Sunday, June 27, 2010

Good Morning, Horse!



Welcome to the NEIGHborhood


Four million people live in the Phoenix metropolitan area, with a few horses, too. I stopped by this large lot where I've seen horses before, and there he was. He saw me, too, and was just about headed over to the fence to see if I had a handout for him. I didn't. I took off because I didn't want to disappoint him with my lack of horse treats. I did grab a picture of their sign selling rabbits, below. I edited the phone number out, but the rest of the sign is what they were advertising. I mentioned it to my daughter. She wanted to borrow $10. I asked her, "Pets or meat?" She's a vegetarian and was quite unhappy with that question. My wife mentioned that it was a movie I was referencing. I told them that the egregious use of apostrophe on the signage indicated the possibility of the meat option. Get up. Go ride.


  Apostrophe Unneeded Here



3 comments:

  1. There are a fair number of horses on my own commute route. On a couple of occasions, I've seen two being ridden in a HOA type subdivision. Once, the riders were on the sidewalk, and once down one of the cul de sac streets. I didn't notice the owners carry pooper scoopers and wasn't inclined to scoop into that subject in any event.

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  2. I sometimes see horses out in the mountain preserves when I'm mountain biking. I kind of hope some of the horses I see behind houses get out on the trails once in a while. I always dismount and stand to the side of the trail to let them pass, mainly to make a good impression. But other than the interesting buggy thing I saw back in May, mainly I see horses being employed as romantic carriage pullers.

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  3. There's something funny about the fact that while you guys are spotting horses left and right, here in Kentucky, supposedly the Horse Capital of the United States, I never see horses on my commute (though I used to when I commuted from Lexington to Athens and back) :)

    Funny story about the rabbits!

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