To people who don’t have animals, the relationship between owner and pet must seem ludicrous. All that baby talk, all the money spent, not to mention the hours of worry and the emergency vet trips. And the thing is, I could wax lyrical about the wonders of a relationship with an animal; but you either get it (and therefore will understand my pain), or you won’t (and never will).
I have a beautiful horse, P. She came to me from a charity at 9months old. She is now 4. I have taught her everything she knows, but she has taught me so much more. She is my best friend.
Today, I have made the decision to send her back to the charity. I can no longer afford her, both financially but also in time and energy. My heart is broken in two, but for all sorts of reasons, this is right for us both.
I will miss my girl with all I have.
I hate being an adult.