I took Haakon into the school today, looked at him, looked at him some more and tried to see what was different about him.
And then I noticed – his forelock is missing.
This is Haakon a few months’ back.
And this is today, just now in the field. His forelock has lost volume, substance and is rather straggly.
He doesn’t look like the Haakon I have known all his life. Most strange. A different face looks at me now.
I mean obviously Haakon does not try to attain the standards of His Frilledness. That would be impossible.
So I asked the obvious culprits and they all denied any wrong doing. I do believe them as Haakon doesn’t play with them ever and barely acknowledges their existence.
Storm’s forelock has always been a bit silly.
Waffle’s is a thing of great beauty.
While I was pulling out the last of the nasty bits which has resulted in a bit of a scalping for poor Silver. Hopefully it will grow back!
And then the penny dropped. Haakon’s forelock has only gone missing since the return of a certain black Icelandic stallion (his name begins with “T” and ends with *actur) who likes to play. Now I am not going to jump to any conclusions and I dont suppose there is anything I can do about it anyway, but I am watching everyone like a hawk.
I liked Haakon’s forelock. It was one of his better bits.
***** sigh *****