Black and White Sunday: Black Beauty

Santa Fe  Santa Fe Renegade a Morgan Stallion owned by Eitan Beth Halachmy  Photo taken 5/8/11

Hot Day at Sundog

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Anyone who has visited Sundog Ranch knows why we might want a large body of water near by.  Not just to keep humans cool… What else it there to do besides try to keep cool on a hot summer day?  … Continue reading

Weekly Photo Challenge: Masterpiece


“Desert Masterpiece”

High Black Rock Desert,  Nevada 3/2012

After at least a hour of “patience” I was able to get a close enough for a few shots of this magnificent paint stallion.  He was letting me know loud and clear not to get too close to his mares and foals.

Wordless Wednesday: Crossing the Great Divide

Some how this did not get posted yesterday.  Better late than never

,Crossing the Divide

From the Tony Stromberg Workshop at Absaroka Ranch, Dubois, Wyoming. 6/13

The Brothers: On the Prowl

I was going to do a “A Typical Morning at Sundog” post and feature all the animals I feed in the morning but the Manz Brothers were on the prowl and I had my camera in hand. TCM (7 of 1)-11As you can see Mangus is alive and doing well.  He and Milton think they are “The Bad Boys” now.TCM (7 of 1)-9They have plenty of trees to scale but the little scrub oak forest next to the barn is their favorite place to practice their new skills.TCM (7 of 1)-17I hope there is not some unsuspecting birdie up there.  It is a good thing the finches did not return to the barn this year.  I don’t think they will be back.TCM (7 of 1)-15Crazed kitty look.TCM (7 of 1)-8“I may be tiny but I’m looking down on you.”TCM (7 of 1)-7Meanwhile on the ground Milton is on the prowl.  He looks over at Rosie and the goats in the pen who are being so patient waiting for some one to feed them.TCM (7 of 1)-5“We are in jail.  We are hungry.  Let us out”.TCM (7 of 1)-3Rosie watches the Manx brothers in the little forest and wonders why I have not fed her yet.  I better hurry and feed or let her and the goats out to browse but I want time to document the Manx Brothers in the little oak forest right now.   They are just little kitties and will grow to big kitties soon.  After Rosie’s first bray (hee haw) she usually gives me about 5 or maybe up to 10 minutes to act if I am lucky.  TCM (7 of 1)The goats are extremely patient this morning.  They are enjoying the mild morning sun.TCM (7 of 1)-4Mangus eyes locked on Milton from above.TCM (7 of 1)-10Milton dives for the cherry picker in the wheelbarrow.  Hmmm….manure balls, good for batting around. TCM (7 of 1)-12“How did Mangus get down there so quick. And what is he up to?”TCM (7 of 1)-13Mangus does not want to use the litter box any more.  Yeah I say.TCM (7 of 1)-14Good boy.  Just wait until he finds the round pen with 60 feet of sand.TCM (7 of 1)-18“Now what can I do?”

TCM (7 of 1)-16“I feel the need to sharpen my teeth.”    Fierce isn’t he?TCM (7 of 1)-19 “Someone’s coming….in the bucket.TCM (7 of 1)-20“Why I see movement out there.  I can’t keep myself in here much longer”TCM (7 of 1)-21“Out of bucket and look what happens.    Don’t laugh.”TCM (7 of 1)-24I told you they were fierce kitties.TCM (7 of 1)-22GQ like Rosie and the goats is very patient for his breakfast.  He is watching the Manx Brothers play too.  I’d better hurry with hay though or the stall banging may start and we don’t want that.TCM (7 of 1)-25“Who me?  I don’t bang stall doors…..unless you ignore me long enough”TCM (7 of 1)-26 I look down from GQ thinking I better start getting hay out and I squint to see Mangus with something flapping in his mouth.  It looks like he has caught a tiny fish or something.  He crouches and appears to not know what the heck he has.   I swing my camera around and can’t get my settings right but oh well.   You can see something here.  It is NOT a wood rat which is what he is suppose to be feasting on.   Mangus is as surprised as I am.  “Hmmm…what to do with this?”   Then before I could say MEOW…….TCM (7 of 1)-27Mangus does the spins with a very unlucky creature in mouth.  I almost deleted this photo as junk until I looked in the bottom right hand corner.  OMG The poor creature was a lizard and he or she is fleeing for his or her life.  National Geographic material?    TCM (7 of 1)-28Mangus wonders  “what happened to that thing I had”? TCM (7 of 1)-29“Oh well I’ll just find something else to destroy.”TCM (7 of 1)-30

“When in doubt crawl into the blocks.”

Adios Amigo’s!

Black and White Sunday: Wild Night

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Dusty’s harem.   Mustang Monument, NE Nevada   7/1/2013

Out of the Archives: Cute and Cuter

I love my grown up Sasha….the baby of the Sundogs.  But now since we’ve decided 5 dogs are ENOUGH dogs I get a little sentimental about the puppy years.  So I have to share what I’m talking about. DSC_0414Around 8 weeks old.  She’s a retriever through and through._MG_0387How about that confirmation.  I mean body._MG_0415In the mornings sitting on the front stairs looking for crawling things was a favorite activity….and still is._MG_1072Learning how to swim at a young age is required at Sundog Ranch.  Sasha is around 10 weeks here.  She started her swimming career in the puppy pen._MG_0965It can get a little intimidating competing with the big Sundogs._MG_0807So drying off and watching is good._MG_0643 Summers are hot at Sundog so staying near the water is imperative._MG_0633“In fact if sitting in water does not cool you down fast enough lie down in it.”_MG_0294In case you wondered Sasha is allowed in the house._MG_0395Even on the couch

  Now do you see what I mean about missing puppy time?

Adios Amigo’s