4 years ago I said goodbye to my Hayley Horse.
I told myself that, this year, I wouldn’t be sad.
So instead, I’m just going to share my favorite thing about her.
Hayley was always food motivated. She was similar to Batty in that she ate first and thought later, but she was very vocal in her thoughts, similar to Jiminy.
She was NEVER afraid to tell you when you were late with breakfast or dinner or just moving too slowly for her comfort level. After all, with breakfast (or dinner or tea), it was a matter of LIFE or DEATH and we all should hurry up and FEED HER.
So, after we moved her home, she quickly discovered that we had the house’s corner bedroom. In the morning, she would wait until the light went on and start screaming for breakfast. In the spring and fall months, if the windows were open, she’d start sooner, and the screaming would start the MOMENT the alarm would go off. So, you’d have an alarm, and you’d have a secondary alarm of HAYLEY yelling in the background. And, if you were to look out the window? Hayley would be staring straight at you, wondering why the hell you weren’t downstairs prepping her breakfast.
That was Hayley. Food driven and highly impatient.
Jiminy has tried to take on the vocal horse, but he has BIG shoes to fill.
I’ll always miss her, but I’m happy she free of pain and health issues.