“We’re going to be on TV!”
This is my friend, Toby James. When I first met Toby in 2007, he wanted me to tell his owners that he was a performing horse. That he was going to be famous and be on TV! He was soooooo sure of himself, that he wanted his owners to research agents for performing animals on the internet. I passed on the information with some amusement and a bit of a shake of my head.
Privately, he suggested that I buy a red turtleneck, some lipstick, go get my hair cut and shape my eyebrows because we were going to be on TV! Every time I saw Tobs, he would say ” your hair isn’t cut yet, did you get the lipstick? The turtleneck? We’re going to be on TV! You HAVE to be ready and look your best.” He was so insistent, that I actually did buy the items and got my hair cut and shaped my eyebrows.
Then, 3 weeks later, there we stood, Toby and I, in front of the Breakfast Television cameras. I was very glad that I had done everything he had suggested! My very favourite moment was when I was telling the interviewer Toby’s story, pointing out him posing and adjusting his best side for the camera, I caught Toby’s eye and with great excitement and glee he said “We ARE on TV! We’re on TV!” Since then, Toby has appeared on TV several times!
It’s been a few years now since I’ve seen Toby, but funnily enough in the past few weeks I’ve been hearing his voice. He’s urging me to get ready, because I’m going to be on TV again… His lovely recommendations to prepare this time are to laugh a lot, smile, stretch and drink lots of water, so that I look my very best! Will keep y’all posted on the air date! In the meantime here we are on Breakfast TV!