Biting the Bullet

Well I did it.

After careful thought and consideration, I led Waffle over the hill to Hjalti and Hetja’s field.

Hjalti was hopping up and down with excitement.

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Hetja was not.

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She kindly let them meet over the dry stone wall.

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It was love at first sight.

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And then Mother muscled in, dragging her son and heir away from that nasty common little Shetland pony urchin thing.

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She was having none of it.  This was not good enough for her son.

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But poor Hetja had not factored in Waffle’s endless charm and personality (and gorgeous smile!)

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Hjalti was desperate to go and play with him.

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And I wanted them to meet too. So, I stood with Hetja blocking her way so Hjalti could go and get to know Waffle without his Mum attached (and raging).

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I explained to Hetja that if you let them go, they will come back, but if you don’t, when they leave, they never return.

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Hjalti was a very happy little boy.

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At last he had a friend to scrag.

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Someone to talk to at last.

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After a while, it was more than Hetja could take and she muscled back in but Cupid’s arrow was already shot.

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She fired off a few warning shots to frighten Waffle.

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Hjalti was desperate for her to stop.  He loved his new friend.

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and it was reciprocated.

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He tried talking to his mum.

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And she settled down a bit but then she insisted on pushing Waffle into walking in front of them for about ten minutes.  I don’t know why.

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Waffle ended up the other side of the old dry stone wall and Hetja calmed down.

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The boys renewed their friendship.

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It was interesting, though, when Hjalti returned to nurse from Hetja, she gave up trying to attack Waffle.  I did tell her he would come back. Maybe it was that – she just needed to know he still needed her.

They have calmed down this afternoon so I left them to it.

So, let’s hope everything is fine tomorrow.

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7 thoughts on “Biting the Bullet

  1. Terri

    This could be in a children’s storybook — “The Introduction” — so nice that you captured it. Hope Waffle’s feelings aren’t hurt by Helicopter Mom. (He’s Big Boy now!)

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  2. Celeste

    Aw, what a wonderful story! Better than fiction. I’m so glad Hjalti has a little guy to play with. I look forward to continuing good news from that field.

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