Goodbye Golden Palamino: Part II
We took the Red Dun horse, Chugs best friend and brother, to the South Ranch to run with the other horses. We wanted to do this so that he didn’t have to be at the main ranch to see Chug leave.
The horses raced over to see the new guy but there was a creek between them.
Chug was in the trailer behind us and the Dun horse did not want to leave his friend. He would run back to the trailer, breaking my heart with every whinny.
So the others came closer.
Patrick and the Dun made it across and they all finally met.
Then he ran.
And they followed.
And when he tried to run back over to us, they turned around.
And he followed.
He’ll be OK. He’s probably already forgotten the trauma of the separation.
We brought Chug back to the main ranch to wait for his ride. He was pretty upset in the corral all by himself. I went in with him to talk it out. I pet him and he followed me around while I reassured him that he was going to a great place and to a wonderful family. His eyes are so kind and his lashes so long.
He’s hoping that these pesky horse flies aren’t back east. I told him I honestly didn’t know and to not get his hopes up.
So long Chug, you will have a wonderful life. I’m sure of it.