Again, sorry it has been so long since I sent out an update.
Rocky, the "Rock Star", was in is first parade yesterday. We went to the Oodles of Noodles celebration in Dayton, NV yesterday. Rocky did fabulous, although he was still not impressed with meeting people, he did let everyone come and see him. There were quite a few people there, and lots and lots of kids and dogs. However, when it came time to strut his stuff in the parade, that little little light bulb lit right up. He kind of sauntered through, stopping for numerous visits from people and always posing when the cameras came out. He was not "prancing", but he was definitely letting people know that he "rocks". He behaved fabulously, walking along on his "soft lead", never crowding or overstepping the space boundaries. He was the star, and he was darn sure of that fact. I think Honey Bandit has been teaching him how to pose, and that when anyone has a camera out, (except for Mom of course) to make sure you turn and face them with ears pointed etc.
I am so proud of how well he did. It was very hot, there were lots and lots of people, lots of dogs of all sizes, lots of kids that wanted to run up (and they were not using their inside voices) and loud music and just generally lots of commotion and stimulating energy. But he took it all in like a seasoned pro and didn't even flinch. There was one brief moment when he reacted slightly, just stopping and then wanting to walk away quickly. It was a very bright booth, but there was a rattle sound and he didn't like that. Of course that means he would probably not go up to a rattling snake. :)
Honey Bandit is shedding out and seems to be getting quite dark, and all is well at Chilly Pepper - Miracle Mustang. We are thinking about having our "open house" / Joint birthday party for Honey Bandit and Chilly Pepper in July. Honey Bandit will be a happy two year old this July, and we are planning to be at the Western States Wild Horse and Burro Expo, in Nevada this year in August.
We are looking forward to all of our visits with ya'll this summer. It is so beautiful up where we are and we are definitely above the heat. So make a note in your calendars to come up and visit, either for the party or just when you want to bring friends, kids, grandkids etc. for a day of critters and fresh air.
Hugs and God bless, and thank you for your continuing support which allows us to continue to do what we do! Without you, there would be no Honey Bandit, Chilly Pepper, Rocky, Suri just to mention a few.