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.