The Adventures Of Horse
Horse has come a long way since he was churned out of an anonymous factory in China and shipped to Germany.
It was in Germany that Horse’s quirky but friendly good looks appealed to my fabulously flamboyant friend Ms T, who met up with us in the beautiful Swiss village of Nyon. (Which I haven’t written about yet, but I will do soon. Promise.)
Horse traveled from Germany to Switzerland by train, from Switzerland to France by train and back to Asia by plane. He is now a true International Horse of Mystery. (Cue tweedley Austin Powers music.)
He has also found his way into a little girl’s heart.
I know … awwwww.
None of my beloved stuffed toys ever got to ride a motorbike. But Miss M’s faithful companion is seeing the sights of Ho Chi Minh City from Miss M’s lap. Because we have gone local and bought a rattan baby seat for our motorbike.
Sometimes he is stuffed into my backpack but he’s usually tucked into the crook of Miss M’s arm.
He seems the perfect shape for being carried about. Although he is sometimes abandoned when something expensive, shiny and breakable beckons. (Which is why taking photos of an abandoned horse in a department store can be quite costly.)
But Horse is at his best on the motorbike. Because Miss M, like her father, has a bad habit of falling asleep while on the move. So often we arrive home from an exciting escapade like this.
And the moral of Horse’s story is that you can never really anticipate what life will bring. I certainly never expected to be driving a toddler and a horse around on a motorbike, that’s for sure!
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