A few posts ago one of our east coast grand daughters wanted to be known on my blog as "The Rose Kid". This means she would be listed on The Desert Rose Buckaroo side board. Her little sister Stella declined a blog name but Lily's request got me thinking about "future names" for our newest, and soon to be born grand daughters also...and one for Stella when/if she decided to join up with the Buckaroos! I was telling this to our daughter Rachel who was visiting us in the desert with her husband and 2 month old daughter Alexa Jewel. I explained how my daughter was "The Rosebud" and that the grand daughters would also have "rose" some way in their name. Our oldest grand daughter is "The Grand Rose"! And to my surprise... and delight, she also wants a "rose" name!!!
The Desert Rose grew up loving horses and riding with her cousins although she never owned a horse of her own. At 35 her loving husband fullfilled her childhood dream of joining up with her fist horse, Major Special,barn name George. A Major Bonannza Son,George graced our lives for almost 9 years. Not ready to replace George but needing transition time, a little neglected, skinny, 2year old gelding named Jesse was leased. The Desert Rose told this baby not to call her mom....because he was not going to be the "one" to fill up the jagged hole George's death left in her heart. However this baby was a an old soul and it was not long before the greeting of a nicker...that grew to a loud whinny broke his way in to her broken heart. You join them 6 years later as they scout for new trails to blaze!