The Horse is Out?

Last week I had just gotten Little Man up from his nap and was carrying him into the living room when I caught movement in our front yard out of the corner of my eye.  I glanced over expecting a couple of quail or maybe a dog, and instead found a large white horse munching grass contentedly about four feet in front of my window.

This won’t go down as my best mothering moment, but my first thought was that I had to get a picture of this.  I had failed at getting photo documentation of loose livestock for the opening incident that gave this blog its name, and then again a couple of weeks later when Dave was wrangling a pig that had gotten out of its pen.  I was not going to fail today…  Remember the part where I said I was carrying my sleepy toddler?  Yes…

I unceremoniously plunked Little Man down on the couch and ran for my phone.  The horse was already moving on, so I had to be fast.  No time to grab the other camera in my office.  Of course my phone’s memory was full and wouldn’t take the shot.  Quick a delete of a couple of (hopefully) already downloaded pictures, and I was able to get these photos.  The horse had already moved farther away, but was still in our yard and was now apparently interested in playing a little basketball after his snack.

Let me also introduce this “horse” a bit better.   He belongs to a neighbor who originally named him Pegasus, but he just goes by Gus.  While I was trying to find a phone number of that neighbor to call about the escapee and hoping that the Farmer-Landlord’s dog didn’t find Gus first, another neighbor came out and escorted Gus home before he got too much of a nibble going in her flower garden.

In the meantime, Little Man had started to protest his abrupt drop on the couch.  I went to assuage the bruised toddler sensibilities with a little juice and story time, secure in the knowledge that I had FINALLY caught a photo of a beastie loose around our house, and that Gus was no longer out.



4 thoughts on “The Horse is Out?

    1. TheSheepAreOut Post author

      We can introduce you to Gus (aka Pegasus) when you come out next. We went out for a little big wheeling on the street the other day, and the horses were enthralled with Little Man’s “ride.” They came right to the fence, admired his speed, and then let us pet their noses before trotting off again. I think that Gus is wondering if he had such a styling tricycle, maybe he could have gotten farther than our front yard.

      > Date: Mon, 28 Oct 2013 21:48:39 +0000 > To: >


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