I Can Still Make Cheyenne
By George Strait
“He is pure air and fire; and the dull elements of earth and water never appear in
him, but only in patient stillness while his rider mounts him: he is indeed a horse:
and all other jades you may call beasts.”
–William Shakespeare. King Henry V.
Yesterday’s vet visit went exceptionally well. I was not pleased we had to drug the Old Guy to get him to drop his pecker to be examined….but it worked for a very short time. He was not happy about being drugged either-poor fellow. Luckily, for about 75% of the visit Toddler Terror was napping. Just before we finished, he must have woken up and snuck into my bathroom, then decorated himself in mama’s makeup. About $50 worth! So add that to my $200 and sumodd dollar vet bill…..a very expensive day at the homestead. Anyhow, nothing serious was wrong. I have to crush up 14 pills, mix them in cinnamon flavored applesauce, and try to slip them into Ole Guy’s feed…….yeah, right. Scooter is a BRAT to give meds to. The Vet did not leave any injectable antibiotics. I’ll need to drive about 25 minutes South to her offfice today because The Old Guy is NOT eating his meds…..I should have done something about that when she was here, but TT had woken up, destroyed 1/3 of my make-up, I had to bring him outside and mind him half the time she was finishing up-grrrr. Anyhow, Scooter is in excellent health for his elderly age of 27, new-vet said, she has never seen a horse of his age in such great shape and health. Altho, he needs to lose weight and needs more exercise. Those 2 things I already knew, those 2 things never change. Wee One and I are going to take a short ride on him to the little creek and back about 9am. Its a beautiful morning.
After our ride, TT and I are headed into town to pick up his meds and send son #1 a gatorade bouquet for his first football game tomorrow. A tradition I started back in the 4th grade, I see no reason to stop now at 7th grade. Our tiny town’s IGA delivers them on game day(tomorrow).
Ive been on a George Strait kick the last 2 days-not at all normal for me, either. I saw him in concert once and actually met him at the Tulsa State fair years ago. He is a very nice gentleman and just as handsome in real person as he is on stage/TV/the movies. He also has some nice cutting horses, very nice horses.
I saw The Bullrider.. yesterday at the feed store. I didnt stop, I was driving by going around the block. I had passed my friend Mischa on Main Street. She waved me over, I had to go around the block because of the traffic, yeah-traffic in my teeny town! imagine that! Anyhow, he was standing outside talking with the owner in his long-legged, spurs and boots handsomeness. He was naturally wearing his trademark sunglasses, but I know he knew who I was when I drove past. JR waved, so did Johnny. I heard he was back in town for awhile. I wonder how long awhile is and if I’ll see him this Fall shipping cattle?……