Monday Morning Ritual

Monday mornings, especially now that it’s warmed up, means coffee on the deck, with a toast to my favorite Girl…

Lovely bum!

This past weekend, on the hottest day of the year, her skull finally made it from the cage to the maceration tub.
Along with some other bones.
Now, we wait.
Change the water every couple of weeks.
And wait some more.
Hopefully, with the heat of summer full upon us now, maceration won’t take long, and I’ll have my sweet mare’s skull clean and ready for decorating.
And I know it sounds cold and awful to be cleaning her skull, but I have been a bone collector for years…longer than Hubby and I have been together.
Truth is, if I *didn’t* keep Cookie’s skull, I know I would regret it.
I always knew I would keep hers…I just thought it would be another 15 years from now before she gave it to me.


Monday mornings remind me how much I miss her sassyness, her demands for coffee and gingersnaps, those breaths of horsie breath in my face…

34 weeks today.

From her colic 2 years ago…it really was the beginning of the end for her…all the money and vet visits in the world just prolonged things, and we still had no answers until the very end.

And I still miss her like it just happened today…

7 thoughts on “Monday Morning Ritual

  1. Comedy Plus says:

    Awww, what a heartwarming post. I know she was ever so precious to you. Keeping a part of her is a good thing.

    I linked this post to Awww Mondays.

    Have a great day and know I’m sending you a big healing hug. ♥

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    • WolfSong says:

      Thank you Sandee.
      I’m always a little hesitant to share what I’ve been doing with her, but then I remember I’ve always said I will be brutally honest here.
      So if someone doesn’t like, or understand, my decisions, I’m happy to explain.
      It’s means the world to me when someone (and a friend at that) does understand.
      (((hugs))) back atcha! 🙂

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  2. barnraised says:

    This inspired me to go out and spend some quality time with my boy today. I’ve really been taking him for granted!

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  3. Looking forward to seeing your finished artwork…what a unique way to honor the memory of your lovely girl. 🐴💙


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