After dinner it was decided we would go out and groom the horses, Bruce and Kathryn went to gather up flash and Cindy went to harness Sally, OK this wasn’t working for anyone, Flash just kept walking away from Bruce and I am not sure why Sally wouldn’t cooperate, Whiskey walked right up to Cindy and placed his nose against the bright pink harness she was carrying so to make a long story short he was shortly wearing a bright pink harness and being led with the matching lead rope, Bruce finally talked Flash into his harness and also led him to the rack for a good brushing, I sat back and watched all of this and helped Cindy tie up Whiskey, she turned and told Sally “see what you are missing” so I walked over to Sally to see if she would come to me which she always has in the past, we walked together over to the rest of the group and Sally also got a good brushing from me without a harness or lead rope, not that I am an expert horse person but I thought I would at least give it a try, I actually think she saw the other horses standing together and wanted to join them, the brushing was just a bonus. Remember Sally is the Mustang we rescued from the shelter and it is beginning to look like we just may have adopted two rather than one because she sure is getting round in the middle, I’ll let you know when we find out for sure.
Flash, Sally, and Whiskey grazing in the pasture
In the middle of the horse brushing I hear screaming coming from the direction of the house, I actually thought it was kids playing across the street, Bruce stops and says “Did you feel that” Kathryn agrees with him and he says “I think we just had an earthquake” the screaming continues in the house and the kids next door are running toward the house screaming “Earthquake” I actually felt nothing and Cindy says neither did she, I guess it rattled inside the house pretty good but there was no damage in our immediate area other than Cindy’s Moms nerves, Dad got her calmed down pretty quick, fear is a big thing and I have been inside the house when it shook just the sound of the dishes shaking and the sudden swinging of the ceiling fan’s chain is enough to get your heart pumping a bit faster.
The initial news reports showed a 6.9 Earthquake had hit near Mexicali, Mexico this was very quickly upgraded to 7.2, Mexicali is about 400 miles from us but I guess that is pretty close when it comes to feeling an Earthquake of 7.2 magnitude on the Richter scale, Melissa called and said it was really strong at her home near Los Angeles and Cindy’s brother was in Hemet and mentioned that he was rocking and rolling there, pretty scary stuff but all of our family is just fine with no damage. Pray for those who are affected by tragedies like this and Thank God for those who were blessed to not be involved.