Perversity of Nature

As most of you know, I have 4 dogs and a spare.  They are all borderline crazy.  I can dress them up, but I can’t take them out.  They have a large yard to play in, and keeping them contained so they can’t take their brand of crazy out into the neighbourhood is a full time job.  Behind the yard is a large field…5 acres, 20 acres, I don’t know, but it’s large.  This year, the guy who lives on the other side of the hill strung up an electric fence and put 3 horses in to graze for the summer.

This is normal horse behaviour.

I don’t know a lot about horses, but they are herd animals because they are prey.  Safety in numbers and all that.  I also know they tend to avoid noise, strange things and crazy assed dogs.  Two of the horses stay out in the field, but every freaking time I let the dogs out, one of the horses runs across the field and stands right beside my fence while my dogs act as if the creature from the black lagoon just materialized. 

Seriously.  It’s a horse.  You saw him yesterday.  And the day before.  And the day before that.  Get over it.

The horse must be completely retarded, and I hope he’s been gelded because he doesn’t need to add anything to the gene pool.  He calmly stands at the fence while my pack of hell hounds bark, slobber, snap, growl and attempt to jump over the fence so they can turn him into un-canned dog food.  It’s ridiculous.  Between the freaky neighbours on the hill who yell at each other day and night and this idiotic horse who insists on standing 3 feet away from a spectacularly horrible death, I can’t even hang a load of laundry outside in peace.  Most days I feel like jabbing an ice pick in each of my ears just so I won’t have to hear the racket.

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On another note, I bought a stationary bike and I plan to ride it cross country to meet up with The Idiot on his way back from Canada.  Maybe we can have lunch.  Currently, he’s on vacation, so I might be able to get across the dry, dusty sage brush flats (otherwise known as Wyoming) while he’s resting up from his amazing journey to raise money for the flood victims in Minot, ND.

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7 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. thelifeofjamie
    Jul 18, 2011 @ 06:45:50

    How funny! I was thinking of running to meet him. Although at the rate I run, It will take me 9.7 years to get anywhere!

    I rode that bike f.o.r.e.v.e.r. the other night and I went 2 miles. I’m never getting out of town. 😦

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  2. DarcKnyt
    Jul 18, 2011 @ 07:37:03

    We used to have a Maltese — less than 5 pounds, mind — who went running, charging, baring teeth and frothing to CATTLE on the other side of a fence where I lived as a boy. CATTLE. You know, in excess of 1000 lbs.

    Animals aren’t always as smart as we think.

    I had a Siamese who would stalk deer. When they looked at her, she would act all nonchalant, but as soon as they stopped looking, she went right back to stalking. She never did take down a deer, though.

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  3. Amber
    Jul 18, 2011 @ 08:43:26

    My pug successfully herded two errant bulls off our property this spring. 2000 lbs of hamburger on the hoof were no match for 15 pounds of pure, puggy fury.

    I always thought horses were smarter than cattle, but this horse isn’t.

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  4. DarcsFalcon
    Jul 18, 2011 @ 09:37:28

    Ha! Maybe the horse is taunting the dogs. Neener, you can see me but you can’t get me!

    I’m sure it is. If the dogs ever got out, I don’t know if they’d do anything to him, but they sure sound mean through the fence.

    I can relate to the ice picks in the ears things concerning the barking though. We also have new neighbors.

    Ugh.

    Riding a stationary bike cross-country sounds like just my speed! 😉 Be sure to get lots of pictures of your trip! LOL

    I’m going nowhere, fast.

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  5. Anton
    Jul 18, 2011 @ 13:13:01

    I love my exerbike. I can watch all the movies I want without feeling guilty if I stick myself on the bike, even the terrible ones I watch just because Vin Diesel is kicking someone in the head. 😀

    Vin Diesel doing anything is worth watching. 😉

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  6. Hira Animfefte
    Jul 18, 2011 @ 19:41:48

    We need a picture of dogs & horse. I’m sure it must be a funny picture. Or does it just make your ears bleed?

    It just makes my ears bleed.

    My dog barks at the television whenever she sees horses on the screen. Every. Time. Also, when she sees other dogs on the screen. Or cats. She sleeps through TV most of the time now, though. I’m talking about when she’s awake and paying attention to it. In her younger days, that was all the time when it was on. She really thought, in her dim-bulb doggie brain, that she was scaring away those horses (or dogs, or cats) and defending her territory…silly doggie…

    X-Men: Wolverine scared Otis so bad he wouldn’t be in the same room with the TV for weeks. Obviously, he’s not a Hugh Jackman fan.

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  7. TheIdiotSpeaketh
    Jul 18, 2011 @ 19:55:22

    That is awesome! I will make a route that brings me back through your neck of Wyoming and u can pedal with me back to the west coast! Best of luck with your riding! You will do great! 🙂

    You might have to come all the way to my house. I rode that bike forever the other night and I went 2 miles. I’m going nowhere, fast.

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