I started a post on life and death, nature, and survival of the fittest, and when I reread the draft, decided it was a bit too dour.

Instead, I will just do a short post on the wonderful Miss Lilly. I wonder how high my blog stats will shoot with that title?? LOL

I have written about Miss Lilly before – she is so adorable, and if she were a little girl – she would be spoiled and would shake her head and stamp her feet when she doesn’t get her way. She is a little equine girl, who shakes her head, and stamps her feet, when she doesn’t get her way!!!

In the first picture, she is not wearing some form of medieval torture. she is wearing a fly mask and grazing muzzle. The flies are horrendous, and the mask keeps them out of her eyes and off her face. The mask does not impair her vision – I’ve looked thru them to make sure!! The horses don’t wear the masks at night, or when it’s raining. If they roll in the mud with these on – then they really can’t see where they are going sometimes!!

The grazing muzzle is worn during the day. Lilly had eaten too much grass and was in the beginning stages of laminitis. When the grass is further into the growing stage,and her feet look better, she will be relieved of the muzzle. She might even be a tad thinner!!! She can still eat grass with the muzzle, it is just more of a challenge!!

Her men are the “big guy” and the “old man”. They weren’t too fond of her at first. But, now they all get along, and the old man uses her for a scratching post to ease his itchy face. She hangs around him for the feed that he tosses on the ground. So, it is a mutually beneficial relationship!

All dolled up!

All dolled up!

The angel

The angel

Ready for my closeup, Mr. deVille, uh, mom!!!!!

Ready for my closeup, Mr. deVille, uh, mom!!!!!

Miss Lilly's men retaining their air of mystery behind those masks...

Miss Lilly's men retaining their air of mystery behind those masks...

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All is well and peaceful at Mountain Meadows tonite…………..

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