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We pass this horse on the way to the supermarket, several times a week. And every damn time, he’s got his teeth sunk in that post and he’s pulling with everything he’s got. I don’t know if his teeth hurt him or he’s bored out of his tiny horse mind.

And speaking of tiny horse minds, this here is Allen’s new puppy. In case you didn’t see it in the comments, he’s a rescue pup. Mostly wolf by ancestry and his former owners didn’t realize that meant plenty of howling at the moon. Idiots.

Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m scarin’ up some books for Jesus. The church is having a fundraiser this weekend, and I promised to cough up some books for the jumble sale.

That is when Weasel realized that even after unpacking and assimilating a goodly number of volumes, she still had twenty-four boxes of books to deal with. Curse me and my extreme literacy!


Comment from Uncle Badger
Time: August 6, 2009, 6:19 pm

Oh, just what you expect to find on the book stall at a genteel C of E church fete: Lives of the Great Poisoners, Disembowelling Runnybabbits the Weasel Way, Great Plagues of History, The Unusual Diseases With Nasty Sores Picturebook, What Makes Badgers Smell?, The Knife and Other Sharp Objects Handbook…

It promises to be an interesting afternoon.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: August 6, 2009, 6:53 pm

Look, I left out all the True Crime, which is about five boxes worth. And the politics. And anything with “erotic” in the title.

Whaddyawant from me?

Comment from Allen
Time: August 6, 2009, 7:07 pm

Take in a copy of “The Story of O” and tell them it’s a biography of Obama.

Comment from Blast Hardcheese
Time: August 6, 2009, 7:27 pm

I think the horse is doing something my wife’s horse does all the time – he puts his teeth on something and inhales, making a freaky grunting noise. Apparently it gets them a little stoned, and they do it when bored. So yeah, he’s bored out of his tiny horse mind.

Comment from bad cat robot
Time: August 6, 2009, 7:51 pm

yep, it’s called cribbing. Considered Not the Done Thing in expensive equine circles (you have to report it as a unsoundness when selling) but I dunno what it really does that is bad. Maybe orthodontia problems?

When the school library got a copy of the new book “History of the Black Plague” the librarian let me check it out before it even had its little card folder glued in. She knew my tastes …

Comment from Blast Hardcheese
Time: August 7, 2009, 6:09 am

Yes, cribbing. I knew there was some sort of weird equine name for it. The main problem I saw with it was that cribbing tends to destroy whatever the horse is using to push against. Ours liked to use one of the cross-bars on a steel gate, and after six months or so there was a huge dent in the bar.

Comment from mommer
Time: August 7, 2009, 10:24 am

That horse is windsucking. It’s a vice. As in not a good thing. Messes up their internals or something.

Cribbing is just chewing the s*** out of anything wood. We had a horse or two that would do that. They can naw right through board and stuff. Very destructive. Fortunately, liberal application of very very hotsauce with cure it.

I don’t know of any cure for windsucking. Other horses will copy it and then you end up having a hell of a problem on your hands.

Both start out from bordom and just get to be a habit.

Looks like a nice horse though. I like the dapples.

Comment from jwpaine
Time: August 7, 2009, 6:50 pm

Yeah, windsucking is a vice that nearby horses will pick up, but I’d never heard that it was actually unhealthy (cribbing, though, is very destructive to both the wood and to the horse’s teeth). Interesting stuff about both here.

I always thought windsucking was no worse a habit than studs have of jerking off by thumping their direct objects against their bellies. One of our studs did a money shot right on the farrier once. That was the last time we saw that guy. The puss.

Comment from scubafreak
Time: August 7, 2009, 8:26 pm

Speaking of bad aminal habits, has anyone ever heard of a med called Chlorpheniramine? The vet gave it to me for my grandmothers dog, Buddie. However, when I give it to him, he starts humping EVERYTHING!!! It’s supposed to be an alergy med, but it’s starting to look like doggy viagra…..


Comment from Pupster
Time: August 7, 2009, 9:04 pm

Chlorpheniramine eh?

*writes that down*

I have allergies, K?


Comment from scubafreak
Time: August 7, 2009, 10:25 pm

I dunno, Pupster. He doesn’t just get Horny, he gets CRAZED…..

Comment from David Gillies
Time: August 9, 2009, 3:40 am

I had to stop taking it for exactly the same reason. It was off the hook! It was good while it lasted, though (until the cops tasered me).

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