This morning, we found Paloma, Martin's horse, on our side of the pasture. Paloma is a beautiful, calm horse, but without a harness, so retrieving her and leading her to where she belongs is a bit tricky. I went up with some rope and a carrot. I stood still, offered her the carrot and waited. She eventually came forward, a little apprehensively. She started to move closer, then would change her mind. This went on for a while. Then, she managed to reach me and the carrot... she nibbled on the carrot at first, then crunched down. Then quickly reversed. She was too quick or more accurately, I was too slow and couldn't lasso her in time. Finally, after some rig-a-ma-roll, Kevin came over and got her in the pasture. Yay, Kevin!
Then, later, when I drove my friend, Catalina home from the Rio Blanco school, we saw these little creatures. One of them was crossing the road and then, as we looked to the left of us, we saw another seven more running up the hill. These are called White-Nose Coati. Kind of like raccoons.
I borrowed this picture from the internet. I never seem to have my camera during these spontaneous moments.
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