Emma is winning at getting me to post twice in one day, but MAN is this Eventing Bingo challenge one and a freaking half. I mean, damn! My cards are not smiling upon me for likelihood. But since my bingo entry is allowed to be a work of fiction…
It was a bad day — awful day, really. Just the worst day that anyone has ever had happen to them! And nobody knows more about bad days than me. First of all we were competing in heavy rain — an absolute deluge of rain. I haven’t seen rain like this in my entire life. There was so much rain everywhere, it probably broke the drought in California.
We went in to dressage and the judge — good guy, really. A great friend, just a real quality human being — gave me straight 6s across the board. Of course, this was enough to land us a score of 0%! Not that it was to anyone’s surprise, of course. Nobody knows more about dressage than me.
This amazing score was enough to land us in first place after dressage. In a huge class! There were hundreds of people there! Our show was going so well, right up until cross country. We got lost in the woods on course, and it took a whole search and rescue team to find us again. No joke! They were looking for us for weeks in there. Murray and I survived by foraging for nuts and berries, and eating a lot of grass and shrubbery. I never knew that humans could survive on shrubbery, but we can, and we did.
When we finally got back out of the woods, another show had conveniently started and we were just in time for the stadium rounds! The show officials decided that they would let me run stadium in this division since I never got to complete at the previous show, due to being lost in the woods for several weeks. I was feeling great, as good as you can after being lost in the woods for a few weeks. Murray, likewise, was full of sass. He was the sassiest he’s ever been! He was so sassy that I fell off in warm up.
Despite that, we went on to win our class. Because that’s what winners do. And we’re winners.