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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Room for One

This is Ranger.  The horse.

Last early dark it was very rainy and cold.  So I was in the scary shed.  I do not like it.  But it does not rain in there.  The other horses were out in the rain.

Beel came out in his long, noisy coat.  He sayed "Ranger, if you won't let Estes wear her rain sheet, you have to learn to share the shed."  And took the other horses one at a time and put them in the scary shed.  So I left.  He made all three of them stand in the scary shed looking out of the open side.  Then he came and put the rope on me and took me to the scary shed.

I glowered at the other horses.  So they left and I had room to get in.

Beel sayed "Stop that.  There's lots of room for all of you."

He took the rope off of my neck.  Then he went to get each of the other horses again.

I left.

He caught each one and made them stand in the scary shed looking out the open side.  Then he put the rope on my neck and took me over the the scary shed and said "Let's try this again."

So I glowered at the other horses.  And they left so I had room to get in.

"You MORON!"  Beel yelled.  "They barely took up half of the shed!  You are the smallest horse!  YOU WILL FIT!"  And he went to get the other horses.

I left.

I am beginning to think Beel is a slow thinker.

The other horses were caught and put in the shed.  Again.

I stood outside the shed with Beel for a LONG TIME while the other horses looked at us.  Every time I tried to make more room in the shed Beel would bark at me.

It was still raining so Waneeta came over to see if Beel had fallen down.  I think.

Many times she brings food so we all ran over to see her, even in the rain.  She had no food.  So I went back into the scary shed.  The others were out in the rain.

Beel shaked his head like he had flies in his ear.  And went away with Waneeta.

I had lots of room.



  1. Ranger. You did what you had to do. I am proud of you.

  2. I don't know, but I think Ranger needs his own shed, and the other guys their own, collectively...I don't think I would want to share space with that scary dude.

    Once again, you have succeeded in cracking me up. Thank you for the giggle, and, of course, the drawing, priceless.

  3. lol! Poor Beel...duped by a horse.

    I can totally see that scenario playing out. Too funny!


  4. I agree with Mary...Ranger, you need your very own shed to hang out in and not worry about those other horses. :-)

  5. LMAO. Thanks for the laugh, Ranger! As always, you are the rocket scientist. Maybe Beel will learn someday with more wise training days.

  6. Seriously, I can't believe they kept getting in your shed. Yesh.

  7. Ranger, you are such a good writer...I only wonder if you have an oversized keyboard, or if your words are transcribed. Be easy on Beel; he has your best interests at heart, and don't fear the scary shed; a wise man once said "There is nothing to fear but fear itself".
    Love the article. My name is Marc, and in addition to my ability to offer great advice to my four legged friends, I also work for Bescover -- where we love all things B&B! It's a privilege being a part of your online community.
    Stay dry, Ranger, and don't be too hard on Beel.


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