Sunday, May 21, 2006


Animals are such agreeable friends - they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms. ~George Eliot

When I was little I was passionate about horses and horseracing. Though I haven't been able to follow it like I used to, I watched the Kentucky Derby this year.

And, unfortunately, The Preakness.

Sad, so, so sad what happened to a great horse like Barbaro.


After galloping only a few hundred yards in the Preakness, Barbaro's right rear leg flared out and he veered sideways while eight rivals passed him...

Barbaro, thought by many to be a serious contender for the Triple Crown, was diagnosed with a fracture above and below his ankle. Dr. Larry Bramlage, of the American Association of Equine Practitioners, called it a "life-threatening" injury.

I don't have much else to say except that I sneaked TVP (textured vegetable protein) that I'd boiled in boullion into my lasagna last night and hubby thought it was ground beef. Tee. Hee.

Poor Barbaro. But at least I saved a cow.


Ceri said...

I saw that on the news this morning (I didn't get a chance to watch the race). Very sad. I hope they'll be able to save him. I'm not a huge race fan, I'm more into show jumping.

So is TVP a reasonable facsimile? I'd use it, but the rest of the fambly steers clear of anything that is used as a substitute for meat.

Enjoy your day! More rain coming. Thrilling.

htaszmpc-hot toddies are super zapping miserable poopie colds.

Tori Lennox said...

Wasn't that just heartbreaking? :( I hope they can save him.

Trish Milburn said...

I was sitting here with fat tears in my eyes.