Normally my Onyx is a homeboy. I mean Mom can leave the paddock gate open (when I'm in the pasture) and Onyx won't go thru the gate (into the yard) without being invited. The girls will go exploring given half a chance but, not Onyx. Bout two weeks ago Mom gets a call from Danette that Onyx is in her back yard. Mom yells to Dad to finish making dinner and heads over thru the woods. Onyx was already heading home. Few days later he did it again, then again, then again. Seems he's figured out he can slide between the middle gate in the barn aisle to head off on walkabouts, then he simply walks under the electric fence and hits the trails. Mom figured this out and now blocks his route out.
Normally Onyx, Margeaux, n Maizee putz around with Mom as she tends to barn chores. Onyx toddles about the pasture, the cats play stalk things. Oh, Onyx toddles cause hims gettin up there in years, and he'd broke his back a few years back. The fact that he toddles really worries Mom bout his walkabouts too, sometimes you'd never know, but if he gets goin to fast his back feets stumble as his front feets keeps a going.
Yesterday as she cleaned my room, Onyx decided to walkabout again. Again not the norm as he hangs out around Mom when she's back with us. So off Mom goes, luckily he sticks to the trails for the most part. Yesterday though judging from his wetness he'd had a tumble into the luckily not deep creek. He looked very happy with himself when he saw Mom coming for him. Toddling back home with her all happy and smiling.
Mom thinks he's getting kinda senile and remembering all the walks her took with him n Mo (her first horse) prior to his back accident. So her called Danette who owns the trails for permission to take Onyx on walks hoping this would make him happy...
|Onyx: I smell groundhog maybe?|
|Onyx: Over the river n thru the woods...|
|Onyx: la, la, la, la...he's on his own little world|
|Onyx: to Danette's house we go|
|Onyx: K Mom, lets head another way...|
|Onyx: La, la, la, la, I'm on a mission...|
|Onyx: hurry up would ya Mom, we're headed home...|
|Onyx: Hey Camryn we went on an adventure, gotta get some water now|
Camryn: Nom, nom, nom, whatever dude!