Meet the Family: Part 2

ImageSince I ended my last post with a goat I will start with my most famous goat in this post.
Meet Dublin, a Alpine goat.  This is a goat you don’t know whether to hug or strangle.  He is into everything, the hay room, the tack room, the treat bucket, you name it.  In this photo he has his head stuck in a gate.  I decided to leave him there for a few minutes to see if he would learn his lesson and not stick his head everywhere.  Mean of me huh?  Guess what?  No lesson learned.  Fortunately despite his annoying traits he is very loving too, so he gets to stay on the ranch and not end up in someone’s taco.

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BAAAHH

ImageNext we have Malachite and Topaz.  They are brother and sister and are a Nubian and Toggenburg cross, hence the airplane ears. The Toggenburg give them that pretty chocolate color.  Their passion is jumping into and eating out of wheelbarrows.Image

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Topaz and Dublin working on the ranch earning their keep.

ImageSo that’s it for the goats.  Maybe someday we will have babies but I think these guys have everything under control.

Next we have Hanna.  Hanna is 17.  It is amazing she has survived this long living among five dogs who regularly chased her up and down the staircase for the first 8 years of her life.   Present day her survival skills are still intact.  Poor thing still has to contend with the five dogs.    After moving to the country Hanna decided to become a indoor kitty.  Smart girl.

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For years her house was in the master bedroom exclusively. Here she is looking out the window.

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Occasionally she would venture out to the living room to try out a new spot.

 

 

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This is her present day spot.  Near the fireplace graced behind with photography by your truly.

And last but not least I’ll save my BIGGEST animal for last.  Meet GQ.  His fancy name is RDL’s Prince Elite.  He is a grandson of the famous Appaloosa stud Prince Plaudit.  GQ is 18 and has been in the family since he was 4.  He used to be a Western Pleasure show horse but now he has the pleasure of living a placid life on our ridge and going on weekly trail rides.ImageLet me tell you this horse has given me a run for my money.  I have “come off” this horse in more ways that I care to admit.  But it is all good now.  You see despite the fact I could of been hurt I felt sick to my stomach when I thought about divorce so I decided to learn Natural Horsemanship.  Long story short with a lot of patience and work we are now big time partners and I would never dream of giving him up. I’m a much better horsewoman too.Image

Fall or winter this is the guy for me.
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Believe it or not I still need a “Part 3” to finish introducing you to the whole Sundog Ranch clan.
I have the rest of the Sundogs to entertain you and a secret.  Stay tuned for Part 3 of “Meet the Family”.

 

One thought on “Meet the Family: Part 2

  1. Love the blog Jo! Ive been reading and looking at all your pics =)

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    From: The Sundog Drift Reply-To: The Sundog Drift Date: Tue, 12 Feb 2013 01:23:37 +0000 To: Subject: [New post] Meet the Family: Part 2

    Jo Danehy posted: “Since I ended my last post with a goat I will start with my most famous goat in this post. Meet Dublin, a Alpine goat. This is a goat you don’t know whether to hug or strangle. He is into everything, the hay room, the tack room, the treat bucket, you na”

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