The rules are simple: answer the questions and then link up with Dreaming. Easy-peasy!
1. How did your horse (dog, cat, other pet) get his or her name?
Estes came with her name and I saw no reason to change it. She and the members of her herd were named after areas in the mountains: Estes (Estes Park), Meeker (Mount Meeker), Copeland (Copeland Lake), etc.
2. What names for horses, dogs or cats (chickens, guinea pigs..... and so forth) do you think are especially cute or clever?
Oh Lord, have you opened a bag of worms with this one. Beel has always been one for coming up with great names for our pets. We had Sebastian Johan Bark ("Sebbie"); Retread the snake (yep, someone ran him over before he became ours); Bomber the squirrel (he made a whistling sound when Beel found him); two geese named Thanksgiving and Christmas ('cause that's when Mom threatened to eat them!); Sean Cannary; Kitten Kaboodle ("Kaboodle" or " 'Boodle"); and now Pounce de Lyon ("Pounce"). We had some pets with "normal" names and our horses' names are downright boring.
I personally have a really hard time coming up with names, but when you grow up with someone like Beel in your household, you don't have to work too hard - just ask him for suggestions.
3. Tell us about your first pet.
Michael is the first pet I remember - he was a big Irish Setter and his hair was the exact shade of Mom's. I have pictures of other pets from when I was a wee one, but Michael's the one I remember most. He had the greatest personality - he'd smile, go down slides and when he wanted to go visiting, he'd head on over to my Grandma Mary's house and knock on her door (a mile or so away from home).
My question for you: Riding in the 4th of July parade has become a tradition with Mom and me, have you ever ridden in a parade and how did you like it?
I used to think that it would be a breeze, but so many things can go wrong in a parade that you just don't think about. Even though we've ridden in the local parade for years, I still get nervous when we line up. Only when the whole thing is over and we're back home do I relax completely.
|Opportunity for something to go wrong,|
both horses are VERY interested in something.