This weekend, we welcomed the fall with a festive pumpkin hunt at a local farm/petting zoo. We are truly part of a technology advanced era when you have to sign up on-line for tickets to take a wagon ride.
Sadie had decided earlier in the day that she would indeed have a nap, so - of course - we were running late and - of course - the little farm is as far as it could be from our house and still be part of the city. After a hair-raising speed race across the city, we arrived on time, with exactly three minutes to spare. We were minus a pair of Sadie-sized gloves. But we made do.
She started to cry when she saw everyone getting on the wagon. I think she was afraid they would leave without her...
Did you know that all the adults on the wagon ride were temporarily color blind? Everyone, that is, except for Derrick, who shouted, "I SEE ONE! I SEE A PUMPKIN!" I had to elbow him. In a nice way, of course.
After the wagon ride, Sadie got to meet the farm animals. This is Ben, a very sweet, but very BIG horse with very BAD timing. Just as Sadie was warming up to him, calling him "HOW-EEEE!" (that's our dog's name, by the way), he sneezed a great sneeze and practically blew the house down. Derrick has it on video. Complete with sneeze juice and everything. Sadie was terrified. Me too, but I didn't let on.
Life improved dramatically when Sadie noticed this cute black and white farm kitty. She forgot about Ben the Terrible and immediately began to follow the cat, yelling "TEE-TEE! TEE-TEE!" and when he stopped, she would fall against him and press her face onto his fur for a hug. It was really adorable. I'm not sure Mr. Kitty thought so.
And then, imagine her delight when she saw another one! She actually sat still long enough for a decent photo...
And what trip would to the farm could be complete without a ride on the John Deere tricycle and a visit at the bunny pen?
And a visit with Ruby the piggy? Incidentally, Ruby was even scarier than Ben the Terrible. Who knew pigs were so loud?
The goats were also labeled "HOW-EEE!"