Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Mary and Sparrow will be going to their new home...

Probably this weekend, unless Jim can get some time this week.


I'm flip flopping between being fine about it and flipping out.

I feel at peace about where they are going but... it's hard to see them go. I bought Sparrow to train and eventually resell, and i got Mary to keep him company then ended up spending more time working her than i did him. I got way more attached to them than I should have. I've had one silver bay pony or another here for over half of my life. *sigh*


I know it is the right thing to do. And they can bring them back if they don't work out or if they can't keep them for any reason.


Brego does fine alone, and he isn't REALLY alone. He has the neighbor's horse on a shared fence line and they have recently become entirely enamoured with each other. They stand on each side of the fence staring at each other longingly. So I know he will be fine.

I know this is the right thing to do. I know it is for the best. I know with Tsu losing his job it is the RIGHT thing to do.

But it is still soooo hard.

It helps that I am so focused on the goats right now. It helps that they are taking up so much of my time and effort and that they actually provide us with more benefit than cost. It helps that I have a bottle baby in the house demanding virtually every waking and most sleeping moments.

I think THINKING abut them leaving will be worse than once they are gone. Because every time I look out there I think, "they won't be here this time next week." and I have my mini melt down.


  1. I'm sorry you had to make this choice, I know it was tough one to make. You know where they are going, you know they will be taken care of at least as well as you do. But better than that - the mini's will have kids again =)

  2. I'm fairly sure this whole thing is going to be a lot harder on me than it is on the ponies. lol.

  3. Awwww, a 'mini-meltdown', how sad. But, it sounds like you really know this is the best thing for everyone; for you, for the mini's and for their new family.