Frankie the Orange-Snooted Reindeer

Frankie came home with me in spring of ’16, which means this is his third(!) winter with me. He’s been clipped every time, which sometimes includes his face (if we’re actively showing) and sometimes doesn’t (if we’re focused on training/smaller shows).

One thing has remained constant: the bright orange snoot.

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Early spring 2016, when he first came home. Ginger snoot.

This is exclusively a winter phenomenon. His spring/summer coat comes in with appropriate dark bay snoot hairs.

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Summer 2016. Dark snoot.

But inevitably winter rolls around, and out pops the orange snoot.

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Winter 2016-17. FULL GINGER.

Which sticks around for a few months, and then boom.

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Summer 2017. SUCH A VERY DARK SNOOT.

Once is interesting. Twice may be a coincidence. But we have an official pattern here.

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Winter 2017-18. SO ORANGE.

And by now I’ve almost brought us up to the present day so bear with me for a few more pics.

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Summer 2018. Deep and chocolatey.

And to wrap us up:

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December 2018. Full. On. Orange.

There you have it folks. The world’s most smoochable snoot comes in a seasonal ginger spice color. So festive.

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