The fourth Monday of each month is “Challenger’s Choice” in the Phoneography Challenge.  This week I’ve chosen to showcase animals.  In the first photo is my horse, Sunday.  She now belongs to someone else (long story, but best of all possible choices) and will, unfortunately, probably have to be put down this year.  She’s 30 years old and has lived a long life, blessing me with many years of wonderful riding.  We always said she would likely drop dead mid-stride, going as fast as she could.  She could always out-walk and out-run every horse in the corral until she got older.


This next photo is of a dog we met in the Purple Moon coffee shop in Sheridan.  She was perfectly behaved and entertained herself by trying to eat flies.  She got a few, too!


  1. billgncs says:

    Sunday made alot of people happy. And she convinced Mike that mares were all-right 🙂

  2. Lovely images of lovely animals – I have a soft spot for dogs with one ear up and one ear down 🙂

  3. Tish Farrell says:

    These are gorgeous photos, Janet. But Sunday is so beautiful. What a noble demeanour.

  4. nowathome says:

    Ah!! Lovely photo’s!

  5. M-R says:

    Truly lovely photos both. Thirty years old ?! – how extraordinary to have a domesticated animal for all those years, Janet – and how dreadfully sad it must be to lose one …

    • We didn’t have her all those years, but for many of them. She and all the horses stay in Wyoming all the time, either up the mountain during the summer or running free on someone’s ranch in the winter. For the last years we owned her, she stayed on a small ranch where she could be fed and cared for, as she was so old. They now own her and have been loving and babying her for these last few years. Yes, she’ll be missed.


  6. Indira says:

    Lovely photos, so lively.

  7. Those connections with other creatures are joyful, and fills our lives with emotion of the very wonderful kind. Happy Photo Challenge.

  8. Sandra says:

    Beautiful photos Janet. Sad to hear about the outlook for Sunday, but she’s had a lovely life, I’m sure. When we engage with animals each side gives so much of theirselves.

    • Thirty years is a long time for a horse, but you’re right, Sandra, it’s never easy. I’m glad that when she goes, she’ll go easily, she’ll have had a great life and I’ll have been able to spend so much time with her, even though only during the summers. I’m just thankful I won’t have to be the one to put her down!!

  9. Lovely horse and and story to go with her. 30 years is a long time to be around.
    Sweet pooch!
    Happy first day of Fall

  10. Great photos. I love the expression on the dogs face. 😀

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