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The Old Couple at Sunset

Stormy, the one behind, turned 30 this year. Friday is 28. They do well and are still game for a trail ride now and again. Stormy even won a first in the flags competition at our local competition this summer. It didn't hurt that he was the only entry in the Old Timers class (his life-long best friend was 'promoted' this year), but he had to have a clean ride - no breaking pattern, no missing flags. His time was not too shabby, either. He's got a tumor behind his eye, pushing his "inner eyelid" (not the right term) out around the eyeball. It's very ugly and impairs his vision a bit, but you don't anesthetize a 30 year old horse so we live with it. We'll be fattening him up a bit for the winter though, he's starting on extra beet pulp and Friday might get some too, although she's holding her own fairly well.

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My latest blog post is an ode to my debt to Flickr. I tried something new and recorded myself reading it. If you are interested it is here.

  

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Taken on August 8, 2012