I made some changes to Dominic’s paddock.
Granted, the changes do create some inconvenience for Dominic. He now has to go around to get to the water trough and the pony… and yes, he cannot fluidly race around the paddock as he used to… but it isn’t that bad.
To be honest, from his point of view, I would agree. It would piss me off, too.
However, I probably wouldn’t throw a tantrum. Which he did.
Let me tell you the story.
As you may have surmised, Dominic is a bit willful, strong-minded and STOUT. He is also pushy. So I wanted an area where I could work with him – that wasn’t in the arena. I needed smaller.
The great worker guys that I pay to come over to do stuff, came over today and I offered them my list of things to do (that Hubby doesn’t want to do on his 2 days off – can’t blame him).
One of those things was to put up panels in Dominic’s area. While they were doing this, I put Dominic up behind the house so he had no idea what was going on.
Alas, when I put him back into his newly remodeled paddock, he stood bolt upright.
Dominic (incredulously): Wha?? What did you do?!
Me: It is for your own good… we are going to learn manners again.
Dominic (stomping his foot): I don’t like it.
Me: It isn’t for you to like or dislike right now. Besides, you still have the same amount of room.
Dominic: IT IS RUINED. MY LIFE IS RUINED (whimpering) how could you?!
Although I didn’t capture the true essence of his hissy fit, suffice it to say that he let it be widely known that no one asked him and he strongly disagreed.
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