Friday, September 07, 2007

Settling In in Pecos...

TnT left Taft, CA Friday morning and pulled into Pecos, TX late Saturday night. They had called ahead to make sure that there would be someone at the arena so that they would be able to unload the horses into their new temporary homes.

Sunday morning dawned with TnT unloading their belongings into the duplex on Oleander St. As they worked, a Dodge pickup pulled up in front and a man got out to welcome them to Texas and the neighborhood. He ended up being the Deputy Warden of Security at the facility were they will be working.

Mr. DW told the guys that he and his wife had heard that the guys had dogs and he and his wife were dog people! Kate, Rusty, Cody and Jessie ended up staying with them while TnT drove the rental truck up to Carlsbad, NM. However, when the guys got home, all four dogs had escaped. Kate and Rusty had gone back to the duplex and were waiting for TnT on the porch. The puppies were missing! A search party consisting of TnT, Mr. and Mrs. DW and a neighbor started searching the neighborhood.

There is a vacant lot across the street from the guys place and then a vacant church. As Travis walked by the church leading Kate and Rusty, he heard the puppies barking from a hedge on the church property. It looked like they had been sleeping under the hedge. What a relief!!! All four dogs ended up spending the night in the horse trailer. The guys would make a dog run in the back yard in the morning. After sitting in the driveway and talking with Mr. and Mrs. DW for a couple of hours, it was time to go feed the horses and call it a night.

The guys had no electricity, water, or gas so they got a motel room for the night. What would tomorrow bring...

In the cell phone picture above, taken from the porch of the guys' duplex, you can see the vacant lot and then the vacant church past the Dodge. The tan house behind the church is Mr. & Mrs. DW's! Isn't that sky beautiful!!!

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MnC's Disclaimer: At no time is excessive force, cruelty or brutality used when training the horses pictured in this blog. Reinforcing pats and firm gentleness, along with calmness from the trainers, encourage the horses to do as they are asked.


Midlife Mom said...

Sssoooooooooo glad they found those puppies!!!! As I was reading I was getting more and more afraid there wasn't going to be a good outcome on this and was so relieved when I read that they found them!!!! Glad you found such nice homes for all the other puppies, so important!

Janey Loree said...

Me too! The puppies have new collars and tags now!! We thank God that he helped us find great homes for Kate 'n' Rusty's first and last litter!!!

Midlife Mom said...

Hey thanks for stopping by! Did you happen to go back a couple of posts and see Buddy with his shoes on backwards? Very interesting how the farrier did it and it seems to be making him very comfortable. I was a little queasy when he was cutting out the front of the hoof but it didn't hurt him at all, he didn't even flinch. Hope all this works, it's been a long summer dealing with it and worrying about him. Guess that's all part of having horses!!

Janey Loree said...

Just got back from checking out your post about backwards shoes for Buddy. I sincerely pray that this will be the ticket! Love the lipstick on his nose!!!

Sharon Lynne said...

Well at least TnT are getting to know the neighbors!...even if it was under these circumstances!

Sounds like a friendly town!

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