Lucky Strike used to belong to our HI2 pal PintoMustang, but Pinto decided to give her up to make room for new horses. (As a non-sub, her horse slots are quite limited.) Pinto asked if I'd be interested in having her, either to ride or to retire to our Millennium Fields. I believe she said Lucky is the 3rd Appendix QH on the game... unless I'm remembering wrong, which is entirely possible. I had a dream last night where I awoke to find Asian Lady Beetles crawling over me, my bed, and my room. Those icky dream lady beetles may have addled my brain a bit.
|Asian Lady Beetles. Not nearly as pretty as ladybugs.|
I guess I was thinking about the lady beetles because my birthday's coming up on Monday, and I will sleep over in Mom's room, as is tradition. I am going to insist she vacuums before I will sleep there.
Wasn't this a happy tangent?
Anyway, I fell in love with Lucky Strike. I hoped against hope that I would be able to snatch her up from the Humane Society before anyone else did. Pinto and I coordinated it so that I was there in the livery the second she hit the surrender button. Lo and behold, this time it worked. (I have not had such good luck with this in the past...)
Lucky Strike is a fine name, but it didn't fit with our self-imposed naming rules: they must be one word, and no two horses of the same gender may have names starting with the same letter of the alphabet. Since we already have a mare that starts with the letter L, Lysithea, Lucky wasn't going to fly. Lucky's new name is Skyrocket. She's a flame red color, her stripes remind me of smoke trails left behind by rockets, and she has sky blue eyes. I will call her Sky for short.
|Sky's avatar has much larger white patches than I was expecting!|
|On our way to the Lost Isle haunted house...|
|Its avatar reminds me of Ophelia's. :)|
Twin Rivers appeared to be deserted, so we got all ready to go there next after a stop in Narrowed to sell off items. When we had travelled as far as bustling Prairie Isle, I noticed on the map that two players had already beat us to Twin Rivers. We scrapped our Twin Rivers plan and headed to the Leaf Isles.
First stop: Stem Isle. I lassoed 2 wilds there while Pinto was away from her computer for a few minutes. Here they are:
|3/6 brown leopard POA stallion|
|4/6 buckskin Welsh Mountain Pony stallion|
|Those underwater helmets are so fashionable.|
|Bud Isle Wild #1. I didn't get a screenshot before Pinto caught her. Oops.|
|Bud Isle Wild #2, a liver chestnut sabino Grade Pony.|
He did not want to stand still for his screenshot.
Oh, and a quick follow-up on the wilds we were on the fence about in our last post:
- Julie has decided to keep the American Cream Draft. She has named her Melancholy because of the mare's pessimistic personality.
- I retired the Argentine Polo Pony to our Millennium Fields. His avatar was similar enough to Skyrocket's that I decided we could do without him taking up a slot.
- The lazy Camargue stallion is still in limbo, probably wishing he was retired like the Polo Pony.