It seems to me that they've adopted a Grandpa/ Grandson relationship, what with Pongo being an experienced old boy and Prince little more than a baby, albeit a baby that shouldn't have experienced what he has.
Prince - Ah there's our Scratcher - c'mon!
Pongo - Actually I think she might be our new mum. But she is
a pretty good Scratcher.
Saturday morning saw a lovely sight from the bedroom window -apologies for the glare from the camera flash on the glass.
And then on Sunday evening Naidu (commonly known as Neds) came home and met them over the stable door.
Pongo - I think she's looking at me. I'm going to introduce myself.
Neds - Hmm I wonder if he knows I'm looking at him. It would be nice
if he introduced himself.
Pongo - Hey pretty lady - good to meet a fellow appaloosa.
Neds - Are you sure you're an appaloosa - you're kind of short.
Prince - Gramps why are you acting all weird and spending all your time
outside Neds's stable ?
And I thought you said you we should be proud to be
Pongo - (humming 10cc's 'I'm not in love) It's so comfortable here. I may
stay here all night. We Appaloosas are partial to tarmac.
Prince - Hey Scratchy Lady – I mean Mum, I think something's
wrong with Gramps. He says we have to stay here all night!
Me - Don't worry Prince you can sleep where you like.
In the other stable, in the field...
Pongo - Just lie down somewhere nearby and go to sleep.
Prince - Well if you're sleeping outside Neds's bedroom window then
I'm sleeping outside Mum’s bedroom window.
So he did. And there he was when I opened the curtains in the morning. What a lovely sight,
And here's another from the kitchen window at coffee time today.
I'll give them a couple of days alongside each other in the field, separated by the electric fence then let them mingle. It is indescribably lovely to have them here.