Shortie and Jane/Thank you.....

Tue, 18 Nov 1997 07:40:01 -0600

Dear Jane

Thank you so much for sharing your story about Shortie.

It was a beautiful story of love, understanding and commitment between the
both of you.

I can see this...... Together you had a strong understanding about life
and a strong understanding about death. And as we know, death is a part of

Thank you

With Love Sigrid

The Space Cadet

>Old Shortie was real excited to be going for a trailer ride this morning.
>She was whinnying to the others saying "See!!! I get to go to rides too!"
>She was showing them that she too gets to have fun. I think when we got to
>the Wildlife waystation and old Shortie saw the lions and the other old
>horses she was a little puzzled but there was a full manger of hay and it
>kept her interest. They bought Shortie for me when I was 10, but she was an
>ugly looking pony and when she dumped one more time in the cactus I traded
>her to my sister for the pretty pony. I kept a grudge for 20 years because
>of the cactus and wouldn't ride that ugly thing.Shortie raised all the
>babies of the other mares and only had three babies of her own. When we
>were weaning meggies little colt 2 months ago He would nurse off shortie
>and I swear she had a smile on her face. But Shortie got old timers and
>didn't seem to recognize her friends. I retired her officially from being
>ridden just last year, but she had done her last endurance ride at the age
>of 28 as she taught my son the ropes of going fast and free. I didn't like
>riding Shortie but we had an agreement about being friends on the ground.
>The old girl lived her last years with me.She just kept getting uglier but
>I had come to love her. So we took her to the Lions this morning. I wish
>her only the best in the next life and I just wish Meggie would quit
>calling her. Jane
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