What: Thumbelina, the World's Smallest Horse
Why: While other boys growing up wanted Big Wheels and dirt bikes, I wanted a horse. I thought it was a practical alternative to the dangerous, gas guzzling hot rods everyone else was riding. Plus, I reasoned, it would teach me responsibility, companionship and a ton of intangibles like how to tie up a horse, how to feed a horse and how to ride a horse. Unfortunately, my dream never came true.
Over the years, I have resigned myself to the notion that, for the foreseeable future at least, I will not own a horse. My back yard is too small and the roads too dangerous. Then I read an article about Thumbelina and thought, How ideal. Of course, I won’t be able to ride her. But Puppy will.
How: It won’t be easy to get Thumbelina. I made a few quick calls to her owners in
My suggestion would be to infiltrate their farm and do some recon work. I’ve already signed up for the Thumbelina Friends Club, which promises exclusive emails directly from Thumbelina herself. Perhaps you could become her confidant and then lure her off the farm, like how I used to meet girls off MySpace. I know it sounds risky, but in return you will have the pleasure of owning THE WORLD’S SMALLEST HORSE. Seriously, think about it.
This year’s ultimate gift giving guide will be spread out over the coming weeks. Keep coming back to stay current on all the awesome gifts for you and your family and me this holiday season.