Either way, my dad is known for his witty remarks. He’s also known as the man who “tolerates” animals only because his daughter wanted them. His name suggestion for a kitty I brought home? “RK.” Road Kill. (I didn’t name the cat that, by the way.)
So when he buys his first-born daughter a horse, it is with the intention that the horse diversion will keep her away from boys. Hopefully until she is 30.
Well, if you’ve read how I met my “keeper,” you’d know my father’s plan backfired. I would meet my to-be husband because of horses.
This would be the gist of my dad’s wedding toast at our reception. He warned all dads at that time to try a different (and less costly) plan to keep your girls away from boys.
My daddy. I love you.
And to you other daddys out there – don’t be fooled into thinking horses will keep your baby girl away from boys. Just fair warning.