As you all know I got a new kitten about a month ago. He’s now three months old. He’s adorable and very rambunctious. Every time I send my older son a picture of Hobbes, the son says, “He’s getting too big.” I keep telling him that the animal is going to be a cat. He can’t stay a kitten forever and he will grow.
Last night, #1 son mentioned it again since I sent him another picture. I said, “look at the size of Hobbes’ paws, he’s going to be big. As big as a quarter horse.” (Yes, I like to exaggerate).
Son then asked me what a quarter horse is. Before I could answer, he said, “Ah, a horse that does well on a short track, I bet.” He’s a smart man because that’s exactly right.
A quarter horse is a horse that is a good sprinter and can run fast for quarter mile distances. American quarter horses have compact bodies and are used in barrel racing and roping events as well. I have cousins who are champions at these events and the animals are magnificent to watch. Some can run 45-55 mph. That’s wild.
So, even though I know Hobbes won’t get as big as a horse, I think he may can be clocked at 30 mph the way he runs through this house.