Kellie, my 19 year old, is joining the Air Force. Her twin sister, Katie, joined a couple months ago so now Kellie is sure she wants to go to. I am crushed as Katie is stationed in Texas, and who knows where Kellie will end up. I am going to MISS HER... she rides with me, hangs out with me, and is a great friend as well as a great daughter.
So that left Scooby - her black and white paint I have posted videos of on occasion. He's a goof, and a speed horse, and a trail pony, but not cut out to show, so I never ride him. I told Kellie if she was sure she was enlisting that we would sell him now while people are buying. He went to a new home on Thursday, letting them do a week trial as I want to make sure he gets the best possible home... she had rode him twice before taking him home, but wanted to see how he would do over there - she has already texted me twice saying she is loving him, so I think that is he will stay there (I have her cash already - just holding it for a week so she can be sure).
So now Ivy and Whiskey are left. I was going to take Whiskey to Paint Horse Congress, but I am looking at my finances and have decided to pay off my credit card instead. Bummer, but I just do not want to have debt hanging over my head, and with these big, expensive shows, it is too easy to "put it on the card". I felt bad that I had to pull out as I was going with a show buddy. I am relieved at my decision but feeling kind of sad as well. Luckily plenty of breed shows coming up in my area, smaller shows that are less expensive.
I went out to feed this morning and I missed seeing Scooby hanging his big lug head over the gate. Kind of a downer day today sigh.