Getting Sage Advice From a Horse

Posted by Sharkey

Dear Glue Squad - Just want to let you all know that we Frenchies and all of the other animals at the farm are fine.  It was very scary and if you look at Martha's blog, you will see some of what happened.  Please be patient, as we have not been able to post new blogs lately.  We hope to be back soon.  Stay well and safe!

There are times when I worry about having friends.  Of course, Francesca and G.K. are my pals and so are the donkeys.  But sometimes I wonder about all of the other residents at the farm.  I decided to approach Meindert, the horse with this issue and here's what he said.

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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 bird room to say hello to them.

3 And even the red canaries tuck their heads under their wings when I saunter into the bird 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 dogs are carnivores and have very impressive teeth designed for grabbing, ripping, tearing, and shredding.  By the way, I've seen you in action.  Your squirrel-chasing stunts are no secret around the farm.

9 You dogs are carnivores and have very impressive teeth designed for grabbing, ripping, tearing, and shredding. By the way, I've seen you in action. Your squirrel-chasing 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 (13)

  • Hi everyone,
    Sharkey, you have a lot of friends right here on the DW. You have all the people and animals that comment and you also have the elite Glue Squad we are your friends always. So, when you get to feeling like you have no one, just let us know and we will send you all kinds of comments to cheer you up
    Well gang, I was at the dog show this weekend in Vieginia to cheer on Wu-Tang and Abram. They did great. They went home with so many beautiful ribbons that they won and all kInds of gifts that they won. They really made out with some beautiful things. I had to pose when they did the trophy presentation. I don't know what Gerry, Jan and Katen looked like cause they were behind me but I looked gorgeous if I must say so myself. Ueah, the ladies were all pver me Hehehehehehe.
    I doubt very much that I will be able to post tomorrow cause that storm is headed right for us so we won't have power. But I will use mental telepathy to send you all good thoughts and to let you know I am thinking about you
    Be safe my friends.
    Love to all,
    Maddox

  • Hello Ladies & Glue Squad Buddies,
    I must say today that Sharkey I looooove your conversing with Meindert. He is so knowledgible and has set you on the right path. I loved it when he told you to get a grip. Very good advise little sweetheart. You are so loving and caring with all the creatures. Well, I won't put squirrels on that list I guess. I know Delia is going to go crazy for this post, with her love of horses. I hope all you guys and dolls back east are settled in and braced for the storm. I am saying prayers for everyones safety. Even though you may just be trick or treating around the inside of your houses tell me what you are planning on dressing up as. Well, Cora Belle probably has company, Rebel will be back, and Rebel tell Mimi her name didn't get on the e-mail list as she wanted. Go to last post and go to highlighted name of Zoe's Mom, Ann and send your e-mail. I bet Mimi and Papa had a "grand" time at the Grand Canyon, and Dr. Becky took "grand" care of you. Abby did you have a fun weekend getting spoiled by Grandpa, and James Dean and Kitty, stay in your bedrooms for Halloween. Maddox, how was the dog show and Karen getting her award? I bet you were one proud pup. To all the rest of my Glue Squad Buddies,Zoe, Kirby, Dudley, Baby Favor, Missy Chow, Gail, Sonya, Gail in California (say hello, I am thinking of you lots--know you miss Mrs. Bosley Chow Chow lots)and all the rest of the gang. BE SAFE everyone and hopefully won't be without power to let us know how you and your families are doing.
    Hugs & smiles,
    Lynn

  • Aw, Sharkey, I'm your friend! :)

    Hopefully everyone on the farm will fare well during this nasty storm.

    I'm hunkered down here in NH, winds are picking up and rain has begun.

    Keeping my fingers, toes and anything else I can 'cross' that the power stays on.

    Sending positive thoughts to those who will be in Sandy's path!

    Repeat after me: Keep lights on, keep lights on! :)

    gail

  • Hi Sharkey, Maddox is right, you have a lot of friends on DW, so don't worry, okay?? Congratulations to Abram and Wu-Tang on their wins, prizes and ribbons. You are handsome whether you are posing or not.

    The winds are blowing but the strength of the winds haven't officially arrived yet. The forecasters are predicting later this morning with possible loss of power. Mom & Dad are not looking forward to that should it happen. :{

    Rebel, is Mom & Dad back from vacation? Zoe, hope you are behaving, Abby & James Dean, stay safe, Cora-Belle, hope your tummy is much better, how are your new neighbors doing, have they tried the maple bars yet? Kitty, stay close to home. Dudley Do Right, you are always a good boy, right?

    Lynn, good luck with your craft show this week. Delai, will you be able to paint the crow from last week's post? Gail & Sonya, hope you are okay.

    Not sure what the weather will bring in the next day or so, if I don't post, we've lost power :-[.

    Stay safe everyone.

    Till next time,
    Missy Chow
    xoxo

  • Hello ladies, Kirby here.
    I know how you feel Sharkey. When I walk out into my back yard everyone seems to run away. Now the cats run because I chase them; the squirrels too. There is an old land turtle who doesn’t seem to mind me. Guess his “house” makes him really brave around me. The birds seem to stay up in the trees and the snakes leave my yard. Yep, we do have a big black snake who comes by about once a week. He is looking for the mice who live next door. That’s a long story for later on. I kind of like being the “king” of my domain. Stay safe during the storm; my paws are together for you.
    Catch you later, Kirby.

  • Hi Sharkey!
    You know, the horses are very wise. Just like Maddox & Lynn say, we here are always your buddies. I bet you & I could have a great time chasing squirrels, but since we can't really play together, we can be pen pals for as long as you want.
    Well, everybody.....I'm home! Dr Becky and crew did take very good care of me and Mimi says they had a great time at the Grand Canyon. They hiked for 15 miles. YIKES. Papa even shared the trail with a bighorn sheep for a while. Mimi says there were lots of cute squirrels, too. Mimi will write to Zoe's mom again.
    Hey Maddox, sounds like a great show, how super is that?
    To all our friends out East, please take care, we will be thinking of you.
    Great day to all!
    your pal,
    Rebel

  • Hi F,S,&GK+ Glue Squad, Sharkey and Meindert, it's so great to see the two of you beautiful friends being able to talk about what Sharkey thinks is a problem! Meindert, you did a terrific job helping Sharkey feel better! I have always loved you Sharkey and I love all of the other animals at Martha's farm and the Glue Squad! Mom and I are both very worried about the Sandy Hurricane coming into your Northeast areas and our prayers are with all of you to stay safe! Sure hope to hear from all of you again tomorrow! Hope you all have a great day! Love Dudley Do Right XOXOXO+

  • UUhhhh goody Friesian horses, my heart be still!!!! ;-) you're so right Lynn!
    Sharkey my dear, how nice of Meindert to help you out, however Kitty just told me that you need to talk nice about the house cats and maybe they would be friendlier, after all they have feelings too!
    I never heard of canaries tucking their heads under their wings when another animal would come into the room, maybe they were bored, don't take it personal. Besides we all Love you and we are your friends.
    Congrats to the Chows Winnings!! :-)
    Yes I also wish everyone that is in the storm Sandy's harms way...safety and Blessings.
    Rebel, Missy Chow, Maddox and Kirby,including Lynn and Gail,(those are the ones that have posted already)...those other Glue Squad friends not here yet, be safe from the Storm and I pray for that as well.

    delia & Kitty =^. .^=

  • Sharkey you know that we are your good buddies here at the DW! :smile:

    Saying prayers and sending good thoughts to all of our friends on the East Coast who will be affected by Hurricane Sandy. Please stay as safe as you can!

  • ..first off, i just want all my glue squad buddies who live anywhere near that big storm to be safe...I, know that feeling Sharkey..in my younger days nobody outdoors wanted anything to do with me or my best buddy, Ivy, the wonderdog (border collie) we created havoc where ever we went on the farm/ranch..must say I have mellowed and now critters don't run when they see me coming..we are putting up decorations..Wed. afternoon Samantha and Joe will be here..bad news for me the Rototiller will not be coming..last minute change of plans...she is staying home and protecting the house and the house sitter...Lucinda got her hair colored and cut super short today..James said she looks 10 years younger..way to suck up James..!she tried to brush me and I bit her..keep your hands to home!..it was just a love bite..I love to hear her yelp!!..everybody stay safe..love, Cora-Belle..p.s. way to go wu-Tang and Ahram !...sharing a trail with a bighorn sheep..how cool is that!

  • Hello Meindert, Sharkey, lynn, Missy Chow, rebel, Sonya, delia, Dudley and all my buddies-
    Sharkey, you are our doggie hero and we love you so not to worry. Abby tells everyone she looks like Sharkey a little bit and is proud of it. So hughs to you. Meindert is very handsome and wise too.
    Missy Chow, hope you are doing well up by Boston. Zoe, we are keeping our paws crossed you are safe too. Maddox, great job at the dog show and be safe!!!
    We really lucked out- power on, lots of branches, trees down but the Jersey shore and NYC sustained severe damage from the frankenstorm. Abby was really scared and up most of the night.
    Delia and kitty hope all is well with you. Rebel, glad you are home and getting lots of TLC. Hope all my glue squad friends are safe, sound and we are praying for you too. Off to help Mom make Thanks giving day cards early, she is off today due to wind gusts on the bridges.Hugs to Lynn, Sharkey and Franny.
    Hugs and purrs- James Dean (Abby Batgirl is asleep)

  • I pray all is well with our East Coast Glue Squad Friends and furfriends. F&S and all the critters from mommie martha hope you guys are OK, this includes all the MS crew. God Bless You All!!!

    delia & Kitty =^, ,^=

  • ..hope all my east coast buddies are okay...Love, Cora-Belle

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