Thursday, December 31, 2009

A new year

We leave today to drive to NM for a few days at my parents' house. Sadie's already singing that tune about going over the hills and through the woods, to grammy's house we go! She's looking forward to beating up her sister, Lucy.

Do any of you have any resolutions for the new year? I like this idea to come up with a list of specific things to accomplish, rather than just general resolutions.

I had planned to work on my list this week, but the death of my beloved horse, Mac, on Tuesday has really taken the wind out of my sails. I had him for 23 of his 29 years. He was my old show horse, and we had a heck of a time together when I was a youth. My parents said he'd seemed a little sick since the weekend. On Monday I googled his registered name, Bar Silver Too, just out of curiousity to see if any of his old show records were available. In a hint of things to come, I found that his breed registery already considered him deceased.

I had hoped that he'd hang on until I got home today so I could see him one last time, but on Tuesday afternoon my dad called and said that he'd taken a turn for the worse, and that it was time. He was always at the top of the pecking order, so he was buried at the highest point of the property, where he used to stand and watch over all the other horses. I'll miss his soft nose and warm brown eyes.


  1. Oh I'm so sorry about Mac and that you didn't get to see him one last time. Perhaps it was better that way though, as now you can remember him just as he was - healthy and beautiful - for most of his long life.

    Wishing you all the best in the new year.

  2. oh i am so sorry about mac... he had a good long life, but that never ever makes it easier... so many years, i so understand, its like you reflect on your life time when you lose something that has grown up with you. i love where you buried him, it will always give you peace to know he is still watching you~

    wishing you a very happy new year.

  3. Oh! Tears in my eyes for you. I am so sorry. He will have a beautiful place at the top of the hill.

    Best to you. In peace and strength...

  4. my heart breaks for you.... but go drop flowers on his spot and remind him how much he was loved. hugs big hugs

  5. Oh I'm sorry about Mac. I'm sure Mac bring you alots joy and happiness. Keep that memorial with you and you will be fine. All the best to you.


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