I was on my own today. OH went off to the Big L to fetch our weekly messages and Jo had borrowed my Land Rover. I was going to be by myself with 5 horses, 3 bebbies, 3 dogs, 1 cat, 7 chickens, etc….. (never alone).
Bessie, a friend who I have know since I arrived in Shetland, phoned. She has always been a keen supporter of my equines since the original purchase of “super-tame” Fivla (the white one in the Fair Isle sweater Visit Scotland campaign).
Anyway, Bessie subsequently popped over this afternoon as she felt she should meet our latest arrivals – the Bebbies. I warned her that they could be rather rumbustious but she was undeterred. Tough lady.
I had fed the boys previously (Taktur’s leftovers mostly), given them “The Look”, warned them to behave and make me proud. Sometimes, these three colts are not that good with visitors and tend to stay away rather than chat. I suppose it is because they only see me on a regular basis (and Jo) really. No one else. But Bessie sat down and waited for them to come up to talk to her. The natural Shetland pony inquisitiveness of the boys took over and Bessie was duly investigated, one at a time.
It was lovely to watch and I was very proud of my little lads. They have come a long way.
Bessie even discovered which button to press on Storm, that makes him the happiest Storm ever.
Yes, it does look pervy but he just loves having his bum scratched! He goes all “Elephant Nose”.
I think the lads have made a new friend.