Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Screw Seeing-Eye Dogs. I Wanna Pony!!!!

Knowing that there are Guide Ponies to be had, seeing-eye dogs are totally lame. Look at that thing!!! That little pony, called Confetti, makes seeing-eye dogs look like the 8-track cassettes of the blind world.

Here's another minihorse- named Cuddles. CUDDLES!!! IT'S WEARING SHOES!!!

Here are just a few of the many reasons that Seeing Eye Dogs are an epic fail while tiny horses are made of awesome, according to the Guide Horse Foundation:
Long Lifespan - Miniature Horses can live to be more than 50 years old, with the average lifespan being 30-40 years. According to guide dog trainers, guide dogs have a useful life between 8-12 years.
Better acceptance - Many guide dog users report problems getting access to public places because their dog is perceived as a pet. Most people do not associate a horse as a pet, and Guide Horse users report that they are immediately recognized as a working service animal.
Focused Demeanor - Trained horses are very focused on their work and are not easily distracted. Horses are not addicted to human attention and normally do not get excited when petted or groomed.
Good Manners - Guide Horses are very clean and can be housebroken. Horses do not get fleas and only shed twice per year. Horses are not addicted to human affection and will stand quietly when on duty.

Dude, dogs are TOTALLY addicted to human attention. Losers. If I ever go blind, I am counting on YOU, BFF and Sis-in-law, to get me a guide horse... because I know both of you are as excited as I am about the horselets.

Info Site here, with lots more pictures of the cutest weeny horses you've ever seen.

BFF... the following cartoon is for you. You know why.

1 comment:

Cathy said...