FOWC with Fandango — Encounter

I remember Maggie’s first encounter with a horse.
We had covered practically everything in her introduction to town life and the human world, except horses and trains.
She was never accepting of trains, and would hide behind Hubby’s legs if we had to stop at the crossing in Poole High Street for one to pass, but there was no excuse for forgetting horses as we used to go to the New Forest every Sunday!
New Forest ponies are smaller animals compared to a standard horse, and Barney actually herded one up and presented it to us one day, but with Maggie, we never saw any, so when we were at Weston Super Mare visiting MOH, two girls were exercising their horses and we asked if we could introduce them to our dog.
Safe in Hubby’s arms, she was held up to the mare’s nose. There was a lot of sniffing and Maggie was fine, then the horse whinnied  and snorted, parting Maggie’s fur and we don’t know who was the most surprised…….. the dog, the horse, or Hubby!! And no, Maggie didn’t pee in fright!
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I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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14 Responses to FOWC with Fandango — Encounter

  1. jenanita01 says:

    You made that sound as though your hubby did!

  2. murisopsis says:

    You can never tell how they will react to new things! I’m glad no one was hurt and that no additional laundry was made. Our dog had a total mental meltdown when he saw his first sheep. He flattened himself on the ground and lost the ability to walk. I think that if the earth could have opened and swallowed him he would have been okay with it!!

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