Cupid struck his arrow through my heart on Monday - just in time for Valentine's Day.
I was on an interview assignment for this week's feature story, and there he was, out standing in his field.
I've always been a sucker for the brown-eyed, blond hair combo. Not to mention, he's cute in a puppy-eyed, endearing way.
I challenge anyone to look into the brown pool of his kind eyes and not come away with a throbbing heart.
You remember what it's like - that love-at-first-sight stab feeling in your stomach. You know instantly that the heart is held hostage, even if the brain is screaming "danger, danger."
His name is Button. He is lucky to have a second chance at life in his new, heartfelt home. One where all his needs are catered to and three squares are guaranteed.
Unfortunately, not all in his position are so fortunate.
In an area where most horses are performance horses who are treated accordingly, it's easy to forget that in this economy, some people are struggling to do the best by their four-legged, equine friends.
We now have a local equine rescue, Healing Hearts Equine Rescue, headed by Libby Schmittdiel, of Carthage. She needs our support.
I challenge all my generous friends to do whatever you can to help out. Whether it's volunteering, giving a donation or donating your services, send help Libby's way.
I only spent a short time getting to know Button, who, by the way, resembles the love of my life, Sherman. But I can tell you that the hearts that are healed are not just equine.
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