What a gorgeous thing she is.
Short update on Shortcake: We moved Zip and Shortcake (along with the donkeys, who resent being treated parenthetically so often), back out to the pasture now that the weather’s back to normal for this time of year. No sense wasting hay when there’s still grass in the meadows. I have extra hay, but I have to reserve that for the cows, who are up at the barn earlier than they would be normally.
Meanwhile, Shortcake is collecting burrs again, so I meandered out there to clean her up. And she let me walk right up to her and leisurely spend 10 or 15 minutes combing out the burrs from her mane. I was so impressed with her friendliness! Of course, I wasn’t holding a halter in my hand, and she was standing in an open field, and she’s no dummy. An open field and nothing in my hand is Shortcake’s comfort zone. But I’m calling it progress just the same!
I left while she was still wanting me to pet her, just to leave her hungry.