Passing the Torch

This is the kitchen at the DORs house.  It is big enough for her entire herd to fit in, so I think she should make it a place for us...
That aside it was the kitchen her grandmother designed and her grandfather, dad, and uncles built.  The house is close to 70 years old now and oh the memories that have been made in this kitchen...all without a single horse being present.
The DOR's grandmother made many a family meal and hosted lots of family gatherings here.  Now the torch has been passed and the DOR is the cook and host.  This year was the first time all the children and grandchildren have been home to celebrate.  What an event it was...the DOR even had leaky eyes.
Funny how thing change and responsibilities shift from one individual to another.  It happens in all herds.
I am the leader of the band...king of boogie...heck I am Boogie!  While there is a herd that I share the DOR with I am still the host with the most!!
I don't worry about passing the torch because I now it will never need to happen.  I do know that when the DOR looks at this kitchen she does think about who will be there when she is gone. I think that is a silly thing to think about...she needs to be thinking about how she is going to get me in there so I can join the next party.  She darn well better make sure I get in there before she takes that little stinker Widgett in or I will plot my revenge.
Here is to all of the generations past and future-may you be warm, happy, well fed, and always loved
Enjoy your day and don't forget to hug your DOR


Christmas Prayer

I have not gift that would show each of you how special you are, so the best I can do is send each of you a humble prayer:

I pray that I have blessed your life and made you smile.
I pray that I have been kind and treated you in the manner you deserve.
I pray the love I feel for each of you has somehow made itself know.
I pray that in your loneliest times I made you feel you were not alone.
I pray for you days of sunshine, smiles, and wonders yet unknow.
I pray for you that your coming year will sing in a harmonious tone.
I pray that you know unbounded love and that your wildest dreams come true.
May blessing rein to you from above in everything you do.

Thank you so much for being my friends, accepting me and all my oddities.  If I have brought you joy that makes me happy.  If I have hurt you I ask your forgiveness.

Enjoy your day and don't forget to hug your DOR!


More Buddies and the Distance Derby

I love new buddies, it means that I have less work to do.  This new guy is Casey The Black aka Bones, he is testing out for the drill team.  Now I could do drill team...no really I could.  I went and when we passed the bucking shoots I bucked, when horses got too close to my batookie in formation I taught them to back off, when someone waved a flag I took off just like I was taught to do-so where was the problem?  I just didn't want to lope as long as they do.  
So Bones is here to see if he can fill Sir Darby's rather large and pompous shoes.  He has a good sense of humpr, which one needs when dealing with the DOR.  After all when you are going down a trail and she suddenly raises her hands and whoops because she is having fun one must remember she is a silly human.  She also makes us were silly costumes and pose for pictures, we just sigh and put up with it because we get treats later.
The DOR has entered us in the Distance Derby again this year, she missed last year's sign up, so having more hooves to help pack her around will make it easier on all of us.
Me I am going to pretend I have a boo boo everytime she comes out to catch me.
Enjoy your day and don't forget to hug your DOR!


Blogging For Peace....and Treats

Sir Darby is featured on our Peace Globe this year.  He is worried that there is not enough people concerned about living peacefully.  Now I find that funny considering he won't share his pasture with another horse...but then again he never learned to do that.  He is a model of peace and understanding everywhere else though.
Please take a moment and see how you can help make the world a more peaceful place...and send treats, lots and lots of treats.
Enjoy your day and don't forget to hug your DOR!


The Last Adventure of Salty the Wonderhorse and Mushboy

Mushboy and Salty have been best friends for  long time.  Together they have faced a world that was not always kind and understanding.  They formed a bond that was deep and unbreakable.
Salty taught Mushboy the importance of communication, the value of friendship, how to take pride in hard work, and how to love.  The biggest lesson of all was to believe in himself and no matter what have faith and courage to never give up.
When he was younger, Mushboy would often joke that they two of them were like superheroes.  You would find him on Salty's back just sitting as Salty wandered around  the pasture.
Mushboy always made sure Salty had his favorite treats and in later years plenty of mush.
Today they both donned their super hero costumes and went on their final adventure.  They reminisced about all of the years they have been together.  About Trudy the chicken, school, and high school graduation.  Mushboy thanked him for everything he had done to make his life better.
With love, gratitude, and tears Salty the Wonderhorse was laid to rest today.  He is now performing his super hero duties in God's herd.
Salty thank you for seeing Mushboy through school, for being the co-founder of the He Man Gelding Club, for enriching all of our lives.  All of the herd and humans will miss you greatly.
Have a great day and don't forget to hug your DOR!


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