Friday, November 13, 2009

How Not to Start Your Day

The hubby left for work at 6 AM as usual. So it was a surprise to see him walk back into the bedroom a bit later. I opened one eye and asked what was up.

"We have a herd of horses in the front yard."

"We what?"

"Have horses. Five of 'em. What do think we should do?"

Well, seeing as how we have a fenced pasture, I thought we should try to get hold of a horse or two and put them in there. Hubby thought that was a dandy idea and set off to put the plan in motion.

In just the few minutes it took me to pull on some clothes and shoes, he managed to catch all the horses -- and to lose them again. According to him, he was able to walk up to one, get hold of the halter, and lead it into the pasture. He was elated to find that the rest of the horses were following them in. Mission accomplished.

Or not. As soon as he let go of the halter and headed back toward the gate, all the horses made a run for it. He wisely decided not to stand in their way. Last he saw of them, they were headed for the hay field next door.

By the time I got out there, the herd had vamoosed. The only thing we could do at that point was to wake the neighbors and tell them their horses were out.

It's still pitch dark at 6 AM here, so I never actually saw a thing. If it weren't for all the free fertilizer in the yard, I'd swear he made it all up.


Anonymous said...

Maybe your hubby was horsing around to start the day.
Bye Bye Ed

dsmcaron said...

Like Santa, they came in the night and left presents. How thoughtful!

MyMaracas said...

LOL Ed, maybe he was.

DS, yeah. And there's no way to exchange them, either. Stupid horses.

Nicole said...

Nice one :)
Glad he didn't decide to stand in the horses way ;)

ramblingwoods said...

LOL..I like to start my day with coffee...but to each their own..

Sallyacious said...

I'm enjoying the comments on this one as much as I enjoyed the story itself.

Anonymous said...

Lovely story!!