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February 11, 2013 / angelavbolton

‘Tiny and Teany’ Engagement

Tiny and Teany in Longford

Tiny and Teany in Longford

Please accept my apologies for the blog inaction – computer troubles unfortunately: running out of memory which slows everything down; the email won’t allow outgoing mail; and I’m struggling to transfer my address book to my gmail account (

But our great friends in Longford have asked if we’d be able to visit them there on Valentine’s Day at the Maxi Zoo in Longford town to attend a ‘bethrothal’, but it’s a bethrothal with a difference. Ireland’s best-known Falabella pony is going to become engaged to his sweetheart Teany and they hope to raise funds for Robert’s future therapies.

Tiny met the pony of his dreams at the Ballinasloe International Horse Fair and she, being the smallest Falabella pony in Ireland as far as we know, captured his heart with her timid charm. Now he wants to do the right thing and marry the girl, so he’s going to propose on Valentine’s Day and I’m told there’s a ring (can’t wait to see that) and there’ll be a raffle of locally-donated prizes – all romantically-related.

Of course, the wedding – presuming Teany is as besotted as Tiny – will be planned for the summer, and a honeymoon planned which will include a trip to Grafton Street. So if you don’t get to see them in Longford look out for them come the summer.

So please forward this post link or Facebook link to all your friends so that we can spread the word and have a good time. Also, you really have to see these ponies – they are so beautiful.

Valentine’s Day is a day to celebrate love in whatever way you want to, and some of us are lucky enough to have someone to celebrate with, whether that’s just watching tv together or splashing out. Tiny and Teany’s ‘people’ heard Robert’s story and have pulled out all the stops to help us raise money for him. Our love and gratitude to them. So thank you, Tiny and Teany, and Conor Kenny of the Maxi Zoo (whose dad, the late Sean Kenny was a guitarist and played in at least one band with Robert – we only found that out a day ago!)

The story behind our friends in Longford is truly too long to tell right now but it would be impossible to overstate their kindness. Please support us if you can.


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