On Such a Day Many Things Occured....
Well, this has certainly been a day of surprises! Some good, some bad, and some, quite frankly a little un-nerving.
Let's get the bad out of the way first. We lost a hive. Not the angry Kitty hive, we did some work there and that was as much fun as it ever it is, haven't moved it yet, looking at next month. The problem was at the other hives. When I took the Magnetic Fields down to the hives on Saturday, there was clearly something wrong with the Mimko hive.
The bees were few, lots of drones and no one was doing anything very much. I didn't go into the hive, but called Sharon and said Something was not right. When we went today, we found the honey had all been robbed by other bees, and the hive was mostly weird looking drones, which is what happens when workers lay eggs. The Queen was long gone. Just empty crumbling comb.
We don't know what happened, perhaps the Queen was not strong, that hive had never done very much and we got no honey from it at all. Perhaps the stronger hive killed her and robbed the honey. Perhaps she died and for whatever reason the worker didn't make new Queen cells. But the hive is dead.
Ok, well, now that you are all cheerful....
The dressage meet was very fun. It was weird, a lot of the women were, well, I can only say "Snooty" There is a saying that goes something like "Take your work seriously and yourself not at all. The first is essential, and the second disastrous." Too true. They made me want to laugh, kind of, like HELLO? This is meant to be FUN! Are you being too Cool for me? Spare me your coolness.....
Then there were the rest of the women. Ah. My tribe. Loved 'em. They can't wait for me to start riding again, and come and hang out with them, and HAVE SOME FUN with horses. One women in particular, the best rider of the lot, was amazing, besides being magic on horseback, she was wonderful fun. These would be my friend Melissas's friends.
(just found out tonight that Melissa is a lurker here! HA! Melissa...come out and de-lurk.....)
Melissa trains and teaches riding for her art. I am starting back tomorrow night. It seems there is a sport, or form of riding, called "Bareback and Bitless" which is pretty much what you think it is. THAT is the sport for me. Melissa says I have a year, and will perform this magic at next years event. Melissa has great faith in me.
And this just in. I have my next foster lined up. He came to a shelter across the state today, who wouldn't touch him, and called the rescue group. Not sure if he can be helped or not, he has had three homes in his short life, and all gave up on him, poor Kitty. He has some peeing issues, among other things, but there is a Cat Behaviour Women in California who has had some success in these sorts of things who will help me. And a breeder who may help as well.
I am not sure I exactly want this, but I am just as sure I want to try. Because Someone needs to do Something, or he will end up in a sanctuary for un-wanted rescues, and never have a chance at life and love. He is scared and lonely right now, and doesn't trust anyone, or have any reason to. Can I help? I don't know. Can I try? Yes.
He is, of course, an F1.
Gotta love it.
Life and Death and Love,