Sunday, January 10, 2010

Equine sightings

Look at this, this where we live. This is practically our backyard. Seriously? It's amazing. And look at Mr. Handsome, how cute is he? Totally dealing with Elvis. His patience lasted about 5 minutes, Mr. Handsome's that is, but at least I was able to document it.

Here I am with all the bees. It's fun to be able to do things together, despite the age difference. You know, I'm old and they are young. Just kidding. Elvis wants to keep up with Ladycakes and Q and sometimes it's hard. This is a fun activity.

We saw all sorts of creatures today. Like this one, the four-handed, caped shadow rectangle. Look at the way it displays it's jazz hands. That's totally a defense mechanism that occurs when it feels threatened. We chose not to disturb it further.

Look at this fellow. Quite handsome. Loving the day as much as we were. He laid down and rolled in the snow right after I snapped this.

This was his friend, he watched me for quite some time. I think he felt bad for me. He was like, "Are you those kids Sherpa? Because dude, you are carrying 3 coats, 2 pairs of gloves, poles that clearly aren't yours and you keep handing out Lifesavers. Your life kinda sucks." I winked at him and in my mind was so pleased that even though that horse was judging me....he felt my pain for a moment. We bonded.
So it was a fun day. We got out, got some fresh air. Enjoyed being together. Hopped in the car and headed home. As we got off the highway, here's what we came upon. Mr. Handsome couldn't stop the car fast enough. I did a suicide dive out of the front seat while yelling, "I've got to get a picture of this....STOP. STOP."

Okay so this was actually yesterday. I can't lie. I'm not wearing my ski gear. But I'm not shitting you. This is what we came across. Look at me, I'm giddy. You would think Mr. Handsome just told me he got a million dollar raise. All it takes is some equine excitement to make me smile like a school girl. Seriously, a zebra. A zebra? In Utah? And I'm hugging it like it's my own child. I smelled like zebra for the rest of the night.

I swear that zebra is saying "Save me!"


  1. Amazing a zebra in Utah!
    I found the website of that wine. I just got it at a regular liquor store:

  2. You know it is a good day when you a moment with a horse and get to hug a zebra! :)

  3. Thanks for making me smile, I thought I'd pass along the smile! It sounds like you had a pretty fun day...a cool!

  4. You found me via the Sisterhood of the Traveling Shoes and I found you via your comment. :) You totally made me smile - thanks! And, then I came to your blog and saw you hugging a zebra and you made me smile again :) Wow, I've never hugged a zebra! I don't think we have zebras in MI, but I didn't think you'd have them in UT either. Why did you see a zebra? What was the zebra doing? I would've e-mailed you this long comment, but you have the email reply thingy blocked on your blogger profile. Now everyone will know about my ADD. Oh well :)

    Thanks again for commenting. Be careful around the zebra. They're wild animals :)



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