A friend of mine just passed this on to me and I am sharing it with all of you:
RORY AND MILLIE"
( You Don't Fool Anyone Pretending To Be A Dog )
Just like his Labrador friends, he wags his tail, Fetches sticks, and rolls
on his back to have his tummy tickled. But the hooves and mane give
way his real identity - he's a SHETLAND PONY!
Eight-week old RORY picked up his canine traits after
he was befriended by dogs at the Essex Horse and Pony
Rory was rejected by his mother after he was born.
After arriving at the sanctuary he became ill and spent
all his time being nursed in the office - attracting the
interest of Labradors Alfie and Millie - owned by stable
manager Sam Edwards. Rory lay in Sue's lap with his little
hooves sticking out and Alfie would come up and wash them.
When Rory was left with a white moustache after
drinking milk, Alfie would clean that too.
Rory fetching a stick.
Rory at play.
Despite all, Rory ended up being closer to Millie because
she was nearer his size. Shetland ponies are herd animals
by nature, learning by copying other ponies. If they are
placed with another animal, they will copy them.