Karisma is hosting Fun Monday May 4
Heres da rules
.......We all know our kids and pets are often a great source of amusement to us at the best of times. I want to hear a funny, silly or just downright cute story about your pets or your children. Have they ever done anything to totally embarrass you in public? Have they done something you thought was outrageous at the time, only to laugh at it later? Have they outwitted you in some devious way, only the way a kid can? Come on, out with it! Lets hear the juicy gossip!
For those of you who are too lazy to write, how about posting some funny pictures instead! (Must be of your pets or offspring though!) Have fun with it!
My story goes back maaaany years and has to do with a wily old horse named Ned,
(a most original and imaginative name I'm sure you'll agree) this crafty old nag had quite a bag
of tricks which included the ability to nuzzle the chain over the peg of a gate to open it should
he decide he wanted a change of paddocks.
The incident I am about to tell of didn't involve him in opening gates though, a visiting cousin
and I decided to hitch Ned up to a buggy and take a ride into town, a distance of some 8 miles,
we had covered about half of this distance at a leisurely pace and stopped to let Ned graze on
a patch of green grass by the roadside, quite suddenly the idea came into Ned's mind that he
didn't want to finish this trip he felt inclined to turn around and go home.
With Ned once a plan was conceived he would put it into action, accordingly he made a sharp
about face causing the four wheeled buggy to teeter dangerously on two wheels, believing our
very first vehicle roll-over was about to occur Danny and I leapt clear, the expected roll-over
didn't happen so Ned trotted of down the road towards home.
Danny and I scrambled to our feet and gave chase to the buggy that was headed off at a fast
clip, here I must ask whether my readers know what happens when an animal perceives that it is
being chased??? They increase the speed of their escape!!!! Ned soon convinced us that he
would win this race so we slowed to a walk hoping he would soon follow suit, as he disappeared
around a bend it became obvious he was dancing to a different piper!!!
As we trudged dejectedly up to the home gate an hour later there to our surprise was Ned
complete with an undamaged buggy waiting patiently to be let in, the lazy B****** didn't
bother to let himself in!!!!!!!
Here we are, two 12 year olds all set for our big adventure, I did mention that this Looong
ago didn't I? before the days of colour photography.
This shot shows Ned and three of his small buddies all set for a days fun, I don't recall
the outcome but its a safe bet that Ned won.
I could have told you about the small disagreements that Boston, my sheepdog and I used
to have... he was quite sure he knew more about sheep than I did so he would totally ignore
my commands and do it his way, I must admit he was usually right... but he could have
humoured me sometimes!!!
However I didn't choose to tell you that story so you should go and read some of the tales
of woe written by other Fun Mondayers at Karisma's site.