Shar-Pei And Newborn Foal Horsing Around In Pasture Develop Fast Friendship
Aug 01, 2020
In 2015, a one-week-old foal named Duke, and Chino the one-year-old Shar-Pei quickly developed a friendship while playing in a pasture. Chino was already well accustomed to the lush English countryside, or so he thought. He had explored almost every corner of the vast countryside. He had met different strangers on his escapades and had always known what to do when they approached him.
However, Chino did not know how to react when a newborn foal found its way to him. As the foal quickly grew fond of him sizing him up, Chino sits down and observes with a lot of caution. There is a look of suspicion on his face as he tries to ignore the newcomer, even turning his face in the opposite direction, but consistently peeping at the foal at the corner of his eye.
Duke, the foal, was only getting accustomed to the beautiful pasture when he came across Chino. He had only been born a week earlier but could already tell the different smells of the different flowers in the rich countryside. Chino skitters off his path the moment he catches a glimpse of Duke.
However, he then calms himself down as Duke approaches and manages to sit down in an observant manner as if waiting to leap at any notion of danger. Making a few unsuccessful attempts at raising Chino’s moods, Duke adopts a few ideas. The best he could come up bending his head down and doing a sort of dance that involved moving towards Chino and back, then circling back. He looks shy but he pushes on as if confident in his technique.
Duke takes a few cautious steps towards Chino, but then backs a few more away and circles back. Meanwhile, Chino remains still as a statue, observing Dukes moves from a distance. Duke doesn’t give up; he circles back as if doing a salsa move on the beautiful yellow and white field of flowers and pasture.
When Duke attempts to take a step towards Chino, he turns suddenly and leaps towards Duke at hunter speed and gives chase. Obviously stunned by Chino’s charged leap, Duke springs across the pasture and back as if to entice Chino to give chase again. Meanwhile, Chino’s moods have risen, and seemingly the more energetic of the two, he immediately joins in the frenzy.
The two frolic for about a couple of minutes like old buddies that haven’t met in a while. Unlike Chino, Duke gets exhausted quickly, and can only play with breaks. When his muscles give in to charging about, he finally runs, almost as if at command to the comfort of his mother, who is just a few yards across Chino’s spot on an area with lush pastures.
However, Chino is apparently not done playing. He wags his tail and breaths heavily as if lost for ways to signal Duke to come back to the game. It doesn’t take Chino long to decide his next move. He could not sit back and watch his new friend just walk away from him that easily.
He joyfully follows behind his new friend taking a seat behind him as he grazes on the pastures. On one side, he looks like a bodyguard for young Duke, but even more a good friend, who can sit and wait until he is rejuvenated and leap energetically into the next game of tag.
Sometimes Duke stays too long with his mother and peers and Chino has to watch from a distance. However, it never takes Duke long to notice his new friend is waiting for him. Anyway, none among his peers can match Chino’s gaming abilities, let alone his tirelessness and friendliness.
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