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


  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.

  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.

  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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