You're probably right, Caroline! :) I can't wait to put new ones on him this summer! He's going to LOVE that. Hahahaha
Julia- Hahaha! I've seen pictures of parents putting their little kids on the backs of their large goats! I kinda feel like that's very similar to riding a mini though so I'm not superrrr on board...
I think a sheep is just a sheep...WEIRD. I guess like moose and moose??
Ok, so the property owners of Lacey/the goats' pasture offered to buy Lacey a grave marker.
And they're asking me to tell them what I'd like written on it as soon as possible.
And I don't know what to have written on it?
I want it to be unique but appropriately "us"...
So far I'm thinking:
1985-March 28, 2014
.....then I get stuck.
So many things I could write:
A soulmate never dies,
Unicorn among horses,
Beloved by all,
You made me brave,
Maybe "Sassypants: forever a unicorn among horses"??
That sounds pretty good and sums her up, kinda?
They didn't give me any kind of letter/word limit but I figure it should be short?
If any of you have brilliant suggestions, PLEASE TELL ME!
If it needs to be really short, I think "You made me brave" is really sweet. Or maybe, "Thank you for making me brave, my Sassy Unicorn." After all, it really does seem like she was what gave you the confidence to be YOU, and that is such a huge thing.
Right, Julia? I'm ok with strings of words, but give me a 5 word limit and I'm at a loss.
Maybe "Together we became brave"...
I don't know, when I first met her, she was spooky as all get-out. It always seemed like the longer we were together, the more comfortable we both became in our own skins. I always talk about how she changed me, but looking back over videos we took over the years, she was clearly more anxious in year 1 than she was in February.
Hm, I like that a lot.
I think I'll go with that one. It sums up our relationship but doesn't end it, you know?
1. I've started having dreams everynight where I'm hugging Lacey.
Where she's hugging me like she always loved to - she'd stick her head over my shoulder and rest her throatlatch on my shoulder, and I'd wrap my arms around her neck and bury my head in her neck.
In my dreams, she's all furry like she is in the winter, and we just hug and hug and hug.
They're those really real dreams and I've been waking up not sure if the thing I've woken into is the real [bad] dream or real life.
On one hand, I'm so glad she's made it back into my dreams...but on the other, it makes me really miss her.
She lived in my dreams before I knew her, lived in my life while she was here, and now she's returned to my dreams.
2. I did something really crazy, guys.
Really, really crazy.
Last night I was on Craigslist and I saw an ad looking for a summer trail ride guide, for beach rides.
And I applied.
And they called me.
And I have an interview next Friday at 2:30pm [May 2nd].
If I get it, that means I would have to move to the beach for the summer [it's about 2 hours from y house now to this place] and do all kinds of other crazy things.
But I figure that a] this is the summer after I get out of college=time to do something I won't be able to do again once I'm more tied down, b] can't get it if I don't apply, c] it's something Lacey would have approved of and I would have never been even able to consider that kind of move/anything while she was still here, and d] I've spent the last 23 years of my life being safe and predictable, maybe it's time to do something unexpected.
I'm kinda really excited. I mean, I only submitted the application last night at like 9pm and I already have an INTERVIEW??
And I get to ride in the interview.
I'm really glad that's part of the interview, but I'm also a little nervous - I haven't ridden in.....over a month?? That's probably the longest I've gone without riding in many many years - longer than I had Lacey.
Anyway, wish me luck.
I'm not sure if I really want it [who'll look after the goats, etc] but it should be fun either way!
3. This video of Hazel and Atti.
LOOK AT HAZEL RUN!! MSM seriously has to be magic, or something.
4. This drawing.
Earth Day was yesterday - Happy Earth Day!
5. NG liked a post of mine on Facebook. So apparently we're still that much of friends??
I'm happy about it though! At the very least, he's a really fun friend and you can never have too many of those.