Thursday, May 28, 2009

Don't Tell Her She's Not a Dog!

Last summer, I stopped by a friend's house. I hadn't been there in a few years, because they live about 250 miles away, but I was only 40 or 50 miles away, so, why not?

When I went to my car at one point to get something out of the trunk, I looked between their house and the summerhouse (their property is about 200 years old - makes mine look brand new), and look who was coming to see me! Of course, I took her picture.

This is Spring, the pony. She has four now grown children and two parents living in her house, right next to her barn. She comes to see everyone, much like Thor does. Sh
e stood beside me peering into my car trunk, which was sadly devoid of carrots or sugar cubes, but when I backed away to take her picture, she followed me. I believe she thinks she's just a taller Scottie dog, or maybe an outside tabby cat, like the other creatures that live with her people.

Of course, I can't disappoint you. What would Dogs on Thursday be without Thor?

14 comments:

Channon said...

THAT is the pony/horse the Knight wants. I grew up with equines, and miss them terribly. If we had ANY pasture land at all, I'd humor the silly man and get him a pet pony. (Er, maybe that's why he loves big, BIG dogs so?)

Paula said...

I'm such a city dork that I'd be going, "nice horsey, nice horsey" while backing up. I adore horses, but prefer that a "horse" person be there with me along with the equine. How sad is that?! I bet Thor is loving having his people home. I see Larry in the photo. How's the duck coming along? :-)

Pam said...

What a sweet horse - my daughter loves them so much. I, on the other hand, love Thor.

Sue said...

Too bad Thor wasn't with you. He and the pony could have bonded.

gaylen said...

Well we have horse allergies in our house so house ponies are all we can have :) How fun though having a pony follow you and greet you. What does Thor think of her? g

Nichole said...

Cute!!! And of course Thor needs some low fat Blue Dog treats... :)

Dianne said...

How sweet! I need a pony. Not really. I just really, really want one!

Charli and me said...

I love horses. She is so sweet. And look at Thor... He just loves his little lobster ♥

The Blonde Duck said...

That's so cute! The horse who thinks she's a dog!

prairierunner said...

I think the idea of a pony greeter is the best yet! Your cake recipe from yesterday (?) went in my to do file too:)

Ann's Fashion Studio said...

What a cute pony :)
Thor is handsome as always.

Katherine Aucoin said...

That was a cute story. i would imagine the horse and Thor are close in size.

monica said...

love the phrase: ...car trunk, which was sadly devoid of carrots or sugar cubes... What a disappointment! :o) Love the story. Love Thor!

buffalodick said...

As a city kid, I no nothing about horses.. I don't even bet on them!