Avatar Author: Pyropunk 51 (PPP LoA) Programmer by day, weird ideas haver by night. Official member of the League of Awesomeness. I will henceforth go by the self chosen title: The Purveyor of Pyromaniac Prowess. Long live the League! READ, REPLY, FICL... Read Bio

Trigger was really looking forward to his fourth birthday. Last year was so exhilarating. A nice warm bucket of oats in the morning, a gentle grooming with all the trimmings and a fast race at the track. After that a bit a frolicking and grazing in the pasture with his friends. In the evening he was put back into the warm stable with a bale of tasty hay and finally his owner came in, gave him a big hug, wished him a happy birthday and called him a good boy. Just thinking about it made him feel warm and fuzzy inside.

Finally his birthday was here! The day went exactly like last year but after his owner had left, the strange tall man came. He did not smell very nice and Trigger started snorting. But the man stroked his neck gently and told him what a good boy he was. He stopped fretting. Then the nice man did something nobody had ever done before. He tickled him under his tail and not with his hands either. Was it his birthday too?

But ever since that day Trigger could run faster than any other.

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  1. Avatar Coccinella

    Gingering the pony? she asked (dare I say, gingerly)…

  2. Avatar Pyropunk 51 (PPP LoA)

    came to me after reading this news-story:

  3. Avatar K-Jellybean

    O_O im surprised the horse even felt it at all…

  4. Avatar Match

    In the UK its called figging, or gingering, and generally involves a piece of root ginger or a chilli being put in an appropriate place just before a big race!

  5. Avatar Eloquent Mess {(LoA)}

    Aww dangit… All these “gingering” comments gave me hope that this wasn’t, after all, a story about what I thought it might have been about…

    But having read the news article’s title, I’m sad to say my instincts were correct.

    “And not with his hands either.”

    That did it.

  6. Avatar Aurelia

    Yeah, I was hoping for gingering too… Pyro, you are a TRUE sicko. Love it.

  7. Avatar Coccinella

    I’m with Sophia on this one. I can’t imagine it was anything but a non-event for the horse…

  8. Avatar Oy

    Poor horse…

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