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Today is Valentine’s Day. What does that mean to you? I am blessed with many loves in my life…

For nearly twenty-one years, through thick and thin (both of us are no longer thin!), ups and downs, with probably too much character building, we’ve remained true and dear to one another, as only best friends can. My official Valentine is Scottie.

With the Pookie Bros. in their final days.

With the Pookie Bros. in their final days.

My niece, Kelly and I have had an unbreakable bond since before she was born. It’s amazing how we’re even closer now than when we actually lived in the same town. That was over twenty-five years ago and she was just a little kid. Now she has children of her own. I cherish her as one of my loves.

My high school days when I toted Kelly around like a puppy.

My high school days when I toted Kelly around like a puppy.

My large and complicated families is one of my loves. Being the baby sister allowed me to grow into the person I am.

Not everyone is pictured but they are all in my heart.

Not everyone is pictured but they are all in my heart. (Grand & Great-Grandkids w/Mom & Dad.)

My heart would not nearly be complete without the special animal loves.

Prince Ramirez of the Highlands. The First. The Best. The only one.

Prince Ramirez of the Highlands. The First. The Best. The only one.

Eva and me are a great team.

Eva and me are a great team.

Setzer, the once-in-a-lifetime cat!

Setzer, the once-in-a-lifetime cat!

 

My heart's desire fulfilled by a little rescued mare and her daughter.

My heart’s desire fulfilled by a little rescued mare and her daughter.

Through loss, Cass has put the pieces of my broken heart back together.

Through loss, Cass has put the pieces of my broken heart back together time and again.

I hope you know love as I do.

Enjoy this Valentine song/video from Sir Paul McCartney (featuring Johnny Depp & Natalie Portman).

Happy Valentine’s Day!

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* Reflecting on our five years together.

I was at a client’s house, their Bichon on my lap, when I had my phone interview with Jennifer from The Animali Farm. How the heck had it gotten this far?! Yes, I’d sent in an application to adopt the Fjordhorse known as BM April #4218 but I really didn’t think I’d be approved! Truth be told, I embellished my horse experience just a wee bit in some crazy grasp at just trying to buy this horse some more time before heading to auction. BM April was in Canada… Jennifer from Animali was in California… and I was sitting there in Florida petting Toby and doing my best to act like I knew what I was doing. I didn’t. At all.

Jennifer and I spoke for nearly an hour. Toby certainly loved the extra attention she was getting by being my partner in crime that day. The question was finally posed, “Do you want BM April?”. (My God! Was I really approved to adopt a horse?!) The word “YES!” flew out of my mouth before I could stop it. The wheels were put in motion. I was adopting a horse. Or should I say, we (meaning Scottie and I) were adopting a horse. He just didn’t know it, yet.

Yep, buying a horse off the internet from 1 photo is perfectly fine. :-)

Yep, buying a horse off the internet from 1 photo is perfectly fine. 🙂

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Today marks the 1st of February. It also marks the start to a big month for us in the Prince household. We reach a milestone the end of this month, five years since that pregnant little mare changed our lives! My… how far we’ve come. I remember seeing the 1st email about PMU mares needing placement. I vividly remember seeing the name Fjordhorse and having no idea what that could be. When I began looking at photos I was taken back to my childhood. I always drew the same horse, over and over again. Didn’t know it at the time but that horse from childhood was a Fjordhorse.

1st photo I saw of Fjordhorses from the Animali website.

1st photo I saw of Fjordhorses from the Animali website.

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