LOL Now all we want from her is a baby! Our white donkey, Preacher, tries to woo her and she wants nothing to do with him. A white Mule or Molly would be so cool! She wants Ahri, our beautiful black (gelded!) Arabian. Oh well, we can only hope she'll give it up to poor Preacher some day!
We decided that we can't afford to take all of the horses to Kansas with us, so we put Kai on Craig's List to find her an adoptive family. We were VEEERRRYYY particular as to who would get her. She loves this area, with all the grass and hills, so we knew it had to be some place just like ours: woods, hills, creek, pastures.
God answered! The AWESOME family we found live about 45 minutes from here, their property has woods, hills, a creek, and pastures! Plus, if she wants (which is unlikely), she has a barn to go into.
The family has 8 children, 2 of whom are grown and out of the house, but the others that are there range from 16 down to 6 months! Kai will have children to love on her for the rest of her life. The people are very special people. I can't even begin to describe how wonderful they are! They are the rare type of people that are just, plain GOOD!
Kai has bonded with the 16 yo daughter, who is the one that spends the most time with her. She lies down in the pasture while Kai grazes. She talks to her, grooms her. Basically, everything. The Dad is a wounded Vet, and Kai is his therapy horse. She seems to know this and is very patient with him. When the baby is around, Kai won't move. She stands completely still. I knew Kai was special!
We plan on visiting Kai before we leave, so we can see everyone and say "good-bye" to Kai. I feel that we were Kai's intermediate family, that she was supposed to be here with this incredible family. I can only thank the Divine for bringing her into our lives and for allowing us to enrich someone else's with Kai's presence. We will keep in touch (they have a family website) and watch how Kai does over the years. I know she'll live a long & health life with her new, awesome family!
Blessings to Kai and the Eddington's!