Wharfton, CT–It is with great sadness, and accompanied by the appropriate bevy of dirges, that we announce that Narbles, the polo horse of Dr. Brett Betherton Weatherby IV, has succumbed to Horse Measles.
Narbles was more than mere equine entertainment to the Weatherby clan (a Good Family whose roots date back to the Revolutionary War, although they were fighting for England). Narbles was their one true friend. When Binky’s younger sister Wartham Rexford Evelyn Virginia Weatherby III (better known as “Flippy” to friends and family) had that unfortunate incident with the cater-waiter and the forklift, only Narbles refused to shun the Weatherbys for the entire 2003 Hamptons season. When Dr. Brett Betherton Weatherby III was caught up in all that nonsense with the weather balloon and the cannery, it was only Narbles whose giant horse head refused to bow in shame. And when Binky himself was rejected from the doctoral program at Princeton, despite the simultaneous addition of the Weatherby Wing to the Michelin-Star-And-Creepy-Wasp-Hazing Eating Club, it was Narbles who composed a strongly-worded letter to the Vice Provost (or whatever the fuck it is that Princeton has).
In lieu of gifts, small donations ($1000 and up only, please) can be made to the Narbles Memorial Polo Shirt Factory, a sweatshop the Weatherby family plans to erect in the Philippines.