Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Time Flies

I find it hard to believe that it's been a month since I logged into this blog and posted anything. I also find it hard to believe that Denali has been gone for two month, too.

Things have been going well in the PNW. While attempting to fill my Denali void, I did the next reasonable thing and adopted a kitten.

Meet Boone:

My husband and I foster for a local animal shelter, and we had Boone along with three of his siblings. Our cat Nittany doesn't like anyone/thing/etc. However, she loved him. So, I guess you could say that we got our cat a cat. Boone is currently 13 weeks old (we've had him since he was 7 weeks old.) He is almost to 5 pounds and is going to be H-U-G-E. His paws and legs are so big/long. He's pretty stinking cute, and pretty stinking naughty.

In other news Vera is still for sale. I absolutely love this mare. She is steady, but does enough shit to make you work and think. Every time I ride her I spend the next three hours going through my head ways to purchase her. Eventually rational me wins out, and I realize that is probably not the best financial decision right now. It's odd riding a horse that you love so much, that you know is for sale, and worrying that one day you'll show up and she'll be gone. I hope they will give me some warning before she goes. Ugh. I almost feel like we know what we're doing. I still struggle to believe that when I get on her back that she isn't thinking of ways to get me off of her back, or that she won't spook out from under me, or do a whole sort of things that could hurt me. I am nervous as hell until I hop up on her, and then everything feels better.

I would still like to pull up to the barn to her with a giant ribbon around her neck, finances be damned.

Finally, Denali. Ever since I sent Denali to Montana I've had my days. It feels like a balloon in my chest, and it slowly fills up. Eventually the pressure gets to me, and I can't take it so...I call. I've only called twice since she left. I think that's pretty good for me. Same thing each time, she's fine, she's happy, and she loves to run. While there are times I don't think the decision was the easiest, when I call it reminds me that it was the best. I hope to get over there this summer to visit her.


appydoesdressage said...

I am glad you are still riding!! It is too bad Vera is still for sale but at least she hasn't sold yet. Have you talked to the owners and asked about doing a full lease? Maybe they will do a full lease instead of selling her. Good luck, I hope things work out for you and her.

Jill said...

Ooo, Boone is SUPER cute, and it looks like he knows it! His face looks a bit exotic in that picture when I compare him to my more round-faced kitties. What a cutey!

Glad you're still riding and enjoying Vera. Do you plan on going to see Denali anytime?

WishIHadAHorsey said...

Glad to see you are still riding and your new little one is adorable!

Kate said...

I love his ears! What a cutie.

2 calls is pretty impressive actually, that's only one/month... which is pretty damn good. IMHO.

achieve1dream said...

There was a horse that I absolutely loved (in fact I still love him and I think the only horse I love more is Chrome and my old mare Lady that I grew up with) and I rode him in lessons while he was for sale. Then one day I showed up for work (I worked at the stable where he lived) and he was gone. :( They never even told me. I was so upset. So if you want to say goodbye to Vera please let them know that you want to. If you don't tell them they may not think about it until it's too late. I don't want to be a pessimist, just sharing my experience so hopefully the same thing won't happen to you.

I'm glad Denali is doing so well and that you're feeling a bit better. :D

achieve1dream said...

LOL I totally got distracted with the Vera thing and forgot about your kitty. Boone is absolutely gorgeous!! I love orange tabbies. They are my favorite. Especially big males. I hope you'll continue to share pictures and stories about him. :D