This image was lost some time after publication, but you can still view it here.

"So yeah, then all these people start sending me letters. Crazy shit, too, like Bible verses, and poems. Like I can read poems ... I'm a horse, ferchristsakes. And now the vets are back putting me into this sling, and I'm twirling around above a tub of water like a goddamned circus sideshow. If they find out I'm here, I'm glue, by the way. Hey, who does a horse have to stomp in the face to get a cigarette around here?"

Actually, this occurred in England, and the horse's name is Peggy. Let's get right to the quotes. From the BBC:

Jackie Gray recently took over the Alexandra Hotel in Jarrow and said she was shocked when carthorse Peggy joined owner Peter Dolan for a pint. "When I bought the pub a few weeks ago I heard rumours that one of the regulars was a horse but I didn't quite believe them. It was a hot day when the horse came in and I was shocked at first because I have never run a pub before."

And from Ananova:

Mr. Dolan, 61, from Jarrow, bought Peggy six years ago and discovered her fondness for the pub when she followed him inside. The 12-year-old's tipple is a pint of John Smiths and pickled onion crisps.

Ironic too, since this is the horse in town that should be drinking.

Equine Surprise For New Landlady [BBC]
Why The Long Face? [Ananova]
Police Horse Opts For Quiet Life [BBC]

Advertisement