Advice From Meindert, the Horse

Posted by Sharkey

As you know, I have been feeling quite dejected about making friends at the farm.  It seems that no one, except Francesca and G.K. and the horses want to be with me.  I decided to trot down to the stable and have a word with Meindert.  He is always such a sage and I feel a lot better now.

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Hi there, Meindert.  It seems like I'm having a little trouble lately with other animals on the farm.  They just don't want to be my friends.

1 Hi there, Meindert. It seems like I'm having a little trouble lately with other animals on the farm. They just don't want to be my friends.

For example, the cats don't want anything to do with me.

2 For example, the cats don't want anything to do with me.

And even the red canaries tuck their heads under their wings when I saunter into the brown room to say hello to them.

3 And even the red canaries tuck their heads under their wings when I saunter into the brown room to say hello to them.

What do you think is going on?  This makes me so upset that I could cry!

4 What do you think is going on? This makes me so upset that I could cry!

Sharkey!  Get a grip!  This isn't so hard to figure out.

5 Sharkey! Get a grip! This isn't so hard to figure out.

Have you ever heard of an order of mammals called carnivora?

6 Have you ever heard of an order of mammals called carnivora?

Let me explain - Sharkey, I am a horse and I am what is called an herbivore.  My teeth have adapted quite nicely to chew on all sorts of grasses, which is what we horses like to eat.

7 Let me explain - Sharkey, I am a horse and I am what is called an herbivore. My teeth have adapted quite nicely to chew on all sorts of grasses, which is what we horses like to eat.

We are large animals, but we don't eat meat.

8 We are large animals, but we don't eat meat.

You carnivores have very impressive teeth designed for grabbing, ripping, tearing, and shredding.  By the way, I've seen you in action.  Your stunts are no secret around the farm.

9 You carnivores have very impressive teeth designed for grabbing, ripping, tearing, and shredding. By the way, I've seen you in action. Your stunts are no secret around the farm.

Need I say more, Sharkey?  All those other animals are just plain scared of you!  However, here's the plus side.  You're kind of at the top of the food chain!

10 Need I say more, Sharkey? All those other animals are just plain scared of you! However, here's the plus side. You're kind of at the top of the food chain!

Comments (8)

  • Sharkey, you're reputation precedes you. :wink: What about the donkeys don't they love..oh that's right, YOU love to chase them around. Meindert is such a beautiful and wise horse. He and the rest of the horses have to be more fun than those snooty, kitty hooched up cats. :lol:

  • Oh Sharkey don't feel bad you have friends at the farm. Look at Meindert he likes you and so do the other horses and donkeys. So what if a few birds and a couple of furballs don't have time for you what fun are they anyway? Who would want to be friends with a bird anyway they are stuck in a cage what fun is that? And those fancy named furballs that live in the house they seem like arrogant little things anyway.

    I've been telling you and Franny I'm available for play dates. I'm your friend and I like to have fun. In fact this morning I had lots of fun, caught me a mole :) As mom would say I came running in the house like a bat out of hell and ran right back up to bed. I have steps to get on the bed because I can't jump that high and I left my catch for mom. Well when she got upstairs she was not happy with what I had waiting for her. A loud "ZOE" came out of her mouth and with that the bed had to be stripped down. That's the last time I'll share my catch with her.

    Cheer up my friend it is more important to have a few true friends then many that you think are friends when they really aren't.

    Zoe

  • Hello Ladies,
    Sharkey, you are such a sweet little soul, but you can't have everyone for a friend. Who wants those nose up in the air furballs for friends anyway. You have furball friends on the blog. Look at it on the bright side. You have Franny and G.K. to romp with on the farm, and the donkeys and Meindert who is the wisest of them all. We bloggers are all your friends also. Think also of all those people friends at Mama Martha's work. They adore you. Speaking of Mama Martha, my Mom is all excited for her new network and fall shows starting today. We have to readjust our schedule for the time in the a.m. Mom says she can DVR it and it is also on 2 times in the afternoon. I hope you girls and G.K. are on the first show today. Hope everyone had a good weekend. Mine was busy supervising the new countertops being installed. Next the backsplash, so more supervising. Take care.

    Love & licks,
    Basil

  • Sharkey, I have hinted many times about going on a date with you! I may be extra small, but I think I'm your kind of guy! So, don't feel lonely on the farm...call me! You could ask Meindert to transport you to a secret rendezvous with me, and we could go for a trot in the woods. What do you think?

  • Hello ladies, Kirby here.
    Sharkey, how many times do I have to repeat it, “Cats are for chasing.” Birds are for protecting; at least that’s what I do around here by keeping the squirrels out of their food. Don’t let a few birds and a few cats ruin your day. You always have friends right here on the DW. Been waiting for the new season of the Martha Show to start. Seems as if this day would never get here. Hope you girls, and GK, will be on the show often. Got to run now and get in a short nap before the show starts. Always remember Sharkey, I will be your friend always.
    Catch you later, Kirby.

  • Just listen to Meindert the animal psychiatrist..he seems to have great advice...maybe you just are imagining this my dear Sharkey...I know Kitty would love you.

    Be happy you have a wonderful life in a wonderful place...what more can one asked for?

  • Sharky , rocky here, when my pals make me sad and don't let me play, mommy gives me an octopus, toys make everything better, except if Cherry or my brother Bo-Winkle take them!

  • Hi Girl Friends &G.K., MS Sharkey, you are a wonderfully friendly Frenchie and how nice that when you have a problem, you can go to your great friend Meindert! He is sure one handsome fellow and is so very kind to help you out! You are so smart to listen to him! Your photos of the two of you great animals are fabulous! What an exciting day today for my Mom! She is waiting for it to be 10AM so she can watch The Martha Show on the Hallmark Channel! Hope you are there so I can see you, also! Have a great day!!!!! Love, Dudley Do Right XOXOXO+

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