Our Throwback Thursday is to 2011 when we offered Dick the Percheron a home. We'd brought Dick home in March after a winter where he'd lost his teammate, Don. His owner's health was ailing so we offered to help them out.
In fact, I remember seeing Dick and Don when I was younger and our family would head to Sioux Falls. I would drool over the two gray Percherons standing out in the pasture. Little did I know that I would be honored with the care of one of these Percherons for the remainder of his life. It's odd how life puts you in certain places.
Unfortunately, Dick was only with us for a few short months. He was 28 years old and the years had taken its toll on him. With with the loss of his teammate, we ended up having to say goodbye to him in August 2011. He was a sweet gentleman that in his hayday was the pride of his owner.
Although we only had the honor of caring for him for a few short months, he made an impact on our lives.