“I am a pony!” Her response came so fast that I knew that it was one of those times in which she really was speaking to me.
I asked her to elaborate and she said that horses are reactive and stupid, and added that ponies, unlike horses, will think about things, like where to put their feet when on a slippery trail. Furthermore, she said, she is pony-sized.
I next asked the same of Siggi, who said “I’m a horse!” He did not elaborate the way Raudi did. I therefore must assume that his comments are in relation to his size and build. He’s tall and lanky, and does look like more like a miniature horse than a pony.
Signy and Tinni had nothing to say about the matter, most likely because it isn’t at all of importance to them.
This begs the question, what do I now tell people who ask what they are? This is easy. I will simply say that Raudi sees herself as a pony, and Siggi sees himself as a horse. As for the other two, I’ll say, “ask them yourselves!”
Next: 17. 12/23/11: Big Plows and Little Plows