Thursday, December 22, 2016

Nose Snuzzles and Bum Nibbles

After several days of confinement in the dry lot,
the horses and donkeys were finally able to go out in the front pasture yesterday.

I hate to send them out when it is too icy.
By yesterday, though, the ice had melted enough to make navigation of the pasture possible.

The horses were quite happy for the diversion.
Annie, of course, was happy to have some playmates.

They grazed all morning and part of the afternoon on hay that I had thrown around on the ground.

Before calling them back in again, I ventured out to visit with them.

Such soft and sweet little nosies....
oh how I love snuzzling those soft noses and covering them in kissies!

Everyone came to say hi and investigate every inch of me.

See this face?...

This is how it looked as my back was turned....
and she was headed to give me a pinch on the "bum."
I was bent over giving Red a little face time.
Apparently she wanted the attention for herself!

Such a tease...nothing malicious, just a little love nibble.

And quite happy with herself afterward... see the smile?

And this is how we reward that behavior.... with a good ear scratching!
I can never be upset with these girls...they have big hearts filled with love.
It's just that sometimes they have a funny way of expressing it.
But then, that's a donkey for you.


The_Croods said...

What a beautiful set of photos! Great timing and lovely animals. I wish my girl's nips were loving, I tend to get one when she is feeling grumpy!

Louise Stopford said...

Beautiful photo's Bev. Those noses do indeed look VERY kissable. Like to just take this moment to wish you and your family (and of course farm family) a wonderful Christmas time and all the very best for 2017. Your blog is absolutely marvellous - please keep up the good work. You are an inspiration and the giver of much joy with your wonderful stories. Al the very best. Kind regards, Louise.

Lynne said...

Love your animal LOVE!
Merry Christmas

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Oh, the face on that mischievous bum nibbler!

The JR said...

I love them all. So cute!

Happy holidays.

sandra said...

What a face :}

NanaDiana said...

LOL- Oh- reminds me so much of my childhood in PA! What a fun post. Merry Christmas to you and your 'crew'. xo Diana

Yarrow said...

Wow! You're still blogging and I have no idea how I came to find you, but I'm glad I did. I have a lot to catch up on :D My life has changed so much since my old blog, you may have forgotten me ;) Big hugs, Kim.x

Missy George said...

Animals will do anything for attention..Not that yours have to..Cute post...Great pictures..Enjoy this beautiful day :) xoxo

jaz@octoberfarm said...

omg...those faces!


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