A Taste of Life at Windrush Alpacas

November 19, 2007

This Week Will Be Better!

I am sure we have all had times in our lives when it seems as if nothing goes right and the last couple of weeks have been like that for us.  Vehicles breaking down, cats getting injured, a kamikaze beta fish and our poor little pomeranian dog Toby having a serious reaction to his annual vaccinations – we had enough problems in the last two weeks to see us through the rest of the year!

I remember as a teenager there was a similar period when everything seemed to go wrong.  At that time our family used to read our daily horoscopes in the newspaper and according to the horoscopes my problems had something to do with Saturn aligning with Mars, with the way things are going I bet you that those two planets are aligning again (actually I won’t bet you right now because the way my luck is running I would lose!).

As life’s problems go I realize that ours are really small on the grand scale of things, we have our health, we have a roof over our heads and we have a lovely herd of alpacas to bring a smile to our faces amidst our woes.  I will admit that I am still very worried about our dog Toby, his condition is very serious and while he has made a little progress over the weekend it is very little progress.  Toby is 12 years old and we have had him since he was 9 months old, he is my office buddy curling up behind my chair as I write this blog and usually growling at me if I have the audacity to move before he is ready to do so.  He usually is a lively, happy–go-lucky little dog who spreads joy wherever he goes, so is hard to watch him being so quite and depressed.

So this week will be better, I’ve made my mind up to that and I won’t have it any other way.  My plans to have some time working with the crias went out of the window last week, so they are going to fly back in again this week and cria school will recommence. 

Of course this week also contains one of my favorite holidays – Thanksgiving.  I love the fact that Thanksgiving brings together family and friends without the commercialism that has unfortunately become attached to Christmas.  It is a great time to slow down a little, take a look around and be truly thankful for all that we have.  I really would be quite happy to have Christmas just like Thanksgiving, no material gifts just the gift of spending time with those who mean the most to us both two legged and four legged.

So this week will be better, we will get back into the regular routine of doing chores and working with the alpacas, with a brief interlude for a scrumptious Thanksgiving feast on Thursday.  Naturally we will still have to do chores on Thursday, but what better way to work off Thanksgiving dinner!

Rosemary

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1 Comment »

  1. You are so right Rosemary. I too wish Christmas in the UK could be more like Thanksgiving in the USA. I echo the sentiment of being surrounded by those we love – this in itself is the most precious gift – it is only when someone – be it human or animal, is missing from your number, that you come to truly appreciate how short life can be.
    I am sure your luck will turn and I pray for little Toby to make a recovery – I will never forget how he touched me when I visited you in September – he gave a little healing to my very sore heart and made me laugh and smile with his antics.
    I know I am far from Clovis, but even from the UK I hope you can feel my presence at your table – thank you for your special friendship.
    May all the blessings of Thanksgiving be yours.
    Love as always, Linda xx

    Comment by Linda Pottinger — November 19, 2007 @ 6:54 pm


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