Talked to Mom today, who talked to Ida, Estes' "other mother".
My baby girl is doing okay out on fat pasture, which makes me very happy, because we got her moved down just before the weather went to crap. However, she spent the first two days she was with her old herd, hollering and looking for Mom's herd. It's the first time since I bought her that we've broken up Mom's herd for the winter and it was distressing for her. That makes me very sad.
She's settled in to her old herd again and has stopped calling for Ranger, Jesse, and Washoe. But it still makes me sad, in a my-kid's-gone-to-kindergarten kind of way.
In happier news, remember this:
It's been released! Heidi got her copies the other day. I can't wait to read it. Anyone who is interested in buying it can go here to order it. And, if you order it by a certain date (I honestly don't remember what the date is), Julie will inscribe and autograph it for you.
I'm a little nervous to read my contribution, because Heidi just asked us for some trail riding horror stories. So I shared the story of when Estes about broke my leg in a gate. Since I just jotted it down, I have no recollection of what I said, other than Estes about broke my leg. I hope she or Julie polished it up pretty-like and I don't sound like a total idiot. :)
Heidi asked for trail riding horror stories too early - if she had waited a few months, Mom would have had a doozy to contribute. Nothing like getting kicked, shattering your elbow and having to ride out as a contribution to a trail riding book.