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Where Did the Horsies Go? by Guiness the Cat

Hello, this is Guiness the Cat, and I seem to be horseless at the moment.

Back in the spring, two horsies moved into the back yard next door. Seriously. The back yard and a strip of the side yard. On about half an acre enclosed in an electric fence.

All the good small farms in the area, and they move into the back yard of the rental house next door. Go figure.

Anyway, the Home for Rent sign has gone up at the end of the driveway again (we're getting really tired of that), but we don't know if it's for the house or the barn. We haven't seen evidence of people moving out of either one.

Photo (c) 2014 by Debbi Craton. May not be used without permission. All rights reserved.

The barn, by the way, is for human, not equine renters. (It's the little gray building beyond the deck. You can right click on the photo to see it bigger in a new tab.) When Debbi's uncle owned the house, it was a tractor barn, which he later turned into an office and then an apartment. So people live in the barn and the horses live in the back yard. Got that?

Not that the horses wouldn't be quite comfortable in the barn. The kitchen has a breakfast nook, and there's a bathroom and a cable TV outlet, and more than enough room for two horses in the living/bedroom. It even has a garage where they could park a wagon, if they had one.

But that's beside the point. Anyway, the other night I heard a big boom while Debbi was in the den watching TV, but I didn't go in there to see if she was okay. I'm not real fond of watching TV since all those people on NCIS tried to shoot me that time and nearly scared me to death.

Photo (c) 2014 by Debbi Craton. May not be used without permission. All rights reserved.

Photo (c) 2014 by Debbi Craton. May not be used without permission. All rights reserved.

A day or two later, we noticed that a tree had fallen across the electric fence, and the horsies and their trailer were gone. We don't know if the horsies moved out or what, but nobody has done a thing to fix the fence since then.

We hate to see the horsies go. They have been, by far, the best renters we've had next door since Debbi's aunt and uncle sold the place.

Sincerely, Guiness the Cat

P.S. Debbi showed up to feed me the other night, so she didn't get shot or blown up or anything in the den watching TV when I heard that big boom. Which is good, because I can't pop the top of the cat food cans.

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Content (c) 2014 by Guiness the Cat. May not be used without permission. All rights reserved, and all that other stuff humans say.


Image Credit » Photos (c) 2014 by Debbi Craton. May not be used without permission. All rights reserved.

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Comments

Kasman wrote on September 14, 2014, 11:03 AM

Why doesn't the PCBA rent the barn as its headquarters? That way we of the ABCP will know where to find you so that we can keep an eye on your evil feline doings! :)

SLGarcia wrote on September 14, 2014, 12:50 PM

It doesn't seem like a big enough area for the horses to roam. What do you think Guiness?

BarbRad wrote on September 14, 2014, 1:33 PM

We live in a barn, too, when we're at home. It has lots of rooms, but not enough space for us and all my books.

chatombreux wrote on September 14, 2014, 8:32 PM

Do you think the horsies ran away? Or maybe they only lived there until they found a new and bigger home?

OldRoadsOnceTraveled wrote on September 14, 2014, 9:15 PM

This is Guiness the Cat. Because the owner charges two paws and a tail for rent, and I lose enough appendages in my photos on that other site. Besides, I have my own barn. It just doesn't have cable TV, a refrigerator, or a bathtub, and smells of must and diesel fuel.

OldRoadsOnceTraveled wrote on September 14, 2014, 9:17 PM

This is Guiness the Cat. I think it's awfully small for two horses. What you see in the photos is all there is. Half the backyard and a strip on the side.

OldRoadsOnceTraveled wrote on September 14, 2014, 9:28 PM

This is Guiness the Cat. We need a barn just for books.

OldRoadsOnceTraveled wrote on September 14, 2014, 9:36 PM

This is Guiness the Cat. I don't think they ran away. I think they got in the horse trailer and drove off, but I didn't see them so I don't know which horse was driving. Seems to me if they were going to stay, it would be fairly easy to have the fence fixed with just a small amount of human labor. We were under the impression that they had a pretty long lease, even though the property choice never made much sense to us. If you are going to rent a place for horses, it seems to this feline that you should rent a place that's actually for horses. Not that we minded watching them. We were just kind of sad for the horses.