Wendy, Sooki and I love walking down the wide trail through the woods; Wendy ball chasing, Sooki following her nose.
A few hundred metres down the trail a small path branches off to the left, dead-ending at a massive fenced field.
Today I decided to show Wendy and Sooki what was in that field.
Bottom line ? Wendy couldn't have cared less. She glanced at the field and its contents and then brought me her ball to throw.
Sooki on the other hand stared at the field in amazement and ... and ... did I mention that she did a lot of amazed and bewildered staring ?
There were seven ponies in the field,
and one came over to say "hello" to us.
Sooki stared some more.
A second pony came over to check us out.
For one lovely moment I thought that Sooki and the second pony were going to sniff noses.
Then having made a momentous decision, Sooki leapt backward, barked once and spun in a circle in alarm.
The ponies didn't flinch.
After that Sooki tried to pretend they weren't there and was keen to continue our walk AWAY from the field.
Let's face it.
Sooki has a secret. Sooki is afraid of ponies.
Her secret is safe with us, right ?