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Texas Independence Day Parade - Equiraptor's Journal
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Texas Independence Day Parade
Today was the fifth annual Texas Independence Day parade. A group of Miatas was registered, and I was one of the nine that went. There were three NBs and six NAs. We started as a nice, packed square of 3x3, but the plans involved changing that rather quickly. A parade travels at a slow walking pace, and frequently stops... Well, what better to do with Miatas than circles, figure 8s, etc.? A group of three of us were designated the "trouble makers" and put in the middle row. When the parade would stop, we'd head off around the front set of cars and do various circles and other movements. After only a time or two, the Miatas in the front row decided they wanted in, quickly followed by the back row. So we'd have a square of nine Miatas that would break into a line, make a few circles, suddenly become a disorganized mass of Miatas, and the quickly back to the square. It was wonderful fun.

Now, I'm sleepy. Pictures are here, and there's a lot of them. Look for the Longhorns that are ridden by people (page 3).

Oh, and my ACT clutch wasn't nearly as much of a pain as I was expecting.

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cowbert From: cowbert Date: March 5th, 2005 02:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
threatening rain? the top is up...

"the clutch on horsie's car go slip slip slip,
slip slip slip,
slip slip slip.
the clutch on horsie's car go slip slip slip,
all through the town"
equiraptor From: equiraptor Date: March 5th, 2005 02:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, the top was up at the beginning, but all tops were down for the actual parade.

Besides, the top was valuable table space!
xulong From: xulong Date: March 5th, 2005 02:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
haha that cat is huge
nugget From: nugget Date: March 5th, 2005 02:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
Indeed.
esuperlife From: esuperlife Date: March 5th, 2005 06:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
Huge but cute. :)
decibel45 From: decibel45 Date: March 5th, 2005 06:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
You have no idea until he decides you'd make a nice cat-couch.
xulong From: xulong Date: March 5th, 2005 07:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
oh man. reminds me of the simpson's episode where santa's little helper sires 21 puppies and burns wants a puppy coat.
paradox0220 From: paradox0220 Date: March 8th, 2005 11:20 am (UTC) (Link)
I see you got to play with some horsies too! Nearly every day I see some tiny horses being walked around Auditorium Shores. I swear I've seen dogs bigger than these horses; I'm quite amazed... looks like you could keep these in a house nearly! Hrm, wonder if horses can be house trained...
equiraptor From: equiraptor Date: March 8th, 2005 11:24 am (UTC) (Link)
Yes, they can be house trained. In fact, "miniature livestock" are not considered livestock by the city of Austin, so they can be kept in a home / backyard. IE I could have a miniature horse if Nugget would let me... :D
paradox0220 From: paradox0220 Date: March 8th, 2005 11:41 am (UTC) (Link)
Say, that would be a fantastic birthday present wouldn't it? *nudge Nugget* hehe
equiraptor From: equiraptor Date: March 8th, 2005 12:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
I've mentioned it... A few times... He doesn't seem overly thrilled...
paradox0220 From: paradox0220 Date: March 8th, 2005 12:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
I want to take Jules down there one day and see if I can meet the people walking the horses. I'd love to see what kind of personality the little horses have. I wonder if they are playful etc. I bet Jules would be confused but I'm sure he'd want to play with them. :)
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