post could've been "A" for animals for your A-Z post. dumb me!!

Cassie - I would love to see photos and see how they like their BMD!! P.S. I'll have to click on your link later in your post - I have dial up in the cabin and it's just going so darn slow!

Sarah - oh I hope you get some too!!

Dawnie - now that you mention it - I'd probably get kicked too. lol!

Joated - I wish the farm was closer to me so I could see their beautiful animals more often! My kitty is low maintenance like yours. :)

Ginger - don't you hate it when they're practical?? lol!

Jessica - that is a good plan!

Charli and me said...

LOL I have always wanted a horse and a goat. There is just something about them. I do have a dog and I would highly recommend one :>)

Leedra said...

Life with you has to be a hoot! Greg does so well, he reads your mind before you ever say it. That is what soulmates are for. He does it well.

I am also glad we connected. Can't wait to see the loons this year. Last year I didn't fully understand.

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Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

I think I'd stay with the dog...I just don't think I'd want to clean up after a horse:)

Rondell

Anne said...

You can have mine.... We just paid a 1500.00 vet bill. We love him though. Expensive pets.

Anne in Michigan

MindyLew said...

I would love to have horses!! My husband always tells me "Someday Hun- Someday." I am waiting patiently. Nice captures!!!

grammy said...

A horse would be great. That is a pretty picture of said horse. Maybe you could volunteer at one of those places where special needs kids ride and people volunteer to walk beside them ( something like that). My neighbor does that.

JyLnC said...

That is the prettiest scene and the chestnut horse against the white snow background is breathtaking. Love it! A horse would be tons of work, though.

Constance said...

Hi Shell,
I'm home from Yellowstone and playing catch up now! Cute pics of Marvin! Nice one of the 2 of you by the way.

I was like most young girls growing up, wanting a horse in the worst way! I remember looking through the classifieds as well as trying to figure the out how my single mom could afford the boarding costs! When she married Pop, my stepdad, his sister had horses out in the country so I could ride once in a great while.

Living in Texas and then just getting back from Wyoming and Montana, horses are a natural! Who knoiws maybe when we build our cabin in Montana, we'll have one too?

Have a lovely day!
Connie

Deb said...

Oh yes ... definitely need one of those (he can stay at that farm) AND a big dog for the log cabin :-)

Kath said...

LOL-you're too funny! :)
I love animals too, but I'm stickin with the smaller ones for now! We have horses up the road (that break out) and come visit...so that's workin out well! :)

Have a great day-girl!
Hugs-Kath

Shellmo said...

Charli - a dog sounds great to me!

Leedra - he is definitely my soulmate - very patient with my ostenacious requests!

Rondell - maybe I could get the hubby to clean up! (Not! ha,ha!)

Anne - hi to a fellow michigander! That's a high bill!!

MindyLew - at least he says 1 day - tee hee!

Grammy - that is a great idea! I've been thinking about volunteer work that would involve animals. Thank you!

Hi JyLync - I posted a pic of the actual barn on my northern michigan site- it is breathtaking!

Connie - welcome back - I'll be over to your site to hear about your great trip!

Deb - hmmm...I could board the horse! Oh the possibilities.....

Kath - If the horses were closer to me, I'd be bringing them carrots and visiting them all the time! :)

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ctlogcabin said...

LOL Shelley ~~
Great picture, Beautiful horse. I was out yesterday and on my way home I passed a farm that had their horses out...they were breathtakingly beautiful against the snow. I wanted to stop to take a few pics but there was a line of traffic a mile long...and I had already escaped once that day from getting hit by a car, didn't want to push it.
(i had been out in the road taken photos) Well I daydreamed all the way home about owing a horse. Keep up the horse talk for a few days, by the time you go back to the dog, hubby will be so relieved he'll have to say yes. :-)
Hugs ~ Connie xox

Loagan Ranch said...

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Sandy said...

ha!! Love that photo...

Hope you get a dog.....or horse!

Heather said...

Unfortunately I'm not much of a horse fan (no throwing of rotten produce from the peanut gallery, please!), although they are beautiful. My virtual barnyard list includes a spotted cow (yes, it must be spotted black and white), a pygmy goat, a llama or 2, and a donkey. Oh, and a piggie. I say virtual b/c we don't have enough land or money to keep those kinds of animals. At least we have our dogs!

violetlady said...

I love horses. I used to have one and still dream about having one again.

American Way Farm said...

You've got to be smart about these things. You have the cat, next comes the dog, then sneak in the horse. As you move up in size from the smaller animals, the bigger ones don't seem that big after all. LOL Good luck on getting your horse, everyone should have one at least once in their lives.