Today was the first day John has worn shorts, so I assume it must be spring.........!!!! Boy he needs to work on his tan, his legs look rather anemic, it won't take long I'm sure it was in the 80's today & bright sunshine.
Jenny's eye is doing real good, no more cloudiness, although we're still doctoring just in case. John will be going to Phoenix tomorrow to watch a NASCAR race, so I'll be "chief cook & bottle washer" for the day. Haven't figured out how I'm going to put ointment in her eyes by myself, but guess I'll give it a try. She's been holding still, so maybe she'll cooperate without John holding her head.
Seems like this is the week for our summer sores to start being a problem I guess. Unfortunately once they start it will be a constant battle until next winter. Cisco has been scooting on his sheath, so I'm keeping zinc oxide on it. Flies don't seem to be a problem yet, so I assume it's spring allergies, the sun, heat or something. Whatever it is, Quilla's legs are also breaking out as of today. Sigh! I have 3 or 4 different types of coverings for his legs, but if they fit too close I'm afraid they will irritate the sores. I have one called Ouch Socks that probably will be my best covering. I'll try it tomorrow & see what happens.
Here's a picture I took this afternoon of Pepper, our Lounge Lizard. This morning he came in from Burroland with the herd, ears up & trying to keep up with the "ladies", especially Jenny, he really likes her. He stopped in the pen area & wouldn't move, I would imagine his legs hurt him. He's got 3 out of 4 that don't work very good. But you couldn't hardly tell when he was with the girls. John put everyone in their pens, & finally had to get the halter, you don't have to put it on him, you just have to carry it. By that time I guess his adrenalin had wore off, because it took him a long time to get to his pen, poor old guy. The mind is willing, but many years as a roping donkey has taken it's toll on him. But he'll be ready to go tonight when John lets them out.