Sunday, April 19, 2009

Lost and Found

I mentioned in my last post that I lost my cell phone. How annoying is that? I decided to ride out in the pastures while I had the chance. We had a couple of the pastures resting and I love riding out in the field and I don't get to do that as often as I would like since they're usually all occupied. Sometime while riding either Bonnie or Lexi my cell phone holder fell off, taking my cell phone with it.

I spent quite awhile walking around out in the pasture calling my cell phone with Jason's cell phone. I never found it. I've said before that Jason is the best husband ever, and he volunteered to go get me a replacement phone on Friday since I would be busy all day with the farrier. It was out of his way to go to the Verizon store as well but he went cheerfully. Quite frankly I hate phones of any sort and didn't miss that stupid phone ringing one bit. The problem is I'm never inside to either answer or use our home phone so I guess a cell phone does has its advantages. So even though I loved the idea of not replacing it that didn't really seem to be an option.

Of course as I cut across the pasture in question late Friday afternoon while I was finishing up dinner feeding what did I happen to trip over? Of course it was my cell phone, still in its holder. The battery hadn't even run down completely and it showed the almost 40 missed phone calls where I had called it repeatedly trying to find it. As I walked back to the house Jason happened to drive up just then. He rolled down his window to pass my new phone to me. I sheepishly held up the "lost" phone that I had just found. Thankfully we both managed to find our sense of humor about this and chose to laugh over the $305 we had just spent replacing my no longer lost phone. Unfortunately I had just replaced my phone back in September as the previous phone succumbed to being submerged in a water trough (I really think subconsciously I'm trying to get rid of my cell phone). Since it hadn't been long enough for me to simply pay the upgrade fee (or whatever it is called) to get a new phone as I had just done that in the fall Jason had to pay full retail price. So I now have two identical phones.

Other than that I haven't done anything else particularly stupid or newsworthy in the last few days. We did have a new arrival last week who has been quite fun to be around his first week. His name is Winston and I haven't had time to properly introduce him yet. He is a very pretty bay thoroughbred gelding who joins us from Florida. Winston is pretty in love with having good grazing which is the usual reaction from our newcomers.

Cuffie also began introductions with his new roomies over the last few days. He will be living with Missy the pony and the two gray mares, Buffy and Harmony. I introduced him to Missy and they hung out for a minute while Buffy and Harmony ignored him. Buffy and Harmony ignore any newcomer for the first week or so and then all of a sudden one day they decide that the newcomer is their new best friend and become permanently herd bound to the party they were previously ignoring and overly attached. I can't explain it, it is just what they do! They ignore and then one day they can't live without you.

Cuffie decided to introduce himself to the geldings on the other side of the fence while Missy grazed and the two gray mares ignored him. He proceeded to attempt to bite 18.1 hand Apollo on the nose and then play with him over the fence. I think he does realize that it is fun while they are on different sides of the fence but would not be so fun if they were on the same side of the fence. Cuffie seems to be smart that way! Cuffie has also been very vocal about being back in his stall in the evenings. He definitely seems to prefer being out in the middle of things.

I hope everyone had as nice of a weekend as we had here on the farm!

Jason and Cuff Links (Cuffie) walking through the pasture
Cuffie introducing himself to Apollo over the fence
Cuffie nipping Apollo on the nose; Apollo seemed to find this cute and played with Cuffie over the fence for a minute
Relaxed horses grazing on Saturday
Chance grazing
Elfin and Leo in the front (you can see a glimpse of Baby behind Elfin) with Dustin and Levendi in the back
Henry and Faune practicing for a pairs class
Winston trotting across the paddock checking out his new place last week


Blue Eyed Tango said...

Oh Winston is beautiful. Your pastures are gorgeous, if I was a horse I would rather eat grass too than anything else!! Great news about your phone being found! Love the photos! Have a great day!

Kate said...

Winston is very cute, and looks delighted to be in his new home! The photos of Cuffie and Apollo were great - seeing Apollo next to the fence really gives an idea of how big he is! Our pony, Norman, used to love to play halter tag with the big horses over the fence - there was one really big, really mean gelding that loved to play with him - Norman would grab his halter and just hang on, then let go and gallop away for a moment, then come back and do it again - it was fun to watch. Glad you found the cell phone :) - sorry it was after you got the new one :(!

HorseCrazy23 said...

Winston is sooo cute! Same for Cuffie! Wish I could hang with the horses at your place! They seem so sweet! Funny about your phone-the same thin happened to me on saturday! I lost it on a 10 mile trail ride, and couldn't find it! I've only had that phone for about 2 months, so it cost me $250 for a new one! Then on Sunday, my friend found it-1 hour after I bought the new one! I could have Used that money to save up for a Dressage/jumper Thoroughbred! lol!

ezra_pandora said...

Isn't that just the way it happens with stuff like phones? Did you have insurance on it for loss or damage? I don't even really know how that works though, lol.

You have such good natured horses :) Can't wait to hear more about Winston!!

Vivian, Apollo's Mom said...

Glad you found your phone- the same thing happened to Pete last year. It was nice seeing Apollo and Cuffie together. I never mentioned it but, Apollo does not like little dappled grey ponies. Funny, because he usually likes everyone, whatever species, else!