Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Sunny Side Up
Life with Sunny is starting to look up. What a difference a few weeks make. Guess what? No more figure 8 track. He has better things to do now. There is eating the grass, chasing the cat, eating the grass, talking to the new filly next door, eating the grass, teaching goatgirl to give him treats, eating the grass, going for walks....and eating the grass.
Sunny is working his way into my heart. I figured out that my expectations for him needed to change. You see I have wanted a miniature horse for about 25 years, ever since I saw one at the Puyallup fair while touring the horse barn (while eating a scone). Hubby and I couldn't believe our eyes when we saw this horse in miniature. I remember not wanting to walk away from it. I was in love. So when I set out to find one all I wanted was a tiny horse to look at in my pasture...that's all...just a pasture pet. A mini horse for my mini farm.
But when I saw the ad for Sunny and it said he was athletic and loved to run and jump, was cart trained, shown in obstacles, loved people and animals my expectations rose. I wasn't satisfied with just looking at him. I wanted to run, jump and cart.
I was disappointed that he doesn't run...ever, he doesn't jump and he doesn't even look up when I come around. I told myself that that was all right. I didn't need another animal mauling me for a handout...I had the goats and llamas for that, oh and don't forget the pigs....and the chickens. I didn't need Sunny to join in the fun. And he doesn't.
But he does look cute out in the pasture. And he is calm...so calm I led him into the house on Saturday while Hubby was watching T.V. on the couch. Sunny walked right in like he had done it a million times and Hubby looked up and said," Hello Sunny Jim" like he had seen a horse in the house a million times before.
And for the first time Sunny stuck his nose between my knees and gave me a nose bump that went straight to my heart.
I just have one question...if they could miniaturize his head, muzzle, ears, feet, legs, etc....why couldn't they miniaturize his mane?