All for one and one for all
My brother and my friend
What fun we have
The time we share
Brothers ’til the end.
~Author Unknown

Ellsworth was not feeling well on Monday. (Don’t worry, he’s fine now.) When I came home for lunch, he refused his mid-day apple slice and any other feed.

I could see in his eyes that he didn’t feel well. I called the vet right away, then Don, who headed straight home, and then Carson.

While Don and I waited for the vet, the other boys stood just outside the barn stall door to keep Ellsworth company.

Patrick included. See how handsome he is? The wind was blowing the hair out of his face.

Fergus and Nigel too.

Bernard was extremely upset to be separated from Ellsworth.

He even insisted on giving Ellsworth a kiss.

Thankfully, in the end, Ellsworth was feeling better yesterday. Dr. D thinks that Ellsworth most likely picked up a short-lived bug either from Patrick or our adventure on Saturday.

I’m learning as we go along when I should panic and when I shouldn’t, but I learned a big lesson on Monday. The boys will always be there for their brothers when it matters most. All for one and one for all.

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