Sunday, January 8, 2012

The boys wake up from a long winter's nap

Saturday marked the first time in over a month that the ground here was a) not covered in snow; b) frozen solid; 
or c) a muddy mess. The herd took full advantage of the novel conditions and settled in for a long afternoon nap.

I can't tell you the number of times I went outside to make sure that everyone was still breathing. 
I hate it when they play dead.

It was almost 3 o'clock when Alan finally began to stir.

Alan: A cup of coffee would sure taste good right about now, mom.

Alan: George, it's time to wake up. Rise and shine!
George? Are you in there? I know you can hear me.
Now get up before my nostrils explode.

George: Five more minutes – that's all I ask– then I'll get up and play. 
Maybe mom will be back with the coffee by then.

Alan: You'd better watch it. Hank's getting up, 
and you know how cranky he can be after a long nap.

George: But the sun feels so good, and the ground is finally warm. 
Why can't you all just leave me the hell alone? 

Alan: Well look who's finally hauling his lazy ass up off the ground. 
It's about time.

For those of you wondering where Lucy was during naptime, scroll back up to the sixth picture, where she's casting her shadow over George. 
Lucy would rather follow me around than sleep. She's such a good girl.


  1. The series of pics, and captions, is simply too good! Who wouldn't enjoy an afternoon nap in the sunshine!

  2. The boys are so cool. I look forward to seeing your gang first thing in the morning. OMG, I just sent you a tweet (hope that was ok). My first ever. Will I finally enter the social networking life? I doubt it!

  3. Estella from Co.1/8/12, 5:22 AM

    I feel the same way on nice warm days like that after a cold spell. I love to get a bale or 2 and put it next to the metal barn in the sun and take a nap.....I can relate boys. Where as Lucy, under a tree, protecting herself from the sun???? Hugs to all

  4. It does appears the guys know how to enjoy themselves on a beautiful day :) Thanks for sharing.

  5. I didn't know George and Alan were such potty mouths.

  6. Boys are always lazier then girls... well, except with dogs, then it's the other way around.

    So glad the ground warmed up for your boys,.. they look to be in heaven. :-))

  7. Oh yes, I hate it when they do that. Can't tell you how many times I've gone flying out the door thinking someone was dead. Drives me crazy.

  8. Yay! Just noticed that Mr. P. made the header. I have a dog who looks just like him--bad hair, bad attitude, love of our lives.

  9. Lucy and Salina illustrate that old saying: a woman's work is never done. :)

  10. A day in the sun! I'd like that right about now.
    Best always, Sandra

  11. Oh I just love a good nap. It has been too many days of yuck at your place. Those poor guys were overdue for some leisurely rest.

  12. Your boys know how to enjoy the sun after a period of not so good conditions.
    Too cute Mr.P´s photo in the header. Great him from Mrs.P please!

  13. Great captions!
    I've also had the experience of checking to make sure the critters are still breathing. One of my old deaf dogs is such a shallow breather, there are times I've actually shaken him awake because I couldn't be sure he was still with us.

  14. When I see equine creatures lying down I'm always afraid they're dead. Glad to see yours got up!

  15. I've finally reached the point where I don't freak when I see the horses flat out in the pasture. Your boys look so happy not to be standing in snow. Maybe there will be an early Spring. Okay, I know, that's a little optimistic to be thinking things like that in January.

  16. Alan = best nostrils ever.

  17. Love it when they nap in groups!