life on the funny farm

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Sunday Social - Genevieve

Next one down on my siggy line...

Wife of Fred for 23 years
Mom of:
Patrick (17)
James (17)
Rosie (14)
Julie (13)
Daniel (12)
My children around the world:
Milly in Taiwan
Eun Hae in South Korea
Felice in Hong Kong
Nadya in Germany
Obrin in New York
And our critters Blue, Sunny, Cindy-Lou, Annabelle, Fiona, and Sophie; Mamfy, Mali, Milky and Punkin; Nick; Frog 1; Charlie and Dizzy; Minnie and Alice; Elfie, Frex, Crope, Tibbett and Ozzy; Genevieve, Pippin and Finnegan; and a dozen or so chooks.

Is Genevieve.

When Jasper's beloved wife Flurry died, I decided I should get another horse to keep him company. He was so distraught, and all alone. It just broke my heart to watch him wandering the fields without a companion.

So I searched around a bit, and found Gen. Her name at the time was Dolly, and she was just what I was looking for: saddle-broke in a very basic way, no fancy training, but very calm and reliable. She wasn't hard on the eyes, either. She was a Percheron/Welsh Cob cross, dapple grey, about 14.3hh, thick, creamy mane and tail. Think, knight's horse. She was perfect the way she was, but to sweeten the pot, she was a 3-in-1 package. Meaning, if I agreed to the deal, I would get the mare, her 6 month colt at her side, as well as the foal she was carrying.

Needless to say, I agreed to the deal.

Jasper never did take to her the way he had taken to Flurry, but I think he was glad for the company. Sadly, he died only three months later.

So in a way, it really was perfect that I did not get just a solitary horse, b/c we would have been right back where we started, with one horse all alone.

But Gen had her colt Pippin, and the following June, her beautiful blue-eyed bouncing baby boy Finnegan joined the family.

Genevieve is a wonderful mother to her boys.

She is also a wonderful mother to my kids. Rosie once steered her under some low-lying branches and got caught up by a branch to the face. Even with the screaming and carrying-on going on, Gen did not bolt. She stood quietly and calmly till I could reach them and get it all sorted out.

She's a keeper....

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  1. I've been clicking around your blog today!!

    I've really enjoyed 'meeting' your family. (inc. Gen)

    I'll be back soon. :-)

  2. So glad you've been properly introduced, Sarsm! Stop back anytime....

  3. Thanks, Barbara. She's a keeper!



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