By the way, we talked to the vet, and she literally gushed over this pony. He is very clean, good feet, just a very healthy little guy. But the cool part is, the vet (who had not seen him before) went on and on but what a lovely personality he has, a real pleasure to work with. She says we are going to love him! Heck -- I think we already do!
I have not decided, to be honest. She does not always do well with "surprises," and I sometimes think the anticipation is half the fun ... I can say this, she doesn't know yet.
I am decided that it doesn't really matter in the grander scheme of things -- God willing, they will have many years of great adventures together and there is plenty of time for her to love and be loved with him.
All of the horses worship her and their ears go flop when she walks in. I am certain Mr. Parker will be no different. And of course, there may be jealousies as Elijah thinks she is HIS little girl!
Awww, what a lucky kid! I would be tempted to tell her. I'll never forget the anticipation of finding my first pony, and waiting for him to arrive at the barn I boarded at. That was the longest day at school ever!!!!
"Choose to chance the rapids, and dare to dance the tides" - Garth Brooks
"With your permission, dear, I'll take my fences one at a time" - Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey
Thanks to everyone for your kind words -- it's so nice to share with folks who "get it." And Pony Grandma, you know you are my hero!
Parker's pick-up in Michigan is scheduled for next week. It won't be much longer now! This weekend I'll be working on the barn -- finishing the tack room and splitting Cooper's double stall into two so Parker will have his own place. Gosh, I feel like a little kid ... honestly, there is nothing like a horse to keep you young!