Not a shaggy-horse story, either
In the non-shaggy dog story I discussed a few days back, there was a link to a site I found bizarre but charming. Unless you followed my post to its conclusion, though, and clicked on all the links, you may have missed it. This would break my heart, because I think -well, I just think it's worth looking at. Nothing about politics, by the way, and quite indescribable.
So please, let's all take a moment on this Sunday in June for a leisurely look around. Don't neglect the photos.
As I wrote earlier--no, it's not a spoof, and it's not the Onion, either; it seems to be absolutely for real. Who knew there even were mini-horses, the size of dogs, that people could hold in their laps (if the lap happens to be a strong one)? And who would ever think that these horses could be trained, like dogs, to guide the blind?
First, someone had to have the concept, which is quite a leap--like the first person to eat a lobster. And, once the idea came, it doesn't seem that it could actually be implemented, does it? But apparently these horses do what dogs can do, although the training process is arduous (see this for an explanation). It's a testament to human--and animal--adaptability, creativity, and persistence. Although they are almost unbearably cute, mini-horse guides do have a definite "redeeming social importance" element--they are not just cute, after all; these are highly trained workhorses.
Before you leave the site, please don't forget to note the pieces de resistance, the sneakers.