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the mailman came…

February 6, 2013

a guest post by si gaoithe

something very exciting happened today.

the mailman came, and he brought something for ME!!!!

i kid not.

my mom came out to the turn-out pen with a postcard addressed to ME!!!!

so i said, “hey mom–

given this handicapping condition

of being born without opposable thumbs and forefingers,

and given that if i attempt to manipulate this paper fiber with my mouth

i’m going to have a hard time reading it,

can you help me?”

so, of course, she did.

she held it up so i could read it.


i could hardly believe my eyes!


it was from my good friend, pencilfox.

she wanted me to ask my mom if it was ok to send her a picture of me.


how cool is that?!

(mom…  sunny is trying to read over my shoulder.)

wow!  my eyes got big at this news.


mom, what does pencilfox mean about my picture helping her dream come true?

well, si gaoithe, 

lots of people set their intent to achieve the things that they want,

and having pictures of those special things helps keep them focused on their goals.

actually, that’s what sara, jill, and i did when we wanted gypsy horses.

you could say that’s how you came to us.


then what was that song and dance i heard about the stork bringing me??

(oh, this is lovely.

charlie?  jan?  cahir?  

any help here????)

what else did pencilfox say, si gaoithe?


well, she said it doesn’t have to be a big photo,

but i think it should be quite large,

don’t you mom????

and we’ll print it on metallic paper,

because i think that flatters me.

should we send the one from last summer by the pond,

when i had my mane roll-braided and was all sleek and sassy?


or wait!

how about the ones from last week when you and sara worked me with a saddle in the round pen?

then she can see how grown-up i’m getting!


she can clearly see me exhibit my sterling disposition through these photos.



let’s send her THIS VIDEO, mom!!

she can witness my docile nature along with my exceptional flexibility!

slow down, si gaoithe.

all pencilfox wants is a simple snapshot to put up on her wall.

just a pretty picture of you,

to help attract her dream.




does this mean i’m going to be a pin-up girl!!!!



and i fear an insufferable one, as well.

good night, little girl.



will you bring me a produce flyer from the grocery store?

a produce flyer?  whatever for?


i’m going to tape pictures of apples and carrots up

on the wall of the loafing shed.

i’m going to attract some of those delicious guys!!



and i’m going to tape a picture of a bottle of wine

on my wall…

the end.

5 Comments leave one →
  1. February 6, 2013 6:09 am

    oh, heavens. i laughed so hard through this whole post.

    p.s. yes, the photo by the pond is the perfect photo.
    p.p.s. love that si gaoithe wishes to post PRODUCE photos on her wall!
    p.p.s. did you receive the bottle of wine??


    • sassysistersink permalink*
      February 6, 2013 6:14 am

      i si gaoithe had a good time writing this post.
      she’s a smart one, that girl.
      and the wine?
      oh, yeah. gonna make that happen!

  2. February 9, 2013 10:30 pm

    pretty horses, at first I thought it was kid who had no thumbs until I seen the picture of the horse reading the

    • sassysistersink permalink*
      February 10, 2013 12:41 am

      lol, indeed!
      glad you enjoyed it!


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