Last week we had spring shots day at the stable. With the owner still out of commission and the other three horse owners at work I was on duty to hold horses for the vet. They all were soooooo good. The size of those needles make my knees weak but the horses don't seem to mind them at all. The one thing they don't like is the strangles vaccine that is blown up their noses. I can't say that I blame them much. I held the leads, put one hand over one of their eyes and Stu shot that stuff up there before they could blink. After the strangles outbreak we had several years ago we always have them treated for it. All of you horse owners know the nightmare of strangles and the long time it takes for everyone to get over it. We had 12 horses in the stable at the time and 11 of them got it and it was about 8 weeks before it was gone. All five of mine got it with Buddy being the worst due to his age. Thankfully everyone survived with only minimal scaring. I could put in some pictures but out of courtesy of the nonhorse people I won't, suffice to say that it's nasty stuff.
Here he is with one of the meet organizers.
This was his squat lift which he got.
This last picture is my favorite as he had just completed his deadlift and was just sooooooo excited! The adult lifters are so supportive of the younger ones and really look out for them. Many of our family members were there to cheer him on and he was thrilled to receive a medal which he wore proudly to church the next day to show everyone.
I like the Extreme Make Over show that is on Sunday evenings. I find that the families they pick to redo their homes are well chosen. This last week was a family that rescues tigers, lions and other exotic animals that people have stupidly bought as pets and then can't properly take care of them. Some of the stories where the different animals came from were hard to listen to and I give so much credit to these folks that try so hard to make a difference.