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inordinately happy.

March 28, 2013

today the vet gave my girl rose a health exam,

so of course i went up to the irish rose farm to be a part of that process.

(my role being primarily that of face-petter, carrot-feeder,

and verbal encouragement coach.)

i was utterly fascinated by the entire process.

let me begin by saying that my gentle girl is an amazing patient.

she raised no objections to any of the tests run on her.

let me also say that dr. g. is amazingly gentle as well.

rose had a regular health check,

blood tests, an ultra-sound,

and then she had her teeth floated.

having never witnessed the last two,

i learned a lot watching the process.

little known fact:  all through high school my intent

was to go into veterinary medicine.

life intervened.

better known fact:  that probably wouldn’t have been a good schtick for me,

unless i could have specialized in a well-horsey practice or

one in which any illness or injury had a guaranteed positive outcome…

i digress,

but if you ever read this blog you should be used to that by now.

anyway, once rose had been deemed healthy and her teeth

nicely polished and smoothed,

i spent about half an hour brushing her while the anesthesia wore off.

i like to think we’re building up a very strong trust.

you should have seen the pile of hair that came off!

while still pretty fuzzy, she is beginning to get glossy.


rose needed a little more time before being allowed to finish off her breakfast,

so we went for a walk.

first we stopped by the car to grab the camera.


now, here’s an interesting question:

why, given the fact that i have taken hundreds of photos of gorgeous rose,

have i never realized that her eyes have two different colors of eyelashes????

well, in fairness,

this may be why…


notice anything?

yeah, me neither.

but seriously,

this is her left eye:


and this is her right eye:


trying to capture them together is a bit of a challenge,

given that her forelock is about the thickness of the average horse’s tail,

but this gives you an idea:


anyway, we walked around until it was perfectly safe for her to eat

and then i took her back to her feed tub.

she was pretty happy to see that her breakfast was still there for her.


until an interloper dropped by asking for a handout.


rose was very nice about it, though,

simply responding, “no, please

to the mustached muzzle thrust between the fence rails.


everything about rose is simply magical.

spending the day with her on all of these preliminary activities made me inordinately happy.

she’s going to love living in wonderland.

i think she was wondering why i didn’t take her home today…



i should have just put the top down.


next week, dear rose.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. March 28, 2013 7:45 am

    she’s a beauty, alright ….

    i cannot even express in words how happy i am for you.
    maybe i could say “i’m inordinately happy for you” …. and that would be so true ….

    love and light to you, dear friend.

    • sassysistersink permalink*
      March 28, 2013 3:14 pm

      i’m so focused on finally bringing her home that i am having a lot of trouble focusing on the other things i’m supposed to be doing! somehow, though, most things are getting done. thanks for being such a great cheerleader during this process– i know that it has helped! xx

  2. laurie permalink
    March 29, 2013 5:11 pm

    i can’t wait to just see her finally in your yard!
    and seeing that will mean knowing how happy you are!!!

    “hurry-it-up” next week!!!!!!

    ps we have the same car, same blue, only mine is a sun roof 🙂

    • sassysistersink permalink*
      March 29, 2013 6:51 pm

      oh, yes!! SO looking forward to next week!
      and of course we’re car twinners. of course we are!

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