Sunday, August 17, 2008
Here is Jerusalem, my Friesian stallion. He is the most magnificent horse I have ever known. He is very affectionate. He hugs and hugs with his head and neck. He is so gentle with his mares and babies. Since I am just starting my blog, I thought I would put in an entry from every label. I raise Warlander horses, which are a cross between Friesian and Andalusian. I have 3 Andalusian mares. Jerusalem's babies are as gentle and mellow as he is...
This is Brigadoon, one of the future stud cats at Crack O' Noon Ragdolls. Brigadoon is a hilarious cat. When he wants affection, he dives into your lap and wriggles around on his back. It is impossible to get anything done when he does this. The Ragdoll project is one of the most wonderful adventures I have undertaken. I was nervous that Don would think I was crazy, but this week he picked up one of the kittens and said, "I love every one of these things!"
Saturday, August 16, 2008
Today is a good day to begin a blog. I just submitted 4 Wesley photos to People Magazine at their request for their Wesley The Owl book review. If you are just tuning in, this is a book by my friend Stacey O'Brien. Stacey was my roommate when she first brought Wesley home. I took photos of him which are now being used in the book. I am a main character and also helped to edit the project. I had a strong feeling about her story. I'd actually taken a year off intending to start a book project of my own... but that year was dedicated to this book instead. It was the most grueling creative project I have ever been involved with by a longshot... and the most rewarding, too. There were many tears of anguish and moments of laughter and celebration as the whole story came together. It is being released by Simon and Schuster this month (!!)
Here is one of the photos.... hope it makes it into People. Wesley was an amazing creature. I took this when he was just learning to walk. He was very interested in the camera... but a little too cautious to get too close. We were laughing so hard it's a wonder the photo wasn't blurred.