It's about time we had some good news around here. I went to the doctor yesterday, & the x-ray shows the crack is pretty well healed, just a little discoloration in the area. The doctor said I don't need to wear the immobilizer or use the crutches, but I'm still using the crutches when I'm outside. I doubt that he realizes, what my normal routine is. He said something about I could go out of the house & walk around. I've been doing that since day one........!!! Now it will be just a little easier to "moto-gait".
I asked him if I could drive a car & he said yes, so John's getting the race car ready. Next race isn't until the 17th of Sept, so I've still got time to figure out how to get in the darn thing. Too bad the doctor didn't know the right questions to ask, huh?
A friend & I had planned on going to the Cottonfest at Miles, Texas the 10th of Sept, but it was on hold until I went to the doctor. Miles is a town of about 900 people & this will be their 34th year for the event. I've never been to Miles but the draw to get me there is one of the large holding areas for Peaceful Valley Donkey Rescue, is at Miles & they are having an Open House in conjunction with the festivities. Georgette & I have already talked this morning & our plans are in full swing. Should be a fun trip & maybe I can get some good Texas tamales.........!!! Arizona likes to use beef & put green olives in their tamales, which to me is just plain weird. I was raised on yummy pork tamales made with lard, & can't quite get use to the regional changes.
On our way back home we plan on stopping at Lucy's Pasture in Deming, N.M. From their website, they are a small sanctuary ran by a family & aren't that far away from us. Maybe we can help each other, who knows. It's always fun to see how other people do it, I always learn something when I visit other sanctuaries.
Everyone seems to be doing pretty good. Jenny is actually cooperating every morning when John takes her boots off & puts them back on. Believe me when Jenny doesn't cooperate it makes life REALLY difficult. I think she likes wearing her boots, she has a longer stride, so I'm sure her feet feel better.
I wish there was someway to keep Pepper from getting down to rest or dust bathe & rolling over on his right side. Once he is on his right side there is no way he can get up, poor old guy. Sunday Patti came out & brought a bale of timothy hay that another friend sent out for Mocha & Thelma. Letha has gorgeous Morgans & obviously they get the "good" stuff. They thought maybe the girls would enjoy the timothy, which is a whole lot better for them than alfalfa as they transition to bermuda. It is a big hit, I just hope they don't expect it forever, I think it's shipped out of Colorado, so the cost of gas & hauling probably really makes it pricey.
Anyway John & Patti were roaming around visiting with all the donkeys. I came out & noticed Pepper was down in the dusting spot by the dog pen. I yelled for them & they put ropes on his down side legs, rolled him over & he popped up like he was on springs, so he hadn't been down long enough to wear himself out. But he was really sweaty from laying in the sun, so they hosed him off. Not sure he appreciated the experience, but it did cool him off.
John said he was going to figure out some way of keeping him from rolling on that side, but so far nothing practical has come to mind. Pepper is still very lively, he goes out & roams around doing his thing, & enjoying being around the girls, it's a shame the body isn't in better shape. I worry about him getting down when we aren't here & thrashing around for a long time.