Yup, you’ve guessed – it is truly vile outside so I have not taken my camera outdoors. No photos of today. Just imagine rain and wind and then double it. Utterly revolting outside.
The horses and ponies are all in except for the Liradale ones, who have plenty of grass and shelter. I am trying hard not to worry about them.
Today’s blog, therefore, is a rainy day one about Waffle or The Waff, as he is known.
Waffle is one of the original Minions who stayed on to keep Storm company when he had nowhere else to go.
Silver is his 2nd cousin three times removed. This is an interesting fact as these two paired up the day they arrived. They have always been best friends.
However, there is no relationship between Waffle with Storm, Tiddles or Newt.
I am not surprised by this. Storm, Tiddles and Newt are miniature Shetland ponies (up to 34″ or 86cm) anyway.
Having said that, Albie is Waffle’s 4th cousin once removed so that skuppers my size theory! Albie is a miniature Shetland pony.
Waffle is supposed to be a standard Shetland pony (up to 42″ or 106.6cm) but actually comes in as a midi (around 36″ – 38″ or 91.5cm – 96.5cm). I must measure him the next time he is home. Maybe he will have grown taller. He has certainly grown wider!
As for the black standard Shetland ponies, Waffle is related to Vitamin and Lyra – Vitamin is Waffle’s 2nd cousin 3 times removed….
as is Lyra according to my Relationship Calculator. Can’t you just see that family resemblance?
He is not related to Delia at all.
Funnily enough, Waffle is not related to any of the Icelandic horses, although he wants to be one when he grows up!
“You can choose your friends but you sho’ can’t choose your family, an’ they’re still kin to you no matter whether you acknowledge ’em or not, and it makes you look right silly when you don’t.”
― Harper Lee,