Not Just Horses

For the most part I consider myself  a pretty independent person and generally view myself as a person who can handle whatever happens to present itself each day.  From time to time I like the pass the buck to Jason. A couple of days ago I was working my way through morning chores when I heard very suspicious noises in the back barn as I was scooping out feed. I walked to the middle of the barn which is a large hay storage area, and tried to identify what I was hearing. However whatever was making the noise had itself well hidden at the very back of the barn behind the hay. I wasn’t about to walk back there and investigate when I could dump that task on Jason. I have good reasons for being cautious. A few years ago I heard noises coming from the tack room when I was in the barn one evening. I opened the tack room door to find a very large raccoon eating the cat food. He was most displeased by my appearance and immediately picked up my nearby riding helmet and threw it at me. Thankfully I have quick reflexes and slammed the door shut so the helmet bounced off the door instead of me.  I immediately pulled out my phone and called Jason. “You need to come to the barn and...

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