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Summer is officially here!

And it's hot!!! I keep remembering how bad the winter was. I promissed I would not complain no mater what the summer had in store but man, it is hot! And rainey. Hardly a day goes by that we don't see some kind of rain storm. On the plus side we have lush, green pastures which means plenty of feed for the goats and horse. We have been truely blessed with no tornados this year.

I could not write about this here until now. 2 months ago we lost our beloved Paint horse mare and protector of the goats, Daisy. Below is the tribute I wrote to her on Facebook. We have since found out that we believe a neighbor's dog caused this to happen. Please folks, just because you move to the country doesn't mean that you have the right to let your dogs run free. I spend a lot of time and money fencing my property to keep my animals, including my dogs, in. I put all my animals in barns at night to keep them safe from wild predators. I shouldn't have to also worry about loose neighborhood dogs digging under my fences, tearing fences from fence posts, then chasing and attacking my animals. Living in the country I have the right to be able to walk down the street and deffinatly walk out on my own property without being attacked by someone else's dog. Please let's all be considerate of others and learn to live together peacefully.

"Daisy Aces Bars ~ 4/26/04-4/14/14

I lost my best friend and confidant last night. In a freak accident she went over a pasture gate, catching her right front leg. She broke her leg above the knee. Daisy was such a part of our lives, involved in everything we do. She picked a job and took it seriously. Starting as a seeing eye horse for her old companion, then guarding our flock of goats from stray dogs, to caring for the grand kids and keeping them entertained. She loved them and they loved her.

Daisy, I have never regretted giving you my heart when others said I should give up on you because of your bad hocks. You never got the chance to be the show horse you were intended to be but you became my blue ribbon winner in my eyes and heart. You are my equine soul mate and I will never forget you. Thank you for being my friend. You have my heart forever. Till we meet again..."


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