i haven’t posted a mighty man update lately because i miss him so much it makes me too sad. but i have been out to visit him several times in the last month and my mom has been filling in for me and calling with updates. she’s now stocking organic carrots in her fridge just for my boy. several weeks ago she let me know mite had apparently been to the salon and was now sporting braids. i had to take a drive out the following weekend just to see. here he is looking dapper in his new hairstyle.
no one could think he isn’t the most beautiful horse on the planet – am i right?
this weekend i saw him again. his braids had come apart and the mighty zegen was wearing a face mask! for a brief moment i had the thought – it could be possible that mighty had been missing me too and his eyes became irritated from crying – but then i thought not – and proceeded to worry about what happened to my baby boy. he didn’t seem nearly as upset with his mask as i was and we had a good time catching up.
the masked mighty man
(he reminded me a little bit of a woman i once saw on first avenue wearing a 3 layer niqab – you click here to see the resemblance.)
as usual he didn’t want me to leave and tried to kick down the fence. i kept trying to get in my car but had to go back 3 times and assure him i would visit again soon & have mom bring him some snacks during the week.
“You can close your eyes to the things you do not want to see, but you cannot close your heart to the things you do not want to feel.
finally . . . after weeks of torture, i found a great place. i didn’t want to tell anyone until the lease was signed so up until now, mighty man was the only one i told. i’m pretty sure he was devastated. i gave him extra organic carrots and promised to visit as often as possible but he still seemed pretty agitated & stomped around in the mud and then slobbered mud all over my jacket i had just washed due to yesterday’s slobber.
might's muddy feet
but the management company called yesterday and said i was approved. 🙂 Here it is:
the other exciting news is that mighty man’s mom commented on my blog post and now i know he’s 4 years old and his real name is zegen. zegen means ‘blessing’ in dutch – the perfect name for him, although i can’t help but continue to call him mighty man which was shortened to mighty several months ago and now i’m pretty much down to ‘mite’. i think he likes having a nick name anyway.
it turns out mighty has his own web page! not only is he the most gorgeous horse in the universe, he’s kind of like royalty. he has an amazing lineage which you can see here. such a humble horse, he never even mentioned it to me. anyway, he has a wonderful family who loves him and his birth mom lives right across the street. one of these horses is mite’s mom:
i will find out when i have tea with mite’s human mom. yup, we’re having tea and hanging with the horses! leave it to the kind of luck i’ve had in my 9 months in nj to almost meet someone just as i’m packing to leave . . .
“Horses make a landscape look beautiful”
– Alice Walker