Sunday, October 11, 2009

Steve Holt! Eats Darling's Camera!

...or...
"Mom...I need a job!"

Darling was out working with Tika this afternoon as I chatted with friend Susan on the phone. I was walking away when I heard a frantic cry, "Mom! MOM! MOM!!!" What the heck was she hollering about? And then I saw it...well, no I didn't see it, but I could tell what was happening.

Darling was dashing towards the rail of the round pen where she'd propped her video camera, and Steve Holt! was trying to figure out why he couldn't get the Cannon Powershot digital camera to work. He had the entire blasted thing inside his mouth! Darling was in tears...there was no stopping the horse as he turned it this way and that inside his mouth, both of us dashing towards him in an effort to retain her most prized possession.

Steve Holt! tried to make a run for it. Good grief...does he think he's a dog or something? He didn't quite have a good enough grip to keep the camera in his mouth, however, and out it spilled, full of pony slobber, onto the ground. Darling scooped it up with tears in her eyes.

It was dead.

We hoped to revive it, or at least save it's heart...er...video card so that we could retrieve the last couple of videos, but to no avail. Even the card inside the case was broken.

Uncontrollable sobs echoed throughout the valley. Not only were today's videos lost, but yesterday's as well (on which Sandy had been doing some awesome, in the dirt stops! But now I'll never see them.) She has been grieving all day. And we haven't even got a video showing the inside of Steve Holt!'s mouth to show for it.

12 comments:

Pony Girl said...

OH NO! Why didn't you get a picture? Oh yea! Slight problem with the camera! LOL! Silly Steve Holt! Darling is so good with those videos, too! Time for a trip to Best Buy, maybe??? :)

Shirley said...

Steve Holt! is gonna have to work extra hard to pay for that camera.... Maybe you could take the memory card into a pro shop to see if they can retrieve anything off it?

Paint Girl said...

Oh dear, silly Mustang antics! Is this what I get to look forward too? So in other words, never leave camera unattended. Check!

Linda said...

They have strong mouths, those horses!! Poor Darling. I hope there is a light at the end of tunnel--like a new camera in her near future.

froglander said...

How terrible! That camera is like an extension of her arm, or her eyes, or, umm, well, you get the point. I hope a new camera is in her near future :) (or if not near, there are usually good deals on black Friday which is what, a month and a half away at this point?)

aurora said...

What a bummer, poor Darling. I bet Steve Holt! stays on her blacklist for a while.

Just couldn't resist the temptation. As the saying goes at our house "he was just trying to help".

Lea and her Mustangs said...

Oh I am sorry about Katies camera, that is awful However I had to really laugh. The picture in my mind is funny reminds me a a palomino filly we had quite a while ago that picked up Bob's can of fence repairing stuff and scattered it all over 10 acres.

photogchic said...

That is a big bummer:-( Trying to moonlight as a videographer is he? Maddy would have done the same thing...loves to stick things in her mouth and loves to cause trouble. Poor Darling...there will be more videos.

S said...

This is a much better written story than my being the one on the other end of the phone. LOL I was thankful it wasn't the old fashion phones that you can slam the receiver down on or my head would still be ringing. I still think you should write children's books. Is Darling better yet?

"Ice Pony Girl" said...

Crap! My pony is also very mouthy.

Janice said...

Oh oh I'll bet Steve Holt is on the hit list for awhile no I don't mean literally. Well Christmas is coming,early m a y b e.

gtyyup said...

OMG...maybe he needs some dental pics? What a silly boy...but I'm sure any one of my herd would be doing the same thing! I'm feeling for you. I've got a Canon Power Shot SX110IS on my Christmas list this year,