I am a little late in posting today. I was going to blog about pets past and present, but something more important happened today to change my post.
You may recall that last year I wrote about Our Borrowed Horse. Royal has been a part of our lives for several years. Until a couple of days ago, he would arrive at our back fence as the sun was coming up because he knew he would get carrots. Then a couple of other times a day he returned for more carrots. He would announce himself by whinnying a little bit. Yes, he did love his carrots!
We hadn't seen him for two days, so Bill and I just drove over to his owner's house to make sure he was OK. Our friend Royal had to be put down yesterday because of a stroke. He lived to the ripe age of 30, though, and he brought pleasure to a lot of people, including us.
That is where Gratitude Friday comes in. Although we are so very sad that he is gone, we thank our lucky stars for the time we got to spend with him. RIP dear Royal.
Here are some photos of Royal in his younger years, courtesy of his former owner, when he participated in horse competitions. Thank you, Lora, for letting me post these.