Friday, March 21, 2014

A tale about a pony

 
A photo of two girls and a pony.  And a promise of a tale.  It seems a most reasonable assumption that their long standing wish to have their own horse might have finally come true.  But you know what they say about assumptions...


Rather, this is a tale about how I was the only one up one morning.  About how I put on my shoes and coat and headed out to take my dogs for a walk.  It was quiet.  My breath hung in the cold, damp air. It's the same dog walk route every day but there was nothing ordinary about this walk.  About halfway out, I turned to see a pony running up the road.  I saw it before my dogs did but they alerted and chased and barked.  And I stood stunned for a moment before hightailing it home.


I threw open the back door and hollered, "Grab some carrots, apples and a dog leash!  Now!  Meet me outside!  Hurry!"


We drove up and down our rambling country streets.  We talked to neighbors and I stared accusingly at more than one dog.   Then we saw him.  Standing outside the horse pasture of a lone horse.  My girls slipped silently out of the car and approached the pony carefully, sweetly, alertly, gently, knowingly.  I talked to neighbors, went home and made some phone calls and grabbed my camera of course.


The pony is now living with this big guy named Texas.  The owners still haven't been found.  



Or perhaps they actually have.  Something tells me this story isn't over.

-dana

16 comments:

Jackie said...

Sweet. You have the best adventures.

Leslie said...

hmmm, a mystery pony! how cool is that

dolores said...

How could someone not be missing that little guy?

Hope all ends how you want it too!;)

Jacque. said...

That was quite the experience! When I lived in the country, I once saw a horse galloping down the middle of the road...scared me, cuz people drive like they're crazy out there. I called my neighbor and she went after the horse and returned it to its owner. Hope the owner claims the pony...or not?

Kim said...

Jammies and all :0)
Do wishes really come true?

20 to 30K is the annual cost of keeping a horse .....amazing!

Happy Sewing

Kar said...

What a cute little pony! I love mornings that start out exciting. It puts pep in your step. :)

Jo said...

I don't think the story is over either and I can't wait to hear more :)

DebbyMc said...

Such sweet faces, of every one in every photo. And, my goodness, what beauuuuuutiful countryside! I'm looking forward to reading about the further adventures :-)

AnnieO said...

What a fun way to start the day. My daughters would have loved this adventure!

scottylover said...

You are one cool mom! I'm sure the new owners have been found.... :)

Thanks for sharing!
Sandy A

PS...I love the scottie jammie pants, too!

Beth said...

The case of the wnadering pony. The girls look so very sweet with the pony.
The only thing my dog and I have found while out walking is a skunk. :(
I await the rest of the story.

charlotte said...

Great story so far. Can't wait to hear the next chapter.Keep us informed, Dana.

Osage Bluff Quilter said...

Is that a horse tale or what?!

Mama Said Sew said...

So, have the girls given the pony a name yet? Cause, you know once you name an animal it's yours. ;-)

Alexandra said...

Oh my goodness! Horses are such funny creatures. How fun for your girls! My parents farm was a horse farm and life was never dull :)

blindpigandtheacorn.com said...

You take the best walks-a pony a cow-it's always something : ) Wishing I could walk with you!