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Friday, October 8, 2021

What Foul Contraption is This?

 Hello dear friends, Carmen here. I have to share with you my servant's latest torture. 

Let me back track a bit. A few weeks ago she began to tell me that she had ordered a present for me. Would she tell me what it was? 

No. It was supposed to be a surprise.  

I don't take these comments too seriously. Usually it's just a new saddle pad or bonnet. 


literally dying of excitement here

But I will confess that watching her get excited when it was close to delivery I was intrigued. That morning, as I tried to get some bare sustenance from the net she hides my hay in she said don't worry honey. Soon you won't have to deal with that net anymore. 

Finally, I thought, we're getting somewhere. 

Now, let me be honest. I HATE that hay net. It's annoying having to work for my food. What could it be? maybe an feeder that drops hay whenever I'm hungry? That would be cool. 

It arrived one afternoon and I watched her in the barn assembling this thing:




It's called a helix feeder! My servant explained. It's supposed to slow down your hay consumption like the net does but more comfortable because it's on the ground. 

And she added, I can adjust the holes to make them smaller. 

I was shocked. Smaller? Why would I want the holes to be SMALLER?!

Not impressed




Clearly you can see why I'd be upset. Is is fair? Especially when I give her work like this?


I wonder if I can return it and buy a bag of apples?




24 comments:

  1. Oh Carmen, life is so unfair!
    But you are looking lovely, gotta keep that svelte figure so you can look pretty under saddle!

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    1. It is unfair. I need to get a slow feeder for my servant and see how she likes eating meals through teeny holes!

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  2. Carmen, you might not want to hear this but, your servant is only doing what is best for you. You’ll be so healthy and in shape it is all worth the inconvenience of eating a little more slowly. As a matter of fact Rosie’s servant is thinking this new invention is a great idea and might try it! Psst, don’t tell her, she likes surprises too…

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  3. Poor Carmen, life is rough 🤣🤣 interested to hear how you like the feeder, I'm always on the lookout for better ways to feed my Iberian air ferns!

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  4. Hahaha! I'd never heard of this and had to look it up, one of the reviews said you need to give your horse a week to get used to it. Hope it works out for you!

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    1. So far it seems pretty tough. But my servant is putting some loose hay on top and that’s helpful.

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  5. Ooh... this might be perfect for Booger. I can see her glaring at me at the thought...

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  6. Oh Carmen! Your servant sounds way too happy and very, very mean.

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    1. Right?! She needs to re-evaluate her priorities.

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  7. I like the look of these torture devices... unfortunately (fortunately?), my two live with two others, and I'm not paying for 4 of them!
    Carmen - you must join with others to defeat tyranny!

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    1. Did you know know that Irish gets all the hay he wants at night? Unrestricted! Sometimes he doesn’t even finish it! It’s not fair.

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  8. Oh wow! I have never seen one of those before. Sorry, Carmen!

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  9. Now added to T’s shopping list (although I think Bridget will not find this an exceptionally wonderful “gift”)

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  10. Would love a review after you've had it for a while.

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    1. Definitely. So far I like it but the question is how it holds up. I thought I'd give it about 6 months to see.

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  11. I've been eyeing these for awhile! I like that they aren't a giant bulky plastic thing. Interested to see how it holds up for you.

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