Monday, November 10, 2008

Democracy and the Gang of 4

We have been really stretching our political muscles here at Roberts Roost these past few days. First we had a lightning campaign and the election of a Household Advisory. The day after the election our H. A. scheduled a comity meeting to plan the month. Chaos gave rise to the Household Dictator. Apparently some democratic principals breakdown in small groups. We did get the November schedule decided without too much bloodshed.

Tonight at dinner the next test of democracy came up and the Gang of Four was back in action. Our wee pony is still officially nameless. We can't decide. Normally the kids have the extra vote in naming critters here at the Roost, but horses and ponies can live for a LONG time. A name that sounded cute when you were 8 might not be one you want to live with when you are 18. So, since 4 is not enough to really let mob rule (oops I mean DEMOCRACY) shine, we are putting it out for you to vote. Please select the name you think would be best for our wee pony. Thank you for voting!


jack-of-all-thumbs said...

I'll have to think about it.

I guess 'Hope' didn't make the final cut......

Raquel said...

how about "Benefactor"? you can call him "Benny" or "Ben" for short. politicians need benefactors...years from now the name might remind your family about all the roles in your mini-democracy.

or is he a she? you can name her "patron" and call her "patty" for short.

how fun to come up with names! how fun to have a pony!
best wishes!

JamesA-S said...

History, as we all know, always repeats itself so one has to have one eye on the past and the other on evolving trends.
Therefore, I propose Dobbin.
Traditional, folkloric and yet still strangely post-modern.

Garden4Life said...

Interesting choice of names. :) I'm glad to see none of them are common ones. This is a great post and lesson for the kids on democracy at its finest,lol.

Sheria said...

I tried to vote on the listed choices but for some reason I kept getting error messages. I'm solidly for Brigid. I cna't really explain it except she looks like her name should be Brigid. It is a she, right?

Thanks for the enlightenment regarding the difficulties of democracy in small groups. LOL!

Robbyn said...

How about you read the name choices to the pony and see which one gets the best response? (lol, that's like letting the kids choose, right?) ha
Very pretty pony...lovely :)

Thank you for trying to leave a response at my chicken question post...if you sent a long one earlier, for some reason it never reached its destination :( So sorry! If you find where you did send it, I'd love to see the answers :)

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queenbeehoney said...

How about Auburn? You could have many fun nicknames: Abby, Bernie, Abu Wabby.

Or maybe Henna? She looks just like the color of henna that my daughter used to put on her hair. Then you could call her Henny Penny when she's acting like a chicken.

So is getting a horse when you live on a farm sort of like getting a dog if you live in town?


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