It's never easy to say goodbye and Amigo was no exception. He was a big, swaggering dude of a horse. It always made me smile to see him come walking up for food. He reminded me of how John Wayne walked...and I kept trying to get it on video but he was too quick for me. By the time I would remember to get my phone out and get the camera going he'd be at the fence looking at me as if to say, "C'mon already! I'm hungry!" I groomed Amigo quite a few times this past spring when I first started volunteering at Wings and he was always patient and let me work on him. For a bit...
I've gotten attached to all the animals at Wings, so even if they are going off to a new home it's still sad for me. But that's the goal of the rescue, to either give sanctuary to the animals and keep them healthy and happy to the end of their lives, or to see them on to their new homes. We've had a few of both this year, and I take comfort from the fact that the animals are given the best care possible at Wings, and everyone who works there is truly committed to that care. Debora wrote a really wonderful tribute to Amigo which you can read on our home page. Adios, Amigo, we loved you well.
Laura Weise is a Wings volunteer who lives in Stevensville and will be bringing you stories of life at the barn.