Crowz Nest

Because it's time... as it was once before.

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Location: Port Murray, NJ

I'm a bit old to be starting out in life again, but that's where I am. Sadly. Or gladly. It's where I am. Come along. Watch the fun. Inch by inch, row by row, gonna make this garden grow.

Friday, December 22, 2006

What holiday food am I?? What sort of question is that?

Honestly, it never occurred to me to wonder before. Oh, and well ... duh. The results surprise me?

You Are a Yule Log

While you do have holiday spirit, you have a secret, heathen past.

Saturday, December 16, 2006

Up and eating

The joyful news is simple. Shrimp is up on her own four feet of her own volition, and eating well.

Sometime in the last day or so, a crucial corner was turned in Shrimp's recovery, and she's no longer requiring help or encouragement to get up. Her appetite is better and she's eating well.
So, Shrimp is freely and willingly doing the two things she needed to do to get well - standing and eating.

This little donkey's courage and determination just blow me away.

Thursday, December 07, 2006

She's home...

After weeks in the hospital at the Equine Center at Cornell Veterinary School, Shrimp came home yesterday, accompanied by her faithful nurse, Eagle. Eagle's presence in the stall with Shrimp made a remarkable difference in her recovery. He was, by all reports, amazing. More than once, when offered a chance to go out for a walk and some free grazing, he refused to leave the stall. He knew exactly what he was there to do, and he intended to do it to the best of his ability. I know how much energy he poured into her, and I have sent him my gratitude every single day.

Shrimp with her medical team, Eagle and Dr. Burton.

Shrimp's home now. There's a long way to go until she's out of the woods, but she's home now. Tired from her journey, she still managed to eat something and show Suzanne and John that she understands what she needs to do to get better. Shrimp's courage and determination have been nothing short of inspiring. Working with her has steadied, calmed, and centered me. I'm humbled and moved by her spirit and her energy. So, as her light brightens, keep on clapping if you believe in donkeys.

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Pressures of the season ...

Think I've been working too hard?