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We Are Flying Solo

April 15, 2011

Thank You

I wanted to express my deepest gratitude for each of your comments and emails regarding Smokey.  The thoughtfulness and compassion that I have observed has taken me quite by surprise and my appreciation is immeasurable.

Smokey was a very special girl who touched an uncountable number of lives with her always-dry nose. It tore me in two to drive home from the farm with an empty truck, leaving her behind, which she always hated the most. But I see her everywhere I go and feel her huge presence in everything I do. All I can do is hope that she is enjoying her rest in the shade overlooking the spring grass and a serenade of chorus frogs.

As for Solo, he is relishing newly sprouting Bermuda grass during a few days off following his hock injections. We'll hack out on Saturday if the storms hold off and then it's down to Southern Pines for a big cross country school with David on Sunday.


  1. Hugs from North of the border.
    Have FUN FUN FUN xc schooling...(jealous!!)

  2. So sorry for Smokey, I am sorry I had not posted sooner, but the whole story brings up memories of my Max. It was the right decision in both cases to let them go.
    Hugs to you, and go jump so logs!

  3. Thank you, ladies. Alana, kisses to Max.