"Did you bring her here to die?" A comment made by a RAB about Little Sister....The DOR plans on keeping all her horses until they cross the rainbow bridge, or she does. So this question was just totally stupid.
The DOR believes that seeing a horse out well is just as important, if not more so, than bringing them along. It is easy to love any being when they are young, athletic, and healthy. She also finds it easy to love them when they are winding down, a time when they need that love the most.
The DOR believes that it is important to thank her horses for all they have given her. She thinks that making sure we are well taken care of our ENTIRE life is one small way to do that. She brought Little Sister her to thank her for a life well lived, for the gift she gave the DOR in Friend, to repay Friend in some way for the blessing he was to her life.
So in answer to the RAB and his stupid question...yes she was brought her to die-we all were really including the RAB. Little Sister is an appy, the DOR is hoping she is like Freedom and has 20 more years to enjoy being retired and spoiled. The DOR is hoping we all out live her.
I hope the RAB learns to value life and to appreciate other beings just because the exist, otherwise he is going to continue to be a lonely and bitter person.
Enjoy your day and don't forget to hug your DOR!