I live on a busy street and until a few nights ago I didn't know the neighbors who live on a big plot of land on the opposite side of the road.
For the past few weeks they have been building an animal pen in their yard and this week it had an animal in it.
I decided to walk The Mayor and Rooster across the street to investigate.
My neighbors were outside and they waved and invited the three of us to meet them at their fence gate.
We made our introductions and then, because we live in a city, I had to ask,
"What's with the pony?"
My neighbors looked both amused and defeated and the husband said,
"I told our eleven year old daughter she couldn't enter that essay contest because the prize was a horse, but what did my wife say? Oh, HONEY. We never win ANYTHING. It'll be okay. So I signed the waiver and she entered the contest."
Oops. Their daughter won the essay contest and the pony.
I apologized for my tears of laughter, but I couldn't help myself.
What is the fondest dream of eleven year old girls everywhere?
Winning a pony, right?!
Can you imagine what it would be like if your child wrote an essay and won a horse?
You would be powerless.
That pony would be moving into your backyard and costing you twenty thousand bjillion dollars.
So it goes for my neighbors...
The Family Joy is invited to visit the four month old foal named Storm anytime we wish.
There is a God and he has blessed me with hours and hours of free kiddie entertainment right across the street.
All bow down in praise of the great and powerful one who delivers ponies unto thy neighbor's (and not my) backyard!!
Thursday, August 30, 2007
He said, "Let there be ponies in the city."
...and it was so.