It was around 1:00 this afternoon and I told Tom that I would like to shoot some quick photos of our Longhorns, Jack and Joe for a painting that I started. “The lighting is not too great right now” he said. I told him that I had not seen them since early this morning, in fact I had not seen the three ponies that are in the pasture with them, either. Tom was gone for a while and came back with interesting news, not particularly good news…..”The gate to Tip’s property is open….they are gone!”We were still in our running clothes, but did not take the time to change. My first thought was that I might get some actual helpful shots for this painting……
My second thought was that I probably would not have time to paint today…..
The problem was that our little mish mash herdlet had joined a rowdy bunch of bovines and they outnumbered us by quite a bit.
If it was up to me, I would have just turned around, said good bye to our livestock and started a new painting of a bird or a kitten……
My cowboy, sans the rhinestones would have none of that!
Carrots and cattle cubes are excellent bribes….the problem is that we did not want to cause a stampede of over eager eaters.
I was tempted to play some good old country music on the radio in the truck for inspiration, but I needed to hear directions from Tom as I churned through the sand…..
“Close the gate!!!!!”
The ponies were very interested in seeing what treats I had in the truck.
Pony Boy and Sunny know the routine of getting rewards for bad behavior.
Well, we missed out on so much today while we were tracking down the wayward pasture ornaments….I was planning on ironing and mending some socks….but in spite of it all, they are so cute when they are bad!!!!