Morgans: Good for the Soul

It’s a bleak and snowy day here in Southeast Michigan. Trudy still hasn’t had her x rays, but even after several days off the bute, she seems a little more comfortable than she was. She’s still not her flexible self, but much better. Dr. Cawley had said she could go outside if she was better off the bute, but I decided not to do that since x rays are tomorrow. I just want to find out how bad it is before I do anything.

But I did take her out for a walk in the snow. Everything is grey, with light flakes falling gently. Trudy was so happy and grateful! She arched her neck and purred softly, looking eagerly around and smelling the air.

I turned Clifford loose and he followed us down the driveway, shadowed closely by Ms. Rip. He curled his tail up over his back, snorted and took off, cavorting and bucking his way through the knee-high drifts. I wished I had my camera!

We paused and I said, “Clifford!” But he was too wrapped up in his antics to notice. I took my glove off and held it up. “Do you want to fetch my glove?”

That was all he needed to hear. He turned and came trotting over and assumed the position: Head down, ears forward, waiting for the pitch! I threw the glove and he leaped in the air, ran to it and picked it up. He came trotting back with that glove flapping in his mouth, rolling his eyes and swinging his head so the fingers waved at me.

No matter what happens, the Morgans always somehow manage to make my day. What a couple of wonderful friends.

About Nancy J. Bailey

Artist, author, bad karaoke singer. Woodsy ragamuffin. Mom of a horse named Clifford who plays fetch and paints with watercolors. He visits libraries and schools with me, to promote literacy and making the world a better place. Yes, he is house trained, no, he doesn't live in my house! I have written three books about Clifford. But my newest book, THE NORTH SIDE OF DOWN, is co-written by my awesome sister Amanda, who has Down syndrome. Her unexpected one-liner wisecracks can always make me laugh. If you make me laugh, you've made my day!
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2 Responses to Morgans: Good for the Soul

  1. Hope that Trudy has nothing majorly wrong with her and has good x-rays. Clifford is a hoot. They can always make us feel better can’t they?


  2. yedips says:

    Nancy, Your “VERY DETAILED” events of your day refects right back onto to the very talented,free-spirited artist/writer/bad karaoke person that you are. 🙂 Clifford,what a funny guy he seems to be! So very glad Trudy is doing better,most of all! Go Trudy!!!!!!!! p.s. Remember that in the “Ladder of Life” “1 step up is so much better than 1 step down” “Pardon the unintentional pun.”


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