Peevish Pen

Ruminations on reading, writing, rural living, retirement, aging—and sometimes cats. And maybe a border collie or other critters.

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Location: Rural Virginia, United States

I'm an elderly retired teacher who writes. Among my books are Ferradiddledumday (Appalachian version of the Rumpelstiltskin story), Stuck (middle grade paranormal novel), Patches on the Same Quilt (novel set in Franklin County, VA), Them That Go (an Appalachian novel), Miracle of the Concrete Jesus & Other Stories, and several Kindle ebooks.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Coming Out

Horse hair, that is.

Melody and Cupcake have been shedding for over a month. The last few days' hot weather has really brought the hair out. I've gone over both of them with the shedding blade many times, clipped parts of Cupcake, and watched both mares help each other shed.

This morning, they curried each other in earnest.

Thanks to the magic of blogs, you can sneak a peek at them. Below, Cupcake works on Melody's shoulder:

Cupcake: Is this low enough?

Melody: A little lower, please. Ahhhhhh—that's good.

Melody: Sheesh, Cupcake! You ought to use some Nair.

Cupcake: Keep scratching, Mel. I think that clump is getting looser.

Melody: Uh-oh, Cupcake. We're being watched. Hey! Could we have a little privacy?

Of course, there's a downside to this: mustaches. Here's Cupcake's mustache:

And here's Melody's:

Or maybe they're marestaches?

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Blogger Amy Tate said...

LOL!!!!! I love those shots! You should submit that to a horse magazine or the Virginia Horse Journal. Those are terrific!

4:41 PM  

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