Timothy is a type of grass. There was a picture of it when I did G for Grass. It has a head that’s like a furry tail. It grows in meadows and all sorts of places. It grows sometimes in mummy’s garden and that isn’t a meadow. The leaves and stalk are nice as well as the head. Or should I say tail?
Although you can find it in the grass if you’re clever enough, or if you have a mummy who will bring you some back from her walks, most of the timothy we get is hay. It’s in our hay generally but sometimes we get special hay called timothy hay. It’s clever, isn’t it, calling hay made from timothy grass timothy hay! Auntie Dawn gets all sorts of treats made from timothy hay for her boys, Willoughby and Saku. They love them. She brought us some as presents when she came to stay. Wasn’t that nice of her? I cuddled her lots when she was here. We had some nice timothy hay twists, which were lots of fun, and we eventually ate those. I didn’t want to spoil them though, because they were presents from her. Mummy said we could and there more more in the packet so we ate them and they were jolly nice.
The timothy hay carrot is much too nice to eat though. I use it as a carrot holder.
I think it’s much too nice to eat, although we did sample the stalks on the end which were very nice. Hector and Humphrey are saving theirs too, although they ate their string to hold it up before we did.
Thank you for our nice things, Auntie Dawn. Love from Victor xxx