The old man who suffered a stroke 3 years ago still walks our hill every day and waves and greets Mag. He loves Mag. 3 times per week his wife Simone joins him.
Recently Simone asked if it's OK if Hartmut gives Mag some snacks. Of course! I just wanted to show them which snacks are best, so I saved up a while.
Today was the day and I had a big bag of carrots, apples, bananas and 8 slices of bread that I'd dried overnight on the radiator.
As they made their daily trek by my house, I stopped them, "Hey Hartmut, I have something for you!" and gave him the sack. He was overjoyed!
As we made our way to the pasture along the street, Simone said that he really needs this today, his cousin died in a surfing accident in Austria today.
I said, "IN Austria?" Yes, they surf in rivers there like they do in Munich!
I guess people surf in rivers everywhere.
Harmut was so happy, as Mag made "giraffe" faces/poses to beg for treats, and how Bellis cleaned everything up that Mag bit into in tiny bites.
His wife was so happy. I should have done this 2 years ago.
I told them if I'm not there, to whistle for them, they'll come. Simone said, "They usually come to us anyway."
Well that's great.
I am so thrilled that these good neighbors can find happiness in giving treats, and not just Hartmut waving hello to Mag.
Ever since Hartmut had a stroke and moved to the nursing home Mag has been very special to him - his wife said he has a photo of a filthy Mag on his nursing home wall!!! Oh my.
Today she said, "Oh no, I should have brought my camera, this is so wonderful to see."
Hartmut had a great experience and I hope his wife brings him horse treats regularly (in the nursing home he cannot horde food, so his wife would have to bring bread and carrots).
I'm so happy this worked out so well. If Mag can make a senior citizen happy on a daily basis...