I had attempted to tune into Magnum several times since starting conversations with Ducati –  but I wasn’t able to.  Then one day it happened!!!

Oh I could feel his fear – how everything humans wanted of him felt like certain death.  Even if they seemed nice – like me!  He had to keep his distance for self preservation.  He would love to be part of a good human interaction like Ducati – but it was too hard – like jumping off a cliff.  The fear consumed him and he couldn’t get beyond it.

I could relate!  How I longed to ride a horse – but the horse available to me – Ducati – just didn’t seem safe.  He was the nicest, friendliest horse – so willing –  but he was bred for campdrafting – quick turns and speed.  That wasn’t something I wanted in a horse!!

Magnum told me how it irritated him to be valued for his ‘beauty’.  It made awful things happen – like the sale.

But what I have remembered most over all these years is the song he asked  me to sing to him.  I didn’t know all the words – but I sang what I could.  It seemed like a strange song to want me to sing!  For a long time after I first sang it – he would ask again and again..

Each time I sang it,   Magnum would shut his eyes!!  Here it is!

Click on this link  :  Frozen Orange Juice – Peter Sarstedt

And here are the lyrics:

I’ll buy you one more frozen orange juice
On this fantastic day
We’ll walk the sunny hills of Madrid
Laughing all the way

And if you feel you wanna run down the ravine
A place that no one else has ever seen before

And I pick a flower from the road
And place it in your heart
We will hold our breath together
We shall never part

You rescue me, I rescue you
You rescue me, I rescue you, yes I do
And you’ll be the song, ahh

La la la la la…etc

And in the morning when we wake up
I’ll be on my way
With echoes ringing in my head
Of this fantastic day

You rescue me, I rescue you
You rescue me, I rescue you, yes I do
And you’ll be the song, ahh
I’ll buy you one more frozen orange juice
On this fantastic day

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MAGNUM

 

It’s only in recent years I have  realised how significant that song is!  Magnum and I have been so good for each other!!  We truly have rescued each other!!  More about that later on…

COMING UP –  MAGNUM – THEY SHOOT HORSES DON’T THEY?

IF YOU ARE NEW TO THIS STORY, PLEASE START HERE AT THE BEGINNING – Part 1 – An Introduction

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