Thank you so much for all your kind words about Julius. I still well up every time I think about him. My animals mean so much to me, and it's really hard to lose them. Sometimes I just get very tired of losses in life... I know it's part of living and we all go through it, but some days I just want to say "F*ck that!" to loss. But then I read all the beautiful comments you left and it made me feel comforted. And Julius had a really good kitty life! It's just hard. We had salmon the other night, and I always used to save him a piece... sigh.
But on a happier note, I took a bunch of donkey selfies the other day!
I adore this animal! He is a gentle soul.
So we took a bunch of selfies, which cracked me up. He is so into it!
How can you not love that face?!
And the weekend before we lost Julius, Gordon and I spent three great days in horse camp, working on both riding and driving...
My horse Roo had a bruised foot (he is better now!) so I rode a beautiful horse named Leia who I have had many lessons on...
Gordon rode his new Fjord Sandy...
Everyone loves her at the stables. She has the sweetest personality. Someone said she's like Eeyore and she IS! I think they were practicing sidestepping here.
And she is AMAZING at driving!!
Four years old and such a pro!
Walked away from her in harness and she just STOOD there, being a good girl!
And now she has shoes, because we are taking her out with a sleigh this winter.
She is a very good girl for the farrier!
At camp, I also galloped for the first time, outside in a field with my instructor. It was terrifying and amazing and exhilarating. I have to say, I wish I could be on a horse every single day of my life. It makes me unspeakably happy. I am only sorry that I came to horseback riding later in life... I wish I'd started as a kid.
We all had the most amazing weekend! In December, we're signed up for two straight days of driving lessons.
Thank you again for your kind words about Julius. I was very touched. Hope you all have a great weekend, and to my American friends, have a very happy Thanksgiving. I am thankful to live in a peaceful country with my lovely husband, and to have so many beautiful animals in my life.