Jan. 1, 1960
Letters to the Editor
Thatâ€™s What The Photographer Said
Even though I am now nothing but a retired champion and probably pretty much forgotten, it hardly seems fair that the current star of our stable, Little Sailor, (and heâ€™s only a working hunter) steals all of my glory, to say nothing of my girls! I refer to the picture of the donkey and foal (Sally Sensational and Fanny Fantastic, by name) which appeared in your fine publication on December 4th. I would like it to be known here and now that the only one who is an â€śinseparable companionâ€ť to this pair is ME!
I waited until I received the next issue of The Chronicle to see if my benefactress, Miss Augustus, would rush to the defense (excuse the pun) of a formerly cherished friend, but no such luck. Do you suppose EVEN she doesnâ€™t care about me anymore?
Oh well! I guess every dog has its day and I suppose if the horseshoe fits one must wear it!
Your humble has-been (but still the idol of two)
Dear â€śWaiting Home,â€ť
Our muzzles are definitely pink because of our error in calling Sally Sensational and Fanny Fantastic Little Sailorâ€™s inseparable companions, whereas we really knew they are yours. We canâ€™t imagine why your benefactress, Miss Augustus, didn’t call us on the telephone, but of course she is a very popular young lady and receives many attentions which can be time-consuming, not to say distracting. We assure you that she cares as much about you as ever and we do, tooâ€”with a great show ring record such as yours, you will never become a has-been.
Our humble apologies.
This article was first published on Jan. 1, 1960, in The Chronicle. It’s part of a series celebrating 75 years of Chronicle history.