Tuesday, October 05, 2010


This is how it looks this morning, the 10th day.  The scab has harden so I couldn't scrub it off like I've been doing.  I hope that's a good thing.  Lots of nice pink skin showing up..........!!!

The vet came today to do bloodwork on Quilla to see if his numbers are getting better.  I also had her do bloodwork on Buddy Brat.  This poor little guy has been on a diet every since he came here about 10 years ago, & is still "plump".  He only gets 3 pounds of hay a day, which is really really a light feeding.  He might be going to a new home, so I thought it might be a good idea of see how he is doing.  He lived up to his name, wouldn't stand still to have blood drawn, so we had to put him in the squeeze.  By then he was very indignant & when we let him loose, he took off & a few minutes later, came waltzing back beside her truck on his way to join the other donkeys.  He switched his tail the whole time he was walking past the truck.  Debra said he was just showing us what he thought of us.  She could be right, he's not named Brat for nothing........!!!  

Quilla gave up his blood with very little effort, although he did try to take off when he saw me coming at him with a halter.  Since he was in his pen, it was a short lived rebellion. It's good to see him being uncooperative, he was always so docile before.  He wasn't real bad, just let me know he didn't want to cooperate. 

She said the tissue in  Daisy's wound isn't real proud flesh, but an overgrowth of grandular tissue.  Not sure what the difference is, but I asked her what would have happened if I had not treated it.  She said it would have gotten nasty real quick & probably would have broke thru Daisy's mouth cavity.  YUCK!  Debra's never used equ-aide, so I sent a brochure with her to look at when she has a chance.

Got an e-mail from Maggie's (Katie) new Mom.  Sounds like they are all having fun.  Maggie has taken over being in charge of the horses, keeps the old mare quiet when the young gelding goes out for a ride.  When he comes in she checks him over to make sure everything is as it should be.  They've been taking her & the mare for walks around the neighborhood, & is developing quite a following, I guess the neighbors are making over Maggie, which of course is right up her alley.  She loves being the center of attention, & the more people the better.  So I guess not being with another donkey isn't going to be a problem with her.  I didn't think it would be as long as she was being entertained, & it sounds like they are making sure she is. 

I put in my hay order this afternoon.  It should be here sometime next week.  The hay comes from Parker, AZ a double trailer load.  The squeeze to unload it will come from the north side of Tucson.  So they have to coordinate everything, & will give me a call, when they get it figured out.  It sounds like it might be a little bit cheaper than last year, which will be good, especially if the hay is as good as it was last year. 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

oh my goodness, you had me reading all the post on his wound. it does look better. It takes a special person to love these animals or any animals so here's a HIGH FIVE for you!! SMILE!!!