Horses, Life, A Touch of Geek


Taking a break from Text Art to give you a mare update.

The look of ancient eagles

The look of ancient eagles

Mathilda is ticking along. Last week, the blacksmith trimmed her front feet. We didn’t even try for the hinds. It’s amazing what removing a few millimeters of hoof can do for her balance and attitude. As soon as her pedicure was done, she perked right up. Although, she’s had a pretty good attitude all along.

I recall an anecdote from an end-of-life counselor, I think it was Bernie Siegel, but don’t want to put words in his mouth if I’m wrong. Anyway, counselor is in hospital room with patient. Patient is terminal. Patient says she is “ready to go”. Phone rings. Patient answers phone. Counselor says, if you feel there is anything on the other end of the line that you need/want to hear, you are not ready to go.

Mathilda not just answering the phone. She’s making calls. She’s texting. She’s posting on Facebook. She’s hanging over the back fence checking out what the neighbors are up to.

If she’s willing to fight, so are we.

Hard at work

Hard at work

BTW. Photos taken with cell phone. She doesn’t realize these are cameras. Yet.



So as not to disappoint the typographical fans completely, your text amuse for the day:


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Comments on: "Interlude" (4)

  1. Thank you! Your fans, at least this one, care about the mare. I’ve been thinking about her and her humans and wishing you well. While I know caregivers need to focus on the patient, her/your fan club needs to be in the loop. Please? Maybe an update every other or third day? Silence is worrisome, if I may quote you.

    Having said that, be well and be strong and do what you need to do. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

    The will to live is amazing, isn’t it?

  2. Delighted to hear she’s still hanging in.

  3. Good to hear – she’s still telling you she’s all here. I’m on some of that same path with Deuce. And we’ve both been there before. We think about it way too much…they don’t. But they do tell us when it’s time and it’s not hers or his yet. So we’ll love and enjoy them day by day while they are still loving us and showing the spirit and will to stay here.

  4. H.I. Holly said:

    So excited to finally find out what she looks like! Seems very sprightly and happy.

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