Friday, June 06, 2014

Barbara: 1953 - 2014

My Darling passed away on Wednesday 4th of June. I'll write about her here soon.

Don’t think of her as gone away
Her journey's just begun
Life holds so many facets
This earth is only one.

Just think of her as resting
From the sorrows and the tears
In a place of warmth and comfort
Where there are no days or years.

Think how she must be wishing
That we could know today
How nothing but our sadness
Can really pass away.

And think of her as living
In the hearts of those she touched….
For nothing loved is ever lost
As she was loved so much.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Frisona with Barbara

Frisona with Barbara (a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down)

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Barbara Rides Again

I have been ill for a while, but on Tuesday, with some help from Jessica and Tish (plus another Jessica, out of picture), I went riding on Frisona which made me feel a whole lot better. That's our local town, Mojácar, in the background.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

The Wooden Horse

Barbara is not doing so well at the present time. Here's a horse that needs riding.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Wegener's Granulomatosis

Since I started this blog I have discovered a wonderful Forum with all really friendly people with Wegeners. They use all sorts of abbreviations that I still don't have a complete grasp of - like they call themselves 'Weggies', while 'Pred' is Prednesone (a type of steroid) - but it is a place where you can talk to people who have had what you have or are going through the same medical procedure. I discovered that much of the material I had found was so out of date. You don't have to die in five years and there are lots of different treatments. So until I catch up a little more and get on track I think I will leave my blog except maybe to write a few of my adventures with WG. As far as the people on the forum are concerned, you would think that they would be all down and depressing but they aren't, they are just the opposite. They are positive and they are helping to push me on through the hard times.
Meanwhile at home, of course, as far as I can, I will keep on riding my horse.

Friday, January 17, 2014

Happy Birdies

The secret to keeping a Lovebird happy (and occupied) is to put some palm leaves in the cage to shred and stuff into the nest to keep the chicks warm.