Folly, a 26-year old mare arrived, tack included, and I began my life-long equestrian journey.
A horse in hawaiʻi
When we moved to Hawaii we brought Smoke, my 29-year old Palomino Appaloosa, and Gerdie, our mid-age Nubian goat. It was painful to give our other two Nubians to our electrician, but we just couldn’t swing the cost to fly everyone!
Almost as soon as we landed, and got to our temporary home in Hakalau, our friends, John and Karen Fitzgerald gave us a 3-week old baby goat they had found in a nearby field. They had named her Heidi. I bottle fed her and added her into the four-legged McGeehan tribe. Pat was none to pleased.
When we left the rented yurt and moved to our purchased hale, we inherited one cat – Tutu, one dog, HeHe, and a gorgeous peacock named Mr. P. (Once again, very creative!)
On May 1, 2018, we lost Smoke, just ten days shy of 36 years old. A few months later, Gerdie succumbed to a tumor in her chest. And poor Mr. P fell victim to the jaws of Wally. But, in time, we filled those enormous voids.