Thursday, March 18, 2010


Thanks to FV, I found the picture she referred to in my last blog. This boy was an outriders pick up horse so he could really fly. I don't think I've gone this fast in a long long time. This picture was probably taken about 33 yrs ago. I'd love to feel that much rush again.

On another note. I have been puppy less all week. My son Robert who works down in Hanna Alberta. Very small town, not alotof young people his age. Anyway he was missing our dog Rosey very much, in fact more than we humans, so he asked if he could take her for the week. This was the only week that he could as they are expected to start field work next week and he will be away long hours and sometimes overnight. His roommate, Christie, justs loves Rosey and the dog is loving it there. She gets double the walks, double the treats and double the attention. I may not get her back. It seemed really guite hilarious. I packed her an overnight bag, with her bowls, leash collar, blanket, and her two favorite toys as well as her food. We were joking as to what other dog gets to go on vacation. I miss her so much. I haven't been out walking all week. She'll be home for less than a day and then hubby and I leave for San Diego for a few days. He has a conference there and he usually takes me with him if he can. I love these small freguent get aways, Like mini vacations.

Up date on my brother in law who I posted about earlier that was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. They went on a cruise at the end of February to the Caribbean. It was very nice but it took alot out of him. he had a couple bad days on the ship but the crew and staff were amazing for them. He has started chemo, only to help releive some of the pain. He was in pretty bad shape last week and was hospitalized. Dehydrated, low blood sugar, and other complications. My sister was sure that he only had a few days. She is off work now too as the strain of the illness is taking its toll on her too. We are on standby and if she calls that he is taking a turn for the worst than we are flying down to see him. If all goes well, we are scheduled to go down in early June. I just might try and go earlier just to be on the safe side. I want to be able to visit him when he's alert and still able to visit. This hurts so much as Mike has been a brother to me since I was about 10 or 12 yrs old. I'd like to go on a vacation with my sister after Mike is gone and hopefully get our girls to go with us somewhere and my other two sisters as well. We'll see.


fernvalley01 said...

Love that shot Deb , Sorry to hear things are moving so quicky for Mike. Hugs to you and your family

GoLightly said...

OCH, I'm so sorry I'm late, greymare!

Jeeesh, and I've missed your last post, I couldn't stop doing this dratted work thing..

I love that picture, what a beautiful shot, what a horse, what a rider!
Free Flight!

I'm so sorry for your family's troubles.
Prayers to you all.

off to catch up!

CharlesCityCat said...


Thanks for sharing your pictures. I love the grey apps. I love grey anything.

What a wonderful picture of you flying on your horse. My first horse Cody was like that. I wish I had a picture of it.

I am sorry to hear about your BIL, I do hope you get to spend some quality time with him.

Big hugs to you!

nccatnip said...

Some of my puppers just love sleep overs, others not so much. I, too, know the feeling of packing up the overnight bag.
Thoughts and prayers to you and family.

Rising Rainbow said...

You look to be flying in that picture. It makes me feel old because I now cringe at that kinda speed.

The dog got a vacation. How cool!

GoLightly said...

Just back to look at that picture again:)

Amazing picture.

greymare said...

Thanks all for your well wishes and concern with my BIL Mike. Yeah I wish I could ride again like that. No fear. to be 16 again. He was a great boy but I'm sure happy with the ones I have now. Who knows, maybe one day Peps and I can go that fast. I know if I rode Digger he'd go that fast. I think I'd fall off. Little slower pace for me these days suits me just fine.