Nope not that kind—rats. Anyway this will be brief and is basically to let your know I am on the right side of the grass.
The horse I wrote about here, sadly did not make it. I did learn his problem however, he was almost 40 years old (ancient for a horse) and just could not go any farther. My neighbor had him since he was a child and while knowing he should put him down, he just wasn't able to.
He kept hoping his horse would rally or that he would die naturally. I was outside when I saw him drive up with his teen age son and once more tried to get the old horse to his feet. This time it wasn't going to happen.
He walked around the horse wringing his hands, then stroking the horses head, he went to the truck for his gun. I turned to go to the front of the house so I wouldn't have to see, but heard the shot. The horse was finally at peace.
One thoughtful thing the man did was that he moved the two horses who had stood vigil to another pasture so they would not see what he had to do. Now the pasture is back to normal, minus one very old, gentle soul.
On a much lighter note. I wrote here about the problem I was having trying to garden in pants that insisted on exposing my behind while bending over to weed.
Well I bit the bullet and got some suspenders. I tried wearing them over my shirt but they just produced a very unflattering dorky look. At my age, tucked in shirts and pulled high jeans is even less pretty than mooning my neighbors.
So I tried putting the suspenders under my shirt to hide the fact. Surprisingly not uncomfortable and worked perfectly. I no longer have to tug constantly at my jeans and can weed merrily away with no flashing.
If you consider this option, I have one warning or FYI. Make sure you pee BEFORE you get hooked up. Being under my shirt means I have to totally unhook before I can drop my drawers. Guys, you have it so made in that department.
I have company coming on Wednesday. My RV'ing brother and my SIL will be arriving mid week so I will not be posting. I am really looking forward to their visit. I just love company that brings their house with them.
See ya in about 10 days.