|Flash looks pretty clean here, right?|
|Wrong. His entire body was caked in mud.|
And, I've been fine. Really. I'm a solitude loving person so the prospect of a quiet weekend suited me just fine. Kersey kept me company, when she wasn't laying on her bed by Brett's chair looking depressed. Kersey thumps her tail for me and rolls over for belly rubs, she enthusiastically greets all visitors, but her heart belongs to Brett. They spend all day, every day, together and it shows.
|Oh, hey there, Pistol. You're looking nice and clean this morning.|
|"Quit with the sweet talk and bring me some hay."|
The thing is, when Brett is here I don't worry about locking doors or the wind howling. I drop off to sleep quickly and the sounds of the wind barely register. I certainly don't worry. But, with Brett gone, I keep the doors locked, toss and turn before finally falling asleep and hear every little stupid noise.
|"You could always give me a cookie, in the mean time."|
The wind was still blowing when I went to the barn to feed this morning. Lucy was rather impatient with me; first she started bucking in her stall, and then she raced outside. When I set her bucket of supplements in her stall she came cantering in and then did a sliding stop in her shavings.
While I was getting their breakfast together, and loading the hay cart, she was busy glaring at me. Clearly, I don't move fast enough for her.
I started something new with Tex yesterday, and continued it today. He's a bit shy and unsure about approaching me so he stands just outside my personal bubble, and then stretches his neck to get a cookie. On the one hand, I appreciate that he is respectful of my space. On the other, I want him be comfortable and come to me, all the way, when he's at liberty. Now, he has to touch me with his nose before he gets a cookie. He's getting it. This morning he walked up to me and touched his nose to the sleeve of my jacket. The first time was an accident; the second time he realized there might be a connection; and the third time he deliberately touched me and then twitched his lips in anticipation. I love how smart he is.
|"If I stand here and stretch, I can maybe reach a cookie."|