In a few weeks, I will be going away to Europe for a total of 10 days. It should be the trip of a lifetime-we're going to have some amazing experiences, and my parents have certainly spent enough for it to be the trip of a lifetime
I should be excited and happy...but I'm not. Right now I'm feeling like I don't even want to go, because I'm just so worried. I'm leaving behind my two horses, my dog, and the cat, and I am so scared something is going to happen to them when I'm not there. As if it weren't bad enough that I'm
not going to be there to look after them, I'm just told this morning that my dad is going away that week too, so neither of us will be there if anything happens. He's getting a horse-wise friend of his to stop by twice a day and chore and take care of things, but that is not the same as dad being at home all day working in the shop. It's probably coincidence, but every time dad goes away (for long periods of time, like a week), at least one of the horses gets hurt in some way. I know there's only a 2 in 6 chance it will be one of mine, but I still don't like those odds. PLUS, I will be gone 10 days, and in that time, none of the horses will have their feet cleaned or their stalls mucked (I think it's too much to ask dad's friend to pick each horse's feet every day and clean stalls for us), so who knows what their feet will look like when I get back.
I'm not even going to get started on the dog and cat.
I ALWAYS do this before I go away. And so far as I can remember, nothing ever happens. But what if it does? I will be thousands of miles away, dad a few hundred, and the horses are only getting checked on twice a day. I am feeling sick with worry and am almost in tears. I don't even leave for another two weeks, but I'm already wanting to be home again.