Claire and I wanted to write you as soon as we got to our new home. Boy it was a long ride. As you know we left on Wednesday morning but we did not get to our house till Thursday night. Mom was so worried about us. Claire did not do to well. She had a tough time hauling. The pain was really bad for her and the bumping around we difficult. She unloaded very very slowly and boy she could hardly walk. Mom met the trailer at the farm and had our rooms ready with new shavings, fresh water and lots of really fresh (just cut) hay. I really wanted to go and meet our new family but Claire couldn't handle it so mom but us to bed right away. It was a really pretty night though. The mom was out and I could see my new sisters (5 of them) out in their paddocks munching away. I said hello and they answered back. We got lots of love when we were settled in. Mom is very concerned about Claire. She gave her something for the pain. Before mom left she washed down our faces with a cold washcloth and cleaned our dirty eyes of all the travel dust. Then she gave us a treat and several kisses and hugs. Before she left she also turned on some soft music and turned of the lights so we could sleep well and we did. Mom was back at the farm early to feed and introduce us to the family. It was all so exciting. Everyone, except Claire ran around in their paddocks showing off what they could do. I meet Duchess, Beauty, Katie, Cassie and Star. Beauty told me she was the only one that didn't go through your program. She really cool though. We talked and played all day while mom worked in the pasture and cleaned the barn and gave Claire a bath. Mom went to the feed store and bought a bunch of stuff. I got a new fly sheet and a rain blanket and so did Claire. She told us it rains up her in Washington a lot so she wanted us to be ready. Its supposed to rain tonight. Claire had a tough day and mom spent a lot of time with her. I think she will be all right. Mom talked to the vet about her and he is coming out in a few days. He wants her to settle in a bit before he has to do things with her. I heard we are going to get shots too. YUCK!!!! Well, I am going to take a nap.
Thanks for all you have do for us Gail. You're great. I know mom is happy we are here and so are we.
River and Claire