To go about giving the vaccines, all eighteen horses had to be brought in and tied. Each one has a spot in or around the barn. As I was tying a quick-release knot for Snickers, our fat Haflinger, I caught myself. I almost forgot to slip the end of his lead rope through the loop. Yesterday I forgot and in came Snickers to the tack room with a very muddy lead rope dragging along. Snickers is smart. A trickster. He knows how to untie knots and he doesn't forget.
Now why do my thoughts go to my husband? I cant help but smile. Some may call him a trickster, but I don't. He just loves life, but at times I have to keep on my toes. I've learned over the years not to get so freaked out over surprising things. Guess I'm getting like the horses...desensitized One year while he was working as a manager at a Meijer Store, he brought home a ceramic skull. It was after Halloween and of course it was on sale. I didn't like it very much. I really didn't like it at all when it started showing up in strange places, surprising me...in the oven, in the frig, in the cupboard among the cake pans, and on the shower head. It finally broke.
...then Nate came across a big black rubber spider at another job. Oh boy...I keep that in sight now. :) The whole family has fun scaring me with that.
I'm sure on this April fools day some of you have had your surprises. All I can say to the tricksters is... there is a limit. Don't overdo or you become the real fool.
Mind the tricksters. They make you wary of your surroundings and keep you vigilant. Sometimes that is a good thing.