Yesterday the shipper told me he'd be by to pick AJ up between 8am and 9am. I got there at 7:30 sharp, anticipating standing around until 10am, but figured I needed to be there just in case.
I brought AJ up from the field and fed him breakfast in his stall. He had hay for dessert but wasn't interested in any of it once the other horses started going outside for the day. I ended up moving him to the round pen with his hay and a bucket of water thinking he might stand there and quietly eat.
The shipper called me shortly after 8 and told me he'd be there between 9:30 and 10, so I had some time to kill. AJ wasn't being very good in the round pen either, so now I had to decide what to do with him for another hour and a half. It's like he knew something was up, so he decided running around and whinnying was a better idea. You should hear him whinny... it's pitiful.
|I want out of here!!|
|Talent is being able to whinny AND suck your tongue at the same time.|
The shipper called me again at 9:45 to let me know he'd be there in about 25 minutes, and when he finally showed up around 10:15 he called me from the driveway.
Do you suppose they were saying nasty things about me behind my back? "Make sure you call her A LOT... she's annoying."
Yes I am, thank you!! :)
The guy seemed a little standoffish at first too, but I won him over with my charm and before long we were chatting like old friends! I asked him again about the trip and what the plan was going to be and he said he's dropping the loaded horse in Maryland tonight. He'll layover somewhere and AJ will be stalled at the farm in a stall and they'll get up early tomorrow and head straight to Michigan with 4 other horses headed to Michigan also. He said it's possible that AJ will be home tomorrow night unless he runs into bad weather (which is expected). Then it'll be Saturday morning when he's dropped off.
|Adventure awaits inside!|
|"Oh, hello!" (Sorry about the blur...)|
I kissed his sweet nose, told him I loved him and to be a good boy, and told the shipper to take good care of him. The doors were closed and off they went...
|Miss you already, Boo Pony.|