I was in the feed room yesterday afternoon getting everyone's dinner ready.
Being Christmas, I had brought a bag of carrots to the barn with me...
so that everyone had special Christmas treats with their dinner.
Across the aisle from the feed room I heard some quiet singing...
"Now bring us some piggy pudding,
now bring us some piggy pudding...."
as I cut the carrots and added them to the horses' vitamin/mineral supplement.
Moonbeam, starved as usual, was eager to get his Christmas treat!
Given the choice, Moonbeam always sings for what he wants!
As the horses munched away,
I heard two voices from across the barnyard yelling...
It's not PIGGY PUDDING, its FIGGY PUDDING...
and we'd like some over here!!"
Ginger and MaryAnn never miss a trick!
And if everyone else was getting a treat,
they wanted one too!
Carrots are these piggy gals' most favorite treat.
"Munch, munch, snort, snort"....they chewed and crunched their carrot snack.
We couldn't forget the donkeys...
they got a healthy helping of carrots, too.
Daphne: "Mom, we don't like theethe carrot thingies!"
They ate every last morsel of their chow and left the carrots.
("We don't need no stinkin' carrots!")
I was going to remind them of the starving donkeys in China...
(does that line ever work?)
Everyone in the barn received a Christmas treat...
who got to lick the cat cans clean.
Phew! Tuna breath!
Yes, Maddie is still hanging in there.
She still has some weakness in her back legs, but it has not gotten any worse.
We are so thankful for all of this extra time we have had with her!
Hubbs and I spent a quiet Christmas day together,
as we had already had our family celebration on the weekend before.
We spent a little time giving extra loving to our animal friends....
making it a very Merry Christmas!