Thursday, February 17, 2011

THEY'RE STILL HERE...........!!!!!!

Looks like we hopefully will be moving the horses tonight.  I have a real problem with people who's lives are a constant crisis management problem.......... SIGH!  Having to rely on other people to do what you say you are going to do obviously adds another layer to the "onion"..........but we've been basically on hold since Monday.  It was going to drag on into the week-end, but she found someone to haul a trailer tonight after work.  So hopefully tonight's the night.  They've been pretty good guests, in fact John has a relationship with the little appaloosa weanling, based on treats of course.....!!!!  LOL  Actually he also really likes to be petted & scratched almost as much as the treats.  But it will be good to get back to our routine for old people.......!!!!  And the donkeys will appreciate being able to get back in Jack's pen to clean up his leftovers.  Right now the horses have the pleasure.  

This morning we lost a hard working little helper that has worked tirelessly & without much attention for 6 or 7 years.  It was one of our stock tank goldfish.  The goldfish make sure no mosquito larvae survive in the big tank & require no upkeep, they just go along day after day living out their lives.  It had some scales missing, so I assume they were probably spawning & the air bladder got popped.  I wouldn't think it would be warm enough for such nonsense, but can't figure out what else it would be.  That leaves only one fish, so we'll have to decide whether to continue using the big above ground tank...........or............. change over to a Ritchie waterer.  I've been discussing changing for a couple of years with the maintenance manager, aka John.  His come back has always been, "what would we do with the goldfish?".  Down to one fish I think we could find a home for one fish, sooooooo I might plead my case again & see what happens.  

No poked eyes in the last few days, although Jack the mule had a big thorn in his muzzle this morning.  Jack will NOT let you pull them unless you halter & tie him.  So unless it is in his eye or somewhere important we just leave him alone.  He usually gets them out pretty quickly.  

Jenny & Lucy are back to walking pretty good for them.  Lucy is wearing her boots, but Jenny is doing fine without them.  

Pepper's de-gloved armpit seems to be healing well, who can tell?  Even bending over & trying to look up it's still difficult to see what's going on.  There's no swelling or heat in it at all.  I'm about ready to change over from Vetericyn to zinc oxide, although I hate to change with it doing so well.  

Last night was warm enough Sha'ba didn't need his blanket, & we've been seeing bees, & other flying insects the last few days.  So it won't be long before the flies show up........SIGH!  Once they show up, Sha'ba, Cisco & I will start our summer routine because of the habronema larvae that come in with the flies.  As there is more sunny days, Quilla's sun sensitivity will start to become a player, & his legs will break out unless I can keep ahead of it. We did pretty good last year, so I'm hoping for the best. 

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