Well, well ... I am truly humbled by the suddenness of change ... one minute: fine, next minute on the ground with a broken shoulder, buggered up arm all swollen and bruised! Prognosis? It WILL heal
eventually and this screwed up summer will become a distant memory, yes?
The donkeys, my precious jennys - do they understand? Who knows? Other donkey folk say yes they do know - I sure hope so because it's a big change for them too. I can only talk to them across the fence these days.
Siog was with me when I fell and her wariness suggests that she experienced "something" that made her uneasy. I am trying reassure her. I did try some target training through the fence but it's too awkward with one hand (even my dominant one.) So I must settle into the moment and try to organize my thoughts into something creative and productive.
I had to pull out of the studio tour this summer, just when I felt like I was on a roll with new work, but it's okay. There will be another opportunity.
I am blessed to live in this community - the support is tremendous, loving and caring. Likewise my amazing partner who has picked up the slack everywhere - he is a peach!
In the middle of it all, our beloved 10 year old cat Arlo died last weekend - he was diagnosed with cancer 4 months ago and thus began his steady decline. We were grateful that his life ended peacefully at home ... at least.
I'll end this post here - with my tribute to a great feline friend. Gentle summer greetings to you all.