Friday, October 9, 2009

Dear Cory Clouston.......

Bob and Kovy in happier times, taking a stroll along the old port, (Bob's in disguise).

Greetings Cory,

It has come to my attention that you have recently purchased a thoroughbred racehorse that goes by the nick name of "Kovy".  I've heard through the grapevine that this magnificent animals' performance has been no where close to the high standard that was expected from him and he appears to be sullen and disinterested.

The first and most important factor is that Kovy misses his groomsman Bob terribly. They had an extremely close, trusting relationship and the horse is clearly pining for him. I have a few suggestions for you that I've managed to obtain from Bob's notebook because I too love the horse and don't like seeing him so unhappy.

Never ride him hard and put him away wet, he hates that. Take him back to the stable and hose him down with warm water then gently pat him dry with 100 percent Egyptian cotton towels.

He likes to nibble on a few carrots, but they have to be the peeled and cleaned small ones, yes, I know he's spoiled rotten but the payoff is well worth it.

You have to hum a Russian lullaby while feeding him the carrots, Bob wasn't specific in his notes about which one, but try a few until he calms down.

Lastly, put a blanket over him and rub the front of his nose, he loves that.

There's no guarantee that any of this will work, but it's certainly worth a try. After all, at this point you have nothing to lose.




Number31 said...

I think he's just saving his energy for us, unfortunately...

But hey, even I was shocked to see him lose his helmet 3 1/2 times and NOT score...on the Islanders!

Moey said...


He just looks miserable, period. What I would do for him and Lang....I wanna cry.

Dennis said...

I'm still wondering why Lang didn't stay. (and of course Kovy). When Lang went down with his injury last year, that was the day the music died. It was all downhill after that. He scored some really big goals for us. We're not going to really know if Gainey has done the right thing until about midway. But after Vancouver.....I'm still hearing about that one. (twice at work last night)

Moey said...


Lang is a great addition for any team and especially for Phoenix, a smiling cheeful vet to anchor them after the crap that went on in the off season. I'm rooting for them too. Kovy belongs with Bob, he just doesn't look engaged or interested with the Sens. I felt more emotion watching the Ducks blow out the Bruins at home than I have for the Habs. Sigh. Only time will tell.