Yesterday was still snowy, windy, and cold, so Winky’s new calf (see Wattage and Last but not Least) stayed in the barn yet another day. Happily, today is almost warm—46° at the moment—so after much bucking and running lickety-split around the corral, Petey is out soaking up some sunshine.
I named our sweet, fun-loving Petey after my grandpa, Pete, a kind man who always had a sparkle in his eye and a joke or funny story at the ready. Pete was unavailable for comment about his new namesake because they don’t have cell service in heaven; however, he was an animal-lover, so I doubt that he’s offended. Anyway, Petey is my reminder of the maxim that Pete quoted to me on more than one occasion: “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.”
“Even if someone lived a thousand years—make it two thousand!—but didn’t enjoy anything, what’s the point?” –ECCLESIASTES 6:6 (MSG)