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There is too much cute on the farm!

Therapy horse Scout with puppy Vigil on farm 1193x730

As you all know,  I am in charge of being “the cutest of them all” on the farm.  Since I was born almost two years ago, no one has tried to “out cute” me… until now.

It started with the birth of my baby brother Anthem.  I don’t see it, but I heard someone mention that he is pretty cute.  Nothing for me to worry about,  just a little annoying.

Then, without warning, there was a dramatic challenge to my cuteness title.  White, fluffy puppies arrived on the farm.  Everyone knows that white, fluffy and puppy are the very definitions of cute.

It turns out that they are Maremma puppies, a 2000 year old breed of livestock guardian dog from Italy. They will live with and protect my fellow therapy horses and I.   Not a bad idea… I am all about having personal bodyguards… but shouldn’t they look a little more scary!  Did they need to find guardian dogs that can be confused with plushie toys?

So now we have Vigil, the older male and Guardenia (really, even a cute name?) a female living with us in the barn. To be fair to myself, these two puppies will soon outweigh me and that will up my cute factor. But for now they are small and white and fluffy … it is going to be a long summer.

Stay in touch.  This is Scout, over and out.


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  1. Corinne ellis May 25, 2017 at 12:36 am - Reply

    Handsome Scout, you are my favorite little guy, i dont think any horse or dog could be cuter or more precious however those puppies that are going to guard you and your family are pretty cute!!! I cannot wait to read about all of the escapades you all will have.

  2. Eric Warmath May 27, 2017 at 12:32 pm - Reply

    Scout,. Puppies and ponies are cute for sure but your one of the ‘lost’ boy’s’ who never grow up and thus remain forever young (and cute) to the rest of us. You bring us back to the place in our hearts where we never grow up and life is fun and pure. You are the Pan!

  3. Julie Lazaro June 5, 2017 at 9:19 pm - Reply

    You are amazing, Scout. Don’t sweat the cute factor. You got this! After all you are writing a blog

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