4Shoes 'BOOKENDS'; Morgan Horses

4Shoes 'BOOKENDS'; Morgan Horses
“Hold fast to dreams, For if dreams die, Life is a broken-winged bird, That cannot fly.” ~Langston Hughes *pictured: '4Shoes Bookends'

Thursday, 19 April 2018

Crimes of Passion?

Louisiana law to ban sex with animals wins Senate vote 25 - 10 

(Hard to believe, right? Just go ahead & click it though.)

2018 Regular Session 
Sequence: 304 
 Date: 4/09/2018
 Time: 5:20:20 PM
The roll was called with the following result: 

Appel     Colomb     LaFleur     White 
Total -- 4

Barrow     Bishop     Boudreaux     Carter    Chabert    Cortez 
Erdey     Hewitt     Johns     Lambert     Luneau     Martiny 
Milkovich    Mills     Morrell     Morrish     Peacock    Peterson  Price Smith,     G. Smith,      J. Tarver     Thompson    Walsworth     Ward 
Total -- 25 

Mr. President          Allain 
Claitor                     Donahue 
Fannin                     Gatti 
Long                        Mizell 
Perry                       Riser 
Total -- 10(!)(?) 
So, hey Louisiana...
What in the actual f*&$ ???

Did you realize that TEN of your state senators just voted AGAINST a bill making SEX with ANIMALS illegal??

Check this: 10 of your politicians & lawmakers evidently believe that it is perfectly okay to have sex with a lamb. Or a poodle. Or a chicken.   

I am confused by how any normal thinking human being does not just understand that sex with one, is animal abuse.

And yet there are TEN sitting LA senators publicly objecting(!) to bestiality being recognized as a crime?

You still have time to contact your state representative & give him/her a piece of your mind...
I'll bet that, with enough public pressure, ten foolish politicians might just change their votes. 

Saturday, 14 April 2018

Takin' Care of Livestock

A parody on the classic BTO hit, Takin' Care of Business

On the heels of our recent family loss, I hope that things will soon return to normal.
Although, what is 'normal' anyways? 
For now, due to unexpected company from out of province,  4SL remains on a short break.

 I know 4SL is not a high numbers blog... but, to those who DO follow, every one of You is important to Me, & I thank you very much for your friendship.
See you soon. 

Wednesday, 4 April 2018

Only One Sin

"There is only one sin, only one. 
And that is theft.
Every other sin is a variation of theft.

When you kill a man, you steal a life.

You steal his wife's right to a husband,
rob his children of a father.

When you tell a lie,

you steal someone's right to the truth.

When you cheat, 

you steal the right to fairness.

There is no act more wretched than stealing.

A man who takes what is not his to take, 
be it a life or a loaf of naan (bread),

I spit on that man."

Khaled Hosseini

The Kite Runner

Tuesday, 20 March 2018

Wednesday, 7 March 2018

Screw Maturity!

For today, I Choose only Laughter!
Are you, like me, in need of some humorous distraction to shore you up? Let's take a look at some of the limitless expanse of cockamamie, half-baked malarkey on the internet. For instance...
Screams 'Crazy Cat Lady'. Loudly. If you do have children... just know in advance that, if you glue these tiny monstrosities to your fingers, your daughter will not go out in public with you. Not even if you promise to buy her a car. She. Will. Not. And the EYE-rolling she will be doing while you try to convince her of how stylish you are is very likely to induce seizures.
I am not joking when I ask, what in the actual F?  Knowing that a woman paid someone $$ to do this to her, I laughed so hard that tea shot from my nose in a painful jet; I briefly considered filing a lawsuit. I'm guessing that this girl asked for a sculptured kissy lip design(?) but, Holy Mother of Gawd, those pearls alone take that mess in a completely different direction! A southerly direction, if you catch my meaning... and you know that you do. 
I cannot Unsee it, & now neither can you.
You are welcome.
Specifically what does this nut with a glue gun & a rudimentary understanding of wiring have against babies & flowers? I do not even know who thinks it's a good idea to let the institutionalized fart around with electricity in the first place. 
Secondly, I cannot decide what's worse... this craptastic doll disaster with no torso trapped in a cheese dome with its' cankles & dead, empty eyes, or that straight up satanic vibe emphasized by the freaky, extra-terrestrial glow emanating from its' orifices?
Either way, you know little Sally never imagined the precious babydoll that Santa brought her when she was 4 years old would later go on to be bastardized into a source of nightmares for normals.  
Honey.... Who Hurt You? 
When you were a child? Maybe did someone bitch drunk on cheap chardonnay beat you black and blue with your own Barbie doll? Have you ever spoken to anyone about all that pain that's locked up inside you? Don't you think you owe it to that sad little child inside of you to get some help?
You know, before you feel the need to move on to making water tumblers from the hollowed out skulls of the neighbourhoods' dogs & cats?
Come on now, someone close to this crafter needs to drop an email to Dr. Phil before the songbird & squirrel populations get to rising....

Seriously... I just. Can't. Even.
The disgusting factor here is waaay too far off the charts, even for me. 

Finally! Something that does not make me fear for Humanity as a whole. Pansies in a parasol.
After those other faith-shakers, I find these pretty posies rather Peaceful.
I think it's best we end today on this pleasant note. 

Friday, 2 March 2018

Canuck Ski Ballet

Canadians are internationally known for 3 things: 

  1. We apologize too readily, almost conversationally (I'm sorry, but we do say 'I'm sorry' a lot, eh?), 
  2. Great sportsmanship, & 
  3. Most of us also have a wicked-good sense of humour! 

With my family & friend group, this commercial is absolutely a REAL THING that somebody would/could bust out for laughs. Including the final flip complete with faceplant AND the completely unfazed strutting recovery. 

In fact, that guy is practically every guy I ever dated... Including Mr Shoes, except that Mr Shoes would almost certainly have landed the flip. Very athletic, Mr Shoes.  

We'd skip the KFC though; since we met Chester, the Colonel hasn't been back. 
Happy Weekend Everyone!

Sunday, 25 February 2018

Good Counsel

Time spent outdoors refreshes both mind & body.
Accept with Grace all the Love that is offered to you.
Cherish in return the Ones who most Adore you.
Never underestimate the restorative qualities of a good nap.
Sunbeams afford comfort & solace on the coldest of days. 

Wednesday, 7 February 2018

Wednesday, 31 January 2018

Farm Scents Sense

Are you interested in this candle?
Well then, have I got a DEAL for You!
At just a fraction of the price, I can sell you the absolutely authentic scents of my
Elite Morgan Horse Barn! 

All of our farm products are 100% Organic & Biodegradable!

To make your gift giving occasions easier, this collection of Farm Scented products is
 constant restocked!

*Strong like Hereford Bull Aftershave*
(for the ardent, yet sophisticated gentlemen)

*Leghorn Layers L'eau de Toilette*
(Foghorn Leghorn was SUCH a ladies man)

*Heritage Swine face cream*
(Simply loaded with anti-oxidants!)

*Rabbit scented Hair & Body Wash*
(Because who doesn't want to smell like the Easter Bunny?)

*Eau de Chubby Barncat*
(Specially blended for Cougars on the prowl!)

Special Close out Prices 
(while supplies last)
(only 1 in stock)

Thursday, 25 January 2018


Remember this pic from 2016?
Slipper brought her new beau, CombatBoot, to the 4Shoes to meet her Family. 

December 20, 2017 - In Cuba
Down on one knee,
CombatBoot hopefully popped 'The Question',

whilst presenting a nearly flawless 1 carat diamond.

Slipper said 'Yes'!
Our only precious daughter is Engaged!

Is it normal for me to be this terrified?

Tuesday, 23 January 2018

Excuse Me...

... but THIS has been happening lately. Hooves have been trimmed. Tails have been brushed out & rebraided. Blankets have been hung over a wall while we enjoy a spate of mild weather.
There has been much rolling in snow & very much happy snorting.
The horses have been doing the same.   

Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Morning Cuppa

What to do when there may be more than one shot left?
But probably not 2. 
Certainly not 3...
Not really worth even getting his hopes up.
Grab that empty XL Timmie's cup, upend the bottle, & drain the coffee pot.
Mr Shoes: "Is that called 'sharing', Honey?"
Mrs Shoes: "I just call it Wednesday, Sweetheart." 

Wednesday, 10 January 2018

Lost in Translation

Dad says eating chocolate could kill me.
Dad just wants to eat ALL of the puddins.

"It could kill her", says Dad.
"I'll risk it"
, says Mom.
Mom obviously loves me more than she loves Dad.
I love puddin. Mmmmm...

Thursday, 4 January 2018

Fashionista d'HiverI

Winters with our beloved nutter, Manic, are much as I remember mothering toddlers... I frequently ask her if she needs to potty & I watch her like a hawk because I know that she's waiting until the last minute to agree to go outside in this wretched cold snap of the last few weeks. 
Then it takes me 3 or 4 minutes to get her into her sweater & firmly velcro a heavier coat on over that, tie her adorable little hat snugly under her chin to keep her little ears from shattering like a glass bubble. It's a struggle to put her boots on as she protests non-stop. 
I finally have her all geared up & shove her out the door. She does a huge Spanish Walk, shaking each elevated foot dramatically in protest, but at last does get down to business. 
I wait at the door. There is no sense in sitting down, or in going to the restroom myself, because she will soon be back, shivering, bouncing above the level of the window sill, emphatically pointing out that she needs in. Now. please.

"I am just not made for this re-dicka-less weather!
 Can you all not see that God clearly did not mean for me to live on the God Forsaken Canadian winter Prairie?
It is -34*C (-29*F) outside in the middle of the day!
Don't even get me started on the windchill factor!
Well, at least I look fabulous while I freeze my toucas."