A GOOD LIFE AFTER ALL
Oh boy...here we go again! Please say it isn't so! Once the sun begins |
to shine I know it won't be long before miss golden bows comes for me.
First it's the screechy voice sputtering my name and then the slobbery
kisses on my cheek. Next comes that awful cold, hard bit in my mouth
and a stiff, uncomfortable western saddle cinched two inches too tight
before she climbs onto the first fence rung and plops right in the middle
of my back. What a way to start the day eh?
Then its off we go into the cold, musty damp forrest she seems to adore.
She doesn't even let me catch my breath before I feel that all too familiar
kick in the ribs inviting me to pick up the pace.
We seem to go on and on into the woods forever but finally stop at a
nice little pond I remember well. She climbs down and lets me drink my
fill before tying me to the old oak tree. Then she opens a small brown
bag and pulls out her lunch. And then she pulls out MY little bag with nice
things for ME to eat. There's a juicy red apple, a carrot and a hand full of
sweet feed....my favorite!
After our lunch we just sit for a while under the shade of the tree and I
take a short nap. But soon she wakes me and puts our trash in the pockets
of the saddle...and I know it's time to head for home.
As we gently stride the coolness of the trail I begin to ponder the events of
this day and others like it, and I come to realize....I really do have a pretty
good life after all!
Composed by Belle....Miss Sharon's adorable Shetland pony
The ALL STARS CHALLENGE with Tom (panther)
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