There was a lot of excitement at Applewood Books on Monday, February 13. While everyone at the office was busily doing publishing stuff, one of our intrepid customer service folks looked out the window. Lo and behold, there were two horses and three ponies feeding on the delicious grasses at the edge of our front parking lot. You can imagine, once the news spread in the office, how quickly the animal-loving staff got up and out to service this unusual group of potential customers.
First, of course, we tried to get them to buy books, but they were not biting. So off ran one of the staff down the street to find the herd's owner, whom we believed to be our next-door neighbor. The rest of us stayed with the band—one grabbed a pony and started walking towards the neighbor's barn, another directed the few cars that passed, and a third chronicled the whole thing on her iPhone. Fast as could be, the owner of them came back with ropes and buckets and feed, and they all disappeared in the direction of the sunset. The only one unfazed was Noi, our intrepid two-year-old company golden doodle, who looks more golden than doodle.