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>> Sunday, January 3, 2010

This photo is of me being me! Now what's wrong with that?

She wanted to tell you this story, but only I know what really happened so I think you should hear it from me. Don't you think that's only fair?

Here's how the whole incident went down. I spent the whole week wondering why she hadn't come to give me treats everyday like she usually does. Oh sure, she dropped by now and then but she didn't groom me much and twice she even forgot to bring carrots. I was being neglected that's for sure. Why? Because she was with her sister. Who cares about sisters? Not me! She tried to tell me her sister only gets to visit a couple times a year because she lives in Texas.

Texas Shmexas I say!

The only time her sister even stopped by to visit me was when they put the stupid garland around my neck to take my Christmas picture. I never asked to have my picture taken and I sure wasn't going to cooperate...why should I? I knew she'd go right home and drink hot chocolate (with a little Bailey's) with her sister and cuddle with Maddie and Annabelle. Oh yea, I know all about those little yappers!

Anyway, on Christmas day she shows up with her husband...she calls him Chuck. He's a little scared of me so he never gets too close. I thought they were going to do the usual...clean my stall and then give me extra hay and a candy cane or two. But this Christmas, that didn't happen.

Instead, they put me out in the pasture with Tantra. I've had a long-term relationship with Tantra, so for a while I thought that being out to pasture with her was just dandy. But one thing led to another and Tantra got ancy.

By then, she and he were gone. GONE I TELL YOU! The extra hay they threw us just wasn't going to do the trick. Tantra wanted out and she wanted out bad! I did what any gentleman would do for his girl, I pushed the iron gate flat on the ground, helped Tantra over it, and took her for a stroll.

Never mind that we wandered down a busy highway. Never mind that we went down country roads. Tantra was happy and that was all that counted. We ate hay from round bales. We munched on grass from under new snow. We were having a fine time and then....

SHE SHOWED UP AGAIN! In fact, she showed up with Chuck and her son, Ryan. It was like they thought they were on a round-up. They circled in on us. She had one lead rope and Ryan had the other. And faster than we had left the farm, they clicked the lead ropes on our halters and we trudged back to the farm.

Chuck drove the car in front of us like we were in a parade or something. I heard HER mumble something about a turkey in the oven. I thought she wasn't even going to give me a pat when she put me back in her stall but she couldn't help herself. She even gave me a kiss on the nose as if that would make everything better.

Before she left she made sure to tell me that next Christmas I'm grounded to my stall for the day. Do you think she'll remember to stop by with treats?


T January 3, 2010 at 12:06 PM  

Oh my! They were out on their own adventure, must have been having a grand time, until the big round up. hehehehe!

Glad everything worked out in the end.

Unknown January 3, 2010 at 12:24 PM  

OH Tango, if I could be there, I would give you so many treats! You just tell HER, you have your own mind and are going to USE IT! (hehe) PS, I have always loved horses, and am positive I would love you if we ever were to meet!

Tweedles -- that's me January 3, 2010 at 1:04 PM  

Sweet Tango Pony
I know you were only thinking of Tantra and keeping her safe! And why not have a Christmas Day adventure. No one was going to notice since everyone seemed to be having a swell time themselves.
I am sure you were in PANIC when you saw your mom and Ryan and Chuck show up!
I must say Tango, that I do the same thing. When I feel I am not getting enough attention- well,"I make my own kind of music". It sounded to me like you and Tantra did too.
I am sure you gave them a little unexpected excitement Christmas Day. What a gift!
However I was happy to hear you made it back to your cozy stall for the nite! And you did get the good nite kiss.
I have a feeling that next Christmas you might get a whole BAG of carrots.

Jan Mader January 3, 2010 at 1:15 PM  

Tango does make his own music...just like you Tweedles!

Kat January 3, 2010 at 3:36 PM  

What a funny story. Enjoyed it very much.

bbes tribe January 3, 2010 at 3:53 PM  

We enjoyed this post. We want to wish you a special, healthy, & fun New Year. Thanks for visiting us. We enjoy it. Looks like Chica is staying with us. After only a few house, M & D decided to keep her. Not sure if they are meant to foster because they may be too soft in the heart and want to keep them all. Should be getting another to foster soon.
Tailwags & love
Ernie, Sasha, & now Chica

Two French Bulldogs January 3, 2010 at 4:01 PM  

We agree better inform the peoples over there the importance of treats.
Benny & Lily

Oklahoma Granny January 3, 2010 at 7:05 PM  

I'm thinking bringing extra treats for you should be on HER to do list.

2cats January 3, 2010 at 7:40 PM  

Oh Tango, you naughty thing. Worrying your mommy like that. I know it is kind of fun, but is it really worth it? I mean really worth it? You missed those treats rights?

Gail Wilson January 3, 2010 at 9:10 PM  

Oh My! Your "stroll" sounds like quite the wonderful for you and Tantra. But I think it is good that you two are back in your safe stalls. I do hope your people pay much more attention to you cause if they don't you could certainly get even with them the next time they put that saddle thing on you! I saw the neighbor horse do that and the lady was not happy at all!!! Maybe if you just show her more love everything will work out okay. I have noticed my people really smile when I show them lots of love. Happy New Year, Hugs and wags, Mistaya

BeadedTail January 3, 2010 at 9:16 PM  

Tango, we don't think you did anything wrong since you were being ignored by her - on Christmas no less - and you were showing Tantra a good time. Geesh! Next time though, you might want to stay away from highways and roads.

Sally January 4, 2010 at 12:37 AM  

We do not believe in fences either - I mean the world is there to explore! You need to be extra special to your humans for a while at least - that kind of thing can frighten the daylights out of them - I ran off once to 'befriend' a fox - and boy my human was happy to see me back - but was quite pale - something about running across a road or something...

Lots of licks
Sally and Paddy

Lillian Robinson January 4, 2010 at 1:23 AM  

Don't they have a way of rearranging the agenda? Although, and extra flake is all that my Nekoda ever desires...

CATachresis January 4, 2010 at 3:38 AM  

You tell 'em Tango! Treats are not just for Christmas lol

Sandy January 4, 2010 at 8:15 PM  

Well now Tango Boy, you've created quite a stir. She had to race around to get things done AND, the whole time she was worried about you. And the nice folks at your place have extra work to do everytime you take leave. You know at Christmas time especially, Santa keeps 2 for those who've been naughty and one for those who've been nice. Carrots you say? Humph...which list do ya think the big guy put you on?

You best behave yourself if you want treats.

RILEY AND STAR MY MALTESEKIDS January 5, 2010 at 9:32 PM  






Anonymous January 6, 2010 at 9:42 AM  

Oh Deer, that Tango is wild and such a guy

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