Monday, December 16, 2013

Is That a Horse In the Driveway?

DH startled me awake this morning. He was shaking me and yelling, "Come Quick! Grab your camera! There's something for you in the driveway!"

OMG! I felt like Ralphie in A Christmas Story. I threw on my robe and headed down the stairs. I was sure this was The Big One...the year DH really outdid himself for Christmas and bought me...
a sports car!

As I paused by the door to the garage, I quickly practiced my best "surprised" and "for me...really ?" facial expressions.

Then, I opened the door, s-l-o-w-l-y peeked out...
...And saw three horses in the driveway!

Now this might not seem as strange if we still lived in the big old farmhouse in West Falmouth, but now that we're in a quiet condo community...yeah...pretty unexpected. Once I accepted the fact that what I was seeing did not even remotely resemble a BMW convertible, I was totally focused on the presence of the three huge horses instead. Were they for me? Are we going on a romantic sleigh ride? And...
How the H*ll did these horses get here?

It seems that the horses live in a barn hidden back off a road less than a quarter mile from our house. They had broken our of their pen and, unbeknownst to their owner, just gone for a walk!

DH fed them carrots and apple slices to keep them calm while a neighbor went to find the owners. Another neighbor (who really looks as if he should be driving a sleigh!) came out and helped Hank hold the horses while they waited.

Once our equine visitors were safely back home, I headed out in my trusty 2006 Subaru to do some Christmas errands.

Who needs a BMW convertible in this weather anyway?


  1. What in the world would you do with a BMW convertible this time of year?

  2. Oh my, now seeing horses in the driveway is pretty exciting!

  3. At least you kept your sense of humor once you realized that you weren't getting a BMW! The horses were a nice surprise though! I'm sure the owner was grateful to you and the neighbors for taking care of them!

  4. What fun! Horses and snow. Doesn't get much better than that!


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