Monday, December 20, 2010

A Visitor Is Coming................

It's been a long busy day. I spent the morning in the barn. Then at noon I shifted gears and got ready to go to work. I only worked a 5 hour shift and I feel like I worked 12. Funny how stressful those last few days before Christmas can be in the retail experience. I've just eaten dinner and I'm thinking I need a nap.

We have a visitor or maybe visitors coming tomorrow to visit, all the way from Germany, no less. That would be lytha of A Horse Crazy American in Germany I'm really looking forward to her visit. It seems like months ago she contacted me about the possibility of her being able to work in a visit here on her visit home for the holidays. Now it's actually going to happen. Too bad the horses are so covered in hair she son't be able to see much.

Lytha and I have never met before although we both own Arabian horses and she originates from this area. We know lots of the same people from the Arabian show circuit. We have so much in common it will be fun to actually meet and really get to visit in person.

Hopefully Delilah and Sugar will be on their best behavior. Both dogs really love company and, of course, they think the company has come just to visit them. However they behave, I'm sure it will be amusing. You just can never tell with those two.

I guess the same can be said of the horses. It will be intersting to see if they are their usual selves or if they decide to put on a show too. Winter visitors don't happen often here but I know these clowns and sure ham it up in the summer time.

Getting Ready for Company


  1. That's so exciting! It's amazing the people we can meet and get together with from our internet blogs. Have a great time and I'm sure the dogs will be on their best behavior and the horses too. Hope you get a good nights sleep.

  2. So exciting! I hope you ladies have a lovely visit and take many pictures!

  3. Oh that should be fun!! I love meeting blogger friends in real life.

  4. Wow--that is exciting! It's like meeting a pen pal. I've only met a few bloggers in real life, but definitely none from Germany!!

  5. How exciting! Have a great time!

  6. My dogs always thoroughly embarrass me when visitors come through the door. The last lady who visited was 78 years old and my dogs, though very little, practically knocked her down by jumping on her leg. I couldn't get control of them, so I said to her, "Sit down before they knock you down."

    One time my uncle, who is a veterinarian, visited, and he practically kicked Midge across the room because she was jumping on his leg for attention. In that case, I felt embarrassed for his behavior and had to wonder how he ever ended up being a veterinarian.

    The problem is that we don't have visitors often enough for us to practice and train the dogs to stay down. I'd have to pay some strangers to help me by walking in the door over and over. In the meantime, I think I'll just keep them locked in the bathroom when people visit. It's sad, because the dogs just want to socialize too, but I don't want anyone to get hurt.

  7. enjoy your visit! i bet you're excited. it will be great to meet this person after all the cyber exchanges. hope you're feeling rested!

  8. Mikael, it's 8:21 AM and I wish I could come NOW! But showing up unexpectedly early is rude: )