Courtney was out a few days ago, to do some trimming. Poor Jenny has been fighting abscesses for weeks. Courtney seems to think she is fighting some type of systemic problem, & suggested I get her blood tested. I know she has had a sore on her back leg for most of the summer & we haven't been able to get it to heal.
Tucker's blood test came back with elevated white blood count, so they both need to have blood drawn. Tucker needs to wait a couple of weeks, so I'm trying to figure out how to get them both done, because I want to get Jenny done ASAP. I'll probably end up hauling Jenny & having the vet come out to do Tucker. SIGH!
Today Georgette & I headed to Deming, New Mexico to check out a rescue over there we were going to visit when we went to Texas last month, but came home early because Tucker went to the vet clinic.
They have a lot of land, but not a tree in sight. I think the woman said they have 31 horses & donkeys right now & with the price of hay aren't taking in anymore right now, they are paying $20 a bale............YIKES! Right now in Benson both bermuda & alfalfa are about $17.50, & I was told it won't be long before it probably makes it to $20.
I am getting e-mails almost every day, from people looking for a place for their donkeys. One woman has 11 she needs to rehome, had a message waiting for me tonight when I got home, 2 nice jennies, mother & daughter...........divorce, selling property, etc.........!!! It's been quite awhile since I have been contacted by someone wanting donkeys, & with the price of hay, I seriously doubt if there are many people out there wanting to add to their family.
It's time to start thinking about the Open House, Dec 3rd & 4th the 1st Sat & Sun in December. As usual we'll will need volunteers to help show people around. So if anyone in the area would like to help, please let me know.