Going into 2020, I am so thankful and happy about how 2019 went for me. In January 2019, I decided to leave the corporate world and do my house-sitting full time. By June 2019, I had sold out my year! A large part of this has to do with being able to move in with my dad after mom passed in 2016. Being gone so much with house sitting jobs it would be pointless for me to be renting a place. Dad is a phenomenal cook and I honestly would starve without him. Before I leave for house sitting jobs, he always happens to make “extra food” for me to take. Meats, banana loaf, veggies and fruit that he just happened to buy extras of. Also, the truck that takes me down the road to all my house-sitting jobs. Dad helped me purchase it and I’m thankful every day that I get to drive it.
To Angela and Norm Turcotte that own Diamond T Paints and Boarding horses in Ponoka, AB. When Fancy, my quarter horse mare was pregnant with her first foal, we had nowhere to go a month before her due date. To those that know me, you can just imagine the amount of stress that this caused. Angela and Norm bought their place in March 2018 and Fancy moved in April 2018. Her foal Sunday, along with Angela’s assistance was born at 4:30 am on Sunday, May 13, 2018. Mother’s Day. I moved them closer to home in July of 2018, that was a big mistake. The person who was caring for them was doing a poor job and I was once again looking for a place to move my duo. Unfortunately, the places I had lined up to move my duo closer to home fell through. A few text messages later, we were headed back to Angela’s on July 8, 2019.
When we arrived, sad to say, my duo looked like auction mart rescues. Sunday had a pot belly full of worms, his winter coat and this is now July plus he just looked dull. Fancy, also had hair still from winter, was a little bit better weight wise and in foal. Once again, with guidance from Angela and the vet at Central Veterinary in Ponoka, Sunday and Fancy were put back on track to good health. After 6 weeks of dewormer, Buckeye Nutrition Growth and Excel Eq, my duo was finally looking at their best! Their winter coats were all shed out, Fancy’s dapples were showing full force and Sunday was finally growing and filling out as a yearling should be.
Being back at Angela’s also led me to meet Cecile Dykstra and Dawn MacKay. Sunday went into training for the month of October and two weeks in December with Cecile and I honestly couldn’t be happier! He was calm before, he’s even more chill now. Sunday was not happy about moving at all from the right side, it was honestly a battle. But after a fabulous massage and heat pad from Dawn MacKay, he is moving way better and feeling a whole lot better! Fancy has also enjoyed her massage sessions.
Monika Hamilton and I met after I shared a post on Facebook about house sitting. This has led to an awesome friendship that I’m grateful for and her letting me ride her horse Samara to be back in the saddle again. Shelley Bluett for your guidance in coaching and lessons and welcoming Sunday and I to Spoons Arabians!
I can’t thank you all enough for your support and encouragement and guidance this past year.
2020 is going to be so exciting and I’m glad I have you all in my circle for it.
Thank you so much again from Fancy, Sunday and I.