When you live on a small horse farm there are always chores to do. I personally am not allowed near horse droppings because I think it’s a buffet made in Heaven and sent down just for me. Because of this minor flaw in my otherwise impeccable judgement, Atticus helps Mom every day.
First they feed and put the horses outside. Then the real work begins. For Atticus, at least. While Mom mucks out the stalls, Atti keeps watch over their little part of the world:
Next the stalls are swept and refreshed, new hay is put in, and water buckets filled.
And Atticus waits patiently, and keeps watch over Mom.
You’ll notice he is keeping his stall ball within handy distance. This is not an all work and no play situation. But he is a patient guy. He likes to sit quietly and watch the world go by.
After chores, a rousing game of throw and fetch with Mom and his ball will ensue. Then they usually go for a well deserved walk through the fields and woods.
And then comes Atti’s favorite part of the day-