Already, the impacts of love and kindness are starting to show. Dressed in a snazzy new jacket, Horace is gaining energy.
"Horace is up and about, eating and pooweeing," Crosbie wrote on January 28, just a couple of days after his rescue. "Anyone who cares for sick animals knows how good it feels to say that."
It seems the weight of Horace's old life, which would have ended in slaughter, was lifting off his shoulders.
As the Roman poet, also named Horace, once wrote, "Who then is free? The wise man who can command himself." And now, also, Horace.