Friday, October 19, 2012

Parting shots

There have been alot of burros-under-blue-sky pictures here this week. Here's one more. Sorry. Can't help myself.

This is how I imagine George and Alan will be spending their day today: comforting each other, watching the road, waiting for the big cloud of dust that will signify "they're back!" You see, today is the day I am hauling Hank and Lucy to the vet for their annual check-ups.

There is one, and only one, downside to living in the middle of nowhere. Vets don't make house calls.

Have I ever told you how much I hate hauling any of my equines anywhere? Ay yi yi yi yi...the stress. I'm usually not a worrier. I take things in stride. I roll with the punches. But all bets are off the second I hook up the horse trailer to the truck. All I can think about are flat tires, and rear-end collisions, and any one of the 18 million things that can go wrong when my precious cargo is loaded inside. Seriously, my hands are shaking just thinking about it.

But this, too, shall pass. Everything will go just fine today and I'll get home tonight and laugh about how worried I was for nothing. Or so I keep telling myself. Here's the kicker. Two weeks from today, I get to do this all over again, because then it will be time for George and Alan's annual trip to the vet. Just shoot me.

I'm off to take a few deep breaths now.

But if you were sick of seeing burros under blue sky pictures this week? Here's a black and white alternative.


23 comments:

  1. I never get sick of seeing burros and blue skies. You folks in NM definitely get your share of those fantastically painted deep blue skies. I'm jealous!

    You will do fine pulling the horse trailer. If you can build a pig-loo, roving chicken coop, and wire in telescopic weather thingamagiggies, then you can pull two equines down a long road to the vet and back. Twice. ;)

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  2. Your trip will be safe and successful.

    I never tire of these photos.

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  3. I know how much of a pain it is to take dogs and cats who aren't very happy about the whole process, but I cannot even imagine the exhausting process of taking these guys in :/ Yikes!

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  4. safe journey eh! Almost as "fun" as that once a year physical for us women,,,,,not ;p

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  5. Tell us what tactics you use to get them into the trailer. One ride a year must mean a visit to the vet. They don't forget. Anyway I wish you a safe journey and we'll await the adventure stories from down the road.
    Best always,

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  6. Holding you all in my heart as you travel safely.

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  7. Love to see burros under blue skies!
    I'm hoping your trip is completely UNeventful. Nice and quite. Be careful of stray cows

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  8. I'm sure the day will go off without a hitch. Sorry, couldn't resist. Wishing you and Hank and Lucy and uneventful and peacefilled ride to the vet. Oma Linda

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  9. I laughed out loud on your convey of worry! I stress and stress too every.single.time! I send you determination, uneventful and successful return! Also, photos along with every single post please! I love your buddies and it makes everything look up!

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  10. i am quivering inside just reading about hauling your precious cargo to the vet. and i never ever never will get tired of donkey pics...

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  11. Estella from Co.10/19/12, 7:25 AM

    Will pray for a safe trip today...and NEVER get bored with pictures from your camera...and that's the truth...Hugs to all

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  12. We never get tired of your pictures of your family...This has to be a pick for the calendar this year...

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  13. I don't pull trailers and totally understand your nerves. It's one of those things that if you don't do it a lot...your confidence reserve dwindles. Gather up some of that 7MSN grit, go for it, and you'll be fine.
    I've never seen too many burros and blue skies.

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  14. Never enough photos of George and Alan. Love this shot, both color and black and white.

    Just double check you hook up, safety chains and latches and you will be just fine. Always feel better when I have critters in the trailer to have another person ride along, but doesn't sound like you have a lot of close neighbors that want to ride along.

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  15. Prayers for an uneventful journey!
    Do you have any friends in the area that might want to go along to keep you company for the next go-round? Maybe help take your mind off your worries a little bit.

    No more pictures of donkeys and blue skies--said no one, ever.

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  16. Keep those blue skies coming! I totally understand the shaking hands and the tremors when we move horses!

    As for your trip, it will all be over soon and everyone will be safely back home and wearing their badge of "good health". And you won't need to think about it, again, for a year! Yehhh!

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  17. ((HUG)) I'm the same when I have to take my Cat, Billy for his check-ups. I hope everyone got through it with a clean bill of health x

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  18. I love seeing your equines under any skies. They are so awesome!
    Linda D.

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  19. Hope you are now back home safe and sound, and that both Hank and Lucy got raves from the vet...

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  20. Carol in N. Colorado10/19/12, 3:37 PM

    Hope Hank's knees are stable and not getting worse. I bet you had a great trip with no unplanned events.

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  21. I feel sure that if anything went wrong today that you were quite capable of making things right.

    A very nice black and white photo of your precious equines.

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  22. Thanks for the tweet that you are back home. A nerver wracking day; glad it's behind you. One more to go.

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  23. I am so this way too! I get so nervous when I have to haul Libby that i almost go into a panic attack. I am taking lessons once a week and have to haul her, and I am getting better, because now it is becoming routine, but in the beginning, I was so bad, I did not load her, drove my car to my lesson, and mucked stalls at the instructors house, and had a good cry into the mane of a good horse! Yep! I know exactly what you are feeling!

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