As Lucky Nickel has told you already, we went to visit Isobelle and her friends on the long journey from Iowa to Canada. Isobelle lives with other goats and some mini horses, and also a wonderful retired racehorse named Number.
I am particularly fond of Number.
He's very gentle, and I feel drawn to him somehow. Maybe it's because, when I was about 8 or 9 years old, I went to summer horse-riding camp, so he reminds me of my childhood.
Maybe it's because he's a retired racer, just like my greyhound, and I know how much he appreciates the wonderful home he has with Bev and her other four-legged friends.
Or maybe, it's because he brought me some very precious moments of peace and tranquility on a long and stressful journey, which was a rare and special gift.
Thank you Number, for your calming presence and your lovely soft nose. Sending you long distance love!