Not that I would EVER has asked this way, no sirree. I was brung up right. I asked nicely and politely .. the first few times. Then I asked incessantly for weeks and months afterwards. Then I pretended that I already had a pony - I fed it, talked to it, rode it - which freaked the parents out, and then, one very special 11th birthday, I did indeed get my wish. It was the most special and exciting and thrilling day of my life. My very own horse. I didn't have to share him with the other kids from the riding school, he could come home to live with me, I could talk to and look after a real horse instead of my imaginary one. I was the luckiest eleven year old alive.
We named him Tullie. Spelt like my name, Jodie. He was a worm ridden, scrawny, barely broken, brumby (we think). To me, he was like black beauty. We did so much together, learnt an awful lot (me), had tears and frustrations (him) - but we came to mature into a pretty good team. Sadly, I lost him way too soon, he got very, very sick and we had to put him to sleep. I still love that horse, I have never found one to replace him. I have owned many horses since him, but never one like him.
|My beautiful and kind Tullie|
I still yearn for a horse in my life. It has been a deep desire that is always there, yet circumstances have asked me to shove that desire down deep. Every now and again, it creeps back up to the surface and I am left with a sadness and emptiness that only the hot breath of a horse's soft muzzle can fill. I did get to buy a horse property, but can't live there yet.
So, Santa, if you are listening. This is what I would like for Christmas. Please. Pretty Please. I have been such a good girl, all year.
- The Business to actually make a profit next year so we can pay off our overdraft, then we can afford to move
- Mr K's Mum to find her ideal unit in the care facility she wants, so we can move
- Real Estate to pick up in our area so we can sell our house and move to the horse property
- Our current (and lovely) tenants to find their own dream house so they are happy to move out
- To move into my beloved horse property and I will never ask for a single thing.
- Oh, well, maybe a pony ? ! ?