I think California is headed for New Mexico today. I don't know how hard the wind is blowing, but it is really nasty, reminds me of Iceland. The wind blew there constantly, which in the winter was really interesting. Only place I ever was, that you could have a snowstorm and when you looked out the window, the snow was blowing straight up.
I'm still fighting the good fight with Boaz's habronema in the corner of his mouth. One good thing, almost all the ones I'm getting out now are huge, a large as a piece of rice. So my assumption is, there isn't a lot of re-infestation, although the flies are hanging around. I'm putting Invermectin on twice a day, so if they do drop some eggs, hopefully the eggs won't survive. I've e-mailed Renee at Colorful Equine to see if she can make me a couple of long nosed crusader masks for him to wear. Her usual long masks wouldn't cover where he has sores.
I have noticed that Quilla's hair was starting to get matted in his arm pits and down his legs. So has Coquette and BlackJack. They all have fine fluffy hair and I've always had to watch BJ's arm pits, because if you don't get to them, they will wad up against the skin and can cause sores.
I decided that Quilla probably needed to be body clipped, so I got out my toys this morning. To show you how neglected these poor guys get, although I look them over on a daily basis, I obviously don't touch their bodies enough. Usually as I walk by, if someone looks like they need a scratch, it's on the face or neck.
Got all the stuff out, John brought the extension cord down from the garage for the clippers, got my animal crackers, tied up my victim and was ready to go. Decided to brush some of the dirt out of his hair, to hopefully make my clipper blade last a little longer. One swipe with the brush, I went to a curry comb and boy did the hair start flying, literally, remember the wind discussion in paragraph one? You certainly didn't want to be downwind.....!!!! LOL He just needs a good currying. So I handed John a curry comb, he did one side I did the other. Even all the mats came out, without a lot of drama.
We are going to "try" to curry someone every morning, unless things get too crazy. At least we can do BJ and Coquette and maybe work on those 3 for awhile since they all have a problem with mats. We'll see how long this idea lasts........!!!