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March 22, 2013

ClononeenRoisin

pronounced “roe sheen”,

in gaelic her name means “ireland’s rose”, or “little rose”.

i met roisin on my first visit to the irish rose farm,

and it was love at first sight.

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this is the first picture i took of her on that blustery february day of 2011.

one of the other photos became the blog banner.

i had no way of knowing how many hundreds (thousands) of photos of her i would come to take.

i still don’t.

every time i go up to the farm i come home with dozens more.

like today.

i took a brush up to the farm and i brushed rose.

we chatted about a multitude of things,

primarily how much i love her and how beautiful she is.

handful after handful of hair came off of her and was stuffed into my pocket as we chatted.

the conversation was not one-way.

rose has her own communication methods,

and i am coming to understand them.

i finally went to get my camera

as snow teased in the spring breeze.

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she waited patiently.

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she’s always a good sport about posing.

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i plucked a bit of grass that had begun to grow around the edge of the shed,

which she graciously and eagerly accepted.

charlie suggested that i take her over to the grooming area

where there is a patch of green grass.

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i’m not sure which of us was happier.

i’m pretty sure it doesn’t matter.

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i.

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love.

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this.

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horse.

and two weeks from today my girl rose is coming to live in my back yard.

that’s the power of love.

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be well.

i am.

i’m positively giddy.

xx

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8 Comments leave one →
  1. March 22, 2013 3:07 am

    “…the conversation was not one-way. rose has her own communication methods,
    and i am coming to understand them….”

    that’s the power of love.
    absolutely. indeed. for sure.

    * love *

    • sassysistersink permalink*
      March 22, 2013 3:12 am

      i am SO excited!!!!
      and so…
      in awe.
      xx

  2. Laurie permalink
    March 22, 2013 4:45 am

    she is SO beautiful!
    i just want to run my hands through her mane . . .

    i feel giddy for you — can’t wait to see her in two weeks ‘at home’!!!

    • sassysistersink permalink*
      March 22, 2013 4:48 am

      oh, laurie– thanks!!
      i’ll share the magical story with you in june, ok?
      and in two weeks?
      pretty sure there will be some pictures!!

  3. Mary Harte permalink
    March 22, 2013 11:52 am

    I’m so happy for you!

    • sassysistersink permalink*
      March 22, 2013 5:19 pm

      thanks, mary, for sharing in my happiness. i hope that you will make it out here this summer to come and spend a little time in our wonderland. miss rose gives the impression that underneath that thick and fluffy forelock there must be a unicorn horn! she will make this place feel all the more magical.
      xx

  4. Lori Dunham permalink
    March 22, 2013 2:38 pm

    woo hoo!!!
    I can feel the love and excitement you have to bring Rose home in this post.

    • sassysistersink permalink*
      March 22, 2013 5:20 pm

      truly a dream come true.
      truly!

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