A Horse, a Dog, and a Miniature Cow Walk Into a Bar…

Okay, not really. But since I was just in Nebraska and those animals featured in my visit, I couldn’t resist.

Mom and I met at her cousin Delores’s place, where she lives with the titular animals as well as a donkey, some chickens, and her delightful husband, Mark. (Mark gets to sleep inside at night.) We had a wonderful time eating, talking, hanging out – pajamas all day! – and playing a new-to-me card game called “Oh, hell.” (Though I quickly took it from hell straight on to my favorite, more colorful, curse words.)

I also got to play with the new camera, and I am smitten. Smitten! What I’m not smitten with, however, is how heavy it is, so I’ll need to either a) develop Popeye-like biceps, or b) start using a monopod in most situations. I’m leaning toward the second option.

Because of unintentional blur, I can’t share any good photos of the perfectly photogenic chickens and donkey, but I did get these:

A Horse, a Dog, and a Miniature Cow Walk Into a Bar...

The horses seemed very interested in the camera and weren’t bothered by me hanging around in their corral one bit.

A Horse, a Dog, and a Miniature Cow Walk Into a Bar...  A Horse, a Dog, and a Miniature Cow Walk Into a Bar...

Beautiful creatures.

A Horse, a Dog, and a Miniature Cow Walk Into a Bar...  A Horse, a Dog, and a Miniature Cow Walk Into a Bar...  A Horse, a Dog, and a Miniature Cow Walk Into a Bar...

The donkey is in the back right. Mark told me he tethers the donkey to new horses to gentle them, which struck me as terribly sweet.

A Horse, a Dog, and a Miniature Cow Walk Into a Bar...  A Horse, a Dog, and a Miniature Cow Walk Into a Bar...  A Horse, a Dog, and a Miniature Cow Walk Into a Bar...  A Horse, a Dog, and a Miniature Cow Walk Into a Bar...

Speaking of sweet, meet Buddy. Buddy and I were friends from the minute I drove up.

A Horse, a Dog, and a Miniature Cow Walk Into a Bar...  A Horse, a Dog, and a Miniature Cow Walk Into a Bar...  A Horse, a Dog, and a Miniature Cow Walk Into a Bar...  A Horse, a Dog, and a Miniature Cow Walk Into a Bar...  A Horse, a Dog, and a Miniature Cow Walk Into a Bar...

I wasn’t kidding about the miniature cow. This is a Zebu, a Brahman breed from India. (Horse for scale.)

A Horse, a Dog, and a Miniature Cow Walk Into a Bar...  A Horse, a Dog, and a Miniature Cow Walk Into a Bar...  A Horse, a Dog, and a Miniature Cow Walk Into a Bar...  A Horse, a Dog, and a Miniature Cow Walk Into a Bar...  A Horse, a Dog, and a Miniature Cow Walk Into a Bar...  A Horse, a Dog, and a Miniature Cow Walk Into a Bar...

But back to the horses, which I couldn’t stop photographing.

A Horse, a Dog, and a Miniature Cow Walk Into a Bar...  A Horse, a Dog, and a Miniature Cow Walk Into a Bar...  A Horse, a Dog, and a Miniature Cow Walk Into a Bar...  A Horse, a Dog, and a Miniature Cow Walk Into a Bar...  A Horse, a Dog, and a Miniature Cow Walk Into a Bar...  A Horse, a Dog, and a Miniature Cow Walk Into a Bar...  A Horse, a Dog, and a Miniature Cow Walk Into a Bar...

I was fascinated by their muscle structure. Talk about photogenic!

A Horse, a Dog, and a Miniature Cow Walk Into a Bar...  A Horse, a Dog, and a Miniature Cow Walk Into a Bar...  A Horse, a Dog, and a Miniature Cow Walk Into a Bar...  A Horse, a Dog, and a Miniature Cow Walk Into a Bar...  A Horse, a Dog, and a Miniature Cow Walk Into a Bar...  A Horse, a Dog, and a Miniature Cow Walk Into a Bar...  A Horse, a Dog, and a Miniature Cow Walk Into a Bar...  A Horse, a Dog, and a Miniature Cow Walk Into a Bar...

Beautiful.

A Horse, a Dog, and a Miniature Cow Walk Into a Bar...  A Horse, a Dog, and a Miniature Cow Walk Into a Bar...  A Horse, a Dog, and a Miniature Cow Walk Into a Bar...  A Horse, a Dog, and a Miniature Cow Walk Into a Bar...  A Horse, a Dog, and a Miniature Cow Walk Into a Bar...  A Horse, a Dog, and a Miniature Cow Walk Into a Bar...  A Horse, a Dog, and a Miniature Cow Walk Into a Bar...  A Horse, a Dog, and a Miniature Cow Walk Into a Bar...  A Horse, a Dog, and a Miniature Cow Walk Into a Bar...

But this. This is my favorite image from the whole shoot. Such personality!

If you liked this post, feel free to share it with the buttons below!

This entry was posted in Travel.

10 Comments

  1. countedx58 December 8, 2015 at 10:56 pm #

    My favorite pictures is the second one, in which the horse is giving you side-eye. LOL!

    • deonne December 9, 2015 at 7:37 am #

      Counted – Ha! Yes, he wasn’t totally sure about me. πŸ™‚

  2. Manisha December 9, 2015 at 7:41 am #

    I think I am smitten too! Such lovely color and texture in these photos. I love them! I had a very heavy Pentax a few years ago. It got tiresome but then I was only interested in carrying it around in my purse for everyday moments of photography. I believe it is a completely different thing from the projects you have going on which very much justify the great big camera. The results are spectacular.
    Manisha recently posted…Are you seeing this?My Profile

    • deonne December 9, 2015 at 8:59 am #

      Manisha – I’m so glad you can see the difference! I have a small Sony RX100 that I keep in the car, because the Pentax is now officially named The Beast, ha. But wow, the quality of the photos is so worth it. If I didn’t shoot so much landscape I would have gone with a smaller bodied full-frame camera, but the Pentax is the one for me.

  3. Sherry in MT December 9, 2015 at 10:21 am #

    There is definitely a question mark in those ears on that last shot and that mini cow is well – interesting! πŸ™‚ You definitely have been getting around girlie! Glad you had a great time and I love the animal pics!
    Sherry in MT recently posted…Christmas CraftingMy Profile

    • deonne December 9, 2015 at 10:43 am #

      Sherry – I have been getting around, whew. Heading out next week for an Instagram takeover for Travel New Mexico, which will be fun. I’m glad you like the photos! And thanks so much for the sweet note and adorable Christmas ornament. I loved them both. πŸ™‚

  4. Martha December 9, 2015 at 10:39 am #

    What beautiful animals, and the photos are exquisite! You capture the essence of horse.

    • deonne December 9, 2015 at 10:43 am #

      Martha – Thank you! I loved photographing them, and they were kind enough to let me. πŸ™‚

  5. ron hagg December 11, 2015 at 7:59 am #

    again – thanks. ron

    • deonne December 11, 2015 at 8:13 am #

      Ron – Thanks so much for chiming in. My pleasure.

Post a Comment

Your email is never published nor shared. Required fields are marked *

*
*

CommentLuv badge