Friday, December 03, 2021 (December’s fullest moon [“Cold Moon”] rises on the 18th.)
‘Tis the day before a long-lingering deadline: Bend’s 2021 Christmas Parade.
Tomorrow at 6 a.m., I’ll hit the ground running by hurrying out to feed horses. And among them my donkey, Pimmy. Soon as they devour their hay, Pimmy will be separated for readying to march in the Parade.
Readying a donkey requires harder work than needed for grooming a horse. Pimmy enjoys rolling, and does so lots, in all sorts of messiness she happens upon. Of course, horses roll, too, but making Pimmy harder to groom is her coat. That’s a nice description, her covering as “a coat”. More realistically, it’s totally “Bear Hair”, its top-layer captures debris, and under-layers absorb all else.
Thankfully, Susie will be helping to get Pimmy ready. That bear hair needs mucho currying and brushing to rid top-level debris and underlying dust layers. Believe me dear readers, that a normal friendly pat on Pimmy’s topside causes wheezing and sneezing.
Pimmy couldn’t care less.
While Susie’s clearing the difficult coat, I’ll be pulling together the found parts of Pimmy’s old Christmas costume. When we begin to arrange them on our donkey, we’ll hope to transform her into “a Christmas gift”.
Our efforts consider other elements, too. One is that eleven-year-old Abby Gilbert will ride Pimmy in the Parade. Also, that Parade onlookers will be stepping up and giving Pimmy pats.
Yes! Our package must be Christmas Pretty and Dust-Cloud-Free!
Dear Friends: Worrying goals may consume and dull imaginings for beyond. Diana