Friday, November 14, 2014

Happy Birthday, Bonnie!


 
A few years ago, I had the privilege of meeting Bonnie Zacherle, the creator of MY LITTLE PONY. She is a wonderfully funny, talented, and sweet person and I feel lucky to call her a friend. Her innovative idea of small cuddly ponies with brushable manes shaped my childhood and those of millions of others around the world.

While playing a table topics game with my extended family during the Christmas of 2012, I was asked to name three people (living or deceased) with whom I would like to spend a day. I instantly answered Bonnie Zacherle and Walt Disney, but was at a loss for a third.

A few months later in April of 2013, I was given the opportunity to visit Bonnie Zacherle in her home. I was beyond excited to be spending the day with her, chatting about the history of MY LITTLE PONY, and even getting to see and hold her original PONY prototype models. I don’t think I’ve ever smiled so big in a photo!

Since that first meeting, I’ve had the pleasure of hosting Bonnie at the 2013 and 2014 MY LITTLE PONY Fair and traveling with her to New York last spring. I feel grateful to have met Bonnie and I look forward to many more visits and chats in the future. She is an amazing lady and deserves to be celebrated.

Happy Birthday, Ms. Bonnie Zacherle! I hope you have a lovely day.

4 comments:

Amanda Mccarthy said...

What an honor it is to wish you a very happy birthday.

Jessica Orr said...

What a sweet story! Happy Birthday Bonnie!! Thank you for bringing a toy in the world that I had the privilege to enjoy as a child and that my daughter can enjoy to this day.

Unknown said...

OMG yes happy birthday to the woman who started it all. Happy birthday and thank you Miss Bonnie.

Unknown said...

OMG yes happy birthday to the woman who started it all. Happy birthday and thank you Miss Bonnie.