Workouts are not races. There’s a big difference between working early in the morning on the track and actually facing stiff competition in a race. If the handicapper chooses the best of the day because it is working up to the race and looked good in morning workouts, it is better to pass.
If you signal your horse vocally (including clucks, kisses, or whistles), do so quietly, so you do not cue others as well. Avoid loud whip-cracks, which may startle other horses.
Percy Warner Park is part of an area known collectively as “The Warner Parks,” named for brothers Percy and Edwin Warner, who worked diligently to preserve this land. Together, the parks span some 2,684 acres, making them the largest municipally administered parks in Tennessee. Edwin Warner Park backs up to the much larger PWP, but Edwin Warner Park is deserving of its own write-up, so we’ll stick to brother Percy’s park here.
But here’s the story (in case it pops up on “Jeopardy”): Caesar Rodney is the State of Delaware’s most famous Revolutionary War patriot. He once rode 80 miles to Philadelphia to cast an important vote for the Declaration of Independence. He’s got his signature on that famous document and he also has his image (oat-munching horse too) on the back of the Delaware state quarter. He might lack the Revolutionary Rock Star recognition of say George Washington, Sam Adams, or Paul Revere, but in Wilmington he has his own equestrian statue in Rodney Square.
Everyone knows if there is a popular female then there has to be a popular male as well. This would of course be the sleek and debonair Sonny Redfern whose magic voice could capture any female rat’s heart. Sonny and his band would play their handmade instruments providing rock and roll music for all the rats. Frieda and Sonny kept things really rocking along every weekend. The band used all sorts of things for instruments. Some played sticks, some bottles, some cow bells, some discarded washboards, and some played bongo drums made from forgotten items stored in the barn. There was no instrument however that could woo the girls like the smooth and sexy voice of the handsome Sonny Redfern. Together Frieda and Sonny provided the rats with a jammin good time down in the old forgotten country barn.
So one of my running friends says: “Who the heck is Caesar Rodney anyway?” I think he had him confused with Sid Caesar (a comedian best known in the 1950s and 1960s) or even Little Caesars, the pizza delivery chain.
Another thing to think of is how much does this pet need the company of another cat, dog or bird and so forth. For example, a lone bird in a cage may be unhappy, but a friend can keep it company when you are busy. Some cats are loners, but others thrive with a cat buddy. A friend for your cat will sometimes lessen the mischief it might otherwise get into.