Black Beauty

Friday, August 14th, 2015 06:51 pm
katherine: A line of books on a shelf, in greens and browns (books)
The Annotated Black Beauty is alright, though not as much detail as I hoped for.

I did side-eye a particular paragraph in the Introduction (by Ellen B. Wells and Anne Grimshaw)
Anna Sewell brought sensitivity and sentiment to the horse world with her novel Black Beauty, written as a protest against the callous treatment of working horses, in particular the bearing rein and the docked tail—the dictates of fashion. However, she makes no reference to the operation of castration, an operation performed on the vast majority of male horses and which, at that time, did not require the use of anaesthetics. Whether the omission of this important event in Black Beauty's life is due to Victorian delicacy in such matters or whether Anna Sewell was simply unaware that most male horses underwent this operation will probably never be known.

Art: Magical pony

Thursday, November 1st, 2012 07:03 pm
katherine: Applejack and Fluttershy My Little Pony toys, closeup to their faces as they look at each other. (appleshy)
Pony with round butterfly-like wings. She's standing lightly, one front hoof lifted.


Pencil drawing from a couple weeks back, as I considered my costume.

Things

Monday, October 29th, 2012 06:17 pm
katherine: Girl with glasses: Fuzzy cat with a folded pair of glasses by her paw. (Default)
Feeling distinctly stressed and oogly today.

I think if I get out in my Hallowe'en costume that will be as a rather subdued magical pony.

But I got home to, instead of a saga of missed deliveries and package notices and treking to pick up, a package stuffed into my mailbox. Totally squishible item, significantly smaller than I expected.

So things are looking up.

Cats and Cat

Sunday, September 9th, 2012 01:45 pm
katherine: A line of books on a shelf, in greens and browns (books)
Garage sale find today: another FurReal. (Does three make a collection? I had Pony and a white tiger cub already.)

This is a ginger and white cat apparently introduced in early 2009.

Not only still workng but with batteries left in, so as soon as I got home I found out the actual cats' reaction: puzzled interest and much sniffing, followed by ignoring.

I had the FurReal cat on my lap as I tried to find the manual online. After a while of being ignored, she meowed. So that's realistic, then!

The Wikipedia piece on the FurReal toys is mostly about the ponies. I am amused by: "However, many children are disappointed when they wish for a real pony and receive Butterscotch, since it does not walk or trot when it is sat on. Also, it is not as realistic as advertised, because of the loud gear noises and the fact that it does not really eat its carrot."

Art: Fuse beads

Sunday, March 13th, 2011 09:40 pm
katherine: Girl with glasses: Fuzzy cat with a folded pair of glasses by her paw. (Default)
Not more than a week after eyeing the iron-together bead kits in Michael's, I discovered that Ikea of all places had a set of pegboards and a big tub of beads. They came home with me.

After picking through to find out what bead colours I had to work with, I put together a My Little Pony eye. Here it is fused together:

Black-lashed violet eye in circle of bright pink

Art: Green pony

Sunday, January 10th, 2010 10:31 pm
katherine: Girl with glasses: Fuzzy cat with a folded pair of glasses by her paw. (Default)
One of my December presents was a Bamboo tablet. Also I got ArtRage 2.5.

Result:
Green Pony

Pony

Tuesday, February 24th, 2009 10:07 pm
katherine: Girl with glasses: Fuzzy cat with a folded pair of glasses by her paw. (Default)
had a Winners gift card and got something fuzzy. [Tue Feb 24 15:24 2009 via txt]

hasn't thought of a name for her yet. [Tue Feb 24 15:49 2009 via txt]

may end up calling her just Pony. [Tue Feb 24 18:58 2009 via txt]

is gloating over her pony in the middle of the living room. http://bit.ly/furrealpony [Tue Feb 24 22:07 2009 via web]

Nexxt day:
has an animatronic pony in the middle of the living room. Cats are freaked out. [Wed Feb 25 18:49 2009 via web]

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