Mama Diaries

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Horse in the House

I was teaching violin lessons when suddenly the thunderous roar of hooves reverberated through the house. My student stopped playing and looked at me with wide eyes.  Her mother stopped reading her book and looked at me, too.  "What...is...that?" she asked.

I shrugged.  "Just our pet horse getting a little exercise."

They both looked at me like I was nuts.  "You have a horse?" the woman asked.

"Sure.  Along with a pet cat, bird, frog, fish, and hermit crabs."

"Oh."

Two seconds later, we heard a giant splash.

"Now what?" the student asked.

"It sounds like our pet horse is taking a bath."

I kept right on playing while the student looked at me like I had some serious mental problem. (Okay, maybe I do, but that's another story.)

A few minutes later, the galloping resumed.  It got closer and closer.  Suddenly, an enormous wet creature charged into the room.  His long, pink tongue flapped behind him.  He skidded to a stop and gave himself a big shake - all over my student's mom.

I grinned.  "Sorry about that.  At least Schultz is clean!"

(In case you're a new follower, Schultz is our enormous 100 pound German Shepherd!) 

25 comments:

  1. Haha! I would have loved to see the look on the woman's face!

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  2. That mom might want to wear a raincoat on her next visit.

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  3. That is so funny! I can see why you call him a horse.

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    1. We joke that we can put a saddle on him and ride him.

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  4. *LOL* I wonder if they honestly thought you had a horse.

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    1. Who knows? They know I'm a little crazy, so they probably thought anything was possible!

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    1. Yeah. I'll get one for my window: Beware of the Horse!

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  6. LOL I bet next time she waits in the car

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  7. When the dogs would run across the deck at our house in Maryland, I always said they were pretending to be prancing ponies. Maybe Schulz is a little too big to prance, so he gallops.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. Oh, Schultz has a very nice German Shepherd prance! He looks like a Clydesdale.

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  8. You are a wind up merchant. Funny post!

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  9. Hi, how can I get a link from Google + to my blog as many people can't access my blog as I belong to Google +
    I didn't realise this and have spent hours trying to fathom this out.
    Thanks,
    Yvonne.

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    1. Those people have to follow you on google. Then when you post, you have to share your posts on google, otherwise your followers won't see them.

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  10. My dog can be quite loud for a chihuahua-mix, so I can only imagine how loud a German Shepherd is! Too funny! No wonder you accuse him of being a horse. :P

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    1. He really is noisy when he runs through the house!

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  11. I love German Shepherds. They're great dogs. And Schultz is an awesome name!!

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  12. This was my favorite story this week.

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