We arrived home in the late afternoon. When we arrived there was already a news crew waiting for us. It was our local station 2 news. I unloaded Cuddles and took her to the back yard and her new barn and corral, that a few friends and I had built for her. As I expected she walked right in and started to graze. I knew then that she felt at home. She looked over her new barn and went in to check it out.
After we were settled in and rested for a little while we did the interview with the news crew. It went well and they had a lot of great questions for us.
That night when it was time to put Cuddles in her barn for the night, I had a hard time. The reason I did was because I knew she was going to be all alone. Now that may sound silly, But it worried me. I don't think I slept all night. When I woke up the next morning I grabbed a cup of coffee and headed outside.
When I opened the little door on her barn there was my Cuddles waiting for me. I brought out her feed and sat down beside her as she ate her breakfast and I had my coffee. I listened to her as she chewed her grain. It was quiet in the calm of the morning. I just soaked it in, The warmth of the days beginning, the sounds of Cuddles, the birds singing. It was a calm and peaceful feeling.
Cuddles and I sat there for awhile until the Burleson's woke up. When Janet came out I asked her what she thought about Cuddles new home. She said that she thought that it was perfect and that Cuddles was going to be very happy. We went inside and sat around the table and discussed what training we could do in my area while Don and Janet were here. Don and Janet both said at the same time "Why don't we go where you like to fish, Dan"?