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Rainy days are not okay!

Someone told me the other day that August in Tennessee is supposed to be hot and dry, with no rain. In fact, last year in August, we actually had a drought! It didn’t rain for weeks; all the grass turned brown, the ground was as hard as rocks, and my friends and I all became very light from being bleached by the sun.

Last August, my first time jumping a brick wall! Look at how sun-bleached I am!

Last August, my first time jumping a brick wall! Look at how sun-bleached I was!

This year is totally different.

This year, the rain has been coming in floods… quite literally! In fact, it’s been raining so much lately that Mommy and I haven’t gotten to work since the last time I told you about it, a few days ago!

Okay, actually, I guess that’s not entirely true. The weather today is nice, but Mommy is sick with a “human virus,” so she wasn’t feeling well enough to ride me today. Which is a shame, because she was fine a couple days ago – the day after our last workout – and actually wanted to ride, but it was pouring down rain by the time she got to the barn.

Wow... look at all that rain.

Wow… look at all that rain.

The next day, Mommy came and got me out again… but it was still raining, so I was only able to stand in the barn aisle and watch the rain… again. Mommy was still feeling sick, though, so she didn’t come back in the evening to get me out and let me graze when the rain stopped.

Instead, she sent Daddy! Even though I missed Mommy, hanging out with Daddy was a really awesome treat.

Chilling with Daddy, eating some grass...

Chilling with Daddy, eating some grass…

Daddy and I chilled together for a while, and then one of my best friends, Rocky the Kitty, came over to hang out with us, too!

Oh, hey Rocky! I almost didn't see you there!

Oh, hey Rocky! I almost didn’t see you there!

Rocky likes to hide in the bushes and sneak up on me sometimes. He always follows me around, especially in the afternoons and evenings when Daddy and I (or Mommy and I) are the only ones at the farm. He’s my trusted sidekick!

There's Rocky in the background, chillin' on the tractor!

There’s Rocky in the background, chillin’ on the tractor!

It took Rocky a while to warm up to me, though. I think he was scared at first because I’m so much bigger than he is. That’s okay, though; now we’re best friends, and I love having him around when we’re hanging out!

Anyway, Mommy came out to see me this morning. Even though it wasn’t raining, she still felt too sick to ride. So, she put me in the round pen for a while so that I could roll in the sand, get out my sillies and stretch my legs. There was a lot going on at the farm today, so I had a lot of fun watching the hustle and bustle.

Checking out the goings-on...

Checking out the goings-on…

Then, instead of putting me back into my own stall, Mommy walked me up the hill and put me into one of the dry-paddocks!

Taking it all in...

Taking it all in…

I was alone, but she said that there would be other horses coming into the nearby paddocks pretty soon. It felt nice to get to walk around and look at something new; I’ve been in my stall for so long now, I was starting to wonder if I’d ever get to be turned out again!

Mommy gave me some hay in a couple different places, and I had to take a bite from each little pile before I could decide which one I wanted to start with.

Mmmm... this pile of hay tastes just as good as the last one!

Mmmm… this pile of hay tastes just as good as the last one!

After I settled into my new paddock, Mommy told me that I would get to go outside there during the days for a while, before she moves me to a grass paddock. Then, she gave me a kiss and said goodbye!

I hope that I’ll get to work tomorrow, but I’ll let y’all know either way. Stay cool, friends, and have a great weekend!

Categories: A Day in the Life of Icchy Star | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Withering away…

Friends, I’m sorry that I haven’t written in such a long time. The truth is, I’ve been too upset to write… because I feel like I have nothing to write about! I’m still lame, and being lame is still lame.

I’m disappointed and frustrated that my hoof is taking so long to heal, because every other part of me feels just fine. I have a ton of energy, and I know Mommy wants to work as badly as I do!

"Come on, Mommy! Let's get back to work, already!"

“Come on, Mommy! Let’s get back to work, already!”

I’m glad that I still get to go outside with my friends at night. That’s really what has been saving me from insanity. I get to stretch, I get to socialize, and now and again I even get the other horses to run around with me! But, um, don’t tell my Mommy about that last part…

Chilling with my friend, Bruce

Chilling with my friend, Bruce

Tonight, though, I have to stay inside. You see, last night (and all day today) it rained pretty hard – and non-stop, too – so Mommy and Daddy didn’t want me out there in the mud. Which was probably a wise choice on their part, especially considering that they know how much I love to be covered in mud!

This is what I looked like this morning when I came in from the paddock. Mommy had to give me a shower while it was pouring down rain!

Yes, I sure do love my life...

Yes, I sure do love my life…

For once, I really liked having a shower, though I would have liked it if Mommy had just left me muddy. I mean, I worked hard to cover every inch of myself!

Anyway, I had to stay in my stall all day today, and I’m in all night, too. I’ll probably have to stay in tomorrow as well, since it’s supposed to rain for a couple more days. At this rate, I feel like I’ll never get back to work! I know, I know; I just have to be patient. It’ll be here sooner than I realize. It’s just that it’s been so long, and I’m so ready to get back to work!

Well, I hope that y’all have had a nice Fourth of July, friends, and that the fireworks didn’t rattle your nerves too badly. Just try to remember that they’re far away, and they can’t harm you from where they are. Unless your humans are lighting them off in the barn – in which case, RUN! And call me immediately!

Alright, friends. I guess I’ll catch y’all later!


Categories: A Day in the Life of Icchy Star, Memories and Nostalgia | Tags: , , , , , | Leave a comment

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