Adventures of the TMNP: Horseing around

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My daughter has two best friends:  her horse (Godiva) and her dobe (Rip).  We like it that way because the drama is more predictable.  As you might expect, Rip loves Godiva.  She does not love him back.  She tolerates him as long as he stays out of her arena, her stall, her barn ... basically out of her sight.  When he ventures too close, she will pick up her foot to remind him that she could kick his head off if she wanted, but will only use it to gently push him out of her personal space.  He's smart enough to respect her bubble.

The weather in Texas cooled and the girls were excited for the first Fall horse show.  When Momma put on her jeans, he knew something was up (cuz momma hates jeans) and he wasn't planning to be left behind.  So, he gave me the "eyes" and I caved.

Godiva was less than thrilled when she saw him:

So, she went her way and he went his.  He made new friends, kissed a few kids, got a refresher course on how to behave in groups of people and horses, revelled in all the collar compliments and generally enjoyed hanging with momma. 

Then his girl FINALLY finished all that horse stuff and Momma made them take a picture.  He was j..u..s..t close enough

to sneak a kiss and then RUN as far as the leash would allow!  Godiva was horrified that he was able to catch her off guard and in public, we were laughing hysterically and his nub was wagging at mach speed.  She did try to stomp his head, but he was safely out of reach.

Some days are measured by the timing of the photos.  This one quickly became one of my favorites.

 

 

 

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What a wonderful tale..and your photos are PERFECT>..  I always look forward to the adventures and can't wait for MORE.

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Thanks Kate.  I enjoy his antics and he is a unique ambassador for the breed when we take him places.  His goofy ears make him approachable and even people who confess to me their fear of dobermans usually leave his presence with a changed opinion.  He likes being social and has a calm, quiet charm. 

I'm grateful every day that he's part of our family.