Monday, May 19, 2008


We have new neighbors! Our cranky neighbors finally sold their house and moved away. See ya!

And in moved a really nice young couple. They are horse lovers and this beautiful critter showed up this weekend. They have 6 acres and our house looks directly onto their pasture. We were a little nervous about WHAT might be moving into the pasture. The cranky neighbors had cows (not quite legally, however!). We had contacted the county and learned that only recreational animals were allowed...and a limit of 2 animals (old cranky farmer dude had up to 5 cows and the flies were a MAJOR problem).

I can live with this guy with out my front window. There is one more horse coming. We've all taken turns just sitting on the front porch, relaxing while watching this gorgeous animal.

Our neighbor on the other side works with a local animal shelter and often has a foster dog at their house. She's a wonderful neighbor and I've really enjoyed getting to know her over the few years we've been neighbors. They were going out for the evening, so her current foster, Wrigley, came to spend a few hours with us tonight.

Elise and Mollie showed her all around our yard.

Mollie kept a close eye on her new friend!

At one point, they all ended up in the corner where we buried Sneakers. Elise just stopped and paused for a few minutes. We all still miss Sneakers so much. We never used to do much in that corner of the yard, but we find ourselves down there much more often these days. We typically find Molly laying down there. (OK, we have also found her digging around down there...that's a little too Stephen King for me!)

These pictures totally cracked me up....



And I just love the imp look on Elise's face in this pic.


Tammie said...

Glad to hear that your cranky neighbor is gone. So long. See ya. NEXT!!! ;-)

As for Mollie laying where Sneakers now resides, I find that to be common. Star tends to sleep where Sari used to lay before he left us.

Sandra said...

Glad to hear that neighbor is gone. DING DONG.....

Love ALL the pictures.

PIPO said...

Welcome new neighbors.

Out here in suburbia, it's hard to wrap my head around a neighbor with large animals of any kind. I've threatened to get a goat to mow my lawn but that's as far as it has gotten.

Sweet pics.

Super Mommy said...

Lucky you! I'd love to look out porch and see such a handsome horse.

Aww, how sad Mollie lays at Sneakers grave site - she must know and it must give her comfort to lay there.

Becki party of 5 said...

Wow, I could go for a view like that on my front porch! Enjoy!!
Loved the lawn mowing pics a few posts down, too...I'd love to know what kind of camera you have...I'm shopping for a new one. Stuck between a cannon rebel and a nikon. Any suggestions? (sorry for the long comment! ha)