My little Walter

My little Walter
Walter, Pedrito and Dulcinea

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Walter is not a happy camper

This morning Walter was grazing bright and early.  Went to fill up his water container...two hours later came back to check up on him and found him back in his corral.

He was neighing and he was moving his head from side to side as if in disgust or frustration.  Put on my tennis shoes and walked to the corral.  He would not even turn to look at me even though I called out his name numerous times!

Came back a couple of hours later and he still ignored me!  Little Walter it is not my fault your owner took you back to your corral :-(

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Walter spent the night

No one came to pick up Walter last night so he spent the night at Mom's house.  The good thing about that is that he was up early helping me do yard work.

This evening I had to go to the laundromat and I did not get home till almost ten o'clock.  When I got back I found him laying down sleeping close to my bedroom window.  If I had known he was there I would have parked the car where I usually do as to not disturb him.

I parked up front so I would not have to carry the tons of laundry I washed tonight.  He did not get up but watched me unload the car.  A while later he got up and started grazing again.

I am so glad his owners did not come to get him.  At least at my Mom's he has lots of room to roam, some dry ground to lay on, fresh water and all the grass he wants to eat.

Thank you for paying a visit to Walter's World :)

Friday, October 18, 2013

My little gardener was hard at work today

It was around 9:30 a.m. when Mom told me that she just saw Walter walk by the front window.  Went to look and he was in the north part of the property grazing to his hearts content.

This is the area where Cliff and friends cut down a huge mesquite tree and the weeds and native grass have grown quite a bit.  Not a problem for my little gardener...he just ate away.

I guess when you have to go, well you have to go...jajajajaja!

The only down side...if there is one, is that the ground has not totally dried from the recent rains and there are hooves marks all over the place.

 Just when I had thought those darn horse flies were gone...they make their presence known :-(

Here Walter goes on his weed trimming mode...

I will take Walter any day over Mata Gatos (Cat Killer) mother's handyman who is a jack of all trades and master of none.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

After an absence of 66 Days....

After an absence of 66 little Walter is back!!!

As I drove by his house I saw his owner's truck was home...kind of early for a Thursday afternoon, I thought. Drove into our driveway and as I was getting the things down from the car...I noticed something moving in the corral.

I am nearsighted but it looked like a horse with a reddish colored bridle.  I did not want to get my hopes up....remember last time it was a mare and not Walter? Since I have known him he has had a green bridle.

As I approached the corral...I knew it was Walter!  I called out his name but he ignored me :-(

He was too busy eating the grass that grew inside this round metal thing during his absence.  Mr. Walter does not like to be disturbed while he is eating, lol.  I came by later and he finally came over to the fence line and let me pet him.

He looks like he was well fed even though a bit dirty.  His eyes had a sparkle to them.  I am so glad he is finally home :)

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Claire is still at the Duck Pond

These past couple of days I have been out and about almost everyday, so I had to go by the Duck Pond. Claire is still there...on the positive side she does have grass to graze on...though not so much water.

I wanted to ask those readers that e-mail me to please do so at my new e-mail address  as I no longer use

As far as Waldo is concerned, I don't think he made it.  I have not seen him since the last post.  I went looking for him on our property just to make sure his trap did not get hung up in the shrubs but I was not able to find him :-(

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Waldo has literally been trapped :-(

A new month begins and Walter has officially been gone for 51 days and not a clue as to when if ever he will return.  Walked up to his corral and the water they set out for the mare is still there and probably breeding mosquitoes.  No sign of the kid or the father.

If you read my main blog you probably read that I almost ran over Waldo, a cat who runs around  all over the neighborhood, but has a soft spot for my mother's house and sleeping under her cars.

Last night as I was sitting in the kitchen I heard a loud noise sort of like a chain being banged around.  Figure a dog had come in through the downed fence and yelled at it but did not open the door.  This morning I heard the same noise and went outside to investigate.

It was Waldo who was dragging some sort of trap someone had set out and his little leg had gotten caught on it.  I tried to go towards him but he ran away.  Grabbed my camera and went to find him as I softly tried to reassure him that if he did not bite me...I could help him!

Went to get my gloves but he kept on hissing at me.  When I once again tried to get close he jumped the fence with that heavy thing on his foot!  You can not see it very well in the picture but it is there.  I sure hope he has a real owner and that he went home to get it removed but he had already had it for at least twelve hours.