I ran into Stella, a lovely lady of 5 years old and sunny disposition, on my little jaunt up to the North Bay. (Thanks, David and Florence, for inviting me up there!) She and her mom, an equally lovely lady of equally sunny disposition, were doing some gardening when I imposed upon them to get some pictures of Stella. I then learned that not only is she adorable, she is also talented: she tries very hard to help teach the horses to do all the tricks that they are supposed to learn, by modeling the behaviors. I hope I’ll get to see this next time I’m up there because it sounds adorable.
I got a boodle of pictures of Stella, so I am going to wimp out (again!) and not do any captions or hovertext. I’m sure you can make a narrative of your own. The only things you need to know are that Stella does seem, despite all the extended tongues, to quite like being picked up, and that she is a complete leaner… the most difficult part of taking pictures of her was keeping her from coming over and leaning against my knee when I was kneeling down.