No, I haven't managed to teach Emma to vacuum my house for me. Although, now I think about it, maybe I should give that a try. But I digress. My absolute favorite horse grooming tool is my horse vacuum that I purchased some fifteen years ago. I decided that it was high time to introduce this marvel to Emma. Her initial reaction was mild skepticism:
"What is that weird, blue, snakey thing Ma? I'm not so sure that should be touching me"
"Yes Emma but you have to come see the weird, blue, snakey thing "
"Well OK, if there are carrots involved"
"And see Emma, it makes a pretty good back scratcher too"
"Yeah, that does feel pretty good, a little to the right please."
"OK Em, I'm going to turn it on now, its going to be a little noisy"
"Hmmm, I think you should do Tessa first, I want to make sure that thing doesn't suck her right off her feet"