Learning to Be Together

amywink June 16th, 2010

So by Day 4, Wednesday, Will has settled in nicely to the morning pattern and is a VERY good boy. Quiet, steady, and sleeping while being groomed. I made sure to spend a lot of good, quiet time with him before bringing Blessing into the mix. She was excited to get into a routine as well and after I finished with Will, she had her chance at the tree and a nice grooming session.

This is as far away as I felt comfortable moving, since she’s just learning the tree but it is both of them there together:

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Currently, the morning routine involves getting Will from the pasture, giving him some attention and a nice grooming, then bringing Blessing out for her grooming. She goes back to her pasture first after some hand grazing time, then Will gets some hand grazing time, and back to his pasture. Then I hang out a while with Blessing. So far, so good.

After we finished, she was eager for me to come play with her:

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Yesterday Will moved off quickly, but he hung around today, even moving closer to the fence once I’d gone in with Blessing:

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He seems to be adjusting well and getting more comfortable–less huffy–about my spending time with her. She is quite the curious girl and finds the camera fascinating. This makes it slightly difficult to get a good photo since she keeps moving closer once I get ready to take a shot:

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But she is learning to pose briefly:

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I did manage to get two separate shots that almost look like carbon copies.

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So far, everything continues to go smoothly in the new plan. And Blessing is learning to enjoy cookies.

I hope to keep this up for the next two weeks, and then we’ll move forward from there. Slow and steady wins the race.

2 Responses to “Learning to Be Together”

  1. Stevenon 17 Jun 2010 at 9:19 am

    Such wonderful news and such great photos. I’m trying to remember if there was ever a time when I had to learn to enjoy cookies…. ;-)

  2. ellenon 17 Jun 2010 at 1:32 pm

    Will’s momma never passed up a cookie or a peppermint.

    Bless’ mom never really got into treats when I had her.

    Monte… Loves his peppermint. I don’t remember when he didn’t.

    We don’t feed many treats here. When we do, they are plain, ol’ Starlight mints.

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