Keep Your Heros....
THAT, my dears, is Nancy Wilson from Heart, still rocking. Still my hero. After all these years. My second guitar, when I was 13, was the Exact Same Very Guitar that Nancy played. (An Ovation) Of course. And one of my first solos I learned was the intro to Crazy On You.
I never got to see Heart as a teenager, or after. Saw them on Sunday. I'm still happy about that.
I had a lot of thoughts on the importance of Heros this week. They seem to have fled me, the thoughts, not the Heros. They've turned into something like: "Heros. Good." Nancy was one of the first woman musicians I loved, admired and wanted to be, along with Mary Travers, at nine, and Frida Lyngstad from Abba, at 11. They were my Heros. And Dorothy Hamil, and Chris Evert, For skating and Tennis. Strong women all.
I still have Heros. Keep your Heros. Find new ones. Follow them. And get inspired. Again. And again. Take from that and let it come out in everything you do, every moment. And you may find out you are someone's Hero too. Or just make them happier. For that moment.
There. That's my Deep Thought for tonight.
I am home now, Woodsman Hans having agreed to sleep with the Dogs tonight, while the Boss is gone. (OK, so that came out really wrong, you know what I mean.) Cabal is a lot better, so much that it is hard to keep him quiet, and not playing. The operation was a complete success, and he will have his TPLO surgery on August 10th. And another 6 weeks of recovery. But then, Dog Party!
Dim pulled himself up lame on Monday. No idea why, but it doesn't seem serious, say Those That Know These Things. He's not limping now, tho very scary at the time it was. Very scary. He lurched. He must have strained something, running about. We walk tho now, and it seems to be healing well.
No riding him of course, so I rode two other horses this week. Which was great, to put it mildly. Learned a LOT in my lessons on them. I've learned that your leg needs to be completely relaxed as it has four parts (so far that I know of) to it, each of which one uses independently at any moment. Your hands have fingers, which work two reins, each of which do different things. At any moment. And your elbows of all things play a huge part. Your seat sits Back, and your upper body turns. And your Core can stop a horse in its tracks. You use all of these, all the time and all at once.
Pretty cool, eh?
All the Bengals are lovely. Well, not really. They are grumpy. They are not liking this Not At Home Much, but they forgive.
Remember Zoraline? The Bengal in San Fransisco we saved, with her kitten? She needs a home. Her Foster home is only taking kittens now and is full up, and this beautiful girl needs her Forever Home. If you are out there, think about it. No problems, except her fused leg, which doesn't slow her up much. Sweet, and loving she is. Think about it.
And Beez has a new Friend she saved from the street. We need to find some low cost vet care for the Baby, or start sending Beez some Fivers to help out. Poor thing was very close to being dead, and then Someone, in this case Beez, cared. If they cross our paths, we save them.
And that makes a difference.
You are my Heros.
Love and Admiration,