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Nibbles

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Yesterday I visited Smalls with a very large bag of fresh apples and carrots.  I fed almost all of it to Smalls.  I spent a good deal of time petting and HUGGING Smalls.   Well, my hands smelled like apples and carrots. I was petting Smalls’s nose and he started smelling my hands looking for treats.   He must’ve gotten confused by the smell and he nibbled my hand … a little too vigorously.  Now…

The Happy Loner

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I had I had no date to the prom I actually didn’t go I always bought a single ticket to every concert show. I roam the malls all on my own. And, no I am not sad. I do enjoy a friend and conversation had. I didn’t conform and got left out It hurt, I stood my ground And life has taught me ego and truth Are definitely not bound…

The Third Book is in the Works!

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the cover of my next book FAILING FIFTYAn Empty Nester’s Cautionary TaleMother Bird Falls from The Nest

The Ugly Time

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And then it came The Ugly Time Fucking shit Fucking mine Came on slow I’m sure it did I’m sure the fucker crawled and slid  Bit by bit Day by day Quite astute Bent to betray Stupid ass Sitting on my laurel Sitting laughing Bullshit quarrel  Not moving much Please more wine Oh a nap How divine Bit by bit A pound Bad hair A poofy face Swollen glare Bit…

Smalls’s History

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This morning I met with the director of the stables regarding purchasing Smalls. Even though hubby had a fit about the idea, and friends advised against it, I thought I’d go and hear what she had to say. Well, it was quite an eye opener. First…. the money Anna, the director, is very fair and kind. She wants less than half what she paid for Smalls 5 years ago for…

A Smalls Story

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A Smalls Story Another great day with Smalls. We’re becoming buddies Sooooooooo…… I mean, it’s harmless to ask….so today I asked. I asked Bergen Equestrian director if the Center would be willing to sell me my best buddy Smalls. I’ve become so attached to this wonderful creature…a creature like me. Smalls is owned by the Center, which is owned by the County. Smalls is 15 years old. I’d like Smalls…

Love A Horse

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Had the most wonderful, wonderful! time at the stalls today….arrived an hour early in case Smalls wasn’t assigned as my ride today…but he was!!! So! First, I got to feed treats to Smalls and my others buddies, then Smalls went into the cross-ties to be prepped and saddled. The stable staff let me brush off the debris from his coat and mane extensively. I’ve become friendly with the staff. I…

Trooper and My Dog

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I think it was about seven years ago that I took my dog Gracie on a dog camping trip. Yes it was a camping adventure just for dog owners and their dogs. Our adventure was to take place for three days up at Lake George in New York. I was very excited and so was Gracie, we had a nice ride together in the car. However as we were just…

Gracie and Smalls

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I’ve started horseback riding lessons. I’m blessed to have the county stables here in my own town! I’ve been riding the most wonderful gentle giant….Smalls! Who the heck named this 2500 lb horse Smalls? Sense of humor? Smalls is absolutely loving, intuitive, kind and amazing. He looks past my eyes and into my soul. I took my dog Gracie, my first love, to meet the horses at the stable, and…

Let’s Visit Manhattan!

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I get around: Welcome to NYC!….Oh!, The Places You Will Go! I am Kathleen, and I have loved and enjoyed so very many aspects of New York City including restaurants, hotels, rooftops, museums and various neighborhood people watching! I would love to share my favorite place – NYC – with you …. or, find what suits you best, what you are looking for or to answer any questions. I have…