We have new neighbors moving in next door. When I first heard the noise in the driveway, I peeked out the window. I didn’t walk outside and say hello. I pried the mini-blinds apart and took a look.
Snooped some might say.
Just so you know, I’m not completely socially inept. I did eventually greet them, exchange names and welcome this young family – mom, dad and two young kids – to the neighborhood.
In a moment that can only be described as pasture imitating life, a day or so later I observed similar behavior when I was out feeding Miss P. We were at the new gate, just getting to know the horses that live in the surrounding paddocks.
There were two cuties in the paddock that borders the pasture that I hadn’t seen before. They were causing quite a stir. On one side, pasture horses were checking them out with great care. Ears were pricked with rapt attention, eyes focused on the strangers.
And on the other side, the horses in the adjoining paddock were doing the same. They were getting a good look at the newbies.
As for the two young horses that’d just moved in, they seemed a little anxious. They kept checking the feed bins, whinnying and sticking close to each other.
Have you ever walked into a meeting or an exercise class a little late and had all eyes turn to you? I think that’s how the newbies felt.
Off their game. And of course, it wasn’t helping much to have horses staring at you.
I don’t know the story on these two. And I haven’t had time to make one up! So for now, they are the newbies.