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Amy Bennett Williams Essays

Rocinante

Living among the vast menagerie of animals that live on News-Press storyteller Amy Bennett Williams’ rural Alva homestead can be a labor of love, but the work, care and patience involved can also pay off in dividends.  That turned out to be especially true from Williams, when years ago she took in a mare she named Rocinante.  The horse’s previous owner had opted for euthanization over the cost of surgeries and medical care she required and that’s where Williams entered the picture.

However, as all of us who have loved an animal know, the day eventually comes when we have to say our final goodbye.  This week’s essay was inspired by one of those moments, as the Williams’ family recently had to say goodbye to another beloved friend.

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