Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Awwwwwww.....what a difference animals make

Yesterday when I left work my head and neck was aching all of the way home. I didn't even listen to any music or the radio at all the entire 20 miles. I did stop and get myself an ice cream Popsicle. Yummy. When I got home I spend a few minutes chatting with Joe then changed my clothes and hollered "Girls, wanna go see horses?"

We did. Jones nickered at me like she does every day when she sees me coming up the hill. I love the sound of a horse nickering. There is something so soft and gentle about it. Soothing. Nice. The girls played and ran around while I fetched Jones her grain. Then I did like I have been doing for most days lately and sat on my bench inside the dry lot relaxing. As I breathed in the smell of my sweet Jones & the fresh smells of spring, I could feel my stress leaving my body. It was wonderful. So calming and natural. There was a little yellow finch about 3' from where I was sitting pecking at the ground. The little fellow must have been a bit hurt because he was so close and didn't seem to be able to fly very well. I tossed him some of her grain but he didn't want it. He was enjoying whatever he was getting out of the dirt. It was so nice to sit there with these 2 beings close to me. Jones who compared tot he bird is huge and the little finch that was so beautiful. The most brilliant color of yellow and black.

I stayed there about a half hour and then took the girls back inside. By then my headache and neck ache were completely gone. I could be with my family without biting someones head off. I ended up having a very nice evening. We had grilled hot dogs and mac & cheese. Simple meal but good. I watched a little tv then went to bed fairly early. This morning I feel like a new person. I like when things work themselves out like that. That is with the help of animals. I never want to be without them.

5 comments:

Scott W said...

Sweet. I hope that bird wasn't injured, that stuff is painful to see.

Trailboss said...

I will check today for the little fellow. At least he was by the barn where he could get out of the way of anything that might want to get him. Who knows? He and Jones might be fast friends by now!

Amy said...

I know exactly what you mean about removing yourself from everyone and just taking in nature...
I find my quiet times on the front porch in my rocking chair does more for me than any amount of medication! LOL

And by the time my children 'find' me on the porch, I'm a much nicer person! LOL

Dan and Betty Cooksey said...

Good post and very true. I can't imagine living our lives without our horses.

Dan

Syd said...

All the animals are wondrous to me. There is something so special about them. Glad that you had some meditation time and your bodily hurts were resolved.