We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Lovely horses --responsive and calm at the same time. I've never seen that movement where one of them gets down on the ground and slides under the feet of the others and sits there quietly until called out by the handler. I've watched the Lippizaners in person and on film, and though they are marvelous, they don't cooperate as these animals do.
Of course, they're stallions and notoriously tetchy.