There is a horse that has been grazing in one spot for more than a month now. Her owners leave her there day and night and only bring her water once in a while. She is in plain view of everyone, Border Patrol agents pass through here 24/7 as they patrol along the Rio Grande and there is only one way in and out of this heavily patrolled area called Vega Verde in south Val Verde County likewise for sheriff's deputies.
I have stopped on another occasion and seen an old ice chest with the top removed almost empty but I did not have my camera and she was grazing on the opposite side. This afternoon I stopped and she walked right up to me as if hoping I was bringing her something. She has grazed on all there is to graze yet she remains here.
I took some pictures and was walking back to dad's car when a constable in a big white pick up stopped and asked me if I had seen a guy go by in a blue motorcycle...yeah right, I said to myself! Told him I had not.
Noting that he was a constable from another precinct I said to him that perhaps there was nothing he could do for this horse since it was not his jurisdiction to which he quickly added...all of the departments work together. Yeah, I see how together they work...having gone to the Sheriff's Department in person on three occasions and I am still waiting for them to do something about Walter!
|Her rope does not reach to where the car is or she would|
have already grazed on that portion too.
I asked him if there was anything that could be done about this horse that was hungry and had filthy water. He told me that he did not know as he was not up to date on Texas laws governing horses but that he could find out. Told him I would appreciate it, that I would show him pictures of the filthy water but was not familiar with the features on my camera.
He immediately said he could probably see them as my camera was similar to his...yeah bet you have a cheap camera like mine...handed it to him but I have no idea if he was able to see it or not as he asked me "where do you live?" I told him...followed by where do you work? WTH does that have to do with this horse? He irritated me...I said to him "don't you think that is a lot of questions?" He apologized and said he was only trying to be friendly...I told him I had nothing to hide...I was retired....grrrrrrrrrrr!!!!!
I don't know about you but if you are trying to be friendly you ask about the weather, what you think of the San Antonio Spurs, the lake levels, mundane everyday things like that...not trying to get personal information about a person that 1) you did not pull over 2) a person that was already on her way when you stopped to ask about a "biker" 3) someone that is not under any obligation to answer your questions because I have not committed any infraction or crime.
|At least she has shade :-(|
Got in my car and left. He made a U-turn, stopped and got on his phone. Hope someone can help this poor horse...but I am not holding my breath on it happening either.
Good night. May you all have Terlingua Dreams.