He kind of looks a lot like Blaze, doesn't he?
That's because he is Blaze... or at least he used to be. After a full 3 minutes of careful thought and consideration, R and I decided to change his name to Murphy.
Why? Because it fits...
"Murphy's law is an adage that broadly states: "Anything that can go wrong will go wrong."
So... if you are a horse this broadly translates into:
- If you CAN get your both back feet stuck in a fence... you will.
- If you CAN be allergic to fly spray and break out in huge hives all over your body... you will.
- If you CAN find a perfectly placed nail out in the pasture (which is virgin prairie land, has never been built upon so there should be virtually NO nails out there) and step on it in just the right way to drive it into your hoof, and then that wound would become infected and form an abscess... it will.
And that's only this summer... We won't go into the 17 lbs of grain he got into last year (anyone for a tube up their nose??), and the various other misadventures he's had since we got him (he even has a 6" scar on one thigh from a tangle with barbed wire at a previous owners!).
Understand the name change now?
I hate to see what trouble he ends up in next...