Weekend Coffee Share; Taking a Short Break

Welcome to my weekend coffee share. Can I get you a cup of Joe? or maybe some tea? Sigh, I have had a crazy couple of weeks and so I am going to take a break. I wanted to write one more coffee share this weekend and let everyone know I am doing okay. For those of you who may not have read my last post I had to euthanize one of my horses last weekend, I’ll offer you the link here. But I totally understand if this is something that may be hard to read and I respect any and all decisions. I wanted to write a respectful and thoughtful post for my sweet boy, and it has helped me process the whole event. Anyone who owns animals knows these times are difficult but happen. Now I have to take one of our dogs to the vet as she has a growth on her belly (near a mammary gland). I hope it isn’t cancer, but it is getting a little bigger and is bothering her and now has some swelling so off to the vet we go. She is a super sweet girl, so I am praying it will be benign. We have another older dog who is just about completely deaf, but doing good otherwise. It seems the circle of life continues and so I thought I would take a couple weeks off of blogging. I just want to be in a better place and so I think since I have to deal with my sweet girl, this would be a good idea to take a break.

Haha, I caught her licking in the photo. They are the sweetest pups and Love my hubby! Not that they don’t love me too… They love my attention but the border collie is more attached to my hubby. It’s all good, it just is what it is. I can’t take dogs to the barn as they aren’t allowed. I know I don’t talk about my puppy dogs much, they are loving and are loved but you all know the center of my life is really the horses. I am surrounded by furry friends and love them all! ❤ ❤ ❤

I have been going to the stables every day to take care of Chloe. We have been going out on trail rides and I have to say she is super calm and seems very happy. Part of the reason why is because we don’t have Zack along as he was rather a bugger, nipping at her, he even use to bite my stirrup as we walked down the trail. It would be akin to an annoying brother or sister. You know, when you are young and they just don’t stop annoying or bothering you? That basically was Zack on every trail ride. I tried my best to get him to stop, but he never did and so Chloe would walk a little bit faster, sometimes moving over or nipping at him. You can totally tell how much at ease she is now. I have known this about the duo, but I couldn’t leave him at the barn alone with all his anxieties. As I write this I can say that I have felt guilty the last few days because there has been a sense of relief. I was always worried about Zack, now I don’t have to worry any more. Here is a cute photo of Zack I wanted to share!

It feels good to see him and I want to get some photos printed and framed. I may use this one but haven’t decided. Or I might just print up a photo book of all my photos of him. I think I would enjoy that too. I thought I would share some photos of Chloe and I on the trail this last week.

I moved her over one box stall with the paddocks and Zack was to be right next to her. She has more room now and I can tell is much happier with the room and the look outs. She can see what is happening and is content. She and I are doing good, and I am so thankful I have her to focus my energy on and it has made the healing go faster. I have lost 2 horses while owning Chloe. I had a Morgan before Chloe and when Chloe was 6 years old (I bought her when she was 2 years old) my Morgan passed away. It was another rather tragic event, we found him very ill and he passed away before we could get a vet on sight. I have been told by my vet he probably had an internal rupture (a twisted gut) which can happen with these rather fragile equines. Sorry for talking about this sad stuff, obviously on my mind with all the recent events. Chloe and I moved on from that and then 5 years later adopted Zack. I don’t want another horse, it will just be Chloe and I for a long time.

I don’t know what I will do when she gets older or starts to develop medical issues. She is 17 this year. Hopefully, it will be many years before I have to worry about all of that and we can just enjoy the trails. I think for my mind, heart and soul a short break will do me some good. So I appreciate you all, I won’t be gone long and I will most likely continue to read other posts and comment when I can. I am so happy to have this lovely coffee share group of amazing people and all other blogging friends here on WordPress. Natalie is doing an awesome job hosting and I am so thankful she took on the coffee share!

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and week ahead. Stay safe and healthy!

Love,

~Diana ❤

17 thoughts on “Weekend Coffee Share; Taking a Short Break

  1. My dear sweet cowgal pony sister friend. I pray you have many a smiley happy time to get you through this tragic patch. Grief is an odd thing isnt it. Rest up & may you always find joy & peace even on the tough days. I’ll be sittin among the gumtrees chewin the grass wit me ponies waiting for your joyous return.💞🌻🦄

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    1. Thank you sweet pony sister friend! You make me smile picturing you sitting under the gumtrees chewing the grass with your Ponies. The sentiments are so appreciated! Grieving is an odd thing indeed, and should not be ignored. I’ll be back to my happy self soon! ❤️🐴

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  2. It will be good to have a little break Diana and we hope all will go well at the vets. Creating a photo book with pictures of Zack sounds like a lovely idea 💗 I can imagine how Chloe enjoys having you all to herself now and this can be a very special time for you both. Take care and please give sweet Chloe a big pat from us all 🤗💖🐎 xxx

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    1. I will give Chloe a big pat and you are right, she is enjoying having me all to herself! Thank you for your sweet, kind, loving comments. Going through photos for a book will be good for me. Please give Eivor and Pearl a hug from us! 🤗🥰🐴❤️

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  3. Diana, I’m sorry for your loss of Zach. Your tribute was beautiful and showed how he was so well-loved and had a good life under your care. I think creating an album of his photos is a good idea, like a celebration of life. Chloe’s barn looks great and now she has all your attention.

    I understand your need to take a break. I’ll miss your update until you return. You know where to find us every weekend 🙂 Take good care of yourself. Thank you for linking with #WeekendCoffeeShare.

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  4. Thank you so much Natalie for your sweet condolences. I will definitely be putting together a photo book, and exactly, a celebration of life! And yes, I may only be missing next weekend maybe or two at the most because I do Love writing. But I also don’t want to continue to write about sad things even though this is all part of the circle of life. Thank you for your positivity, thoughtfulness and kindness. I’ll be checking in on folks and will be visiting your coffee share this weekend! ❤️

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  5. I’m very sorry about Zack. I’m glad there is at least a small silver lining in that Chloe is able to enjoy her rides more and that you have a little less worry. I hope the puppy dog is OK. I hope the rest of your weekend goes well and that you have a good week.

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    1. Thanks so much Trent. Thankful Chloe is doing good and we are back to just the normal daily routines. Yes, a small silver lining that our rides are more enjoyable and my worries have eased. I’m praying my puppy dog is not a serious bump. Your kindness and positive thoughts are so appreciated! Have a great week ahead!

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    1. Thank you Maria! It’s been a bit of a roller coaster of emotions. Not exactly how I thought this year was going to go but life is an adventure and we all have these bumpy patches. Praying for my puppy, and will let everyone know how that goes. You are so sweet and I know I’m not alone on this journey. ❤️

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  6. Oh Diana, what with the distance between us and covid preventing what I would want to do if I could solve the distance problem, I still wish I could just offer a big hug. Times like this are rarely helped by words. This is a time for a therapeutic hug. With other friends at times, I’ve offered a vig virtual hug, but they only look like this, [VH] and aren’t much more effective than words anyway. I am so sorry for your loss and wish there was some way to comfort you.

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    1. Oh you are just the sweetest friend Gary! I will take all the virtual hugs and I do appreciate your warm kind words in wanting to be comforting in person. I’m truly thankful I’m surrounded by loving folks and actually received many hugs through this ordeal. Your the best, and am thankful for your kindness and for all your support. ❤️

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  7. Thank you so very much. Funny, I don’t tend to myself as much as I should. But I can feel how I need some time to process all these crazy events. And yes, I will enjoy sweet Chloe as she is enjoying my full attention. She’s very spoiled and Loved! ❤️

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