of time standing here, attempting to figure this out and could not.
The animals coming up the driveway – it does not seem to me to be beyond the realm of possibility. Nor their leaving. The other night I saw them, all heading out, and I considered following them. I would have but then realized that I’d end up leaving the animals here, behind. This would not be fair to them.
Today Pete and I went for a ride. He rode Tyra and I rode Hrimmi. We left Raudi, who is still recovering in the large enclosure, with hay.
It was a beautiful ride – overcast, temperatures (now endurable) in the 30s, just a slight hint of a breeze. We rode all our trails, packing them down further. Shadow and Ryder had a wonderful time – Shadow bounds, sometimes nearly catching air. The two came across a porcupine. I told Pete that when I was working for a veterinarian in New Hampshire, that they charged a general fee for removing quills, and an additional per quill fee.
We needn’t have worried. Neither dog has ever seemed to have the desire to do any more than a bit of stalking. Now Rainbow (one of the animals who’d come back up the road) she would have chomped down on Mikey and gotten a mouthful of quills.
Ryder wandered off a few times. Shadow chose to stay with us.
Me, I am still stove up. My left shoulder blade hurts when I make sudden moves, or my right ankle hits the ground hard. I also can’t walk on uneven snowy surfaces. Hrimmi has at times a bouncy stride and at the moments when we weren’t in rhythm it hurt. Tyra was feeling spunky and Hrimmi would gladly have picked up the pace. I couldn’t allow for this; amazingly, she walked downhills nicely when I asked.
I hope that none of the horses that we have now follow the other animals down the driveway.
Loss. I have been quite anxious because I thought that I lost my wallet. The other day I took it out at the Sutton post office and thought that I’d left it there. I suspected that I’d have to go back there. I did not tell Pete because I have a reputation for being absent minded.
I found my wallet this afternoon, in a very obvious place. So right now, one less thing to fret about. There are many more, but I can cross this one off my list.
Next: 320. 11/21/22: You Go Grrrrrrrrrrl