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PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2010 12:03 am 
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Could it be this beautiful lady?

Here she is just 3 and a half months old. Still a baby unicorn.
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Then here a bit older teaching Donald how to properly dress her in her new halter-halter.
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He's a bit clumsy and slow, but then he's a devoted servant. I must have patience with him.
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I finally succeeded in teaching Donald to take my mother to the pedestal so that I can eat my dinner more comfortably. You see, I am getting so big it's difficult to bend down and reach under. Good human. Nice human. Have a treat for yourself human.
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Here I am protecting my mother Altea and my human, Donald, as we go into the deep dark woods bear and lion hunting.
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And today, just when we needed it, wouldn't you know the camera went on the fritz. Oh well, trust me, at 12 months, I am even more beautiful, brave, and strong as a yearly filly, as I was at 8 months - if such a thing is possible.

It's not difficult to see where I come by my beauty, strength, and regal bearing.
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OPPS! WRONG PICTURE! I've no idea who that is above.

Here she is, my mother.
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OPPS! STILL THE WRONG PICTURE! Really, I've never seen her before.

Here's the picture I meant. My mother, Altea.
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I am one year old today, and Donald and my mother are taking me up the mountain to hunt bears and lions again to celebrate. Probably won't see any. They run away when they hear me coming.
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When you sing happy birthday to me you may if you wish, not use my full name, Bonalaria, as that can be hard to say in a song. Just sing happy birthday Bonnie.

Though I do admit I find human voices just a little hard to take sometimes.

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Bonalaria

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So say Don, Altea, and Bonnie the Wonder Filly.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2010 7:24 am 
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Bonnie's narrative is brilliant and Annaliese's photographs are nothing short of exquisite.

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Happy birthday, Bonnie!! :^: :giveflower: :cheer:

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2010 8:01 am 
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Happy birthday, Bonnie.

:^: :muscle: :*:

:cheer: :yeah: :bowdown: :l: :f:

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2010 9:39 am 
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Delicious little horse.

Happy Birthday Bonnie!

Does that make her a pisces???? Cool!

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2010 12:30 pm 
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Bless her! She is just so gorgeous!! :l: :l: :l: :l: :l:

Happy Birthday to Bonnie.

And yes...she is a pisces. Us fishes are the best dontcha know! ;)

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2010 1:43 pm 
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a year already??? unbelievable!!

Happy birthday child of the new era!!! :cheers: :f: :love:

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2010 8:37 pm 
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wauw... she has grown so beautiful and she looks like such a strong and brave horse already... she is really a wonderful horse
give her a big hug and kiss and a huge carrot or something else she finds useful ;)
happy birthday Bonnie!!!

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 24, 2010 7:48 pm 
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wow good pictures and story ofcourse.
one year already...the time is going fast. i can remember that i said altea get a filly...one year now....pffff....


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 24, 2010 10:47 pm 
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Happy belated birthday Bonnie!!! :f: :f: :love: :love:

She's gorgeous Donald. :love: :love: :love:

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 25, 2010 5:37 am 
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Happy belated Birthday!! :) :) :)

What a beautiful girl! And your woods is gorgeous! :yes: How much fun to go bear and lion hunting!! What a lucky girl to have such a well trained human. ;) :D

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 25, 2010 6:20 pm 

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Happy 1yr+ birthday sweet Bonnie!

Just don't grow too fast... time is flying!
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 25, 2010 8:29 pm 
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Happy birthday child of the new era!!!


I tremble when I think of that. How will she, one of the early ones in the revolution, manage the humans that come into her life that do not know what they are seeing?

I know that when she is grown she will be big, and these Spanish horse's, at least the Andalusian and Lusitano ones', have such big noses. What will someone thing when she sweetly presents her nose to be kissed, I wonder.

What will happen if someone hits her?

If they cannot hear her when she talks to them as clearly as she does now to us?

We are the parents of these new era horse companions. What are our responsibilities then?

Can we teach others about this new era of the horse?

Donald

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Many, many Happy Returns and celebrations together.
What joy for Donald, Kate and Altea.
Thank you for the update. xx

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 05, 2010 11:14 am 
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Waw Donald, she is truly gorgeous and has grown so fast.
A little bit sad he, that they grow so fast.
She is one fine Lady, you can be really proud of her!
Congrats to Bonnie

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