To my Dear, Dear Friends,
HAPPY FAN APPRECIATION DAY!
I wanted to take a day and truly THANK ALL OF YOU for being such wonderful fans and friends…not just to ME….but to MY TEAM AND MY SPORT! In reading the comments so many of you post, it is all quite touching!
I absolutely LOVE the way you rally around all of the Z FANS. You have become such friends and are so supportive of each other! I do hope in some way, I have encouraged this to happen and helped to make your day a bit more FUN! One thing for sure, by reading these comments, I do feel many of you have made some very special friendships….and for this I am quite pleased and proud!
So many of YOU are excited about MY LIFE SIZE PAINTING! So am I. As you may have realized, I have not seen it yet…but when MY JOHN says it is MAGNIFICENT….I couldn’t be more proud! Susan, Harold, Sharyn and Linda to name a few….your comments about seeing the painting at MY PARTY are TOO CUTE! I especially laughed when Linda commented that she would ‘swing by’ from North Carolina to come to the party!
As for where the painting will be displayed next, that has yet to be determined. Please offer some suggestions after it is unveiled at the party… and I’m sure MY TEAM will take them into consideration. They are just as excited to see YOUR FACES when it is unveiled…as they were to hear MY JOHN’S reactions to it. Jaime…we are really getting excited about this!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY….Deborah Richman and Charlotte Farmer! May you both (and all others celebrating an October Birthday) have a wonderful year filled with great health, happiness, and many special moments!
I’m still laughing at the comment Joy Bruce made when seeing the photo of MY JOHN laughing as he was standing next to Tiger….”HONEY, I SHRUNK ZENYATTA”. Joy, this is absolutely TOO CUTE!
To Erin, Kari, Alene and Doris McQ…..ALL BLESSINGS to each of you as you are dealing with your health issues! I’m sending each of you a HIGH HOOF and wishing you ALLTHE BEST during these very difficult times in your lives! I’ll be thinking about YOU!
How special of all of you to note that MY MIKIE is helping with saving Scrumpy! You are so aware and so helpful to others. Thank you!
My tail is fine. I know Karla asked about this. I never had a full-full tail. My Mario always had to be very careful when brushing it. It is really pretty much the same now…just a bit lighter due to the sun ‘highlighting’ it now. (The sun did it for free…LUCKY ME!)
MY TEAM’S DEAR GIACOMO…yes, he is in California now. I want to thank JAG/CALIFORNIA for all of the wonderful links she provided to all of the fans about his new home. He is such a beautiful gray horse…and so accomplished having won the KENTUCKY DERBY. What a thrill! I do hope you get to visit him when traveling in the Santa Ynez Valley. I’ve heard it is quite pretty there.
The Chris Antley ESPN piece…I’ve not seen it yet. I hope you get to enjoy it when aired. An interesting fact about Chris I know is that he rode SET THEM FREE when she won a stakes race at Hollywood Park. SET THEM FREE is GIACOMO and TIAGO’S mother. Their 2 year old little sister by Empire Maker is named STANWYCK. She is settled in nicely now at BARN 55. From all reports, she is a very pretty filly!
Delrene…thank you for the link to the L.A. Zoo Article and information on THE TOM MANKIEWICZ CONSERVATION CAROUSEL. The LA ZOO is very dear to my owners. I know they were more than happy to assist with this project for the zoo and its’ many inhabitants. I also did some fund raising for the LA ZOO when I was at Barn 55. I hosted 2 breakfasts at the BARN…to help out! I know they were very appreciative of my contribution…as well as that of my owners and their dear friend, Tom. (Oh Tom, we so miss you!)
And YES, Trina….that is ME on the right side of the carousel photo! I love it! I look rather good from behind if I say so myself! (Blush, Blush)
In my own special way, I wanted to take a moment this morning and THANK ALL OF YOU FOR BEING SUCH WONDERFUL, WONDERFUL…FANS, FRIENDS, AND SPORTS! I know I could not mention all of your names and the special things that you bring to this site…but please know in my heart, I know you are there. I truly appreciate the comments, the love, the support, and the kindness you exhibit each day on Zenyatta.com! It takes people working together to make special things happen…and each day, I take great pride in the fact that each of you are part of MY BELOVED TEAM OF FANS AND FRIENDS!
I am so, so deeply touched!
Hugs to All~
P.S. Dottie just checked. At this very moment, I have 92,009 Facebook Friends and the number is growing! THANK YOU!