Here is a unique opportunity to give Brownie a home and give him some tlc. He is an antique horse from approx. 1906 and has been owned by the Buchanan family all these years so understandable he is slightly weatherworn and needs help. He has a lovely carved nose and jaw and is unusual standing 37 inches/95cm and height to seat 27inches/70cm with the length of rocking 39inches/100cm.
Living on Scabster at the moment his owner Kate will be happy to advise of a suitable courier. It is mainland UK but 100 miles north of Inverness, it is the port where the ferry leaves for Orkney.
Kate is contactable on Mob: 07895 024065.
Price £650 ono
As the quote from the much loved book The Velveteen Rabbit gives you a good reason to perhaps rehome Brownie and restore him to his former glory or just keep him how he is to enjoy for many more years.......
'Real isn't how you are made,' said the Skin Horse. 'It's a thing that happens to you. When a child loves you for a long, long time, not just to play with, but REALLY loves you, then you become Real.'
'Does it hurt?' asked the Rabbit.
'Sometimes,' said the Skin Horse, for he was always truthful.
'When you are Real you don't mind being hurt.'
'Does it happen all at once, like being wound up,' he asked, 'or bit by bit?'
'It doesn't happen all at once,' said the Skin Horse. 'You become. It takes a long time. That's why it doesn't happen often to people who break easily, or have sharp edges, or who have to be carefully kept. Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get loose in the joints and very shabby. But these things don't matter at all, because once you are Real you can't be ugly, except to people who don't understand.