Monday, April 5, 2010

Misty's Monday Muse: Dining Etiquette

When I first came to live in the land of Once Upon, I had very bad mealtime manners. As my picture shows, I was impatient and would grab at my hay as it was being served through my feed door.

I'm embarrassed to admit this, but I was even more ill mannered than the gluttonous pony!

I've been taking etiquette lessons that teach me how to be a lady at feeding time. I've learned to turn away from my feed door and wait until my hay is served before I start ripping and chomping nibbling daintily upon it.

My manners are much better now, but sometimes I forget and fall back into my former bad ways. When that happens my waitress swiftly pulls my hay back through the feed door and gives me a look. Then I remember my manners and I step away from the feed door until my hay is properly placed in my trough.

Equine dining etiquette isn't just about obeying rules. It is a matter of being kind and considerate of others. After all, I wouldn't want to hurt my waitress by accidentally tearing into her hand with my hungry horsey teeth. Besides, I'm a vegetarian.

Dining with grace & style,


  1. I know it's hard sometimes to control oneself at dinner time but it seems you're doing a great job with your dining etiquette. Keep up the good work.

  2. Oh, Misty, I know what you are talking about. You sound just like me! Oh, and the look ooohhhhh, how I shudder at that!

    - Pippin

  3. She probably would taste all salty too. Eww..

    --Lily, fellow vegan

  4. I think she's got it?
    By jove she's got it!
    (...and I bet it's rrraining on the plains in Spain.)

  5. Misty would you like to come and give some manner lessons to Abby? Her manners are not always lady like either! :)

  6. Misty you need to travel and teach Miss Rosie how to eat like a lady! She snatched so fast one day this past winter she took my glove with her!

    Have a wonderful day!

  7. It takes consistency, that's for sure! Every single time I put my mare away and there is food already in her bin I make her stand quietly before I let her eat. If she rushes either through the gate or doesn't stand I take her back out and we do it again and again. Good girl Misty!