In case I haven’t mentioned it enough, it’s been HOT here in Texas. Triple digit heat, the kind that makes you feel like you’re living in an oven. So Michelle did what any normal person would do, and made the babies a kiddie pool (which will eventually become a water jump with a liner and gravel, but who can wait on all that when it’s 110 degrees). The “hole” was already there, and the babies were hot, so… in went the hoses. Which caused GREAT EXCITEMENT.
But, ya know… big holes take a really long time to fill with water, so after some initial fanfare, everyone got bored again.
In the meantime I suggested that maybe they would like some pool noodles in their kiddie pool, so Michelle went and found some and stuck them outside of the fence to bring in later once it was ready. Naturally, Ollie found them outside of the fence, grabbed one, dragged it in, and proceeded to carry it around the field with him until Michelle came back and took it away.
By the evening it was finally full and ready to go, with the pool noodles in place, so they went back in to check out their new water fixture.
Literally no one who has been following along with this year’s foal crop will be surprised to hear that Ollie was the first one in, and he immediately made a beeline straight for the pool noodles.
Let’s be real, Ollie is the one completely carrying this comedy troupe by now. Granted, he’s such a whirling dervish of activity, I think the other babies aren’t always sure quite what to do with him. He has a tendency to steal the show.
So yes, Ollie totally hogged the pool at it’s opening. We’ll see how the others start to play in it once there isn’t quite so much OLLIE happening in there. They’ve all at least wandered into it by now, so I think it’s a hit.
Hope you guys are surviving summer in as much style as these babies are. Happy Friday!