Birthdays

@ElicBxn (60802)
United States
February 3, 2011 5:25pm CST
No, this isn't really about a landmark thing or I wouldn't have put it in cats now would I? I took a check for Maggiepie over to my vet to pay for taking her cat to the vet last week. On the way, I stopped by my bank and got some money to pay on my bill. So, I'm with the lady vet, Dr. "J" and she's hovering over the date trying to remember what day it was. I said: "Its the 3rd." "Right," she said and put it in. "It would've been my dad's 89th birthday," I told her. "Well, its "D"'s birthday," she said. "He's behind you." I turned around and wished Dr. "D" a happy birthday and then said that it would've been Sunup's birthday, she was born about 68 or 69. That's how I remembered her birthday, because she had the same birthday as my dad. When I was a horse crazy teen, I rode a horse named Sundown. When she was about 13 or 14 she got pregnant, but a handsome young stud who was running lose in the fields behind the stable property. We debated a bunch of names and ended up with Sunup, and since she was a palomino to Sunny's buckskin, it did seem especially apt. So, I'm sure Sunup is long gone like her mom (who made it to her mid-30's I might add) but I still remember the day I went out to see the pretty golden girl with the bald face and blue eyes. So, if its your birthday, happy Birthday! Just know you share it with some good folks, and a very cute little horse!
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@GardenGerty (97927)
• United States
4 Feb 11
Very nice story. It is interesting how we pin things on to other things and connect it all together and put a ribbon on it. Sunup and Sundown, quite the set of names. It seems lots of birthdays in the early part of February.
@ElicBxn (60802)
• United States
4 Feb 11
Dr. "D" said he had never met anyone with his birthday before. My friend, Elaine, had a birthday in February, I still miss her!
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@GardenGerty (97927)
• United States
4 Feb 11
My first husband would have been 58 on Friday.
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@GardenGerty (97927)
• United States
13 Oct 11
I am beginning to feel like a slacker, so many of my friends are resolving their discussions. Thanks.
@eileenleyva (10963)
• Philippines
4 Feb 11
The Chinese are euphoric ushering the the year of the metal rabbit... so the yellow-skinned birthday celebrants must be having grand celebrations, too... with bunnies all around. Honestly Elic, I love horses, too.
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@ElicBxn (60802)
• United States
4 Feb 11
I was, and am, a horse crazy gal, never actually crazy enough to own one... but I sure rode well past the fall that should've taught me better! Yeah, year of the rabbit... they better watch out, I'm a snake!
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@GardenGerty (97927)
• United States
4 Feb 11
I believe I am a snake as well. Go figure. My son love dragons, and is a dragon, my husband loves dogs, and is a dog, and I have always called my daughter a lamb, and she is a lamb. So how is it that I am a snake?
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@moondancer (7434)
• United States
4 Feb 11
I like stories like this. It's not my birthday. My daughters is in a few days, she will be 35. She is getting on up there. hummm I guess we all are aren't we? I do like the name you chose.
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@ElicBxn (60802)
• United States
4 Feb 11
I didn't name Sundown, tho I did name Sunup. The original owner of Sundown breed her and kept her foal, a mare named April's Love, another bald faced palomino, only with brown eyes. Sundown was a big pony, 13 hands 3 inches (that 4 inches times 13 plus 3 or said 13'3) Sunup was a small horse at 14'3, or one inch over the pony/horse divide! 35 huh? I remember that age, about where I really figured out I wasn't bullet proof!
• United States
4 Feb 11
lol, you got it and I think she is about there too. Her birthday is Sunday. Then her husband's is 2 days later.
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@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
4 Feb 11
Sunup = Dawn... Secret messages?
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@ElicBxn (60802)
• United States
4 Feb 11
and your evil twin... Dusk=Sundown?
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@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
4 Feb 11
a+++
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@suguwillu (113)
4 Feb 11
Very nice to know the story. i dont know there is some one's birthday today. hope everything happen to or lead to something good. God Bless
@ElicBxn (60802)
• United States
4 Feb 11
a new day and snow
@Hatley (164672)
• Garden Grove, California
4 Feb 11
hi elicbxn nope mybirthday was back in November so I am a scorpio but mybest friend's son just had a birthday. He is thirty one and it seems like he should still be twenty time has flown so fast. Sunup is probably running free on the Rainbow Bridge. So happy birthday to all the friends with birthdays in February.
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@ElicBxn (60802)
• United States
4 Feb 11
my birthday is also in November, but I'm Sag. Yeah, we are coming up on March, when 3 of the roomie's 5 nieces and nephews have birthdays - all within a week of each other! but it seems like they should still be like 13 or so instead of 21 or 22!
@Opal26 (17691)
• United States
4 Feb 11
Hi Elic! I don't know anyone who is having a birthday today, but will definitely wish your Dad, Sunup and those whose birthday that it is or might have been a Happy Birthday! I mean it from my heart, even it if is a birthday in Heaven or on Rainbow Bridge, you are all still remembered with more love than you can imagine~
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@ElicBxn (60802)
• United States
4 Feb 11
I kind of hope Sundown is waiting for me, I loved her so much, even if she wasn't my horse! I never got to ride Sunup, but she was one of 4 horses the owner kept when she sold the stable and they were teaching jumping on her at 5 years old!
@BarBaraPrz (19576)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
3 Feb 11
Thanks. It's not today, but it's coming. Got a pic of Sunup?
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@ElicBxn (60802)
• United States
3 Feb 11
not off hand, in my photo album that the kids LOST!!! If I ever find it I'll post!
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