My turn to go and see my little herd of Shetland ponies in Sandness.
En route, I passed the hill ponies.
These are the ponies that will spend their winter on the scattald (hill grazing).
On arrival, I quickly realised I had forgotten something.
I hardly dared tell them.
I was very tempted just to stay in the car and count legs but I had to take responsibility and own up.
I had forgotten the carrots!
“What? Seriously? You forgot?”
And suddenly I was the most unpopular person there.
I was surprised anyone wanted to talk to me, to be honest.
That was a look of steely determination from Waffle. He wanted his carrots.
But, and I have said it before and I will say it again, everyone is fatty, fat, fat! Yes, Vitamin, even you!
So they walked off in disgust.
I managed a few snaps while I was there.
And I promised my little herd that tomorrow they can have double rations.
“Double rations, you say?”
“Just make sure you do”.
Yes, Waffle, I promise.
I drove home feeling guilty.
(Note-to-self, put a bag of carrots in the car for tomorrow’s visit or there will be trouble)