Thursday, 26 November 2015

Sit-Down Chariot Racing.

Hi there, yes, it's me, Penny the Jack Russell dog and modest internet superstar!  My human, yet again, is still too lazy, is still having issues with chronic fatigue.  I know he's going for a full check-up this coming Friday, November 27, to see if they can finally give him a diagnosis.  

So, once again, I shall take this oppawtunity to put up one of my must-read pawsts.

I love horses!  Whenever I see a horse on the TV screen, I try to jump into the screen.  So far, that hasn't happened.  Maybe I should get Gary to pawchase one of those 3D televisions with the curved screen.  That might work.

I saw this really weird horse racing on TV.  It was on a Welsh channel and I'm not too good with speaking Welsh.  This means, I shall have to learn some of that language from a Welsh Corgi.  
 I went and grabbed Gary's camera and managed to take a few pictures of what is named harness racing.  I'm pawplexed because I didn't see any of the riders chasing a harness, or for that matter, an electronic hare.  Oops, wrong sort of race.  
Here's some more action from the harness race.  Actually, I think it looks more like a sit-down chariot race!
And even more action.  Quite the reaction and loads of traction. 
I'm quite confused
Totally bemused
Look at the dude
How very rude
He tries to pass
All he sees is the horse's ass
What can he do
When he's covered in poo?
Astro Boy displays a plan of attack
Get the horse to crap in a sack
Wont prevent the lack of view
But the rider wont worry about the horse's poo.

117 comments:

  1. I've always wondered why anyone would want to race that way!!! Can't be any fun - even with the protective gear!!
    Hope the check up goes well - and gives your human a boost with some kind of diagnosis or assistance. Take good care of each other, eh! :)

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    1. Hi human, Jemi,

      Yeah, it does seem strange and the protective gear might not be much protection from pawtential flying horse poop!

      Thank you for your kind thoughts in regards to my human, Gary :)

      Have a lovely weekend, human, Jemi.

      Pawsitive wishes and doggy kisses,

      Penny xx

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  2. It does appear to be unsanitary but the horse's human is like Gary and doesn't mind cleaning up after them. Penny, I know you're very sophisticated but you probably need some assistance unless you're trained to use the water-closet(WC) but who knows, those Welsh Corgis might shed some needed light on this stinky subject. :)

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    1. Hi human, Eve,

      Gary has had loads of practice as he's the guy with the shovel at the end of the parade. Not only am I used to using the WC aka loo aka bog aka can aka pawblic facilities, I have almost trained Gary. Looking forward to learning the Welsh language from a Welsh Corgi. They don't use many bowels, um, vowels in the Welsh language!

      Hope you had a nice Thanksgiving, American style.

      Pawsitive wishes and doggy kisses,

      Penny xx

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  3. That sounds like a dirty job. I wonder how much it pays?

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    1. Hi human, Pat,

      It's a crap job and just the type of job my human should apply for. It pays you in shitcoins, um bitcoins!

      Pawsitive Thanksgiving wishes.

      Penny!

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  4. Dogs and horses are a great combo. They seem to live each other.

    I've never seen people behind the horse for a race...then again the only race I watch is the Kentucky Derby.

    I hope your checkup goes well, Gary!

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    1. Hi Chrys,

      Indeed and I would go play in a field of horses. If I managed to catch a horse, not sure what I'd do with it.

      I've heard of the Kentucky Derby. I'm guessing it's a race in Kentucky, or maybe Derby, England. Arf!

      Pawsitive Thanksgiving wishes, my human friend.

      Penny :)

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  5. Oh Penny, if that lightweight sulky turns over during the race, horse shit is the least of that poor bugger's problems!

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    1. Hi human, Debra,

      Of course, harness racing is quite pupular in Canada, eh. The rider would be more than sulky if that happened!

      Pawsitive wishes and doggy kisses,

      Penny xx

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  6. Football meets horse racing? I'm confused as well...

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    1. Hi human, Alex,

      Welcome to the land of confusion. Horse crap meets bewildered harness rider.

      Have a peaceful, pawsitive Thanksgiving, human.

      Penny!

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  7. One of my cousins used to live near Yonkers Raceway in NY and if walked to the end of the street I could see one turn of the track and would watch the trotters. I never even thought about the fact that the riders are right in the poop blast zone. Ick.

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    1. Hi human, JoJo,

      Ah yes, I wonder how they can pass when I they see is the horse's ass. Ick, indeed and arf! :)

      Hope you had a nice Thanksgiving, my human friend.

      Pawsitive wishes and doggy kisses,

      Penny xx

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  8. There are Welsh Corgi's? Interesting.

    That looks like you had fun Penny; and wow, bagging the poo. Uhm, does that make the chariot wheels not slide or something? Well, glad you made up for Gary's lack here. I've missed you both :)

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    1. Hi human, Donna,

      Yep and there's even Irish Setters. Cannot understand what the heck an Irish Setter is talking about!

      When it comes to poo, I have lots of fun. I particularly like rolling around in fox crap! The chariot wheels might get so slick that it might or might not be to the rider's advantage.

      You are most kind and I shall tell Gary that you've missed him also :)

      Pawsitive wishes and doggy kisses,

      Penny xx

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  9. Dear Penny. I used to love horses when I was little, too. Please tell your Papa that I said I hope he feels better soon.

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    1. Hi human, Ivy,

      I'd keep a horse in Gary's apartment but for some strange reason, we're not allowed a horse! Thank you for your kind wishes in regards to my human dad.

      Pawsitive wishes and doggy kisses,

      Penny xx

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    2. Aha, a horse is a horse, of course, of course! Thank you human, Ivy!

      Pawsitive wishes and doggy kisses,

      Penny xx

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  10. How lovely to see you Penny.
    Look after yourself, and work on Gary to buy you that television. Or a horse. Or two.

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    1. Hi human, Sue,

      And lovely to see you, my friend from afar. I having been looking online for the pawfect TV for Gary to buy. One or two horses in Gary's apartment might just cause a bit of a commotion.

      Pawsitive wishes and doggy kisses,

      Penny xx

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  11. Hi Penny - good to see you're enjoying life and worrying about horse poo, learning to speak Welsh - not an easy language I suspect ... gobbledegook at this time of turkey-year: bur perhaps easier for you Penny as a four-legged maestro? I wonder if they tried to copy the Roman chariot racers ... still an interesting post for Thanksgiving! - have a peaceful time and weekend - cheers Hilary

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    1. Hi human, Hilary,

      Oh yes, I worry about horse poo and enjoy fox poo. Welsh is a most difficult language and try pronouncing that train station name in Wales. I suspect there is a bit of the Roman chariot race incorporated in harness racing. Ah yes, the second Thanksgiving in two months.

      Wishing you a lovely weekend, human, Hilary.

      Pawsitive wishes and doggy kisses,

      Penny xx

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  12. Hi Penny,
    Good luck with trying to learn Welsh, I live in Wales and gave up trying to learn the language a long time ago. Not that you should stop of course, maybe the Welsh Corgi is a better teacher than mine. Hey, I live not too far from a harness racing track too, maybe the same one you saw on the television, who knows! Great post by the way, hope Gary gets some answers for his fatigue, take good care of him :)

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    1. Hi human, Eileen,

      Yr wyf yn gobeithio eich bod yn dda, fy ffrind dynol garedig. Oops, in English, I hope you are well, my kind human friend! :)

      Wow, I love Wales, such a magical place full of green hills, folks singing in the valleys and nervous sheep. I'm hoping to getting some really good lessons from a Welsh Corgi. It may well of been the track near where you live. Interesting stuff.

      Glad you liked my pawst :) Gary has to now got to go and see a doctor on Monday afternoon as the mystery continues. Thank you for your thoughtful words, human, Eileen.

      Pawsitive wishes and doggy kisses,

      Penny xx

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  13. Hi Penny, I’m mightily impressed with your photos but oh dear me that chariot racing doesn’t look like much fun. It’s OK for the horses, but I wouldn’t want to be in their slip stream!!

    Please give Gary my love and wish him well for the 27th – I hope he gets some answers.

    Much love to you both, have a lovely Christmas & New Year. I will look forward to catching up with you both again after my holiday.

    Barbara xx

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    1. Hi human, Barbara,

      It took a steady paw to take those photos :) I would rather enjoy being caught up in their slip stream! :)

      Thank you for that and Friday was inconclusive for Gary. He now has to see a doctor on Monday afternoon. Oh my goodness....

      And a peaceful, hopeful Christmas and 2016 to you and your loved ones. Have a lovely holiday, human, Barbara.

      Pawsitive wishes and doggy kisses,

      Penny xx

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  14. lol that is nuts
    Humans in ruts
    Staring at an ass
    And surely may get more than gas

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    1. Hi human, Pat in the Hatt,

      That is nuts
      Staring at horse's butts
      How can you pass
      When all you see is the horse's ass.

      Pawsitive wishes,
      And licking dishes,

      Penny!

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  15. You are very clever, Penny - no wonder you are a superstar. I've never seen racing like that - certainly looks weird. Hope Gary gets on okay at the doc's and I hope they can give him some answers xx

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    1. Hi human, Teresa,

      Paw and thank you for that. Yes indeed, I'm the modest internet superstar! :) Must be an even weirder race for the guy sitting behind the horse's behind! My human, Gary, needs to see a doctor on Monday afternoon. Still hasn't got his mystery solved.

      Thank you, lovely human, Teresa.

      Pawsitive wishes and doggy kisses,

      Penny xx

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  16. Well, that was an interesting post..Horses are beautiful creatures. You know I have been to a harness track but, I've never thought about flying poo..and look Astro Boy is on display..haven't seen him in quite some time. (smiling)

    I will keep your human Gary in my thoughts on Friday.

    I am off to celebrate Thanksgiving today, hopefully I won't eat too much.

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    1. Hi human, Truedessa,

      Very pleased you thought it's an interesting pawst, my human friend. Yes, beautiful horses and I love them! You might now think about flying horse poo :) Astro Boy is another one of my friends.

      Thank you for thinking about my human. As you will now know, he still needs further evaluation. Sheesh!

      I do so hope you had a very nice Thanksgiving and mind the stuffing! :)

      Pawsitive wishes and doggy kisses,

      Penny xx

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  17. I think the horses are probably running too fast to be thinking about pooping. Hope you get some helpful information at your check up Gary.

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    1. Hi human, Delores,

      Or maybe the horses got so tired they became all pooped out. The check up was just a formality, so it turned out. Gary has a further appointment with a doctor on Monday afternoon.

      Thank you, Delores.

      Pawsitive wishes and doggy kisses,

      Penny xx

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  18. There is a well known harness race in Hawkinsville, GA. I will go this next year. Penny has piqued my interest. It looks pawsitively fun.

    Best wishes with your energy level. I'm sending you some from Georgia. Take care.

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    1. Hi human, Ann,

      I sure hope you do manage to check out the horse poop flying race aka harness racing, my human friend :)

      Gary appreciates the Georgia energy vibes. Wonder if that's the State or the Country of Georgia! I'm kidding, y'all.

      Pawsitive wishes and doggy kisses,

      Penny xx

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  19. Penny it is always so good to see you!!!!! I cannot believe how well those photos came out, taken from the TV?
    Laughed my ass off about only seeing the ass of the horse and poop! lol!
    Hoping Gary gets some kind of relief/answers when he goes to the doctor!
    Sending much love!

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    1. Hi human, Caren,

      Thank you and it's good to be seen! :) Yes, I have a steady paw and they did turn out quite well.

      It's quite the visual about the laughing ass, um, about the horse's ass and a poop covered rider! Arf!

      Gary has to go back for a further assessment on Monday afternoon. Good grief.

      Hope you had a pawesome Thanksgiving.

      Pawsitive wishes and doggy kisses,

      Penny xx

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  20. Gary absolutely needs to get that TV. The Westminster Dog Show is going on in NYC, and is being broadcast.

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    1. Hi Susan,

      Yes he must. I shall drop several hints but nothing he can step in. You would think the Westminster Dog Show would be held in Westminster, right beside the Houses of Pawliament :) Enjoy.

      Pawsitive wishes and doggy kisses,

      Penny xx

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  21. Nice pawst Penny. I have fond memories of Harness Racing, called Trotting here In Australia by many people. 'We're going to the trots" they'd say.
    My dad would "go to the trots" every Saturday afternoon when they were on, and my brother and me would tag along. We'd hunt the ground around the betting area, for dropped tickets, maybe they were winners so we'd pick them up and stuff them in our pockets along with any dropped coins, mostly small stuff, pennies or sixpences, one time my brother found a two-shilling piece, so we got some hot chips to share.

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    1. Hi human, River,

      Glad you liked my pawst, kind human :) Going to trots conjures up all sorts of images.

      That's a fascinating recollection and collection, of your brother and yourself at the trots.

      Enjoy what's left of your weekend, human, River.

      Pawsitive wishes and doggy kisses,

      Penny xx

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  22. Penny, you really know how to pawsition a camera, even catching a shot of the horse's sack.

    I'm sorry your human is dealing with so many health frustrations. Give him a hug and pawsitive thoughts for me.

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    1. Hi human, Robyn,

      Ah yes and my human evidently likes a few pawsitions but that's another story. Nothing like a shot at the horse's sack and crack.

      Thanks for that, my lovely human friend. Gary maintains a hopeful dispawsition. I shall give him a hug and then breathe on him with my legendary doggy breath.

      Pawsitive wishes and doggy kisses,

      Penny xx

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  23. Hey Sir Gazza,

    I hope the appointment went well today - and you got at least some answers to the fatigue issues.

    Believe it or not, I've seen this type of horse-racing before when I was growing up in Oirland. Those horses go FAST !! Mad fellows driving in the back seat:)

    Best wishes, old bean, have a safe, relaxing weekend :)

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    1. Hi human, Sir Mazza n'stuff!

      My alleged human's appointment was a bit of a waste of time. He now has another appointment to see a doctor on Monday afternoon. Sigh, the poor old dude is in a right state.

      I thought you might of seen that type of racing. You have to be a mad fellow, or Oirish, to sit in the seat directly behind the horse's behind! :)

      The old bean is asleep and I shall paws on your wishes, my illustrious human friend.

      Pawsitive wishes,

      Penny!

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  24. I've never seen this sort of horse racing. It looks uncomfortable.

    I hope there were good medical results and remedies for your human, Penny.

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    1. Hi human, Medeia,

      It does look uncomfortable and maybe somewhat smelly :)

      Thanks for that in regards to my human, Gary. He needs further testing on Monday afternoon.

      Pawsitive wishes and doggy kisses,

      Penny xx

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  25. I think you should push for that 3-D TV, Penny. Shake things up a bit. Just don't get too crazy running through the TV room chasing all those horses. That could get messy. Gary might enjoy the activity too, but sure hope the appointment goes well and he gets better soon!

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    1. Hi human, Sharon,

      I shall push for that 3D TV. I'm looking forward to having my own 3D glasses as I go chasing the horses right through the screen! :) Then again, do I want virtual horse poop scattered all through the living room? Maybe I do!

      Thank you for your kind thoughts to my human, Gary. Alas, he needs further testing this coming Monday afternoon.

      Pawsitive wishes and doggy kisses,

      Penny xx

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  26. ROFL!! Hilarious!! Penny, thanks so much for the great pics and poems, and please tell your human I'm sending him good wishes and hope he feels better soon. :)

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    1. Hi human, Lexa,

      Thank you for that, my amazing human friend! Glad you liked the pictures and my pawetry. I shall pass on your good wishes to my very lethargic human, Gary :)

      Pawsitive wishes and doggy kisses,

      Penny xx

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  27. Dear Penny and Gary,
    Love, hugs, woofs, kisses from MN. xx00

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    1. Hi human, Kim,

      Love, hugs, woofs, kisses from Staffordshire.

      Pawsitive wishes and doggy kisses,

      Penny xx

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  28. Hmmm. A poo bag. I suppose it makes for an easy cleanup, but it has to be awfully hard for that horse to run with a bag stuck to its rear.

    Hope you're feeling better soon, Gary! Thanks for filling in , Penny! You've done good.

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    1. Hi human, Sherry,

      Astro Boy is displaying a prototype of a future bag which shall actually be a very large diaper aka nappy in the UK.

      Thank you and Gary is having a further consultation with a doctor on Monday afternoon.

      Pawsitive wishes and doggy kisses,

      Penny xx

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  29. From Bazza's cat, Ginger:
    Hi Penny. You hounds get over-excited at any old thing, don't you? We cats have got the right idea - spend one's time eating or sleeping! Tell your pet human that, if he feels he wants to do nothing, he should be a cat but send him my greetings anyway. As for Bazza, he's got the right idea; he's fast asleep right now!
    CLICK HERE for my human, Bazza’s, stupid Blog ‘To Discover Ice’

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    1. Hey, it's Ginger!

      Ah yes, you cats! Eating, sleeping and shitting in the neighbour's vegetable patch, no doubt! Yes, I shall turn Gary into a cat and then he can show me total indifference except when he wants feeding :)

      Bazza is probably slow asleep, if that's pawsible.

      Pawsitive wishes and doggy kisses,

      Penny xx

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  30. Thanks for the post Penny! Please give your human a huge bear hug from Singapore. Hope he feels better soon!

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    1. Hi human, Damyanti,

      You are welcome for the pawst, my lovely human friend! :) I shall go find a bear to hug Gary. Thank you for your kind words and I hope he feels better soon. I need more doggy treats!

      Pawsitive wishes and doggy kisses,

      Penny xx

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  31. Dear Penny
    Yay .....go Dan Patch.... I really like harness racing. Kinda an old foggie's speed.
    But you are one hep dog. Tell Gary that I remember his last check-up. I hope they
    don't give him the run-around this time.
    I wish they would teach the horses at the park to go poo in a bag.

    Go forth and shine, you bright star.

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    1. Dear human, Manzanita,

      I actually don't like anything involved with the racing of horses. I do, however, love horses because I want to play with one. It's been a confusing array of tests for my human, Gary. The mystery needs to be solved and overall, our NHS is quite a remarkable set up.

      Yes, have the horses poo in a bag.

      Shining on.

      Pawsitive wishes and doggy kisses,

      Penny xx

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  32. Well that last picture is something you dont see everyday. . . . All the best Penny and I hope Mr G will be feeling a bit better soon, I mean Santa needs him.

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    1. Hi human, Rob,

      Quite an unusual site to see Astro Boy on a horse with a sack on the back. Thanks and hopefully, Gary will be Santa's little helper.

      Pawsitive wishes, your way,

      Penny

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  33. Penny, tell your dad to add lemon (organic), some honey, and a 1/4 tsp of aluminum free baking soda to a cup of green tea. I have energy all morning from drinking this. At first, I thought it was a myth. But it's not. Hope you have wonderful holidays.

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    1. Hi human, Shelly,

      That's very kind of you to make that suggestion. The thing with Gary is that he's tried all sorts of concoctions and even tolerated green tea, which he thinks tastes yucky. Your advice will be passed onto Gary. However, I think that part of his drastic drop in energy levels may well be a psychological cause.

      Wishing you a peaceful holiday season, human, Shelly.

      Pawsitive wishes and doggy kisses,

      Penny xx

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  34. Good morning, Penny! I hope your human is doing all right. That racing thing is quite weird, and oh, what a poem! Thank you for the giggle. :)

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    1. Hi human, Christine,

      My human has been to see a doctor on Monday afternoon. Now they want him to piddle into a tube and bring it back to the doctor's reception! Yikes and arf!

      Very weird race, indeed! Glad you liked my pawetry, my dear human friend.

      Pawsitive wishes and doggy kisses,

      Penny xx

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  35. The poop bag is an awesome idea! You can take the poo and spread throughout the garden. Think of mud swimming. You can roll and rub and roll, THEN come in and share your perfect smeared coat of poo with your human Gary, who may just perk up once he gets a whiff. In fact, I'm pretty sure you rolling in poo is the cure! Wow, I came up with the cure! Amazing me! Okay, if it doesn't work, learn to purr, Penny--I know, disgusting idea--but purring works too. Though, I'm pretty sure rolling in poo should do it. As my ole dad used to say, Let your wind blow free, for holding your wind could be the death of thee."

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    1. Hi human, Joylene,

      What great visuals and thoughts you have conjured up in my amazing dogging brain! Anything to get my human, Gary, out of the fatigue doldrums. I should add that I'm very fond of fox crap and that keeps Gary busy trying to wash the darned fox crap off of me. I love to roll and roll in fox crap! Learning to purr would make Gary go even crazier. Either that, or he would try to become my agent.

      I shall now fart! Thanks, eh.

      Pawsitive wishes and doggy kisses,

      Penny xx

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  36. How very Roman! I've been to horse races once and just didn't quite...get it but the atmosphere was fun. Hey and hello from this redhead!!

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    1. Hey alleged human, Tammy!

      Nice to see you Roman over here! Maybe you should go and watch a bunch of greyhounds racing. And no, I don't mean a certain bus company!

      Hello redhead!

      Pawsitive wishes and doggy kisses,

      Penny xx

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  37. I used to see harness racing when I used to work the fair circuit. I always thought it was pretty fun and exciting to watch. This past summer I saw it advertised at a track in New Jersey and wanted to go see it. I was told it the races were rigged. I know they drive a racing rig, but I didn't think the races were fixed in any way. I don't know and don't especially care though.

    Arlee Bird
    Tossing It Out

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    1. Hi human, Lee,

      I think I'd prefer to see chuck wagon races like they have at rodeos. I wonder if they rigged the rigs when they alleged rigged the races. Thank you, human, Lee.

      Pawsitive wishes,

      Penny!

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  38. There's a similar (maybe it's the same) type of racing cart called a sulky. My great-grandmother, perhaps a bit ahead of her times, used to drive one all the time. Rather risque for the day considering how and where the feet are placed...

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    1. Hi human, Bish,

      The cart in harness racing is called a sulky. Wow, your great-grandmother might ended up feeling sulky after racing in one of those contraptions!

      Thank you, my kind human friend.

      Pawsitive wishes and doggy kisses,

      Penny xx

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  39. Hi Penny, give lots of love and kisses to Gary for me! I'm thinking of him!
    My uncle used to train such horses, loved watching them race! Love horses period, but was never a rider, not after the first horse threw me, but I've always loved them. Beautiful!

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    1. Hi human, Yolanda,

      That's very nice of you to think of my human dad, Gary! :) I shall give him lots of love, kisses and an extra whiff of my doggy breath!

      Interesting about your uncle. I wouldn't want to be thrown off my a horse either. Yes, they sure are pretty creatures.

      Thank you, lovely human, Yolanda.

      Pawsitive wishes and doggy kisses,

      Penny xx

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  40. I love, love, love horses. I worked on a horse farm in upstate NY for a while and really enjoyed it. I haven't see the race you posted about, but loved you poem. :)
    ~Jess

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    1. Hi human, Jess,

      I get the impression you love horses! :) Interesting and I glad you liked working on a horse farm. I wonder if there is ever a mention of downstate NY. Delighted you loved my pawetry, dear human friend.

      Pawsitive wishes and doggy kisses,

      Penny xx

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  41. Dear Penny,
    I like you, you're silly. :)
    All good wishes to you and your humans.
    Laura
    x

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    1. Dear human, Laura,

      Thank you and I like you because you like being silly, just like me! :) Your good wishes are truly embraced.

      Thank you, my amazing human friend.

      Pawsitive wishes and doggy kisses,

      Penny xx

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  42. Interesting poetry! Did you write that, or did Penny?

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    1. Hi Riot Kitty,

      Ahem, interesting pawetry! Sheesh, Riot Kitty. I wrote it, yes I wrote it, your amazing doggy friend, Penny!

      Pawsitive wishes and doggy kisses,

      Penny xx

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  43. Chariot racing for the lazy, I guess. But the horse poo would be a strong disincentive. On the whole I think trotting sedately in a little cart would suit me.

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    1. Hi human, Jenny,

      That's a good way of putting, my clever human friend :) Not sure I'd like to trot sedately in a little cart, if you know what I mean. Arf!

      Pawsitive wishes and doggy kisses,

      Penny xx

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  44. My dog is fascinated by the deer that hang out around here...she watches them through the sunroom window. I always wonder if she thinks they're giant dogs.

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    1. Hi human, Stephanie,

      Oh deer, dear human. Your dog thinks the deer are indeed giant dogs and she's very fawn of them.

      Pawsitive wishes and doggy kisses,

      Penny xx

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  45. Hi Penny,
    Please take care of Gary.
    Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is a bummer. Until they find the real cause of his tiredness make sure that Gary eats right, gets plenty of sunshine ( whenever possible) and gets some sleep. Don't let him have too much caffeine as caffeine does not give real energy. It only blocks the sleep receptacles. I think that you already know that as you don't drink coffee - - -right?

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    1. Hi Munir,

      Penny is over at her human brother's house and she made sure that I was okay before she left :)

      Your thoughtful advice echoes what Penny has told me. Penny does worry that I drink a bit too much coffee and yes, I should cut back on caffeine. Other than that and with endless visits to the doctor, I'm doing my utmost to maintain a healthy lifestyle. I wish they could find the underlying cause of this chronic fatigue. I think it might not be a physical thing.

      Thank you, dear friend.

      Gary

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  46. I wouldn't even want to get stuck WALKING behind the horses in a parade, but ain't no way I'd want my FACE that close to a horse's posterior! I'm telling you, they have no manners at all. When they've gotta go, they just let 'er rip.

    Give Gary a little lick on the cheek for me. I hope he's feeling better real soon.

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    1. Hi Susan,

      They couldn't pay me enough money to sit in some buggy and all I could see was a horse's ass!

      Penny not only licked my cheek, she gave me a bonus whiff of her doggy breath!

      Thank you, Susan and I hope I'm better soon. Either that or the dog takes over the blog!

      Have a lovely Sunday.

      Gary

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  47. Oh dear Penny, I hope your human, Gary has received some pawsitive news from his check-up. It is good he has you to look out for him and to take over his blog from time to time. Your pawsitivity is also so welcome.

    I love horses myself. Always wanted my own as a young girl but sadly it never happened.

    My best to you and Gary.

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    1. Hi Suzanne Furness,

      Thank you for that and Penny, what with her being over at my son's house, has told me it's okay to reply to your comment. Indeed, Penny's pawsitive pawspective has helped me. As for my check-up, I was told by the nurse to make an appointment with the doctor. I saw the doctor last Monday and the doctor told me to piddle into a tube and bring it back to reception when I could.

      Sorry you never had a horse, Susan They are such lovely creatures, for sure.

      Thank you, on behalf of Penny and my human self.

      Gary

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  48. Harness racing is cool. There's a racetrack near where I grew up and they would show the races on TV. It much more genteel than NASCAR.
    Only there's not as many wrecks.

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    1. Hi Al,

      Harness racing is a great way to familiarise yourself with a horse's ass. Ah yes, NASCAR. Beats the hell out of Formula One!

      Gary

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  49. Hi Gary. Great action pics of harness racing. My brother and sis-in-law do this and travel around to all the shows. They love it. Thanks!

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    1. Hi Denise,

      Penny thanks you for liking her photos of harness racing :) I'm glad your brother and sister-in-law like a bit of harness racing. Take care, Denise.

      Gary

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  50. Well done Penny, its handy that you can take over as blog administrator when necessary! That's a bonza pose you're striking in the header too by the way.
    Gary, hoping Fridays appointment shed some light on things for you. And yes it seems the whole of the UK with the exception of the most southern parts and some eastern sections has really copped the onslaught of this Storm Desmond. We had 90kph winds through the woods at the back 2 nights ago and the River Cree is very high but not flooding - yet. Stay dry, stay warm down there! Rose.

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    1. Hi Rose,

      Indeed, thank goodness for Penny! :) Penny thanks you for liking her header photo. She's quite the poser.

      Friday's appointment was more of having a nurse telling me to make another appointment with a doctor, who I saw on the following Monday. It's all so confusing because nobody seems to have an answer.

      Storm Desmond was quite the angry storm Thankfully, we didn't have it as bad down here as up there. Hope you stay warm and dry, Rose.

      Gary :)

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  51. Hi Penny, You are pawsibly one of the best four-legged photographers I've seen! Tell Gary that I hope he's feeling better, and appreciate how he still finds time to visit.

    Julie

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    1. Hi Julie,

      Penny is now back at my place and sleeping. However, she did ask me to kindly thank you for your kind mention of her pawesome pawtography! :)

      Julie, I'm seriously struggling with this. However, your site is a positive site and thus, thank you.

      Gary :)

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  52. I'm seriously wondering what happens when the horse goes to the bathroom. Other than that, it looks kind of fun.

    I hope they have more information for you after your appointment. I don't think they take fatigue seriously. I addressed my chronic fatigue at a recent appointment, and they just did the same old tests and once again told me "You're a mom. Of course you're tired." Yeah, tired of that being the excuse I'm given for not being able to function. :(

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    1. Hi Shannon,

      Have you ever noticed that in North America, the word "bathroom" is used even when there's no bath. Ah yes, despite any unfortunate horse spillage, it does look like a bit of fun.

      You are so correct, Shannon! Test after test and you get the feeling you're going in circles. The health profession seems to be completely lost when it comes to chronic fatigue.

      Thank you, Shannon.

      Gary

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  53. So this is what you've been up to while I've be away. The ponies and poo. Can you bet on those charioteers?

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    1. Hi Lee, that would be the Lee without the sunglasses and straw hat, Lee,

      You've been away? Didn't notice! :) Of course I'm kidding. You can safely bet that the charioteer folks are covered in horse mess...

      Thank you, superstar celebrity author, Lee.

      Gary, your starstruckest fan!

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  54. Penny, thanks for your hilarious post! Gary, feel better soon!

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    1. Hi Diane,

      Penny is sleeping and has asked me if I'm okay to reply. So, here goes. Penny will be very pleased you liked her post :) I'm still exhausted but I keep battling the symptoms as best I can. Thank you, my kind friend.

      Gary

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  55. I've seen harness races too, and I also think it looks rather strange.

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    1. Hi Misha,

      It looks strange, for sure. Imagine how strange it must look from the rider's view :)

      Thank you, Misha.

      Gary

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  56. Interesting. It makes me wonder why they don't just ride the actual horse. *gasp* Ahem, so I'm wishing you epic health and joy through the coming holidays.

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    1. Hi Crystal,

      Riding the actual horse. What a concept! :) Thank you for your kind wishes and here's to us all have a happy, healthy holiday.

      Thank you, Crystal.

      Gary

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    1. Hey Blue,

      I just had a look at that word and I don't think that could be it. I'm leaning more towards it being all in my head and thus, what with the physical and mental well being intertwined, I'm going through some sort of bizarre challenge.

      Thank you, good sir.

      Gary

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  58. sulky is funny attractive one the horse ass ... tails is beauty full and butt very sexy and élegant thing nice for the look ...And another thing odoor less all horses is washed fine before and some horse odoor is liked from most horses lover ....In reality the most like the look !!!

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I do try to comment back to each commenter individually. However, I might have to shorten my replies or give a group thank you. That way, I can spend more time commenting on your blogs. Thank you and peace, my friend.