We were going to pick up Mocha & baby Tucker today. He's eating & eliminating, although he is still laying down quite a bit. He is still getting antibiotics & will until his white blood count goes down to normal.
The vet & I talked this morning & I explained that we don't have any place to put him inside. She said we could build a 3 sided shelter in the pen & put shavings in it. Our weather has been so blustery the last few days, wind, trying to rain, & then 30 second of typhoon type rain. I guess this is the monsoon we were suppose to have earlier in the summer.
She thinks about 2 more days of antibiotics by injection, so we decided to have him stay until Thursday afternoon. That will give him time to get stronger & them to observe him. I would hate to bring him home & have to take him back because we aren't set up to take proper care of him.
Yesterday was the 3rd day in a row we had to get a vet to doctor somebody. Yesterday morning everyone got a couple of small pieces of watermelon, which is always a big hit. I've never had a donkey refuse watermelon, although there are other fruits they will turn their nose up at.
Poor little Sha'ba choked on his, so we hauled him into the vet in town. By the time we got him there I guess he finally worked it down, because the tube went down pretty easy. He came back & when we fed, he ate his breakfast he'd left, & his supper too & seemed just fine.
I better write about the trip before I forget what happened. We had a great time, & really enjoyed the little town of Miles & their Cotton-fest, visiting with Mark Myers from Peaceful Valley Donkey Rescue, & even the 700 mile trip to get there. I always enjoy road trips, half the fun is getting there. And Georgette was a great "sidekick", she was up to whatever was happening.
We got in Friday night, Miles is only about 800 people, so it wasn't surprising they didn't have a motel, so we went to the county seat of Ballinger, which had one. The next night we stayed in San Angelo, which was large enough to have a choice of motels.
Saturday morning was the parade, which was a lot of fun. I think everyone in the parade & on the sidelines knew each other, it was a lot of clapping & yelling back & forth.
MILES OBVIOUSLY HAS AN UP TO DATE FIRE ORGANIZATION...!!
BRONCO NOT AS OLD AS OURS....!!
|BIG HORSE, ITTY, BITTY GIRL...!!!!|
|TRACK CHAMPION AT THE LOCAL TRACK IN SAN ANGELO|
|HORSES AT THE END OF THE PARADE|
|PEACEFUL VALLEY DONKEYS BROUGHT TO TOWN FOR THE OPEN HOUSE|