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Well that's a good lesson for all of us!
By: The Bug on September 6, 2013
That's happened to me with a horse and a cow. Apparently, possums aren't the only ones who can play dead~
By: Shelly on September 6, 2013
Did you hear the story about the woman that fell to her death in the Grand Canyon? A rail gave way. By the time her family got to the bottom over an hour had passed and the buzzards had picked her body completely clean of flesh. Only bones remained.
By: Michael Offutt on September 6, 2013
So cute. But I'm jealous ... I've never won anything in my life. Once I won some money at a church raffle; but I lost it all and then some before the end of the day.
By: tom sightings on September 6, 2013
It's a miracle! That horse must be the Messiah of horses.
By: PT Dilloway on September 6, 2013
And it took some of the luster off your vacation, cause you are such a mush (I mean that in a good way) interesting story with a good lesson. There is a "don't beat a dead horse joke" in there somewhere, but I've got nothing.
By: Cranky on September 6, 2013
Ironic that the horse was white.
By: David Walston on September 6, 2013
such a great parable for life. You're a goodie. Have a great weekend, Oma Linda
By: Oma Linda on September 6, 2013
You surprised me!!
By: fishducky on September 6, 2013
The horse was playing 'possum!
By: mimi on September 6, 2013
I'm so relieved. You had me worried. Love, Janie
By: Janie Junebug on September 6, 2013
He must have been giving them the big horse laugh!
By: Catalyst/Bruce on September 6, 2013
Great story. Great lesson. Happy Ending. Perfect.
By: Mitchell Is Moving on September 6, 2013
It sounded a great vacation, Stephen. I'm glad the horse was ok too, it was a happy ending.
By: Sharon Bradshaw on September 6, 2013
yup, i've had to walk out into the pasture a time or two to check on my old gray mare to see if she was breathing. :)
By: TexWisGirl on September 6, 2013
Thank goodness, you saw the horse before leaving the area. It might of stuck with you for awhile in a negative way. I hate to see animals that have died or been killed. Wow, what a nice win as far as the trip goes. Is Mrs. C prone to be lucky like that?
By: Cheryl P. on September 6, 2013
I drove one of my teaching buddies through a shortcut noted for rusty mobile homes, houses with tar paper flapping from the never-sided walls, plywood boards blistering on roofs for lack of shingles, with cars on blocks out front. "I can't believe people live this way," she said. "Look. They don't even care enough to drag their dead dog out of the road!" Just then the old hound heaved himself to his feet and mosied onto the dirt where a lawn should have been.
By: Val on September 6, 2013
Well, I expected a totally different ending. But good for the horse. About 25 years ago, I won the grand prize at a company picnic. It was a set of cooking pots and pans. I still cook with them.
By: Pixel Peeper on September 6, 2013
Your conclusion is very true. Many times people jump to conclusions or their logic fails and you have the wrong conclusion.
By: Red on September 6, 2013
That's a relief. Too bad it bothered you through so much of your holiday. Though I suppose the buzzards wouldn't have been sitting on the fence if it was truly dead.
By: Hilary on September 6, 2013
Interesting. I have never stopped living from paycheck to paycheck. Unfortunately, neither have I won a vacation.
By: AC on September 7, 2013
I suppose the horse had a sense of humour... or was it a Twilight Zone moment?
By: Daniel LaFrance on September 7, 2013
Wise words as always. Clearly, buzzards and horses are best of mates, collaborating in a practical joke!
By: Bryan Jones on September 10, 2013
A most interesting story with a great conclusion.
By: John on September 11, 2013
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