I moved to "the country" south of Santa Fe in November of 2006, specifically so that I could have happier dogs and maybe a horse again. Well, my dogs are definitely happy, and I was briefly blessed with the most amazing goat that my daughter named Isaac. Isaac brought many people together, with his charm, shenanigans, and because of his indomitable spirit. Many of his videos and tributes can be seen on Isaac's YouTube page (here
). Isaac's life is now being honored in ways we never could have imagined. Very cool!
Since then, two new little rascals have joined me and the dogs, Tony and Murphy (goats). They are becoming quite popular in the local parades.
November, 2009: I think I found the horse of my dreams. Nova, a Quarter Horse/Arab cross. Rescue. Yearling filly. She is a charm and I'm falling in love with her. :-) AND, she loves the goats and the goats love her!
April, 2010: This month I lost Tony goat at a very young age, and my sweetest dog SweetPea, which breaks my heart. SweetPea was always the dog in the background, the dog that was so unobtrusive that many people didn't know she existed. But to me she sang every morning. I will miss her like crazy for a very long time. Here is SweetPea's memorial
I've been so fortunate to share my space with many, many incredible critters through my years, each one bringing something unique to my life. I truly believe that when it's my turn to cross over, all those critters will be waiting for me, whinnying, barking, meowing, and now "bleating." I will be thrilled to hear each of their voices.