Sunday, January 16, 2011

Sunday Football

Well, we got our snow base for winter trail riding (yay!!), but today it was bitterly cold (-20C) so I didn't ride. Instead I groomed my boy and then let him out in the front paddock to enjoy the sun with DH.

It appears that Gem and DH have caught the quarter finals fever and decided to play a little football. You may recall that last year, their football got them into a little trouble. :-) The "football" has gotten a lot of use and needs to be replaced. They still manage to entertain themselves, despite the ball being deflated. I just hope the paddock fencing can withstand their game!






The cold didn't seem to bother these guys at all. To be honest, I didn't stay out for too long trying to get shots of their game.....the tops of my ears were freezing and my hands were going numb! Damn you, Windchill, damn you!!!

What was I thinking....?

10 comments:

  1. Great pictures! They look really cute playing football, what league are they in? Will there be a Super Bowl? It's freezing here too, don't blame you for not staying out to watch for too long.

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  2. Whoohoo, get him Gem! I hope the temps warm up soon so you can ride.

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  3. Good morning GHM and Shannon! Geez, it's currently -21C (-6F)!! It it gloriously sunny though. They are so cute when they run around like that. I don't get an opportunity to see them play like this, so it was a treat in spite of the cold. Keep warm!!

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  4. they are such beautiful creatures! I followed your link and read your post about the electric fence, lol! smart too!
    How do they play with that ball though? I can't picture it, do they throw it with their mouths or kick it? hey at least they know how to have fun
    xoxo

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  5. Hi Pink! It's so funny. They grab the handle on the ball (or bite the side of it which is why it's deflated!) and shake it just like a dog shakes a toy. Yesterday, Gem and DH were holding the ball in their mouths at the same time...Gem was basically dragging DH around because DH wouldn't let go. Sometimes they paw at it until they sort of kick it and sometimes they step on it until it pops out. Hilarious.

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  6. They are having a great time! That's pretty darn cool but I can sure see how the football got flattened. LOL

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  7. Hi RR! Those jolly balls don't stay inflated for very long with this lot!! :-)

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  8. I have left you an award on my blog!

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  9. I love those pictures of Gem playing in the snow! So great! Glad to hear that you might get some riding in, if it warms up a little. Those temps are way too cold for me!

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  10. Thanks, Gabriella!

    Marissa - Doesn't he look like he's having fun? I love it.

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