It is amazing how many "people products" all of us horse people use on our horses. I'm sure we could all come up with an impressive list of crossover items that get put to use in the barn and the house. A few months ago Jason had an ugly cut and he could not find any triple antibiotic ointment in the house. He told me of his dilemma and that he would have to run to the store to pick some up. Thinking I was being nice and helpful I said "oh, I've got plenty in the barn, I'll get it for you."
He looked at me as if I had just suggested we collect some fresh manure, smear it all over his cut, and then wrap everything up. I said "What? What's the problem?" He just kept giving me that horrified look. I tried again, "Jason, it isn't like the tube is kept uncapped laying on a stall floor and covered by poop piles." He was unconvinced and ended up purchasing himself a new, pristine tube of triple antibiotic ointment.
Since Carter has been home there have been other instances where I've offered to go fetch some useful item from the barn. Desitin and baby powder are two of the recent ones. Each time we have basically repeated the above conversation and Jason has purchased new, pristine containers of the item under discussion.
I think the funniest example was when we could not find a thermometer in the house and Jason thought he had a fever. We were rummaging in our bedside tables, the bathroom, the kitchen and all sorts of random places trying to find a thermometer. I finally found one and handed it to Jason. Just as the thermometer was about an inch from his mouth I said "I had to go get it from the barn." Well, you can imagine his response to THAT statement.
Through bouts of hysterical laughter I kept telling him "it was a joke! It was a JOKE! You know, ha ha.?!" Jason absolutely, positively did not see anything funny in it all. He also did not believe me. I said "Seriously? For real? You really think I would let you put a thermometer in your mouth that had been up a horse's butt?" That question was answered with a stony glare. One trip to the drugstore later he used his brand new thermometer to check his temperature. After all the drama it turned out he did not have a fever. I think he still holds some kind of grudge against me about the whole incident even though I was just kidding.
Maisie and Calimba
Elfin doing his "dogwalk" to roll on his other side
Silver and Titan hanging out
Calimba, Cinnamon and MyLight
Winston hanging out in the woods
multi-horse play session; Titan, Silver and Lotus
Asterik and Romeo were also being playful
Renny, Johnny, Lighty and Fuzzy
Sebastian and Wiz
Chili and Dutch
Snappy and Lightening