Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Eating Like a Horse


   The other night I was delicately munching on my dandylions and Deb made a rude remark. She said that I ate like a horse! This statement was not only disrespectful to me, but also to horses everywhere.   

   I glared at her, but she commented that I looked “cute when I disapproved” and went on with reading her book. After I finished eating, I headed out to the stables to see for myself what it is about horses eating that resembles me. “Hey, Max,” I said to my horse friend, “whatcha eating?”

   "Hay,” Max said.
   “Yes, Hey to you too, but what are you eating?” (I would have looked myself, but the trough was a bit too high for me to reach.)

    Max chomped his big old teeth again and said, “No, you don’t understand. Hay. I’m eating hay.”

   “Hay? Hey, I like to eat hay!”

    I backed up and hopped the highest hop I could. By golly, I made it to the feeding trough and sure enough, there it was – hay.

    “Help yourself,” said Max.

    And I did.

   And the moral of this story is:

   Hey! Rabbits DO eat like horses – and horses DO eat like rabbits.


Carmen C. said...

Hey, what's not to like about hay, yummy, sweet roughage for everyone!

Fez and the Gang said...

Wow...maybe we need to get a horsey friend!

Oh wait... then we would have to share OUR hay...

Maybe we will reconsider...

The Meezers said...

hee hee that's funny!

Katie and Da Katz said...

Freckles u iz furry cute!!

duz u likes clover? Ize likes eating clover!!

Katie Kitty Too

Michelle (Shell) May said...

What a fun story! I loved it!
bunny hugs,

CrazyBunnyLady said...

Good story.

Rabbits' Guy said...

Better not get us a horse - 10 bunns is enough! Oh Freckles ... we looked at that other blog. You need to put your foot (feet?) down and insist on equal (or more) time!

Sometimes Bunny Lady disappears into writing oblivion and then things suffer quite a bit here.

DK & The Fluffies said...

Nice that Max shared!

Deb Shucka said...

Wow, Freckles, didn't think you'd ever be able to admit being wrong. And you are awfully cute, no matter what you're doing.

RoadBunner said...

I think rabbits and horses are amazingly similar (in both diet AND temperament). I used to volunteer with the House Rabbit Society. One day the other two women who I worked with got to talking and we were startled to realize that all THREE of us were also horse lovers (horses are actually my first animal love).

The Furry Kids said...

I'm glad Max shared with you. I've never tried hay before.

Your pal,

Susi said...

May be hungry.