What’s Left?

Jan 12th, 2012 | By admin | Category: Opinion

By Lee McLane Editor/Publisher and Simba the late Squeaks adoptive baby

We have a story this week about a little girl getting a horse at an auction - it’s on the back page. It was so cute. It reminded me of when I was a little girl and wanted a horse so bad. I never got one - not until I was about 30 or so - but I remember how each Christmas I kept thinking there would be a horse tied up out in our backyard waiting for me. We lived in a subdivision where we couldn’t have a horse but our property also adjoined that of Camp Robinson in No. Little Rock - so I thought - I can just keep him/her out on the camp’s property (which I couldn’t have). Anyway - it was a constant and continuous dream I had of having a horse as a little girl. I would even hear horse hoof beats running past my bedroom at night - (I think I imagined that) - but who knows. Maybe back 100 years ago or so there were herds of horses roaming that area….if you believe that sort of thing.  I remember one Christmas about 7 or 8 years ago, on Christmas Eve I saw a truck pulling a horse trailer with two beautiful Shetland ponies in them. I wanted to just drop everything and follow the truck to see what lucky little girl or boy was going to get those two ponies. I didn’t  - but I know they went to someone around here. I hope they were as happy as I would have been as a child.  I did have a couple of friends who lived out in the country and had horses and I would get to go ride occasionally at their house. It was fun but there is nothing like owning your own horse. When I finally did get my own horse and brought him home to my house - it was wonderful. I could walk by my patio door and see him - and his donkey friend - out in the pasture grazing. I would wash him and ride him around in the yard and back in the pasture. It was fantastic. Now that I’m older, and he is gone to horse heaven - I can’t really ride anymore without risk of major injury, I look back on that time and am so thankful that I got to have those 4 or 5 years where I had my own horse and got to ride. Even though it was late, it did fulfill a dream - and you just can’t beat that.

I hope that you all can find a way to fulfill all your dreams. Sometimes we are the only ones stopping that fulfillment and we just have to “get out of the way” so that it can happen. But sometimes we have to make it happen. Either way - keep dreaming and keep expecting it to happen!

I hope you are having a great winter. Myself, I’m counting the days until springtime but trying to enjoy whatever the day may bring.

Have a great week!

Go to your happy place!

See you next week!