Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Excited and sad.......Grace went to her new home tonight.
Caryn and I take her to Fox Island.....to Silk......to her new home with twenty acres of field, several loafing sheds, fresh grass and lots of love. She loads right up..travels like a pro........cries for Tarbaby and he cries for her......and off we go.
We arrive at Fox Island and Silk is waiting for us. He is sweaty and very tired.
He has had a bad 24 hours. He held vigil over Lorie Ann's body last night and waited next to her this morning until he was led away while Lorie Ann was buried. When the burial was complete, Silk was let out and he went to the grave, pawed and then layed down. He has called on and off all day......he is exhausted.
Very sad for all of us...but we feel glad to bring Grace to him. We unload Grace and she has her eyes full.a beautiful pasture....a waterfront view....she probably thinks she is in heaven......Silk calls her and begins to gallop the fenceline.......Grace calls back......we lead her into the pasture and let her go. She hauls off and kicks Silk........and then they run the pasture. I am not concerned about the kick.......it is the way of horses....Silk shows her the pasture, takes her under the trees and back to the loafing shed. Silk gets out of Grace's sight for a moment and she calls him immediately......they will be great together.
We have loved Grace and now we let her go to be loved by someone else. Bittersweet...isn't that what they say?
I get tears in my eyes when I see the horses together.......when I see how relieved Silk is....when I see how happy Grace is. I cry to think of Lorie Ann and Silk and how small brains cannot rationalize the loss....they only feel the hurt.
Silk was adopted from me by this family about six years ago......he was starved and abandoned, sort of the same story as Grace........but look at them now.
enjoy your evening.........
Pony Up fortune for tomorrow:
Do not carry a heavy heart by yourself.
Posted by Pony Up Rescue for Equines at 9:36 PM