Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Wacky Wednesday... Kittens!

Photo: 10 Days Until the Kentucky Derby!

DID NOT TAKE OR MODIFY ABOVE PICTURE!

Jane (fluffy gray daughter of Abigail) had three kittens last night: a siamese-white daughter, a siamese-white son, and a black son.


The dream stallion's paternal grandparents would look like this:


(Criollo mare)


(Thoroughbred stallion)

And his maternal grandparents would look like this:


(Arabian stallion)


(Spanish Mustang mare)

His sire:


And dam:


Abigail's b-day pic:

She had a warm meal for her 8th birthday!

And Jane's official kitten picture:


Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Tricky Tuesday...

My dream horse (continued)

Previously: What does your dream horse look like?

Mine would be a lovely jet-black Medicine Hat with glass eyes and a blue sheen to his coat. The stallion would be mine and mine alone, and none could handle his furious energy. He would be part Arabian, part Thoroughbred, part Spanish Mustang, and part Criollo, and an even mixture of all four would be evident. He would have excellent conformation with a slightly higher than average tail carriage. He would be brilliantly fast and would have great stamina, jumping ability, and versatility. His gaits would be smooth and his collection excellent.

Now:

The nostrils are Arabian, but the mouth is Thoroughbred, and his face is slightly Roman-nosed. His eyes are far apart and look Arab in origin, but they are sky-blue in color. He carries his head in a way that throws back to Man o' War, but his ears are smaller and further apart. The black hood over his ears looks like paint was thrown there, and is scattered just above his eyes and back behind his poll. The shield also looks paint scattered and extends from his well-jointed throatlatch of Spanish blood, along the narrow neck bottom, and over his expanding chest to his broad forearms. The mane is black where the marking extends and white everywhere else. His mane and tail hairs are thick and easily knotted, thanks to his Spanish Mustang blood. His neck is narrow, and shoulders long and broad. His barrel and withers are classic Arab but his quarters and tail carriage are Thoroughbred. His legs are thick and hooves strong, and the skin tough and durable. His flank shield covers both flanks and extends up to the hip joint on the left and further down the hind leg on the right. His tail shield is jointed with the his flank shield and comes from between the hind legs to encompass the tail and splatter on his quarters just enough to be seen. His tail is a glossy black.

Will be continued!

For the moment, daily pictures will have to be stalled... But remember, there are eleven days until the Kentucky Derby!

I DID NOT TAKE THIS!

Photo: Eleven Days Until the Kentucky Derby!

Monday, April 21, 2014

Week Review... Memorable Monday... Abigail's birthday!

My World:
Lost 2 ducks in the past week. Hopefully the other 4 survive!

Derby & Oaks Trail:
Cairo Prince out of Kentucky Derby, Vinceremos, Uncle Sigh in.

House Rules out of Kentucky Oaks, Fiftyshadesofgold in. Hopefully another filly gets out and my favored Unbridled Forever also gets in!

My Horses:
Workouts:
Shared Belief-2/27 going 3 furlongs in 35.80 at Golden Gate on April 20
Texas Bling-7/38 going 4 furlongs in 48.00 at Lone Star on April 18
Will Take Charge-4/46 going 4 furlongs in 48.00 at Churchill Downs on April 21
Magna Fortuna-8/48 going 5 furlongs in 1:00.60 at Hawthorne on April 19
Unbridled Forever-10/13 going 5 furlongs in 1:01.20 at Churchill Downs on April 18
Beholder-29/34 going 4 furlongs in 51.40 at Santa Anita on April 17
Royalty-9/13 going 5 furlongs in 1:02.94 at Belmont Park on April 18

Entries:
NONE


Races:
Eblouissante-SCRATCHED Santa Lucia on April 20 @ Santa Anita
Beholder-WON Santa Lucia on April 20 @ Santa Anita

Birthdays:
Magna Fortuna (Magna Graduate x Silver Option, by Silver Deputy) Apr 15, 2010 b g ACTIVE



Foaling:
Zenyatta foaled a bay War Front filly on April 20 at 12:03am



My Beloved Cat's Birthday!
Abigail is officially 8 years old!

8 facts about her:
1. She passes on her bright green eyes to all her offspring
2. Her first two spring litters were born on her first two birthdays
3. She has had 11 litters
4. Abigail has had at least 3 straight-male litters but only 1 straight-female litter
5. Abigail is the Queen of our cats, and she knows it (so do all the other cats!)
6. She was the last and the smallest of her litter
7. She has had at least 2 odd-eyed sons in separate litters
8. Abigail also passes her notorious motorboat purr onto her offspring

I will post 8 pictures of her asap.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Super Saturday...

What does your dream horse look like?

Mine would be a lovely jet-black Medicine Hat with glass eyes and a blue sheen to his coat. The stallion would be mine and mine alone, and none could handle his furious energy. He would be part Arabian, part Thoroughbred, part Spanish Mustang, and part Criollo, and an even mixture of all four would be evident. He would have excellent conformation with a slightly higher than average tail carriage. He would be brilliantly fast and would have great stamina, jumping ability, and versatility. His gaits would be smooth and his collection excellent. I'll have more details tomorrow!

Today's picture is in honor of the 19th day of April... and to celebrate the 140th Kentucky Derby!
I give you... the 138th Derby winner, the 1st from Post 19....

I'll Have Another!

The next few two weekends will feature one Derby winner per day (Fri-Sun).

I DID NOT TAKE THESE PICTURES!!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Thoughtful Thursday...

Just a picture for you today!

Just what I did to my beloved African Star when we finished the ride. I want to see that horse that's above.. pet him, talk to him, maybe even breed to him. I'll Have Another is the king of Japan!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Wacky Wednesday....

I have long believed that women preaching in the church is not a good idea. And I have found a pair of verses agreeing with me, and none (I HAVE LOOKED!!) against me or contradicting these verses below.

1 Corinthians 14:34
Let your women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak; but they are commanded to be under obedience as also saith the law.

1 Corinthians 14:35
And if they will learn any thing, let them ask their husbands at home: for it is a shame for women to speak in the church.


God is wise, and He says that no women should speak in the church. Whether that means that they just sit there in silence or that they simply do not speak to the church about issues, they still should not preach. And yet those who truly believe in God sometimes think it's OK to have a woman preacher! Why? And if the woman believes in the Lord herself, why does she take up that role?



Chick Update
I have not posted about my chicks in weeks! They have not been under the heat lamp for at least two weeks now and are as ravenous as usual. They live outdoors in a small coop that is moved a little almost every day. None have died (yay!) and they are almost entirely feathered. Hopefully they will be laying when fall rolls around.

Wacky Wednesday photo


Why is this kitten sitting on top of her (much) older brother? Of course, now she's interested in her brother's tail...

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Tricky Tuesday... Happy Birthday, African Star!

In honor of Star's 12th birthday, I thought I'd share 12 facts about her, and some photos...

1. She is ALWAYS hungry
2. She is beautiful and sleek and well-fed... in the spring!
3. African Star manages to scrape herself in the weirdest ways...
4. She loves the camera... and hanging out in the yard...
5. She hates dogs, or anything in height between her chest and ankles, except cats and people

6. If you're carrying food, or there is a promise of some, she will tag after you
7. She LOVES people
8. She hates town water (if it's pond or well water she will drink it)
9. Her favorite thing to do is be the center of attention
10. Star is registered with the Pinto Horse Association of America
11. Only once has she competed-and she finished first and completed (vetted sound right after) in an AERC Intro Ride
12. She has successfully navigated up to 22 miles in one day.







Tricky Tuesday photo