A New Neighbor


I was so excited yesterday when our new neighbor showed up looking  at us through the now infamous, “Horse-Hole.”  He is a black pony that the neighbors recently acquired.

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He was eager to eat some of the carrots that the other two horses get and finally stuck his head over the fence.  While eating his carrots, he let me pet his velvety nose.  I talked to him the whole time and his ears pricked up at my voice.

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Finally Paco pushed the little one out of the way, demanding all the carrots for himself.

Sugar and Spice barked their heads off the whole time the neighbors were visiting!

Thanks for stopping by to see what I am up to today.  The neighborhood is quiet and back to normal again after all the commotion yesterday.

Silver Threading

Author: Colleen Chesebro

Colleen M. Chesebro loves writing speculative fiction and the sub-genres of fantasy and magical realism, other types of cross-genre fiction, syllabic poetry, and creative nonfiction. She loves all things magical which may mean that she could be experiencing her second childhood – or not. That part of her life hasn’t been fully decided yet. A few years ago, a mystical experience led her to renew her passion for writing and storytelling. These days she resides in the fantasy realm of the Fairy Writer where she writes the magical poetry and stories that the fairy nymphs whisper to her in her dreams. Colleen lives in Arizona with her husband. When she is not writing, she enjoys spending time with her husband. She also loves gardening, reading, and crocheting old-fashioned doilies into works of art. You can learn more about Colleen at www.colleenchesebro.com.

17 thoughts on “A New Neighbor”

    1. The horses are the perfect pets. All I have to do is feed them the occasional carrot or apple. When we lived in Montana we had squirrels everywhere. Spice was at war with them. She would wait until they buried their peanuts (someone in the neighborhood gave out peanuts) and then she would dig them up and eat them. Shell and all! To this day, that dog still loves peanuts. Bad news about your bulbs! Squirrels are just like vermin! 😦


      1. Somebody told me to sprinkle the pots with black pepper and that would put the squirrels off, but it hasn’t worked for me, plus I’ve had some odd looks from the neighbour while using the pepper.
        Toby tries his best to chase the squirrels away, but they are just too fast for him, as I watch my bulbs disappear up a tree.


          1. Thanks, Colleen. British squirrels do seem to like daffodil bulbs, unlike their American cousins. Another suggestion I had from somebody out walking their dog today was to plant plastic tulips in my garden. She said her mother does it every year and take them up just before Christmas – tulips all year long. Now if I went out and planted plastic tulips in my garden, I think my neighbour would think I’d just about flipped.
            I think we will give the mulch a go 🙂


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