If you read today’s THM, you probably know that our old horse, Billy, isn’t doing well. In fact, we thought that last night was going to be his last night. I’m happy to report though that he’s still hanging in there.
I can’t kid myself that he’s actually getting a lot better. The vet doesn’t think he will. He said that he’s simply at the end of his life and that his organs are shutting down. But perhaps he still has some good days in him.
For a few hours last night, he laid down and couldn’t seem to get up. We all sat with him, told him how wonderful he was, cuddled with him and scratched his favorite spots. We made sure that he had a fresh pile of hay to lay on and decided that it was time to go in the house and give him some peace and quiet. I looked out later and there was his beloved friend, Baab, laying near him. And then a little later, Billy was standing and walking around, all the while with Baab by his side.
I suppose they are an unlikely couple, but our swayback quarterhorse and school bus shaped sheep are friends, and watching their friendship is a blessing to me.
Two are better than one . . . If one falls down, his friend can help him up.
Ecclesiastes 4: 9-10