It's raining cats and dogs here today. I don't know if it is from one of the hurricanes or not but it sure is coming down. Hubby, T and I just got back from taking Kipper, her pony, to the vets office for his yearly Cushings test. He has had Cushings for several years now and is on a medication for it and we have to have his blood levels checked each year. He whinnied for his stable mates most of the way down but was a good boy getting his blood drawn even though they had to do it twice as they didn't take enough the first time.
When I walked in they all greeted me with condolences on the loss of Buddy. They all loved him there, he was such a big ole teddy bear to work on and they knew he had been through a lot over the last couple of years. One of the gals handed me a card that they all had signed which was so nice and also an angel that one of them had made out of a piece of his mane. I was so touched! Have you ever seen this done before?
T went with us as she has had a couple of rough days. She was bitten by one of their neighbors dogs right above her eye. A quarter inch closer and he would've gotten the eye and it could have been very bad. She had five stitches and was very brave and didn't even cry while getting them. They are getting rid of the dog, this isn't the first time he has bitten someone. Why they would keep a dog that bites is beyond me! I hope this doesn't make her scared of dogs as she loves animals.
Mom and I went in for her pre op testing for her knee replacement. Dad met us there after his appointment. She goes in the 29th for the surgery, will be in the hospital three days and then in a rehab facility for two weeks. I told her I was going to say that she was in rehab for her alcohol consumption like the movie stars! Seeings as she doesn't drink at all kind of makes that a stretch! I know she will be like a new woman to get that arthritic knee replaced with a new one. Being in constant pain is very hard and she has had it for months and months.
I have been working each day on our Humane Society Paws On Parade fund raiser. Besides monetary contributions I have gotten things from different places like restaurants have given gift certificates for meals, a photographer is giving a free pet sitting appointment, a $ 100 gift card from Toys R Us for the child that raises the most money, that sort of thing. Most people have been so good and really supportive. The event is September 27th and I am so hoping for a nice sunny fall day and NO RAIN!
I'm having portraits done of all my horses next week. I wish I had done this before Buddy passed away but I didn't. Don't we all have things we wish we had done? So, the photographer is coming here to our place on Wednesday and to the stable on Tuesday as along with Lil' Bud and Funsize there are two of my friends that are going to have their horses done as well. They are starting to get their winter hair so they won't be slick and shiny but at least it will be done.
Tomorrow if it has stopped raining we are going pumpkin picking as we do every fall. The grand kids love it and I love the photo ops! This year some of their friends are going with us so it should be a great time.
Have a wonderful weekend everyone! :o)