Monday, November 2, 2009

The Four-leggeds of Sonnybrier Farm

Our good friends, Ron and Dorothy Whiteman, live in Elma, Washington and raise lovely and talented miniature horses at their Sonnybrier Farm. Other critters grace the farm and fill it with joy and lots of laughter!

Not what you think! Mattie (a rear view) is the senior sentry on the farm. A guardian of sheep, it's her job to teach the younger up-and-coming guardian wannabes what their job may be someday when she isn't in charge any longer. Mattie excels at sleeping, keeping one eye open for anything that needs her attention.

Speaking of's Cooper. He's not a Sonnybrier four-legged but spends a lot of time at the farm with his owners. Cooper, a miniature Australian Shepherd really wants to herd sheep. From what I understand, that's not going to happen any time soon!

The herding equation at Sonnybrier is made up of sheep, "the herded"...

And dogs, "the herders" --- Nip and Gus (his visiting buddy). More about them later.

The green pastures at Sonnybrier are home for two dear girlfriends, Jessie and Zette. "The Girls" have spent most of their lives together and could certainly tell some interesting stories.

Jessie has her very own herd. Some of the miniature horses have decided she's a horse to look up to!

Ahhh, serenity at Sonnybrier Farm. Next time we'll stir things up a bit and get rowdy! Stay tuned...


2Grandmas2 Tuesday, November 03, 2009 6:47:00 AM  

The big girls are looking old...interesting what can be seen in pictures that one doesn't see in real life. It's nice to see that Jess was not too traumatized by her swim. I must get down there and officially meet the new white dog.

Anonymous Tuesday, November 03, 2009 10:36:00 AM  

Love the pictures! I am in love with Cooper! He is so cute! I have a soft spot in my heart for Aussie Shepherds!

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