Friday, October 28, 2011

I'M A PRETTY PONY


Hmm.

Goat Borrower.....Cow Borrower......now add to my list:  Pony Borrower!

The pony arrived today!  Hurrah!  And I just feel as though I ought to point out that Santa took his sweet time about getting it here!

So far as I can figure, his name is:  Pony.
He's a wee, thin thing with beautiful, wary eyes.
I think right now he's mostly trying to sort out how he got here and why strange people are being so gentle with him.

He's scruffy, no doubt and needs a good bit of care.  And possibly a couple of sandwiches!  You can tell by his face that he badly wants some affection but is just too shy at the moment to take it.  But, to his credit, he stayed a decent distance from us but didn't bolt to the opposite end of the pasture.  He stayed just outside of reach.  I take that as a good sign and believe that he'll fall easily into his place in a few days.

He does prance, though!  High stepping, head held high, tail hoisted like a pirate flag cracking in the wind!
Such a proud pony!  He's got the highest stepping knees I've ever seen!  He's going to look grand pulling that wee gypsy wagon!

Darla took to him well.  She always does when it comes to other animals....as long as they aren't goats.
Her best buddy right now is Lizzie, the cow.   But she went right up to say hi to her new brother and they were nose to nose without a problem.

I hope Pony is happy in his new home.  I intend to make it a happy and magical world for him!

Such a pretty pony.

ps.  I'll break it to him about the gypsy hats when he gets settled.   ;) 
       (Note to self:   Buy more tassles!)




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11 comments:

Claire the Shepherdess said...

Oooooh, but he's so lovely and dark and mysterious! He does look a bit thin....is he a rescue? I'm so excited for you and for Darla to have a new friend too! xox

IsobelleGoLightly said...

Well...sniff...I guess you HAD to get one of those creatures. We goats are so superior to them but my lady says they are very nice in their own way. I see Darla is supervising the training and she will tell this wee pony what's what! My lady says congratulations. Humph. Sigh. OK. Congratulations Miss Mimi! xoxoxoxoxo

Mimi Foxmorton said...

He IS dark and mysterious, isn't he? :)

Yes, Darla will be supervising all training aspects up to, and including, who gets snacks and a bah-bah. :)

Mimi Foxmorton said...

Oops-
Yes, Clare, he is a rescue.
Too many ponies...not enough love. But over all he's in good shape.

Blue Gryphon said...

Is he potty trained? Will he stay off the sofa and the coffee table? Will there be (!gasp!) Goat Snuzzling? Will he sit down to tea with the March Hare and the Dormouse? So many questions!

Teresa said...

I love your Ponyboy! Now you need a turtle named Curtis and a sheep named Sodapop! Once he picks up weight, he'll be a majestic pirate pony!

Buttons said...

Congratulations he is going to be very happy there. I think he is going to love the hats. A very lucky pony indeed. B

Marigold said...

Oh, yes! He needs gypsy tassles! And a pony coat with stars and moons! He is indeed dark and mysterious. What is his name? I think he needs a good gypsy name. Horses are fine as long as they leave the Peanuts alone.

Kritter Keeper at Farm Tails said...

ahh, he is so sweet, so glad he has found a good home with you!!

Rain said...

He's beautiful ! and will soon come around-with the love and attention he'll get from you I know! Fantastic that you rescued him!! The best thing!!
~~Rain

Mimi Foxmorton said...

Well, it's Farmer's doing. I'm just the lowly Goat Borrower. ;)

But it IS pretty awespme to (most graciously!) be given access to a farm to learn from and to be able to love up (dress and snuzzle!) the animals!

It has been a most amazing year for me!

I look forward to being a part of Pony's care!

(And hats! Lots and lots of hats!)
:)