Diary Post #426

Another close up........of ME! Photo by Sarah Campion

Dear friends,

Thank you so much for ALL of your fabulous wishes and comments about ME and my Baby Bump! I do feel wonderful and your kind words are greatly appreciated.

It was so meaningful yesterday afternoon to read Laura Sanchez’ Face Book post stating “everyone should feel that their bodies are beautiful and that they have purpose and strength!” Speaking for myself, I agree! I do feel I have a very positive self-concept. I believe this stems not only from my own personal feelings, but from the people around ME each day and the manner in which they lovingly care and interact with ME.

In life, it seems like certain sayings last the test of time for a reason…they prove to hold great meaning and truth. Based upon my life’s experiences and the people I have been blessed to be around, 2 sayings are particularly special:




In my life I have been SO FORTUNATE to live and work in very positive and nurturing environments: Winter Quarter Farm, Mayberry Training Center, Barn 55, and now at Lane’s End. The people I have been able to work with have always been there for ME. They were never negative…but always very encouraging, constructive in thought, and caring. Their actions and words were positive and supportive. I know the goal was always the same no matter what the job or task at hand…to help ME achieve SUCCESS!

I will ADORE and APPRECIATE all of these people forever!

In reading so many of your comments in the Diary postings, these sayings appear to take on a special meaning for many of you as well. YOU ARE ALL SO SUPPORTIVE, POSITIVE, CARING, AND GENUINELY ENDEARING IN YOUR RESPONSES. Additionally, it seems like so many of you are bonding, making friendships, and exchanging ideas involving so many other concepts with each other. A number of you are even trying to get together so you can meet! This is all TOO CUTE and truly very special!

I sincerely hope in some way I have played a very positive role in encouraging these friendships to develop!

With Love,
Hugs to All~


  1. Thank you for such a wonderful photo from Sarah and such a beautiful diary message with the help of our fabulous Dottie. This is such a wonderful site to visit and learn and enjoy and there is just no way that I can have the eloquent words of so many who have commented before, but thank you from the bottom of my heart for being so special. You mean the world to me and make my heart sing when I need it. Thank you!!

    1. Barbara,
      Loved the Storm Cat article. Thank you so much for the link as I would never have seen it otherwise.

  2. @Gerry God Bless you and your neighbor :)

  3. I can’t help but relate to what you’ve said about being in a positive environment. My parents were always so encouraging to me (still are for that matter) and always made me feel like I could do anything I set my mind to. I know that not everyone has been so fortunate but I hope that everyone can find a positive environment to be in and being “here” with you is certainly a great place. Thank you for that!

  4. What we really enjoy is getting to know Dot-Zen’s generosity of spirit and loving kindness to others.

    1. Kennedys-Looking forward to the day when you are running your stock farm. If your dream comes to pass, it couldn’t happen to nicer people.

      1. Terry, hope to see you again soon at Santa Anita.

  5. L.A. Times today – Outbreak of deadly equine virus has horse owners on edge

  6. Happy 90th birthday, Penny Chenery!

  7. Last but not least—Zenyatta , you have , indeed, contributed to bringing joy into everyone’s life. We are grateful for your special life.

  8. Sorry, above was yesterday. L.A. Times today – Virus outbreak in Riverside, Orange counties worries horse owners (http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-horse-virus-20120127,0,4502396.story)

  9. Wow getting a little bi if I have to say my self!! I CAN’T WAIT tell the baby is born!!!!

  10. Good Morning – Congratulations to Black Caviar – I saw something on Bloodhorse but they don’t have the usual accompanying video. What site might have her race? This is exciting. You and Tasty T have a great day.
    We all love you and miss you at the races! But now you are on a wonderful life path with a new little runner at your side very soon. Peppermint kisses to you

    1. Delrene,
      Race day 360 has the video of Black Cavier’s race.

  11. Hope you are feeling fantastic today! So looking forward to baby Z. Wish we could all be there to cheer you on during the birth of your little one. Has anyone thrown a baby shower yet?
    Love you!

  12. Zenny, you’re looking great! Love that topline! You could probably run down a few horses now, bump, and all!

  13. I would just like to express my sincerest thanks to Dottie for keeping this site up and including all of the Queens’ fans in her daily activities. I only wish that all trainers/owners showed this much enthusiasm and love towards their horses. Zenyatta is a very special TB and it is my hope that she (and you) can draw more attention to retiring TB’s and their care after their racing days are over.

  14. Zenyatta, your baby bump is definitely coming along. You have the perfect philosophy towards life and you are in something close to the perfect environment. You said, and both of these are 100% true: It’s not what you say, it’s how you say it and actions speak louder than words. I wonder how many horses are aware of that. You have been, currently are, and always will be raised in something close to the perfect environment. I envy you as do many other people and horses. I look forward to seeing pictures of your newborn foal once he/she is born.

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