Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Introducing Fairy!

I know, I  know. It's a ridiculous name for a huge horse, but it's short for Mr. Fairfax, which is also a ridic...well, never mind.

He arrived yesterday, and although he has to  be in quarantine for a week  because there are a lot of bugs arorund, he's settled in well. He would like me to point out that although this is his best side, I've missed out the tips of his ears, and he would have preferred not to have his photo taken while he was eating.

He is shy about his parentage, since no-one has any idea who his parents were. So he'd prefer me not to refer to the matter again.

I shall respect his wishes.

32 comments:

  1. Oh Frances... beautiful and you can tell him I said that :-) x

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    1. Thanks, Teresa. I knew I could depend on you!

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  2. Whoever his parents were they must have been handsome.

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  3. Oh, an orphan, no wonder he's shy!
    Tell him he's in good company. If "Mr. Fairfax" taught at a school, his nickname would undoubtedly be "Fairy"!
    Looking forward to a photo including the tips of his ears, and no food.
    K

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    1. Well not exactly an orphan, Kay, but I know what you mean!

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  4. Very noble. There's an aristocrat in his background somewhere:)

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    1. It takes a fellow horse-person to see that!

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  5. Aw, what a handsome lad, Frances. He looks macho enough for the name!

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    1. I think he's what's known as a gentle giant. Well, I hope he is (gentle, that is)!

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  6. A strong and determined set to his handsome face!

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  7. Gosh what a handsome beast. I bet he got some blue blood in his past somewhere. Can't wait until he starts tell you some tall tales about his fine breeding :-)

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    1. Well, therein lies the problem, Paula. He doesn't know anything about his family. Maybe we can invent one for him...

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  8. He is a handsome lad and I love the name Mr Fairfax. I see absolutely nothing incongruous there. Mind you that's coming from someone who named his pet mice Cornelius (medium sized and every bit the academic with a slightly rounded nose) and Spudge (small, brown and feisty who protected Cornelius from a friend's very large and dominant mouse with a long pointed nose called Whiskers - the mouse not the nose).

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    1. I think it's the "Mr." I'm not sure about, but I'll get used to it. You must never change a horse's name as it's supposed to be bad luck!

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  9. Oh, I fully well understand that Fairy wasn't happy about having his picture taken while he was eating - I don't particularly like that, either. And hopefully we'll get to see the tips of his ears at some stage, too :-)

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    2. Tips of ears coming soon, Meike!

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  10. Looks lively and fully of intelligence and fun - just like his owner! I hope you have lots of great times together, Frances.

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    1. Thanks, Alis. We both like a spot of flattery!

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  11. He is gorgeous and I love his name. I speak as the owner of a hen (sadly caught by the fox this week) who was called Spiffy Peaches. So Fairy seems a totally normal name to me.

    May you have some brilliant times together, Frances. I'm sure you will. x

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    1. Condolences for the loss of Spiffy Peaches, Joanna. I hoe she isn't your only chicken?

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  12. I love the name Mr Fairfax, and he looks pretty smart too. Looking forward to seeing more when he has settled in.

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  13. He looks very spiffy to me. What kind of horse is Mr Fairfax? Beside being a beautiful one!

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    1. Hmmm...well, Irish something. Possibly Irish draft crossed with thoroughbred...?

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  15. LOVE LOVE LOVE him..what a debonair looking chap.
    He has wise loving eyes....and very mannerly too, since he's chewing with his mouth closed.
    Frances please give Fairy a welcome home hug for me.

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    1. Thank you, Virginia. He'll get his hug when I next see him!

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