There’s something to be said about having a 9-5 job. It’s different that’s for sure but being able to shut down when your shift is over has been a magnificent and much needed change for me. We are also still just in training but I’m excited to get on the floor and start on the phones more regularly. It’s not easy. I mean it’s customer service. We have a sick twisted need to appease the unappeasable and fix issues for people who don’t consider our job a real job… But some of us just keep coming back for more.
Chevy has really enjoyed his retirement and the office dog life. Spending all day snuggling at my feet with his favorite four-legged friend is second best to laying in the sun at the barn while I clean stalls and work horses. Maybe we’ll get back to that sooner rather than later.
And the sweetness of having uninterrupted family time watching these two grow like weeds has been the most wonderful part of all of it. It’s made every hard decision worth it. JB and I took Little J and the pups for a 2.5 mile hike through my favorite spot this past weekend and the weather was close to perfect. 2.5 miles may not sound like a lot but I’m sure Little J and Buckley ran double that. Both of them are getting so big so fast and Buckley is proving to be an absolute superstar on the trail.
I mean how can you not be a good trail dog when you have this guy showing you the ropes right?
There definitely needs to be more focus on his training in the upcoming weeks. Chevy and I were on the go all during his puppy hood so although he did have naughty puppy moments, they were few and far between. This “little” guy needs a job and a hard one at that.
We’ve been taking advantage of the new barn’s trail system the last couple of days and I’ve already seen a difference in not just him, but Chevy’s attitude too. I actually think Buck’s fearlessness is helping Chevy realize that not all horses want to kill him.
Speaking of horses. I promise the boys are still alive and well if you don’t follow us on the “IG”. They’re still enjoying their extended vacation as I get settled into work but I’m really hoping this weekend is THE weekend we get back to work. I go back and forth feeling frustrated when I see clinics pop up that I’d love to go to that I know we’d never be ready for, at least fairly. But honestly, why the rush? That’s the last thing I want to do is say, “Okay, we have to be ready for this for April 3rd” and then push it but that’s not me. I want to start them back right and give them every opportunity to be successful. Plus I have a lot to work on when it comes to myself. The lack of running around and being active is starting to show if you know what I mean.
But this guy doesn’t care. As long as he gets his snacks and some love, he’ll be ready when I’m ready. It just may take a little longer to get through the nerves the longer I wait. He may not be perfect, but he’s perfect for me and that’s all I need.
Anyone else trying to get back to it after an extended holiday/winter break?
Give me some tips and tricks or your favorite sites for “Back to Work” pony workouts!
Love and all that stuff,
xx Me and the Boys