Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Getting close!

As big as Cotton has gotten in the last week, it is hard to imagine I ever had doubts! Now all I have to do is wait! Three of the four reservation spots are taken and the fourth may be as well. BUT she looks like she's going to have twice that!

Got this birthday photo of Riley. Jim and Helen say "We can't imagine our lives before we had him." Riley has gone from 6 pounds when he was picked up to 29 pounds. And look at those long legs!

The Derby

What an exciting Kentucky Derby. Even if none of my picks was in the top 10! The horse I was really watching... I Want Revenge... was scratched early Saturday morning and the 3 others I was interested in... Freisan Fire (I love his name and his Eight Bells connection,) General Quarters (love the background story and his low price) and Mr. Hot Stuff (love his big "puppyish" gangliness and his perserverence in the only race I saw him in, the Arkansas Derby, I think)... just didn't have it. But as I was watching the leaders round the turn and head down the stretch, I caught movement out of the corner of my eye and got to see the incredible "been nice fellas, gotta go now" run Mine That Bird made. He went passed everyone like he had lights flashing and the siren on! And his jockey's sheer joy was so much fun to watch. (The trainer, on the other hand, could have used another pain pill!) And just to show how little I really know about horse racing, I don't think Bird has a chance in the Preakness. Been waiting all these years for another Triple Crown winner... just don't think it's going to happen in 09.

Columbine, the book
Dave's book has moved up to #3 on the New York Times best seller list. Got my copy from Amazon a few days ago and am several chapters into it. As I said before, it's not a subject that has any real interest for me BUT it is easy reading and Dave makes the people real.

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