Thank you to “S” over at Doorknobs That Lock for nominating this blog for the Daydreamer Award! I’ve enjoyed her blog for years! We have TONS in common: two mom family who became a family with a school aged child, teenaged son, son is a Boy Scout, and a love for blogging. 🙂 I really love her photos too, she is really able to capture the essence of her subjects in her photos. They truly are beautiful!! Please check her out!!
The rules for the Daydreamer Award are as follows:
1. Thank the person who gave you the award.
2. Complete the challenge they set you.
3. Select a blog or blogs that you want to give the award to. (The amount of blogs you select is unlimited!)
4. Tell them about it and set them a challenge.
(Please include the rules in your post)
So my challenge from S is: Describe your dream pet(s) — what animals would you share your life with if you could?
This is a great question because I already have more animals than I should…lol In fact, someone once told me that a person qualifies as a “cat lady” when the number of cats you have exceeds the number of people in your household. When we had 4 kids living at home the ratio was perfect since we had 3 cats. Then i saw this adorable tabby at the ASPCA, and he just practically threw himself at me……how could I refuse those big green eyes????? So now we have 4 cats. We would have still been okay, but then (as they do) the kids started growing up and moving out. The oldest two moved out, but technically we are still okay because we have 4 people who live here with 4 cats……that means we are still one person/cat ratio away from being “cat ladies”. The bad news is one of the kids graduates in a couple of months. Luckily he will not be moving out right away….as he is planning on living at home for a couple of years and going to Community College. Also we have one very old cat….
But those really aren’t my dream animals….. If I could have an animal that I could really build a relationship with, it would be a horse. Not just any old horse, but the horses I had the privilege of seeing while I was visiting my friend Gail in South Dakota. She is a Cheyenne Indian and is married to Alex Richard who is the great grandson of Chief Red Cloud, the famous Lakota Chief who treated with the US Government in the 1800s. Gail and Alex have some beautiful land, and their neighbors in Lonesome Valley are members of the White Plume tiospaye (family). These family members have horses and buffalo, and many other majestic creatures on their land. The horses that Percy White Plume has on his land are beautiful, domestic and strong!
They were majestic creatures with just the right mix of domestic and wild. Domestic enough to be sweet and safe, but wild enough to be true to their Great Plains spirits. Here are some pictures of them:
The horse that caught my eye was the Paint (brown and white) horse in the third picture. He is the leader of this group and he is magnificent. This group of horses walked right up to my car, and put their heads in the window, as if they were looking for a treat.
So although I do love my cats and my dog, my dream pet would be one of these horses. But I guess they wouldn’t really technically be a “pet”, but instead a companion because I would never want to break their free spirit…..
I would like to nominate Robyn over at Breastfeeding in Combat Boots for the Daydreamer award and my challenge to her is: to tell us about her Dream gig. She is an author and motivational speaker so I would like to know where is the dream place for her to talk about breastfeeding and why?