10. 31 late,,,,
Too. Much too soon and too steep and too cold... that sums up today... but on we go !!~
It is about Chelsea--- we have a adult center to go to there today... and my last experience with Chelsea was the place was on the side of a cliff. Where it took 2 dogs and judy to hold back my walker from shooting of into boston harbor... I considered calling off the visit today... then judy comes along and says “oh it’s not the same place....”... but on the map... it is darn close.... I think I put in the dd last time that if it was not for siri we never would have found it----- ok all you googlers... last time was Lafayette st? in Chelsea.. this time 201 Captains row----chelsea...
Ihad hoped to stay home ans straighten out the “boards” with you all... and get the last “winners” presents in the mail ... along with finding my chair...
I got a notice that the motor for the chair was $175—so that will be an battle – the chair never worked right when I got it.last January and the warranty should......, but I bet that is another argument....
Along with getting the henny penny and hay boards numbers and GIFTS” straightened out--- there is the IRS ( tomorrow is a deadline...) then the real problem... getting my stove hooked up... it is darn cold today ...32 degrees almost freezes me and water !
So here’s a good mule story*****this is taken from camron adibi's newsletter----
Most think of mules as being stubborn. Those who have spent time with a mule know these four-legged animals are highly intelligent and spiritual beings. I met Clyde thanks to my friend Betsy. Clyde was a companion to Bruno. Betsy asked me to give Bruno massages to help with physical injuries. Right away, I could tell Clyde was not only studying everything that I did, he was helping.
Clyde and Bruno are both rescues. Clyde was a draft mule for Amish farmers who use mules instead of modern farm equipment.
Clyde is one of the success stories. He lives a good life at a private riding center, thanks to his current owners. I have been working with Clyde helping him with his rehabilitation. He has arthritis and is learning his new environment. Now, in his early to mid twenties, he does not have a job. I am investigating if he can be a therapy mule. This is the first mule who I have worked with, and boy, I love him!
Our work together has been simple. Several days per week, we walk around the property together. I am teaching him basic commands. After our walk, I give him a body massage to help with his physical health and release some of his trauma.
He is slowly learning to trust me. I am very deliberate and clear when I work with him but kind and offer tons of praise.
In Native American culture, the mule is a spiritual representation of balance and harmony. Clyde is searching for something much deeper than the material comforts of food, water or shelter. He wants to be seen by another who understands him. Mules are known for their hard work and being sure-footed. When I see Clyde, I see strength, patience and determination. He will not give up even when he has every reason to give up. Many have let him down in his lifetime.
Mules are also known to be incredibly loyal and protective. Now that I have entered into Clyde’s world, I have a responsibility. I have to carry out his mission. And what is his mission? To help others who lost their way, either four-legged or two-legged. This old warrior wants to give back.
That is strength.