Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Sunshine and Fate

Cows: Cows
Source: kodakgold
It was fate, down-right fate.  Taking Sunshine to this Consignment Store where bling and style lined each rack and each shelf, was fate.

Grandma told Sunshine they were looking at purses and cool clothes while they waited for Bright Eyes to
finish her dance class.  With only ten minutes to go, this seemed a safe option.

Entering the door that rang with an old fashioned bell over the door, they found that bling did exist and in great quantities.  But there was something else.

In a place of honor was a pair of women cowboy boots.  Of course, boots are made of leather (if they are true cowboy boots).  These boots sported the hide that once decorated a rust and white cow.  These boots were soft and pretty.

Sunshine cried, “OH, NO!” and ran to embrace the boots. 

“Oh, Grandma!  Please tell me these boots are not made from a horse!  ‘Cause Spirit’s girlfriend horse had fur JUST LIKE THIS!”  She cradled the boots.  She gazed at Grandma, with wide blue eyes glistening with tears.
Spirit Stallion of the Cimarron poster.jpg
Per Wikipedia, God bless 'em

Then she looked accusingly at the two women who ran the store.  “I am an animal lover, and horses are almost human!  Are these made from a horse?!”

The two women were horrified at the very thought.  They reassured Sunshine that those boots were made from a cow; boots would NEVER be made from horses.  EVER!


Grandma distracted Sunshine with a blingey purse, but the seven year old gave the women an evil look that said, “You’d better be telling the truth.”

They nodded silently.

21 comments:

  1. Good Idea, the thrift store while baby sitting. One always runs into great finds. You may even run into some neat quilting fabric. LOL

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  2. Loved the portrayal of the child, Susan.

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  3. hahahaha she sure isn't afraid to say what she thinks

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    1. Sunshine has always expressed herself without hesitation.

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  4. lOL! I can picture it all! And I share Sunshine's sentiments. ( say that three times fast.)

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    1. I do as well. Horses seem to be very wise at times.

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  5. Kids have no problem letting you know what they think.

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    1. My gr-daughters are very verbal. Listening to them is like grabbing the wind.

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  6. I'm not vegetarian, but what about the cows? :)

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    1. Sunshine has no trouble with cows, cow meat, and leather. She is very pragmatic; her daddy raised her well.

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  7. No justice for the cows, lololol :)

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  8. Wonderful story and told again in a way that made me feel like I was there and heard that ardent horse lover (as only a young girl can be) speak her mind.

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    1. How I wish Sunshine could meet my blogger friends! She is quite the story teller.

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  9. Sunshine has brightened my day. As she does with each appearance. Thank you.

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    1. Sunshine brightens my day as well! She is so exuberant and full of positive thoughts.

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    1. Rosey and H.G. Writer: Sunshine is a carnivore in all ways. She has even wanted to taste penguin and wonders why there is none in the butcher shop.

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