"Good afternoon everyone. Today we're going to chat with Little Man, my first pony. It's going to be fun because it's his first interview. You never know what he might say.
Little Man, I'm pleased you could stop by to chat this afternoon. In case you're feeling a little nervous, don't worry. You're going to be marvelous.
"Um, thanks, Deanie. I'll try to relax. Normally, I'm a laid-back little fellow.
We'll get on with our questions now.
Little Man, tell me about your life at Sweetbrier.
Sure, I can do that. Well, to be honest, I usually eat a lot. That's how I got kind of, round, you know.
Once in a while some little person would ride me. Usually, it was you. I did tend to get bored, as you might remember. You and the other kids brushed my fuzzy coat often so I was always clean.
Yes, I remember brushing you all the time. I liked to use the dandy brush on you because it had soft bristles.
Were you usually on your best behavior when I rode you?
Uh, oh, I was hoping you wouldn't ask me that question. Well, I wasn't good too often. Remember I told you I got bored. When I was bored it made me quite sleepy so I'd stop to take a nap, even if you were on me. You'd get off and then I'd roll around a bit. That's the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth.As you know, I can only think of one thing at a time and once I thought about rolling in the soft sand, I couldn't resist.
I didn't like that one bit. Whenever you went to sleep, I had to get Daddy to get up up and put me back on. He was not happy when you fell asleep while I was riding.
Tell everyone what I did to try to keep you in a good mood.
You used to give me sugar cubes before you rode me, thinking it would keep me in a good frame of mind. I was happy to see the sugar cubes, but I still didn't always behave.
Yes, I'm not sure the sugar cubes helped a lot.
Well, it's almost time for you to have dinner so I guess I should let you go. We're going to put a picture of you and I from our book, Tails of Sweetbrier.
That sounds like a great idea, Deanie. My tummy is rumbling. I'm definitely ready for dinner. Thanks for talking to me.
You're welcome. We had a nice time together.
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