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Friday, February 19, 2010

Chiweenie Friday (6)

Hello, lovely furiends! Frankie, the chiweenie here, yes again. While Twinkie's not at all impressed by my posts, she says I can keep going. I had the most fantasticest time at the horse barn the other day, and I would love to share with you.
Finally, M decided I am old enough to start horseback riding lessons. It's going to take me a looong time before I get to be as good as Twinkie, but it's a start. You want to see a photo?

Ringo, the horse, told me I did very well for a first lesson. I think he appreciated my lightness and the way I took instructions. I had no fear and that is not unpromising for my future equestrian career. 

Linguini had a ball again. She ran around, played with her furiends, ate out of a bucket with anti-inflammatory meds for a horse, drank a little linseed oil, got the runs...
Mostly, Linguini likes to chill by the horses hoping for some "fresh food"

This is Holly aka Cookie, the blue heeler
Twinkie's keeping an eye on her
Holly's looking better every day

I know yesterday Twinkie called me an Omega dog and I have no problem with that. Actually, I will share with you a video that supports her case. It's okay, I'm still a baby. 

Tee-hee, so I was a bit of a chicken, I get it. I had so much fun though!

After we turned out the horse, I was exhausted. Horseback riding lessons can be very taxing.
I crashed

But I wasn't the only one

See you later, furiends. Kk? Stay safe and not cold.


The Adventures of the LLB Gang said...

Great job on the horse Frankie!!


Martine said...


You are so lucky to get to go to that neat barn. The kiddlets are very envious of you!!! We can't believe you ride horses too!!! Next thing M will put you in the circus or a side show!

Is that horse ok? We didn't think they were suppose to be on the ground?!

xo martine & the kiddlets

My Mind's Eye said...

Frankie you are the smart one...why run all that ways if you have others to do it for you!!! Good Job
Great video too. Twinkie is one fine runner.
Madi and Mom

Heather and Pumpkin said...

Frankie, I am so impressed by your riding skills! I have been trying to get my mommy to get me a mini horse but she claims it can't live in a high rise.


My Mind's Eye said...

Hi Twinkie bummer the smallest dog was running so fast I could not tell. How dare they lock up the Alpha Dog? Mom tried to join as a follow today but it looked like we had to have a facebook account which we don't...also I left a late comment on your post from sum it up we didn't know you and mom were a published authors. We're going to check on some of your books at Borders.
Madi and Mom

My Mind's Eye said...

My assistant is brain dead today...last two nights she has been out way past her bedtime...there will be demerits for that too.
If she isn't careful she will be grounded. Each night she and the Dad have come home I have given them a stern lecture because they are messing up my schedule too.
We are now regular followers.

Remington said...

You guys are pretty daring to chase something that big! Good thing there was a fence between you. Twink -- isn't that helmet a bit big for you?

kissa-bull said...

oh frankie its totally ok to be an omega
you just sit back and look pretty and let someone else worrywart over reigning over a kingdom
too much stress will cause wrinkles faster member??
best to stay relaxed , ride horsy's and look bewootiful
smooches and pibble sugars
princess bella

Draco and his Mom said...

Great job riding that horse. You will an Alpha when it comes to horse handling. We liked your video and are jealous that you get to go play with all the animals.

Smushie Ranch said...

Wow Frankie. Great job on the horse. Even mom doesn't like to ride horses that much. Not that she doesn't like 'em.

So, Twink. You guys are gettin' paid for workin' those horses, right? I mean.. you can't be doin' that for free. That's hard work!


bbes tribe said...

Frankie you look very comfy and at home on the horse. Maybe you'll soon be taking control of where you go on it.
Good job!
Ernie, Sasha, Chica

bbes tribe said...

Hi furiends!!! Thanks for voting! Great job...
Special Tailwags
Ernie, Sasha, Chica

Alli and Frankie said...

Wow - that looks like so much fun!!!! I want to go on a horseback ride!

Ah, Linguini sounds like quite the character! LOL!

Bijou said...

Hi Frankie,

I think you did a really good job helping with the horsey. Every buddy sure seemed to be having a great time too! I wish I could play in the warm sunshine like you guys. It is freaking snowing again! Yuck!


Amber and Nala said...

You sure gave that horse some exercise! Funny stuff and I am impressed at your riding...WOW! Personally, I would be hanging out with Linguini waiting for some fresh foodables. ;)


Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

OMD OMD Frankie B. you did a super fantastic job of riding that horse!! I am in TOTAL AWE!!! I could never do that!! You are amazing!!!
So how many FURlongs was that turnout race????
I can certainly see why you (and the horse) needed a rest.
You get an A+ for this post!!!
Blue Ribbon material for sure.
Hey Frankie B., If you get a chance would you tell Twinkie that I sent her an email reply the other day. Hope she got it.
Also... I have a pressie for her. I don't know when I will get it mailed though... it will depend on what the weather does. Thanks Frankie B. You ROCK!!!

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

For LINGUINI: Ummm I think you should Avoid that Linseed Oil stuff at all cost. I'm just sayin'.

JacksDad said...

I can't believe you wore out that horse! ;)

houndstooth said...

Frankie, you've got a great seat! I had no idea you were an equestrienne!

Mom says she would love to read your book to her class! She loves children's books and she said her class is planning on doing a dog project, so it would be especially good for that!


Deborah said...

Twinkie, you have to come over to my blog! Buffy was looking for you! It's very funny...Buffy loved all the barking and your music!
Have a great weekend!

NAK and The Residents of The Khottage Now With Khattledog said...

I love the horse huzzy!


The Thundering Herd said...

Love your riding. Were you the one who made the horse crash?

Ina in Alaska said...

Oh that was so fun!! We loved all the running back and forth. Our older brother Porter who now lives in Doggie Heaven, used to run up and down our fence with our Lab neighbor, Luna! They would run up and down and up and down, then suddenly their run would be done!!

Happy Memories. Linguini you need to eat just your own food in the future, please!!

Hugs from Toby, Ginger, Jeter & Halle xoxo

BRUTUS said...

Good job with the horsercise!! Linguini, you are my kinda pooch. At least you will be anti-inflammed and well-lubricated!!

Brutus the Frenchie

Yas said...

Hi Frankie!
You are really lucky and brave too i might add, to be on the horse!
Thanks for sharing the beautiful pictures!


Achieve1dream said...

I can't wait to come back and read this post because I see horses!!! Unfortunately I'm just hopping by to answer your question on my blog. It's going to take forever to catch up on the blogs in my google reader. Sigh.

Chrome is 13.1hh. I'd actually written that in his progress report, but when I deleted the stupid meta tags it deleted the measurements. Stupid blogger. He grew an inch and a quarter in a month! My gut says he's probably just having growing pains, but I tend to think worst case scenario first, have a panic/anxiety attack, realize I'm being stupid/unhelpful, calm myself down and then my down to earth, logical self is back lol. I just panic when it's my babies. Now that I've had time to calm down I'm thinking more rationally.

I've cut back on his Safechoice in an attempt to slow his growth and I went and got some Grow Colt supplement because he's eating so little of the concentrate now that he isn't getting the daily recommended about of minerals he needs and we know how important the calcium/phosphorous is for those bones. I'm going to give him a couple of weeks to see if the diet changes help while I rearrange the budget for a spare three hundred dollars and if needed I'll get the x-rays then. I'll keep everyone updated, but I appreciate hearing that your gut instinct is that he's just growing too fast. It helps to further calm me down. :) Don't know what I'd do without your guys.

P.S. He has free choice Purina Nature's Essentials loose minerals and free choice grass hay and a salt block that he just loves.

Lorenza said...

I had a good laugh watching the video!
I can understand you were so tired after that!
Kisses and hugs

Mollie Jo and Bobo said...

What a fantastic day Franie....Loved seeing you ride the horse. Can't wait to see what you have instore for you next post.

Wags and Licks,
Mollie Jo & Bobo

Dexter said...

Oh my! That horse got totally worn out. Watch your small self when he decides to nap.

I would be second doggie too if there was a Twinkie at my estate.


KB said...

That was a ton of exercise for everyone involved! I think that you're lucky that the horse couldn't jump the fence and stampede you guys!

I didn't see you being chicken - maybe a little less enthusiastic than the rest - but I wouldn't call it chicken!

Cheryl, Indiana, Shingo and Molly said...

Frankie, you are going to be a tewiffic eqwestrian!! The pictures are pawsome!!

Woofs and Kisses!

The Oceanside Animals said...


Sketching with Dogs said...

You are a very brave girl Frankie, those are good pics.
We think you must have mixed someone elses comment up with ours as this is the first time we have seen this post.
Wags, Dip Bridge and Elliot xx

Achieve1dream said...

Lol! Fresh food! They are good for that aren't they. :)

Looks like you will be a really good rider. My big sister Storm rode horses when she was a puppy, but she didn't like it and she outgrew them anyway so I guess that's okay.

I like the picture of you sleeping and of Ringo rolling . . . err sleeping. :)


ocmist said...

You looked pretty good up there, Frankie! BG and I both have ridden Grammy's old Peruvian Horse, Cory. He is REALLY tall... 15.3 hands (why are horses measured in hands and not hoofs?)

He loves to roll on the ground too after a ride. He isn't ridden to much now because he has an ouchie foot. Sometimes, Grammy will lead her little grandkids around on him for a few minutes. He is 23 years old now, and she's had him since he was 3.

Sagira said...

I want to come play, that looks like SO much fun!

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