Is there anything quite as adorable as a tiny version of an animal? Whether it’s baby animals or smaller breeds, tiny inevitably equals cute. This is certainly true in the case of Boston, a miniature horse that was rescued by a pet store owner on Cape Cod in Massachusetts. Boston’s story starts out a little sad, though.
You see, he was orphaned during his foaling after his mother died of complications. Lucille Grenier was notified of this motherless foal and immediately went to help him. Nursing him to health, he’s now an active young horse on Grenier’s large property, living alongside another, much larger, rescued horse named Niah. The two are getting along swimmingly, although Lucille does say that as Boston is growing up, he’s starting to a get a little bit … energetic. As Lucille told the Boston Globe, “He’s got a lot of sass. My boyfriend has been joking we should call him South Boston because he has that kind of an attitude.”
Speaking of which, how’d he get that name, anyway? It turns out he was born on the anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing, and Lucille saw his tale of tragedy and survival as a wonderful living tribute to the survivors and victims of that terrible event. “He is a survivor and certainly Boston Strong,” she told the Globe. Watching him frolic, he certainly does seem quite strong for his size, and about as rambunctious as you could expect from a feisty survivor like he is.