There are so many wonderful animals here in Kansas land. From the small herd of longhorn down our country road to the horses in our own "back yard", they provide more photo opps than my camera is ready for!
Paint horse sassing Murphy
It's always fun when Tom goes out to pasture to get one of the horses ... you just never know what a horse's mood is going to be on any given day. One day they are willing to be captured, the next they are all three running to the farthest corner of the pasture!
Then there's the dogs and cats that live on the property. My two girls, Trixie and Tori, live in the house (of course!!) Ringo is the ranch dog; he protects us all by barking at any intrusion and then running as far away as possible. He may not be much of a protector, but at least he gives us a warning! He loves going with Tom to the pond to fish and look for frogs. Boogie is the mom cat, Fluff is one of her kittens. Fluff recently had a kitten of her own, but it has been elusive for photographs. Fluff and her kitty will soon be going to the vet to ensure no more kitties are born in the future!
Oh, and I almost forgot.... there's my cat that I brought from Ohio, Baybee. She was an outside cat that I rescued, so she would spend most of her time outdoors and come inside only at night. Now she is an indoor cat; I'm afraid she would try to find her way back to Ohio if I put her outside, plus Tom's cats may not like her! Then there are the outside dangers, such as coyotes, of which Baybee would be unaware.
Finally, even though this post is about the animals, I can't resist putting up another photo of an unusual cloud formation. There are so many days where the clouds, the sunrise and the sunset are beautiful beyond words. The cloud formations can be seen for miles and miles. I have always loved the American west for its wide and open spaces.