Summit Up 7-13-09 |

Summit Up 7-13-09

Mr. Ed
Summit Daily/Caitlin RowA horse at Swan Center Outreach pokes its nose through the fence as John Longhill, co-director of the animal sanctuary outside of Silverthorne, looks on.

Good morning and welcome to Summit Up, the world’s only daily column looking right up your nostrils.

Frankly, as long as nostrils are boogie and hair free, we don’t mind them. They’re useful – breathing is oh-so necessary. They’re decorative – you can adorn them with interesting studs and rings. They also smell glorious flower and cookie scents, but the flip side is that terrible smells from dogs (and men) are inescapable.

Somewhere on this page, you’ll see a photo of large horse nostrils. Now, these nostrils are hairy, gigantic holes. We love this shot because the horse (at Swan Center Outreach outside of Silverthorne) is so curious and sweet, not to mention blessed with a snout that feels like velvet. How can anyone resist this nosy creature? We can’t, won’t and didn’t – behold horse nostrils in all their glory.

In parental news, we’re in trouble again. The ‘rents are annoyed because of OUR nostrils. Apparently, sometimes when we pose for photos, we tilt our head waaay back and force everyone to look up our nose holes. All the way up to our brain. Maybe.

It’s really not as bad as that, but if you talk to Mom and Dad, they’d say, “Oh yes, always the nostrils. Tilt your head down please, so we don’t have to see them.”

Whatever! It’s not like our nostrils are disgustingly dirty or stuffed up. The nostril is a beautiful thing.

Send all nostril shots – we want ’em – to


We’re out, trimming our nose hair.

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