Monday, July 30, 2007

Dear Shadow,


Letter found at old horse gravesite behind the house..

Dear Shadow,
Dad told me all about you and so I decided to write you a little letter.

I know how it sucked being a horse back in your time..so I wanted to write to you and tell you about the Messianic age we’re living in..
You’re not going to believe how things have changed for us in the last 100 years.
Please see enclosed picture..
No..your eyes are not playing tricks on you...these days people are driving us around! No more hitching up a wagon full of people..now they hitch us up and drive us around.

Horses are kings these days. Little girls dream of us..and listen to this, a few months ago, a horse broke his leg and every newspaper carried the story on the front page. I heard he even got letters and flowers sent from all over the world..
Oh, how I wish you could’ve lived to see this Grandpa..

Love,
Ed

ps. Here's me with my head out the window while the old farmer huffs and puffs at the wheel...

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25 Comments:

Blogger come running said...

Your imagination is sooooo much fun! Were you smiling (if not on the outside, then on the inside) when you wrote this

July 30, 2007 10:57 AM  
Blogger knicksgrl0917 said...

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July 30, 2007 12:08 PM  
Blogger fashionista cat in a zero gravity shoe-store said...

David, I'll let you have the position at Horse Magazine ;)

July 30, 2007 2:20 PM  
Anonymous chaya said...

:D

July 30, 2007 4:34 PM  
Anonymous megapixel said...

Funny!
good perspective as usual

July 31, 2007 12:11 AM  
Blogger Chana said...

That's awesome.

July 31, 2007 9:43 AM  
Blogger Open Up! said...

imagine what aliens say when they look down at earth...look those dogs must be the leaders...they pull along those humans and get them to clean up their poop!

July 31, 2007 11:53 AM  
Blogger yingerman said...

My kid wanted a puppy, Begged nudged mitched the crap outta spousy and me.
Until I told him "OK but he sleeps in your room and stays in YOUR room all day when you're at school, and if the dog still needs it when you get home, then YOU gotta walk and feed him after school."
Kid agreed that nows not a good time for a dog.

July 31, 2007 12:22 PM  
Anonymous dp said...

Very cute, thanks.

July 31, 2007 5:24 PM  
Blogger Fajita said...

on Horses:
A worker man in a neon orange vest and hard hat in Atlantic Ave. subway station was speaking to the worker guy near him and said, "I don't know about those other guys. Maybe they could afford to lose their jobs. I'm saving up for my horse."

July 31, 2007 9:53 PM  
Blogger Fajita said...

uh ye, that happened today

July 31, 2007 9:54 PM  
Blogger David_on_the_Lake said...

come running...
Thanks...
Of course I was smiling..inside and out..
:-)

fasionista...
lol..oh..well theres room for the both of us..

chaya...
.

mega...
Thanks

chana...
Thank you..
Thanks for stopping by. Just so you know, I think you're absolutely brilliant and your presentation of brilliance is just as impressive..

open..
lol

yinger...
cute..
My daughter is begging me for a horse..

dp..
my pleasure...

fajita...
oh..I think I saw those 2..today..
Thats probably the last thing you expected to hear..
I'd love to see him galloping down the tracks at breakneck speed...

July 31, 2007 11:30 PM  
Blogger fashionista cat in a zero gravity shoe-store said...

As for your daughter begging for a horse, let her take riding lessons (there already are ones for toddlers), but choose an instructor that also makes the kids clean and feed the horses, this way she'll understand that horses are a lot of work, too. (My friends that keep horses are out of bed the latest by 4am to take care of the horses before work / university.) My parents let me take riding lessons (cross-country) when I was ten, and I consider it a valuable experience that we had to prepare the horses for any ride as well as to clean and feed the horses afterwards and help with the average workload, too (e.g. filling the barns, cleaning the stables).
Wait till your daughter starts begging for a motorbike; I've been hooked on those for twelve years now ;)

August 01, 2007 9:27 AM  
Blogger David_on_the_Lake said...

Fasionista..
well shes only 7 soo..no motor bike for awhile..
Anyhow my property is not big enough for a horse. But we might compromise and get a goat..lol

August 01, 2007 10:34 AM  
Blogger fashionista cat in a zero gravity shoe-store said...

Enjoy the smell ;) and pray that nobody tells about Iceland or Shetland ponies ;)

August 01, 2007 11:07 AM  
Blogger David_on_the_Lake said...

fasionista...
iceland?..shetland?.
dunno...makes me think of vodka and whiskey

August 01, 2007 8:41 PM  
Blogger fashionista cat in a zero gravity shoe-store said...

Shetties are more ridable than goats ;), they are less sensitive than horses, more social, sturdy, patient, relaxed, and the classic British) shetties are about the size of a tall dog.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shetland_pony
Icelandics possess similar traits, but are taller.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Icelandic_horse

August 02, 2007 7:36 AM  
Blogger David_on_the_Lake said...

hmm cool...
and they dont need alot of room to run around?

August 02, 2007 10:36 AM  
Blogger fashionista cat in a zero gravity shoe-store said...

They don't need much room, they aren't picky eaters, they don't even necessarily need a stable as their breed is used to being outdoors in extreme weathers.
Here's a link to the site of the Shetland Pony Society of North America http://shetlandponysociety.org/.
They should be able to provide you with all necessary information if you consider getting a shettie or two (and be the best totty in the world at that ;) ).

August 02, 2007 12:28 PM  
Blogger David_on_the_Lake said...

gee thanks
If i ever get one I'll name it fashionista..and no one will have a clue why

August 02, 2007 1:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ye david u do got a wild imagination i wonder how wild u get when u think of me

August 02, 2007 7:43 PM  
Blogger The Dreamer said...

oh, to be horse in a stall....
:P

while we're speaking of horses, there's a kids' tape done by mary kate and ashley olsen... who can't sing for the life of them... but anyway, they have this song that make me laugh... many songs, actually...

I had a dream
I owned a horse
his name was river
he's black and white
and when i ride him
i feel so tall
my horse and me
we ride together
and i'd never give him up
for all the puppies in the world


to go along with such classics as
"broccolli and chocolate"
"If I were the president"

:)

August 06, 2007 8:18 PM  
Blogger David_on_the_Lake said...

dreamer...
and how ..pray tell..do u know that?

August 06, 2007 9:10 PM  
Blogger The Dreamer said...

how, pray tell, do i know what?

August 06, 2007 9:18 PM  
Blogger David_on_the_Lake said...

that song..
:-)

August 06, 2007 9:28 PM  

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