Toby and the Chub Club

2018 December 6

Toby looks like he's dreaming of becoming an Appaloosa after a night with fresh shavings in his stall. :) I think rolling is second only to eating in his list of favorite things to do.

pony with shavings on him

When my daughters were younger, they created the Chub Club, an imaginary group that a variety of our animals were members of - at least in my girls' imaginations. The president of the Chub Club was our pet who was, I'll say this as delicately as possible - the most rotund. The animals were constantly vying for the honor of becoming the next president.

Meetings of the club were brief. Old and new business revolved around schemes for getting more food. Recreation consisted of such activities as sticking their heads into their feed bucket/bowl to see whether anything had appeared since they last checked thirty seconds ago - in and out, in and out. In the animals' food-obsessed little brains, you never could tell when something might miraculously appear. But, the highlight of each of their meetings was always refreshment time!

As I venture out several times a day in the cold, Ohio winter weather to care for them, I marvel at Toby and Kody's wooly, winter coats. They're quite comfortable in temperatures that make me shiver despite the layers I pile on to stay warm. I'm reminded of Romans 1:20.

For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:

Toby began transitioning from his short, shiny copper coat in early fall, certain evidence of an intelligent Designer who provides for all the creatures He created. The idea that horses could have gradually evolved the ability to grow a long, winter coat to keep them warm in the cold, then shed it each spring/summer is laughable at best. Evidence for an intelligent and loving God is all around us in nature, for those who have eyes to see.

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