Monday, January 18, 2010

Horse Updates and other news.

It was a good day!  It was a busy day.  It was a snowy day. It was a good day to have 4-wheel drive.  I woke up this morning and looked out the sliding glass doors to see big flakes of snow coming down and piling up quite quickly.  Munchie had her vet appointment at 9:30 so I was hoping the roads would be clear but the time I had to leave at 9:15.  Not to be, but with careful driving and my big tank of a car we made it just fine.

Munchie was NOT happy.  How can a cat fly all the way to Maine from Florida and not make a peep but yowl all the way to the vet's office every time we go?  I tried singing to her, I tried sticking my fingers in the carrier, you name it but nothing worked.  When we got there and checked in she quieted right down and enjoyed watching the cage of finches that hung above her on the wall.

We had a long wait but I enjoyed the Great Dane named Grace and the Airdale named Chester who were on either side of me in the waiting area and were very friendly sorts.  Grace had pulled out a toe nail and was in for a check up and Chester was having blood work for some reason.  Munchie ignored both of them, pretending she didn't even see them.

She got her three shots and we headed back home.  She was a good girl and didn't even budge when she got her shots.  She weighs a little over 9 lbs.  Noodles is doing great and finished his meds today! Yippee!

Next I had to head up to the stable to meet with the horse vet and the farrier.  Nick's stitches were taken out and the vet said everything looked really good but he has to have one more week of stall rest before I can start hand walking him.  No more bandages, thankyouverymuch!  Skipper had a check up and his feet trimmed some more and was walking very nicely without any pain it would seem.  Stu (vet) cut his bute back to 1/2 gram once a day for five days and we will see how he is then.  Kevin (farrier) put the pinchers on his feet and there was no sign of discomfort........go figure!  Possibly the rotation in his feet was from an old case of laminitis.  We will know better in another week or so but at this point it looks GOOD!

The other issue is still a mystery.  Stu has his opinion and I hope he is right.  Maybe this is an isolated incident where his feet hurt when he moved just right, slipped, fell, panicked which produced the thrashing, got to his feet and settled down.  I don't know. His heart rate was good when they checked him when we got to the vet's office the day of the incident and was good today.  He was bright eyed and alert.  We will wait for the blood work to come back this week and then there is more blood work that can be done to check a few more things.  Both ponies are too fat so are having chopped carrots instead of their handful of grain twice a day.

Next Kipper and Nick got their feet trimmed.  Nick's back leg didn't seem to bother him at all when Kevin worked on him.  He was being very careful with him so as to not injure anything.  Kipper tried to bite him on the behiney while Kevin was trimming his feet.  We call him Jaws as he does like to nibble!  So that's where everything stands for be continued for sure.

No one got the song right!  If you Google 'where oh where has my little dog gone'  it comes up as:  oh where oh where has my little dog gone, oh where oh where can he be?  With his ears cut short and his tail cut long, oh where oh where can he be?  A couple of you were very close but no one hit it right on the head.  Guess I will have to look things over again and see who came the be continued..........

Okay, I have another contest for you.  Who can pick me out of this school photo?  First one to correctly pick me out will recieve a table topper from me.  It will be either Christmas, horsey or something else like spring or dogs/cats, whatever you want.  Good luck ! 


Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I'm going to say the first girl on the bottom row to the left ;-)

Dawn said...

Third from the right on the front row. I don't know!

I can't believe I missed a contest - I've been away all week, I guess.

Glad things are going well with the animals. We've only had one pet, but he (Fritz the dachsie) did NOT like the vet and knew when we were there before we got out of the car. Our vet became a US senator and he had the distinction of having bitten a senator.

I would absolutely love to win one of your beautiful pieces - here's hoping!

Have a great week!

Patti said...

4th girl from the right on bottom row

Hollie said...

3rd girl from the left on first row. I sure am glad things are still coming right along at your place. Good News! My cats do the same thing on their trip to the vet. I try to comfort them but nothing helps. Go figure

Mrs Mom said...

YAY! THATS what we needed to hear!! That everyone up there is doing good!!

Oh MM--- we were invaded. By a little kitty. She is ADORABLE, very very friendly, loves the kids, tolerates the dog... and even Dear Husband likes

I am afraid someone just dumped her off- she is too nice a kitty to be one of the feral ones around. *sigh* Will try to get pix of her up on the blog today so all can see her as well!

Joanne said...

I was going to say bottom row, 4th from right, but someone already said it. So my 2nd choice is top row, 2nd from left, near the teacher. You're lucky you can even get your cat into the carrier. Even that is so difficult with our cat, she really dislikes going to the vet!

Needled Mom said...

Bottom row--far left????

I am glad to read that everyone is doing well at the C farm! It must be a terrific relief for all of you.

If I were Munchie and had dogs on either side of me, I would be very quiet as well. I love how the appear to absolutely ignore what is so evident. Too funny.

You got snow and we got RAIN! We had 1.5 inches yesterday, but are expecting a bigger storm tomorrow and again Thursday with strong winds. It was a nice rainy day that created no problems (other than loosing power several times).

Hope the rest of the week goes smoothly for you. Hugs.

Sharon said...

I am going to say the 4 from the left.
I am glad that things are going well with all of your animals.
We are in a storm watch with lots of ice coming in this time. Hope we don't loose power.
Have a great day.

KC said...

you have been busy..
as for which one you are what I was going to say has already been said.. :-)

Marlene Depler said...

Just catching up on some of your posts! Makes me want to post more often!

Callie said...

Sounds like all failrly good news with the critters, I'm guesing front row , white dress & saddle shoes!