Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Birthday Girls!

Yesterday and today are big days around here!

On Monday, Lexi-loo turned seven officially. Of course the Jockey Club would have already called her seven, but whatever. Now it's real.

I wrote a retrospective about Lex recently, so I won't do it again now. Suffice it to say, I love her beyond all measure and I can't wait to see what her seventh year of life brings. We have some adventures ahead!

And today is...


Major excitement 'round these parts. Rocket is spending her first birthday at a training farm so my mom can get some stuff done and Rocket can learn some new baby skillz. 

Like wearing hats. Fashion is important.
Let's take a look back at Rocket's life, shall we?

Rocket--Gravity's Rainbow, if you're nasty--was born on April 15, 2013. The ladies at the foaling farm called her Taxi because she was born on tax day. She was enormous and adorable from birth.

She almost had to go to the vet twice in her first two days: the first time because she couldn't figure out how to nurse, and then because they were concerned that her bladder had ruptured. Fortunately, she was just fine. Better than fine, really--she was a little lady on the go from the beginning.

My mom got to see her a couple times, and took some cute video. She even got some of the early imprinting sessions on video. I'm so happy to have those. She also got some good video of her running around.

When she was almost three weeks old, I drove to Virginia to help Mom get her settled in at the ranch. It was a LOT of fun.

Rocket has shown herself to be curious and adventurous from the very beginning.

Here are some of my favorite pictures of her over the months.

And here are a few more pictures of her today:

She's come a long way in her short life. I love her a lot and can't wait to see what happens next.


  1. Happy, happy birthday! I'll have to get Lex some extra special treats from her Aunt Tracy :-)

  2. Many happy returns to the both of them! :-)

  3. Happy birthday ladies!
    Two beautiful girls ♥♡♥♡♥♡♥♡