Sunday, September 16, 2012


It's been nearly a month since I've posted.  Two days after I posted that Isadora Ducken had been killed, my mother fell in some road construction in front of my parents' house and broke her leg.  She's been in the hospital ever since.  First they had to decide what to do.  Then they surgically plated the bone back together.  Physical therapy followed.  As yet she is not allowed to put any weight on that leg, but they plan to release her on Wednesday.

In the meantime, my father contracted a bad infection known as "C. diff", probably at the hospital while visiting Mom.  He is also hospitalized with a plan to be transferred to a skilled nursing facility until he's 100% better.  They don't want him to infect Mom.

I live about 80 minutes away from my parents.  Luckily my three siblings all live closer, but the stress has been great.

Now that you have the background, I come to the story that goes with the photo.  A couple of days ago I brushed Ulani outside.  When I do that, I usually just leave the hair in the grass.  Maybe a bird will line her nest with it, or it will discourage pesky raccoons from visiting.

This morning when I went out to the barn, I saw something that startled me.  Along with all of the gray hair, there were a couple of clumps of tawny.  Ulani does not have tawny hair.  That was Oskar's color.

I think he's letting me know he's looking out for me.


The JR said...

I do bet finding the tawny hair was startling.

I'm sorry to hear about your parents. Hope they are on the mend.

Take care of yourself.

Rose H (UK) said...

Oh my goodness, I hope your Mom & Dad are soon fully recovered. I know how distressing it is when they are both unwell - living away from the area must make things difficult for you.
Yes,I think Oskar is looking out for you...
Rose H