Today, we are having company!! This is the first time in our old, new home! The kitchen and bathroom are still not finished and I’ve hung no artwork… but it is good enough for now!
HERE WE GO!
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Many many years ago I actually did see an Arabian horse that stunningly pure white. My (non-horsey) husband and I were visiting his family in a small remote Colorado town, interesting town that still had a working monastery, cannot recall its name. Coincidentally I had learned of an Arabian breeder who had a ranch nearby – a breeder of imported straight Egyptian lines. They brought out several of their show horses but the “show stopper” was a much older stallion of such hallowed bloodlines I was surprised Egypt had ever let him go to the US. Even this stallion’s movements were ethereal, he seemed to not touch the ground as he pranced around tossing his mane (also pure milk white) and flagging his tail, at times all four feet were not touching the earth. My husband just could not stop staring, mouth open. I had goosebumps and the hair on my head was raising, very strange feeling. In a lifetime of horses in general and Arabians in particular I had never seen the like. My husband then pulled out his checkbook. How much, my non-horse- person hubby asked. The owner just gave him a dismissive look. Pressing the issue my husband said Five Hundred Thousand. The owner turned a shoulder. My husband said (desperately) one million dollars, yes, back in those long ago days, we had it, but the owner wasn’t having any of it. The owner simply led the stallion back into the barn. For years after that I looked for that stallion’s get being available for sale, never found (but BIE Before Internet Era) not as easy back then. But neither of us blamed that owner one bit for refusing to sell what was then and even now the most beautiful horse we’d ever seen.