Yesterday saw a great Grand National horse race. No injuries and certainly no horses falling so badly that they had to be sent to Rainbow Bridge.
At Maystar, we were allowed to choose a horse each. This was done by laying out the runners in the paper on the floor so that we could choose with our paws. I had my go first because I wanted to make sure that I got Seabass. Mr Zeus had Seabass last year and won a few quid. I had my punt on the girl jockey before Mr.Zeus chose her again... I have things to spend that money on!
Lillibet & Otello had to be taught what to do as it was their first year at choosing a pony for the race. Lillibet got into it straight away, copying Faith whilst first she studied the form and then made her choice. Lillibet got this right away and chose a horse near her Mum's.
Otello took his time and sat for a very long time staring at the paper, then all of a sudden, he got excited and pointed to his horse and then promptly jumped all over the paper choosing lots of horses... he didn't really get the idea and wanted lots of ponies to bet on!
Mr. Zeus was right there choosing his favourite and he smirked at me saying - "you can have Seabass!" I wondered later if he had nobbled Seabass, because he was way back in the running.
Well after ManSlave chose his horse and Momma chose a Welsh one called Teaforthree who came in 3rd. Our £1 each way sure did get minimised when we only won back £3.60! Oh well, it's only a bit of fun. Now what can I get for £3.60? Mmmmm some Dreamies Cat Treats in Salmon flavour... Nom nom nom