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Feb 13, 2008

Patches For Prez

When Patches wants a hamburger, PATCHES GETS A HAMBURGER IN HIS CADILLAC.

Check out Patches eating hamburglers, getting beer, answering the phone, and tucking himself in. Redonnnnnnnk! [singsong]

Johanna S., How about a Patches/Obama ticket?

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Bleen. I do love Patches.

Martha
 |  Feb 13, 2008 at 10:41 AM

I love the seriousness with which the owner says "He can answer the phone, but he don't actually talk."

Kaye
 |  Feb 13, 2008 at 10:42 AM

Patches is awesome. That is one handy house horse! (glaring at the dog, who never once has offered to get me a beer or grab the phone.)

cheryl
 |  Feb 13, 2008 at 10:45 AM

OK... what?
I want to know how you figure out you have a horse that will ride in your convertible, eat burgers, answer your phone and tuck himself into bed?

Account Deleted
 |  Feb 13, 2008 at 10:49 AM

Does anyone else get the heebie jeebies from watching a horse eat cow meat?

Sloth
 |  Feb 13, 2008 at 10:49 AM

Cute as it is to see a horse who thinks he's a human...umm, aren't horses herbivores? How is his system able to take cheeseburgers?

Any vets/horse people in the house?

anon
 |  Feb 13, 2008 at 10:50 AM

That's an ol' Lincoln Continental - not a Cadillac! Definetely more fitting for an animal who might have Mustang in his blood!

Lucy
 |  Feb 13, 2008 at 10:50 AM

I had cheezeburger.

Lone
 |  Feb 13, 2008 at 10:51 AM

fireflyez, the same way you figure out you should name your all-white horse "Patches."

Sandy
 |  Feb 13, 2008 at 10:51 AM

sloth, i was thinking exactly the same thing
but the look on the beagle's face is priceless !

nicefrenchgurl
 |  Feb 13, 2008 at 10:54 AM

Um, THIS IS THE GREATEST THING I HAVE EVER SEEN IN MY LIFE.

That is all.

Alice
 |  Feb 13, 2008 at 10:54 AM

Patches is no longer whinnying with us; he seems to have passed away in fall 2006. he is survived by a son (Chip).

and apparently, he was spotted in his youth, hence the name Patches.

kbryna
 |  Feb 13, 2008 at 10:55 AM

As far as I know, that burger would kill the horse because they can't digest meat, bread, etc.

Ignorant hillbillies sho izz fun

furpants
 |  Feb 13, 2008 at 10:55 AM

OK, this is THE most redonkulous thing I have EVEH seen! They do need to teach Patches to close the refridgerator door when he's through though.

Martha in Washington
 |  Feb 13, 2008 at 10:56 AM

Haha, that has to be the most absolutely ridiculous horse I've ever seen. And about the eating meat part- I have no idea why he can eat it, since horses are herbivores. I've been riding for about 10 years or so and I've never heard of any of them having meat, but the love granola bars :D

Megan
 |  Feb 13, 2008 at 10:58 AM

My Icelandic horse digests bread just fine; it is his preferred snack as it is with many Icelandics. The meat, I am not so sure about. :-) Funny video though.

kyfilly
 |  Feb 13, 2008 at 11:00 AM

He would not be able to digest the burger, but the bread he could and the burger would pass through his system, not kill him. Not that I want to feed a horse hamburgers.

Nancy
 |  Feb 13, 2008 at 11:01 AM

Well now i've seen everything.;

CB
 |  Feb 13, 2008 at 11:01 AM

fireflyez, the same way you figure out you should name your all-white horse "Patches."

Sandy
 |  Feb 13, 2008 at 11:02 AM

According to this site:
http://www.goatview.com/january19.htm
Patches lived to be 24 1/2!
lolz Patches 4 Prez!

Cecilia
 |  Feb 13, 2008 at 11:03 AM

"He answers the phone, but he doesn't actually talk. He just moves his lips." hahahaha wow.

paranoiagirl
 |  Feb 13, 2008 at 11:04 AM

I think Patches is great -- but there is something deeply, deeply wrong (and very American) about putting a horse in a car, driving it to McDonald's, and feeding it ground-up beef. Once upon a time, horses WERE the transportation, they didn't GET transportation! And they shore didn't eat their stable-mates. But I like him answering the phone and pretending to tuck himself in. G'night, Patches! Rest in peace!

SixFootJen
 |  Feb 13, 2008 at 11:05 AM

Re the hovertext: Nevermind the silly car, did you see the matching trailer?!?

I think it's just another example of a creature not being aware what kind of animal they are. If a dog can think it's a cat, why not a pony that thinks it's human?

If Patches were still around to run with Obama, I think we'd have a surefire winner there.

yankeebird
 |  Feb 13, 2008 at 11:08 AM

Horse eats cow? O_O

M.
 |  Feb 13, 2008 at 11:12 AM

I agree with the other peeps. A horse eating his stablemate just seems a little creepy. He is cute tho'!

Long Live Anthromorphication! (is that even a real word?)

Momof2kitties
 |  Feb 13, 2008 at 11:13 AM

I think that there's something terribly wrong with how these peeps handle their horse. Horses, or any other animals for that matter, aren't human and shouldn't be treated as such!

Annica
 |  Feb 13, 2008 at 11:14 AM

I love that the redneck in charge says, "I'm the one's responsible for that I drink."

Noooo! R'lly?

Andi
 |  Feb 13, 2008 at 11:16 AM

Er...wow. Just what every family needs.

And yeah, it's a bit disturbing to feed a horse a burger. On the other hand, my dad raises pigs, and they get ALL the table scraps--meat and pork-related ones included. I keep telling him he's going to end up with pigs like those crazy man-eating ones from Hannibal, but he won't listen...

Loramir
 |  Feb 13, 2008 at 11:17 AM

I have a feeling Patches has just a bit more going on upstairs than his owner.

Kaye: totally agree with the: I love the seriousness with which the owner says "He can answer the phone, but he don't actually talk."

Wow... I mean... wow. I have a feeling this ain't exactly the type o' folk who'd be voting for Mr. Obama. :)

Beth
 |  Feb 13, 2008 at 11:19 AM

Come on Patches! The refrigerator door! Close it! What? Were you born in a barn? Oh, yeah, that's right - you were.

Mallory
 |  Feb 13, 2008 at 11:19 AM

OMG, I hadn't seen them making him get them a beer yet. Good heavens.

Also, I wonder what it sounds like to the person on the other end of the phone?

Loramir
 |  Feb 13, 2008 at 11:20 AM

BEYOND REDONK

jonathan
 |  Feb 13, 2008 at 11:20 AM

i dont think the horse or the car are redonk.
but those guys certainly are.
(horse is brilliant!)

liz
 |  Feb 13, 2008 at 11:20 AM

Mallory FTW!

Pheas
 |  Feb 13, 2008 at 11:23 AM

If I learned anything from Cosmo Kramer, its that horses shouldn't eat Beef-A-Reeno.

Costanza
 |  Feb 13, 2008 at 11:28 AM

Who ARE these guys?!

It's like "Brokeback Mountain" meets a mute "Mr. Ed"...?

Anyway, as someone who has had a few horses in my day, I've seen them eat just about everything (not a cheeseburger, but a pony nomming into a someone's ham sandwitch). While I'm sure cheeseburgers weren't the best thing for old Patches, if you want to get really technical about things, there are animal products (worse stuff than ground beef I'm sure...) and other crazy things in many brands of large-animal pelleted feed and supplements. Horses have pretty strong stomachs, this video should be an obvious testament to that, so stop yer worryin'! 24 is a pretty long run.

I'd be more concerned with what would happen to Patches if someone hit the Lincoln! Do they make seatbelts for ponies?!

-K

kerrymc
 |  Feb 13, 2008 at 11:33 AM

I want a pet that can fetch me a beer. Heck, I would almost consder acquiring a kid if it could do *that*. ;)

mleiv
 |  Feb 13, 2008 at 11:33 AM

I'm just hoping it's a veggie burger.

Wow, that is one incredible horse!

Tammy
 |  Feb 13, 2008 at 11:34 AM

Oh I don't think these fellows are ignorant hillbillies. They are super-earnest and they're obviously bemused by the whole thing. Is it just me, or would Patches have to a pretty small horse to be able to get in the car and such?

Julie
 |  Feb 13, 2008 at 11:36 AM

That has GOT to be the picture next to "redneck" in the dictionary.

Kiragirl
 |  Feb 13, 2008 at 11:37 AM

That was just . . . wow. . . really wow. For me, the best part was the wind whipping through Patches' mane while he rode in the car.

debg
 |  Feb 13, 2008 at 11:37 AM

how crazy are these guys feeding a horse beef and putting it in a car. they really p*** me off. horse should have turned back and make them eat grass all day and let them sleep in the barn.

Khadija
 |  Feb 13, 2008 at 11:38 AM

1. I didn't notice if he was wearing a diaper... 'cause generally... horses...


2. Are they trying to make him grow a beer belly like them?

Fransouah
 |  Feb 13, 2008 at 11:39 AM

Uh, I can have cuteness stroke now? Crazyness.

jd
 |  Feb 13, 2008 at 11:41 AM

SUBLIME! The look on Patches' face as they're driving off, his chin on the windshield. I do believe that is one happy lil pony. I don't think he's big enough to be a horse. Is anyone out there old enough to remember a wooden pull toy named "Patch Pony"?


ritabby
 |  Feb 13, 2008 at 11:43 AM

A HORSE that eats COW!!...weird

ks
 |  Feb 13, 2008 at 11:46 AM

that has got to be the chillest horsey ever! while his brethren are shying at unfamiliar footprints, and refusing to walk past mailboxes they've seen a hundred times before, he just casually moseys into a convertible and cruises around in traffic, mane flowing in the wind. incredible.

p.s. i don't think they were feeding him whole cheeseburgers. looked to me like he just got a couple nibbles.

anner
 |  Feb 13, 2008 at 11:47 AM

Dangit, I knew there would be nuffers screaming "REDNECK HORSE KILLER!" the second I watched it. It's so adorably innocent and the men obviously love their pet, can we leave it at that? Patches clearly survived Burgergate, as have many curious and sneaky horses who get some alone time with their handler's food.

katerpie
 |  Feb 13, 2008 at 11:48 AM

Ahhh! There's a HORSE-HEAD IN THE BED!!

Oh, sorry--just had a "Godfather" moment.

LimeyG
 |  Feb 13, 2008 at 11:50 AM

Horses can usually (as far as i've experienced) digest meat just fine, it's usually just a matter of whether or not they'll eat it or not. There's a stud at my barn who eats burgers, too, and barbecued chicken. :D
At the very least, they need to give this sweet boy a seat belt. I love this precious little horse.

Legi
 |  Feb 13, 2008 at 11:51 AM

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