03 November 2010

A Giveaway Winner, A Thief of a Cat, and a Jealous Mare!

Karen's really, really big pup!

And the winner of
Annie's Birthday Giveaway
This Old House 2!
Please visit Karen here and say hello!

Lucky You, Karen :)
please email me at

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Remember the $5.00 bill Annie got for her birthday
from my parents?

So Annie could could go shopping for a couple
 boxes of
sugar cubes!

Friday morning, this is what
Annie's birthday decorations looked like.

Very similar to what it would look like if
a certain cat, named Jam,
had decided to
claw play with the ribbons!
And the tell-tale signs of claw and teeth marks
on the bday card.

And a missing $5.00 bill!

When I confronted Jam about the missing money,
she wouldn't even look me in the eye.
Woosie cat!

No eye contact.

Jam is a known thief.
Every Christmas she steals a few decorations.
And hides them in the barn.
I always find them.
I figure by Spring, the five bucks will turn up!

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Oh, Princess Allegra.
Everyone knows how much Allegra
loves, loves, loves
These pics just prove my point....

This Mare loves him.
As soon as he walks in her stall,
she is all
over him.

She swoons.

He just scratches behind her ears,
and she melts...

I do believe she is whispering
sweet nothings
in his ear...

"Oh, I just wuv you J!"

And then she rubs her head up to his chest,
and down to his boots!

When he begins to groom her,
she spots me!


She pinned her ears straight back and let me know
she was not happy with my presence.

On the weekends she wants J all to herself!

What a jealous, jealous, mare you are,
Princess Allegra!

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We are in store for cold, cold, weather!
Saturday morning should be about 28 degrees;
and maybe
snow showers!

Make sure you leave a nice note for
giveaway winner Karen!!

And remember~

Never, ever, be a
jealous, jealous,
like Princess Allegra!

Because pinning back your ears
is just not ladylike!



Donna said...

Congrats to Karen!
This is too funny ... the cat and Allegra. You and your critters always bring a smile to my face :)
I saw where you might be having snowshowers on the weather tonight!
If you take plenty of pics!

Julie Harward said...

Oh my gosh! I loved this post...the cat looks just like my Sage and she trys ti steal my camera all the time! "The look" you got from the mare was unbelievable!!! I would know that look if I got it from another woman for sure! I have never seen a horse do this...if I were you, I'd watch my back! LOL
Yay for your winner..lucky lady! ;D

Jeni said...

congrats to the Winner!!!

Funny about your cat.. well not funny you have to find things, but funny she steal things and hides them in the barn.

Allegra sure loves your hubby!! Never seen a horse be that protective over a human. Very sweet!

Karen said...

Thank you, Misha!... and now I'm coveting the darn cat too... So I'll take Cadence and your calico kitty any time you're done with them :-)

Jeanette said...

Congratulations to Karen!
Loved your post as usual! Very entertaining. Thanks for my smile this morning!

Deb said...

Maybe Jam just really, really needed the money for something important. Sneaky kitty!

It is so funny that Allegra gave you the stink eye when you interupted her time with J. Love it! You're animals are very entertaining. Thanks for sharing them with us. Y'all stay warm this weekend!

Lana said...

What personable animals you have on your farm ;-) I do think I saw a bit of jealousy in those big brown eyes! Your Jam reminds me of my Pumpkin, without such a dark face. Hope the $5 turns up before the snow flies!

Sydney_bitless said...

How funny. Poor Annie isn't gonna get her extra boxes of sugar cubes. Bad Jam.
Allegra is funny. Stormy is the same way with me she just loooooves me and has to be all over me.

Peggy Arteberry said...

Love that Ms. Jam! She's a cutie or sure... AND, that's so funny about Allegra! I've not seen a horse be so partial to people! So, does she allow you to be around her, is she mean? Or, was she just wanting you to stay away? Your fall weather pictures is JUST LIKE what it looks like here in southeastern Oklahoma! Hugs

Cheryl said...

Great photos! Allegra sure loves J! Poor Annie, the kittie removed her birthday gift from her Grammy. I'm sure her parents made-up for the missing money though.

from my front porch... said...

Yep, Princess Allegra is always like this when J is around. During the week when it is just me in the barn, she is laid back. I know all her special places where she likes to be scatched :)
But, as soon as J walks in the barn~it is over for me! She will literally turn her back to me!!
Funny mare she is!

Country Dreaming said...

As always a truely funny story.
Loved it.

All your animals are great to read about!

Stay warm.


Kerrie said...

Wonderful pictures, just love all your posts! hugs, Kerrie

Donna said...

Congrats to Karen! I do NOT get jealous like Miss Allegra, LOL.

Hope that you escape the forecast of snow later on this week!

Rural Revival said...

Congratulations Karen, enjoy!

Princess Allegra...what a character you are! Shameless, jealous and a little hoity toity but we love you nonetheless. : )

Hugs and smooches ~Andrea~

Sandra said...

Hi Karen - so glad you won! Funny post, Misha, and the cat looks a certain "guilty", ya think? -smile-
Love the photos of Allegra and J; our animals have their picks, don't they?
We're expecting snow tonight and this weekend, have to head back to the hospital for Mon meeting so, please, pray for safe travels and good results.

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Congrats Karen! Love your 'puppy' by the way.
Misha I loved the pictures of J with Princess Allegra ...she REALLY REALLY loves him doesn't she! And to think she pinned her ears back at YOU...my my. If J has fingernails like my Keith....the I can understand why she loves him...all our animals love Keith's scritches. He tells me that when he dies he just knows I'm going to have his fingers mounted on the wall so I can keep getting my back scratched. I bet 'princess' thinks the same thing about J! ;)
Enjoy your week. Maura :)