Tor looked lovely in the snow the other day.
She acquired a certain je ne sais quoi and I tried to capture it in photo.
We all adore Tor. She is the perfect step-mother to Albie and Newt.
She is gently guiding her boys, though they are nothing biologically to do with her, through their first year with great care and concern. They need her.
I know that we would not be where we are with both Newt, but especially Albie, if it hadn’t been for Tor.
She is the perfect role model.
Every morning Albie and Newt have a bucket of hard feed, plus Albie has his diluted milk and every morning, Tor stands back from them both to eat and waits patiently.
She never pushes past the little ones to grab their bowls – just stands back and knows what is expected.
For this, she is rewarded with a secret handful of hard feed and a hug of appreciation and gratitude.
When folk say the Shetland ponies they know bite and kick, I just wonder why, how and who made that happen.
Tor would rather fly than do that. She just doesn’t have it in her.
We all have a lot of time for Tor.
Although not ours, she is very much part of our family.
A huge thank you to this dignified lady of very small stature but huge heart.
Tor of Berry belongs to Bergli Stud and they have very kindly lent her to us.