After the second big lock-picking escape in which Hudson stole Dinero and himself, my thinking changed. I saw George Clooney and Brad Pitt.
Think Ocean’s 243: Hudson starring as George Clooney, Dinero as Brad Pitt. Between the two of them, no lock is safe.
For a smart horse, learning to untie a quick-release knot is a fairly ho-hum occurrence. Pull the end, and I’m free.
Hudson is a smart horse with a stupid owner: I let him watch me tie the non quick-release knot, without blindfolding him first.
Exhibit A: in which he thinks I’m not paying attention.
Exhibit B: in which he knows I’m paying close attention.
We love the hideous teal lead, because it has a panic snap. It’s why we can tie Hudson with a real knot.
Hudson is tied all the time, and he never bothers the lead.
He’s an efficient oat eater. Quick and thorough. Dinero, however, is a leisurely diner. Hudson only bothers to untie himself when he determines his opportunity to double his dinner are most excellent.
I’m trying to decide if his blindfold should have flames on it, or hearts….