Saturday, October 12, 2013

Saturday encore ~ Thinking outside the box

I think it's safe to say that George and Alan will turn anything they can pick up into a toy. 
In the past five years, we've watched them toss around traditional equine playthings 
(jolly balls, traffic cones, fly masks, manure forks, wheelbarrows), 
as well as the not-so-traditional: chairs, pails, hats, tree limbs, swimming noodles, ranch vehicles, tripods, pillows, etc.

I feel it is incumbent upon me as a responsible equine mom to offer George and Alan a stimulating intellectual environment 
which will nurture their curiosity, tap into their creativity and, perhaps most importantly,
provide more fodder so this blog will live to see another day.

Herewith is yesterday's educational activity.

When offered the choice of an open box or a closed box, Alan went straight for the closed.
Perhaps he thought it contained treats.

It did not, so he tried to eat the box instead.

Me: Alan, you're missing the point here. Spit it out.

Lucy: Silly boys and their toys...

Alan: Let's go find something to put in the box.

Alan: You could help, you know. Why do I have to do all the heavy lifting?

George: It's really not that heavy. I don't know what he's complaining about.

George: Wait up!

Alan: Sometime today, George.

Alan: Hey, Lucy! Put something in my box!
Lucy: I'd like to stuff you in there, you little pest.

Alan: I think I need a bigger box.


  1. Boys and their toys! It even happens in the animal world.

    Thanks for the laugh.

    Best always,

  2. well it seems donkeys are just like human kids, they rather play with the boxes than the toys. except in your case your boys will play with any or everything they see.

  3. I wonder why donkeys are so keen on toys and horses really don't have an interest?

  4. I absolutely love their "conversations!" You are so talented, Carson. It's amazing how you've become an expert in Donkeneze!

    Nancy in Iowa (moving to Savannah, GA in a month! Finally!)

  5. As always .. your guys *and gal* are cute beyond words, and the commentary is wonderful!

    Funny stuff you produce, w/ a little help from your friends.


  6. I need to try this with our seven!

  7. the boys are fun and the pictures are great: the lines in the sky and the shadows! I liked the whadows very much. What about a ball in a closed box?