Comments: Pets....

If I had known ahead of time what evil lurked in the heart of a similar Shetland pony, the only way I'd have gotten on the back of that worthless bastard would have been with a ball peen hammer in one hand.

And that ain't no shit, Ace.....

Posted by bitterman on June 30, 2007 04:12 PM

... word, Bitterman.... I believe you 100%.... Shetlands can develop a serious attitude problem.....

Posted by Eric on June 30, 2007 04:16 PM

new Marine tactic?... here, kitty, kitty...?

(Good luck, Bob!)

Posted by Jean on June 30, 2007 05:12 PM

Yaaa. Ponies are usually mean and live longer than horses. Sorry you had such a meanie. There really are some nice ones out there. But your stories reminded me of my dad. Most pets didn't survive long around dad. If they bit him, they died. Weird but we have enough stories with different animals to make you wonder.

Glad you are saving the kitty. More blog fodder!

Posted by vw bug on June 30, 2007 06:03 PM

Can't turn 'em away. The tiny kitten that showed up on our doorstep -who knows how long he will actually stay before finding a 'real' home- is now named Angus because he's red and I like the name. ;)

Shetland ponies are vicious. The one I had as a kid didn't last too long, as he bit my brother and I too many times.
The next horse was 17 hands and gentle as a lamb. LOL!

Posted by pam on June 30, 2007 06:55 PM

What about Bob? Hell man, I let my dogs have 'em hangin'. Helps out with who gets control of the remote. Call it the testosterone vote.

I thought, for a minute, that your trouble with pets was gonna have to do with a knife, but now that I think about it, a shovel is so much more... fitting. ;)

Never had a shetland, but if bitterman can fall off one of 'em, and you can too, it's probably best I don't get close to one. It'd probably fall on me.

Had a girlfriend back in the day. She was all about horses. Loved 'em. Made me ride 'em. Bareback. Those bastards, I think, enjoy seein' how far they could fling me.

Reduced to a barn joke I was.

Posted by RedNeck on June 30, 2007 09:23 PM

No offense, but are you sure Bob is a boy? I mean, you have a boy cat named Ginger. Maybe you'll find out that Bob is really a Barb and you really already own the only set of cajones in the Straight White House. Just a thought... ;-)

Posted by Bou on June 30, 2007 09:46 PM

One time my nephew had his bunny out of the hutch and his Rottie pounced on the bunny's back. Beau broke the bunny's back and Bart came in crying and saying "Beau broke my bunny!".
And yes, Sheltland ponies are nasty little buggers!

Posted by Maeve on July 1, 2007 01:21 AM

Heh... You name pets the way I do. My last cat was Jack. Dogs prior to that have been Jake and Boo. Just yesterday I was telling Roomie about all the pets I had over the years before she came along. Not to imply that she is a pet... and I better leave that line alone...

Maybe I needs to do me a post on pets. Won't be as good as yours, but, hey, a boy can try...

Posted by Winston on July 1, 2007 06:33 AM

Eric,
Loved your post on pets. Seems that we have similar attitude towards animals. Less of a pet owner, more of a pet feeder. I've never understood the idea of having an animal penned up in your back yard, or the laundry room. If you don't have acreage, you shouldn't own a pet. And maybe not even with acreage.

Posted by Jerry on July 1, 2007 11:15 PM

My brother and I had a redbone/bluetick cross. The problem when kids share a pet? The pet always loves one sib more than the other. Thus, I was left alone crying in my room. The plus side was Bubby had to get up in the middle of the night to shut the damn thing up!

Posted by sugarbritches on July 2, 2007 09:19 AM

"but the only set of cojones allowed around here are mine"

Didn't you mean your wifes?

Posted by Quality Weenie on July 2, 2007 11:36 AM

We had a Shetland/Welsh pony mix growing. I think the Welsh mist've cancelled out some of the Shetland, but I still learned how to ride out the bucking on the no-so-aptly named Sugar.

Congrats on Bob. (Is the noxt one going to be Bing?) I just adopted 2 shelter kittens - Wash & Zoe.

Posted by LadyGunn on July 6, 2007 12:37 AM