Shetland Pony Which Thinks It’s A Dog Loves Sitting In Front Of The Fire Watching Soaps

September 22, 2017 | by | 0 Comments
Wee Bob the seventeen-year-old Shetland Pony who lets himself in to the family home where he spends time watching tele and playing with the dogs. See Centre Press story CPPONY; A 32-inch tall Shetland pony which thinks it's a dog has taught itself to open the door to its owners' home where it raids cupboards and watches EMMERDALE. Wee Bob the Shetland pony, 17, taught himself how to jiggle the latch on the door with his chin to let himself in. His owner Stacey Johnstone, 26, says he’s been using the skill to let himself in to sit in front of the fire during cold winter days ever since. Although having a pony in the house was a strange sight at first, the neighbours have soon grown used to it and now even the postman brings him apples while doing his rounds. Wee Bob used to rummage through the cupboards but the family of six have since had to move the fruit bowl and food into higher cupboards.

Wee Bob the seventeen-year-old Shetland Pony who lets himself in to the family home where he spends time watching tele and playing with the dogs.

A 32-inch tall Shetland pony, which thinks it’s a dog, has taught itself to open the door to its owners’ home where it raids cupboards and watches EMMERDALE.

Wee Bob the Shetland pony, 17, taught himself how to jiggle the latch on the door with his chin to let himself in.

His owner Stacey Johnstone, 26, says he’s been using the skill to let himself in to sit in front of the fire during cold winter days ever since.

Although having a pony in the house was a strange sight at first, the neighbours have soon grown used to it and now even the postman brings him apples while doing his rounds.

Wee Bob used to rummage through the cupboards but the family of six have since had to move the fruit bowl and food into higher cupboards.

Stacey Johnston with her seventeen-year-old Shetland Pony Wee Bob

Stacey Johnston with her seventeen-year-old Shetland Pony Wee Bob

Stacey said: “He keeps you laughing all day, that’s why we keep him around so much.

“He’s part of the family, there’s no doubt about it. He’ll be here for life. Everybody loves him.”

Instead, Wee Bob wiggles his bum against an apple tree in the garden and catches the fruit as they fall for a treat.

SWNS_WEE_BOB_02Stacey added: “He’s pretty much one of the dogs to be honest. We’ve got five dogs and he just thinks he’s one of them.

“He lets two of them out the pen all the time and runs around with them. He picks up their toys and squeaks them.

“He grooms the dogs and they just stand there and take it. I don’t know what they think.”

The tiny pony likes to let himself whenever his favourite soaps Emmerdale and Coronation Street are on, but is also partial to some sports.

SWNS_WEE_BOB_30Stacey said: “The first time he watched the TV, the Olympic show jumping was on, so he was actually watching another horse.”

Life with Wee Bob in the house isn’t always perfect — he managed to scare Stacey’s gran into dropping all of her washing while alone in the house, and she has to shoo him out to do the cleaning.

He lives with Stacey’s parents, grandparents, and partner, Callum in their family home in Renfrewshire.

Wee Bob got his nickname after another bigger horse at their Sproulstoun Farm kept running up when they called out for Bob.

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