Monday, October 19, 2009

Perky Lil Dude and SCORE!!!

Perky Lil Dude

You've all seen it... I know you have. The horse comes prancing up to the fence, tail flagged, neck arched, and ears perked forward so hard you wonder if he might get a cramp.

He prances up to the fence, lifts his nose and blows, no, trumpets across the field.

You know what I'm talking about, right? I wish I'd had a camera and caught at least ONE picture of Beau doing just that! His prance was more of a high-kneed hobble, but I was dumbstruck, just the same!

I looked to see what he was reacting to and across the pasture and across the street, the neighbors (sort of) had turned out their pretty little Paint mare. She was doing the four footed deer hop thing, tail straight up in the air, and she looks quite beautiful. Beau was smitten. He ignored his feed in favor of watching her little horsie ballet.

Watching Beau, acting like a love-struck teenager, was worth everything we've gone through so far! I just stood in the gravel and cried!


SCORE!!!

My neighbor, who is at best described as "quirky" and at worst, well, something else entirely, bought a very nice Weaver leather breast collar for her boyfriend. Either he didn't like it or couldn't/wouldn't use it, so she gave it to me. It was EXACTLY what Mike has been wanting for his horse! (Not that he really rides enough to warrant a breast collar, but he's been WANTING it!)

So he said "You know, this still has the tag on it. I could take it back and get a store credit and get Beau some feed. What do you need?"

Well gee...what do I say to that? I just stood there and started crying. When he asked what was wrong, I said, "You've wanted a breast collar like this forever. Now you've had one given to you and you want to take it back?"

He said, "Beau needs food more than I need this. I can get one at a later date."

So I gave him a hug and a kiss, and grabbed a pen and wrote out a list.

I'm just so blessed!

6 comments:

Nikker said...

Sniff, sniff...what a fantastic man!! Truely brings a tear to my eye! He rocks!

mrscravitz said...

You what? Husbands do not come much better than that! I cried too!

Caroline said...

I volunteer at a horse rescue, and I love to see the healthy and happy horses do the play ballet in the fields.

Wow you have a great man!I started to tear up as well.

Drillrider said...

Good news on Beau's exuberance and what a GUY to give up what he wanted for the sake of another living being! We wouldn't even need rescues if everyone had that kind of compassion.

Anonymous said...

I foresee Mike's favorite meal on the table tonight!!! lol

You have a real keeper there Karen - you are blessed!!

As for Beau - OMGosh it just brings a HUGE smile to the face and tears to the eyes!!

Giant hugs to you all!!
k.park - lake wales, fl

Karen V said...

K.park - I got your letter. THANK YOU!! Such kind words!! I would LOVE to put Mike's favorite meal on the table, but is a MUCH better cook than I am! So he does most of the cooking!! His nickname is "Cooker Bitch", which I mean most lovingly!! He is DEFINITELY a keeper!!