Tuesday, June 17, 2008
I had lunch today with an old friend who lives in Tucson, Arizona. He kept commenting on how green it is here. I’ve been noticing it too. We’ve had so much rain that when I walk outside, I am surrounded by these intense hues of green, It delights me since green is my favorite color.
In the “Never Satisfied” department, I realize that while I was longing for warm weather last winter, I am now looking forward to the cool, crisp days of fall and winter. I need to take a lesson from Silk and Siete. If they could talk, they wouldn’t be complaining constantly about the weather. If it’s too hot, they don’t stand around wishing that they could run and play more. They just find a shady spot and give it a rest.
Sometimes, I swear that Silk understands every word I say. When I put the girls out in the pasture this morning, I decided that they didn’t need their fly masks. A while later, I came out of the barn and saw Silk shaking her head. I called out, “Silkie, do you want your fly mask?” She stopped, looked at me and trotted right over to the gate. While I got the mask, she put her head down and offered me her ears to be covered. When I attached the Velcro strap, I asked Silk, “What about the kid? “
Silk headed back over to her daughter and bumped Siete on the butt, moving her towards me as I waited at the fence. She stood next to her as I put the fly mask on her baby. Now, that’s one smart horse, and I’m so glad that she’s mine.