Monday, September 17, 2012

Puppies and Puppy!

You might remember that Bob and Diana added the Borzoi puppy Ladyslipper (click here) to their family a while back.  Well, now Lady's littermate Laurel has joined the pack!

She's very friendly!

Laurel makes it a four pack!  But wait, there's another Puppy!  We'll get to him in a bit.

Diana and I went to visit her Friesian Winthrop.  Whinny is at a nice retirement facility, right next to his former boarding stable.  By day, he's turned out with three buddies in an enormous field.  By night, he has a stall in a cozy barn.  Lucky guy.
That's Whinny just to the right of center.
He came right up when Diana called him.
What a sweet boy.

Now on to Puppy!  With Whinny in rehab or retirement, Diana is riding a gigantic Canadian Warmblood named Puppy.    Puppy is a very versatile guy.  He's being shown on the hunter/jumper circuit by his owner, and Diana is doing dressage with him.  His character is sterling, and he's as gentle as a puppy.

Diana showed me his lateral work and his flying changes, but my little camera couldn't deal with the lighting in the arena.  I only got a few shots. 
Diana and Puppy

He's a nice horse.
He even packed me around.

What a fun day.  Puppies, Puppy, and friends.


Lori Skoog said...

Beauties! All!

Alison said...

I've said it before, and I'll say it again: you know some dang handsome horses!

Texan said...

Lots of lucky furry friends for sure :O).

Dreaming said...

What beautiful animals! I love that Whinny comes when called - how sweet!

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Kay G. said...

Beautiful animals, indeed.
And the dog, wow, I thought I had a long nose!

leah siroy said...

What a lovable animals. They sure are sweet. I been wanting to ride a horse since I'm a little girl but I'm afraid too. I'm scared that I'll fall.
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IsobelleGoLightly said...

My lady loves that photograph of the soft-eyed Borzoi with such intense slightly crossed eyes! I can imagine having to do that to look down that long, elegant nose!

That horse retirement farm looks heavenly!

thecrazysheeplady said...

I love Borzois. And Puppy looks awesome! :-)

Kate said...

Haha! I love the name Puppy for a big warmblood. They can be just as snuggly.

JJ said...

What a beautiful girl Laurel is!

Whinny looks like a beautiful sweet boy, and Puppy looks HUGE! ;). Glad you had fun!

Jim said...

I loved that photo of Diana and Whinny! You can fell the love and contentment between them.

A Canadian Warmblood, eh? I love this!!

We have a few shots of a Belgium that we passed every day while on PEI last week. We thought of you Terry and how you would have appreciated it like only you could.

Ruffles said...

Laurel is so cute.
Puppy looks like a really nice horse :) Very handsome

Inger said...

Everyone is so beautiful, I know what a wonderful time you must have had.

Anne Aarness said...

Hi - You have a great photo in an old post from 2010 - Jan watering a manure pile - that I'd like to use in a presentation. Could someone contact me about it??

Terry said...

Hi Anne,
I tried to get in touch with you by clicking on your name, but I can't leave a message. Yes, you may use the manure pile photo, and thank you so much for asking.

sophie...^5 said...

Oh my goodness...what an adorable Borzoi puppy....1st time seeing one and such a cutie...Sophie would love to play with Laurel...I can see them now. Puppy is very handsome horse...I'm still getting used to the vernacular and learning about the 'horsey' world....thanks for this! I'm a wee bit slow on the uptake...wink wink!

Once Upon an Equine said...

Puppy is a great name! I like that. And the dogs are beautiful. So is Puppy!