Thursday, December 31, 2009

A New Year's wish from the three amigos

I went outside to let George and Alan out of the barn after they had finished their breakfast, but they had no interest in leaving the warm and sunny dry spot in front of their stall. Deets showed up the minute I did. He was getting underfoot as I angled for better pictures of the burros. I didn't want to step on him, so I picked him up and set him on the most convenient, out-of-the-way spot.



He settled right in and made himself comfortable.



George didn't seem to mind.



Alan plopped down next to George...



...and the three amigos enjoyed their siesta together.



All of us wish you a new year filled with good friends to lean on, naps in the sun, and the special peace, happiness and contentment that comes from the company of animals.

50 comments:

  1. Those pictures are simply THE best!

    Happy New Year to you Carson and to all your critters at 7MSN!

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  2. Oh, I just LOVE that last photo. They all look so relaxed and happy there in the sun together! Are burros as sweet and laid back as they appear?

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  3. Julie, yes, a thousand times yes – burros are as sweet and laid back as they appear.

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  4. I'm taking a queue from the animals. I'll relax more in 2010. Everybody looks so happy in the sunshine. I'm so glad Deets is back to his regular cat self. He might even learn to ride?
    Have a quiet and happy New Year, Carson and I will too.
    Thanks for all the laughs in 2009.
    Best always, Sandra

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  5. Love the pictures, makes me wish I could have a burro. They seem like they're very loving animals. Another good picture for next years calendar. I finally get to put this years up.

    Happy new year to all.

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  6. Makes me want to join them.

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  7. Happy New Year to everyone at the 7MSN ranch. I think I'll go take a nap...............

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  8. So sweet and they look so content! Have a Happy New Year!

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  9. Those were just wonderful pictures. Thanks for the early morning smile. Happy New Year to you and the gang at the 7msn, I wish you a year of good health and fun with your critters.

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  10. Oh Linda, I hope you never, ever get the urge to stop blogging! I love your pictures and your animals. Happy New Year to you and yours!

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  11. colleen from nc12/31/09, 7:04 AM

    Oh my goodness. We have cats that will ride on our horses, but i really don't think they would let me set one on them when they are laying down like that. These pictures are awesome and so are your four-legged friends.:)

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  12. I love that last photo! No caption needed - they are all so content.

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  13. Happy New Year, Carson -- and to all the critters in your peaceable kingdom.

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  14. A warm burro in the sunshine. Some cats just know how to live. :)

    Happy New Year!

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  15. I can't stand how wonderful those pictures are! The burro brothers just warm my heart---and to think they were running wild less than 2 years ago.

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  16. Makes me want to lie down right there with them! I also want to point out how far things have come with George and Alan and how mellow they are compared to when you first got them. It shows what love and a safe haven can do for animals that once lived in the wild. Happy New Year to you and all your wonderful buddies at the 7 MSN!

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  17. So sweet!

    Have a great New Year, Carson and crew.

    :)

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  18. Awwww that's special! Look at the body language in the first photo and compare it to the last one. Love the close up of Deets!
    Happy New Year to everyone at the 7MSN and thank you for sharing such wonderful photos with us. Keep up the good work!

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  19. I love it. Good thing he's not a nervous cat that digs in claws. Happy New Year to you and all of yours.

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  20. Very sweet - please have a wonderful New Year!

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  21. Just when I think there is no way you can get any better photo of your critters......you do! You must be an incredibly cool person cuz you have incredibly cool animals. Absolutely love these pics! Happy New Year!!!!

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  22. What better way to say bye to 2009 than to be with friends, taking it easy and enjoying the sun. Looking forward to 2010 and your blog. Happy New Year from the herd and myself here at AJ-OAKS. May 2010 be a better year!

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  23. OMG that is so cute, I'm sure Deets is digging the warmth. Your blog is so much fun.

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  24. These are so cute - you have such a fun blog.

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  25. This is amazing. And the last photo, with Deets' face turned to the sun, and George beeing in the center, the one they are cuddling up around. And it is indeed good to know that Deets didn't turn skiddish after his accident.

    Thank you for all your amazing posts - I look forward every day to take a break, grab a cup of coffee and read your blog. Seeing you taking care of your animals and treating them with the respect and love they deserve makes me happy. From the other side of the globe: Wishing you and your companions all the best in the New Year!

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  26. That last picture is killing me ! Oh my gosh I cute is that? Happy New Year from Northern Michigan and making me smile(once again) with your awesome pictures of your critters.
    And I 'm getting ready to hang your calendar up too!

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  27. Happy New Year! I just pinned the Alan & George calendar up on the outside of my cubical wall where all my co-workers can enjoy their cuteness too.

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  28. Oh dear gawd, that last picture is the cutest thing ever.

    Happy New Year to you and your critters.

    Kendra

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  29. we should all take a cue from these three cuties.

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  30. Those photos are adorable! Definitely save them for next year's calendar.

    Happy New Year to you and all the critters, Linda.

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  31. Happy New Year to everyone at the 7MSN Ranch! 2009 was an "annus horribilis" for me, but George, Alan, Hank, Lyle, Smooch, Deets and the rest of the gang always brought a smile to my face - no matter what else was going on. Thank you, Carson, for your wonderful blog! And tomorrow I can start using my calendar WooHoo!!

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  32. I love the photos and the camaraderie behind them! I'd never believe a cat could so contentedly nap on top of a burro!

    Happy New Year to all...

    Nancy in Iowa

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  33. That is just so dang cute! Are all of the calenders gone? I don't see a link anymore to order one. Have a Happy New Year! Desiree

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  34. I am very new to your blog but I already LOVE it!!! Wishing you and your furry friends a healthy, happy, dreams fullfilling 2010!
    Sandra (all the way from Slovenia)

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  35. Does George always sleep with his ears back?

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  36. Happy New Year to the whole crew. You all have become a daily part of my life

    gramps

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  37. Sahara4d, all the calendars are gone - sorry.

    Mechelle, George usually does sleep with his ears back - maybe so he can hear if anything is sneaking up behind him?

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  38. Many blessings to all the critters at the 7MSN...two and four-legged alike. We love ya.

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  39. Looks like Deets has forgiven for the pawing incident.

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  40. Happy New Year to you an all your crew! Wishing you many blessings throughout 2010!

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  41. A wonder wish.
    Thank you for sharing your photos and stories. It's all wonderfully entertaining. That's so welcomed when compared to other politically hateful blogs. Please continue your posts.

    HAPPY 2010 to everybody at 7MSN Ranch. Here's wishing your feed stays dry.

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  42. They warm my heart and put a smile on my face. How beautiful they are. Wishing all of you joy each and every day.

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  43. Think I also need a burro and a bit of sun to lean on....

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  44. Wishing you the best year ever, Linda.........thank you for sharing your beloved creatures with us.

    I have to say that Deets is simply the Coolest Cat in the Universe !

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  45. Now, that's the picture of contentment, right there. LOVE IT. I love having Celine lay on me. She's so warm and has just the right about of weight to be comforting. I'm sure George was enjoying the feeling of Deets on his back. They're adorable, all of them.

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  46. Great photos! Love seeing these three amigos together.
    You are right "special peace, happiness and contentment that comes from the company of animals."
    Happy New Year!
    Feliz Ano Novo!

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  47. Priceless. Happy New Year Linda!!! Love to everyone at 7MSN Ranch from Morning Bray.

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  48. Looks like a good arrangement to me!

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  49. do you know how long i avoided reading your blog simply based on the title? i thought for sure it was a microsoft network blog (huh?), and couldn't stand to click it.

    that last photo of the three of them cuddling is the cutest one so far!

    ~lytha in germany

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  50. Could they possibly be any cuter? I mean, come on! You really need to consider renting a room out at your place. I bet it would be booked a year in advance for the chance to get an up close and personal peek at the crew!

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