Wednesday, April 04, 2007

A Horse is a Horse, Of Course, Of Course

A horse is a horse, of course, unless it’s a vehicle. “Woman on horseback charged with DUI” the headline read. A Lady Godiva of sorts went out for a Saturday midnight ride hopped up on crystal methamphetamine and ended up arrested for ramming a police car with a horse. I kid you not. Go read the AP story. Only in Alabama.

Oh, in case you were wondering, the police chief said the horse “wasn’t in the best of health, but it’s still alive.”


AlexD said...


As funny as DUI on a horse sounds believe me it is very common. Try this on for size: riding lawn mowers, large hay cutting tractors, and my favorite of all time....roller skates. All in my beautiful Alabama.


Jay Croft said...

Glad to see the painting of Lady Godiva. I've been to Coventry, England and have seen the statue of her in the centre of town.

Coventry Cathedral is something not to be missed.

Sheila said...

Alex, I'll bet you have seen a lot. It stuck me funny, though, to see a horse considered a vehicle. Sure, it's transportation but a vehicle?

On hindsight, I wonder if she shouldn't be charged with animal cruelty?

Jay, thanks for stopping by. My guess is that this "Lady Godiva" wasn't as lovely as the one in the painting. I'd love to go to England. There are so many places I've read about I'd like to see.

Jay Croft said...

Oh, to be in England, now that April's here!

I'll be going to Merrie Olde twice, once with my wife for an Art Tour in May (also Amsterdam and Paris), then again in July for a literary tour.

It took Frances a full two months to get her passport renewed. The gummint now requires passports for everyone, even babies, if you're going outside the USA.

Reminds me of a time a group was on a tour of the Niagara Falls area. This was before 9/11. All of us on the bus were US citizens except a couple from England.

No problem with the US folks crossing the border into Canada. But the Brits had to get their passports stamped and were given scrutiny--even though Canada is part of the United Kingdom!

Sheila said...

Oh you lucky devil, Jay. How wonderful to get to go to a favorite country twice. Paris is another place I'd love to see but we just keep going back to Italy which isn't too shabby at all. Thanks for the info about the passport renewal. I have let mine lapse and need to get it renewed just in case. Of course, with a kid in college next fall I'm not sure how I'm going to finagle a trip to Italy. Have lots of fun on your travels.

Sank said...

How come I'm never in town when this stuff happens?

DUI on a horse? In a small town near here, I always laughed at all the old farts driving around town on their lawn tractors. Then I was informed they had lost their licenses for repeated DUI's. That explained why there were always lawnmowers at the tavern...

BTW, I'm adding you to the blog list on my site. You have a very nice site here. Fun stuff to read and enjoy.

Jay Croft said...

Hey, Sank, that's a great story!!!

Sheila, get your passport renewed NOW, and put down your new address. The passport office in New Hampshire is really jammed up. Even to go to Canada you'll need a passport either now or very soon.

Sheila said...

Sank, that's a hoot driving a lawn tractor to the tavern but I'd rather have them driving something that goes 5 miles an hour than a big old car. I'm going to add you to my blog list too. I don't have a lot but I do read the ones I have up. Always enjoy your take on life.

Jay, I don't have a new address yet. I hope we can find a place soon or else we will be homeless. Bill will be looking and we hope to get a place near the university since they offer help with the interest on the loan if we buy nearby.

Marion said...

I feel so badly for that horse! I think she was charged with animal cruelty...certainly should have been!

This kind of thing happens up here, too, especially in the Spring. The blood gets all stirred up, or something, not to mention drugs.

Sheila said...

You know I didn't see that as a charge but it should have been. I guess I've lived a sheltered life. People are too strange.

Miss Trashahassee said...

That were not me on that horse, so don't nobody git no ideers thinkin' it were me or nothin.

Miss T

Sheila said...

Miss T, yor hairs do look kindy lak that purdy pictur.

Oh heck. I can't write good like you and so why should I try. You are a pro. You bring a smile every time you visit.