I have not had Christmas for a while. In fact the last time I had that Christmas feeling was when I was on the mountain with my good friend Linda. In June. If you are wondering what I am talking about you can read my post about my Christmas feeling by clicking CHRISTMAS.
Well, I just got back that Christmas feeling today when I read an email from Cass of the NPS. She told me that she had seen Prince dogging Galaxy and his band (formally Prince’s Band), just a few days ago!
I have not seen Prince since June. I heard the end of July that he was hanging around the bait trap for a few free meals, but I did not see him. Apparently those extra calories have paid off. He is now dogging his former band.
I am happy about this, but also very cautious with my happiness. I know of another stallion that recovered from his injuries and started to dog his former band. Lakota. The outcome of that was not good, and I hope that Prince stays injury free.
Prince was born in 1993, which would make him 19. Old by some standards, but there have been some stallions in the Pryors who have reclaimed their bands. Chino is one of them. Perhaps Prince will be another. However, I do love Galaxy, and he has been an amazing band stallion with his new band. My feelings are torn. Maybe, just maybe Prince can reclaim one of his mares and everyone can be happy.
Argh! I sooo want to be able to see this all for myself, but with two new Pryor horses and a new sick rescue puppy, needing my love and attention, it will not happen soon. The weather of course does make this endeavor more challenging as well. I will have to be patient and rely on my friends to fill me in on the mountain for a while. I so appreciate my friends.
I also learned that they saw many bands, Cloud’s being one of them. Damsel was not with them. I will not give up hope on her. I hope that we will all be surprised to find her with a handsome former bachelor, perhaps with a new foal. That is my hope, and I will not let myself think otherwise right now.
No one has seen Merlin. I still have hope for him as well.
For now, I will keep this Christmas feeling and hope for the best.