Saturday, November 8, 2008

Good Things Come in Small Packages!

Introducing the newest member of our Litzen Zoo!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is Mukluk, a little teeny mini horse who just came into our home and our hearts. He is 31" tall, and a year old, and he looks just like our Summer boy.

I fell in love with him when I visited a mini farm a month and a half ago, and somehow just knew he was meant to be ours.

He is doing great adjusting to life here. He has been "adopted" by our Thoroughbred mare, Whisper! She sniffed him all over, nuzzled him, and then led him over to her hay bin to share with her. Now he follows her everywhere and even copies everything she does. They are very happy together! Summer is jealous.

Mukluk is the sweetest thing you ever saw. He has a soft fuzzy coat, and its fun to groom him because the whole time you kneel beside him he gives you soft "kisses" and nuzzles your hair. He has super loooooooong eyelashes, and the shortest ears on record. His ears are about the size of my thumbs.

I plan on training him to pull a cart and a sleigh, and will start next summer just letting him get used to the feel of a harness. Penelope is also going to do a full 4-H project record on him, so she is excited about that.

Michael calls him my "puppy". So excuse me, while I go play outside with my puppy!


Mandi said...

He's so adorable! I love how his fur looks! And it's so sweet that he gives you "kisses"!

The Empty Envelope said...

How adorable!!! Penelope looks like she's won the lottery!

Denise K. said...

Ah, Mukluk is just adorable!! Enjoy your new baby!!!!! It always looks so beautiful where you live, and your life is so fun to read about! Thanks for sharing the awesome photos of your precious new "small package!" :-)

twinmama said...

I want him!! He is so adorable. Those eyes are mezmerizing! I will trade you my 2 puppies for him. We only live on 3/4 acre, so I am sure he likes his new home very much.

Kim said...

What a sweet addition to your family! My kids have been begging me for a pet . . . I don't dare let them see this post.

KraftyKerilou said...

He is just adorable! Hard to imagine he is that tiny! Love his name, too!!