Best Friends (Our True Story)- Chapter 7: Laughter is the Best Medicine
by Leah F.
Chapter 7: Laughter Is The Best Medicine
On a visit on a Spring day, I brought an entire bag of carrots for the horses, but of course, Raphael got the first few.
As Raphael was approaching the fence, I was having a hard time opening the plastic bag that held the carrots. Raphael was now standing in front of me, and he reached his head over and grabbed one end of the bag, while I held the other.
I pulled the bottom half of the bag while he held the top half in his teeth. Together we opened it, and I let go of the bag... for just a second too long.
Raphael threw his head up, and tossed the bag over his back behind him. I saw the open bag of carrots fly through the air and drop in the dirt, roughly 10 or so feet behind Raphael.
"Hey! You weren't supposed to do that!"
When people say that animals don't show emotion, nothing could be further from the truth. I swear Raphael was smiling. I stood there with my mouth gaping open, then shook my head and smiled. I had to ask my dad to retrieve the bag of carrots, he didn't feel safe with me going in to get them.
Many horses were gathered around the bag on the ground, pulling out carrots, one by one. My dad picked up the bag, and started handing out carrots on his way back. By the time my dad got out of the pasture with the bag, it was empty.
I couldn't help but laugh, and as I looked at Raphael, I knew that if he could, he probably would have been laughing, too.