We arrived at the Shetland Museum and quickly got everyone ready.
There were already folk waiting for the two celebrities.
Fivla and Vitamin were behind a small barrier so they wouldn’t be alarmed by all the spectators. Anyone (and everyone) who wanted could have their photo taken with them one at a time. There was an orderly queue that never stopped. I honestly don’t think the ponies had forgotten what to do. They were professionals.
I was so proud of my ponies. They behaved beautifully and certainly hadn’t forgotten their celebrity ettiquette. They chatted politely and pricked their ears forward for each photograph.
The Museum had very kindly offered to put out buckets for donations for the Minions and so I spent my time talking to folk and giving out leaflets.
We gave the girls a well-earned break in the middle and happily trundled over the bridge back to the van for water and hay.
And then they walked back to Hay’s Dock for the last leg of their Meet n’ Greet.
We tried to stay in the sun for the best light so the ponies were repositioned around the pier while people took more and more photos.
Once over, we returned all the sweaters (including the two that Daisy and Flossie borrowed) and gave the two VIP’s (short for Very Important Ponies) a nice bucket of grub before travelling home.
Now they have returned to their usual life of living in a field and eating.
We are all exhausted but it was a brilliant day and wonderful to see Fivla and Vitamin do what they do best – show the world that they are still superstars. There really is nothing better than a Shetland pony wearing a Fair Isle sweater.