Yesterday I went out for a luncheon with some horsey friends. They meet about once a month at one of the restaurants in Benson, and I try to make it if I'm not busy. I only know a few of the women, but they let me come even if I'm not "really" horsey..........LOL
When I got there I didn't recognize anyone, so waited until Joyce got there. Sure enough a couple of husbands came also, which threw me off. One couple looked really familiar and it finally dawned on me they are Punch's new family. They said he is doing just fine, has partnered up with their other Kelpie and is sleeping in the bedroom.............on the floor, not on the bed. So it sounds like a good match.
Saddik is getting out twice a day when we are feeding now. It didn't seem fair to let him out and not Punch, but we couldn't trust Punch not to chase the donkeys, especially little Cheyenne, so neither dog was going out. Saddik doesn't stay in sight, and I'm pretty sure he goes off the property, but he's good about coming back in about 15 minutes, so we'll just pretend that's the way we want it to be I guess...!!! He doesn't seem lonely, he still goes in with Doug at night, so he gets quite a bit of quality time. He use to really love to ride on the golf cart when the guys handed out the hay, but now so far he likes running around better.
Tyler was here this morning to trim Penny's feet and reset Gigi's shoe on her crippled foot. Both of those girls, would not miss Tyler if he went into outer space, never to return...........LOL They are rather adamant the subject and have been known to throw fast kicks in his direction. Gigi went into a snit when she heard his truck coming down the road. Courtney does everyone else, but she works by herself and Tyler always has a helper with him, and they seem to enjoy the fight.
Actually Tyler looked like he had already been in a fight and lost. He has a really nasty looking shiner, although he said it's looking a lot better, at least he can see out of that eye now. LOL
I guess he and some of the family were helping load some steers for his Dad. Tyler said there was a yearling heifer there that had been mean since she was born and he talked his Dad into sending her out with the steers before she hurt someone. I'm sure you can see where this is going............!!!! LOL
He said they had her blocked trying to get her into the trailer, she spun around, judged which one to take out, and decided Tyler was the one. He said when he hit the ground his helper jerked him up to his feet, when all he wanted to do was lay there for a couple or minutes to figure out where he was and what he was doing. He said he had a full day planned, so as soon as he could remember his name and what day it was, off they went. He said it was a little difficult shoeing with just one eye, no depth perception. His last stop was a retired nurse, and she gave him some arnica. I've heard about using it for swelling and bruising, but was amazed at what 2 days of using it has done considering what he said it looked like when it happened.
Sure will be glad when doctoring and fly mask season is over. Shouldn't be too long now, the nights are in the 40's. I'm pretty sure a few nights in the 30's will probably take care of the flies, except for the few that manage to winter over every year.
We'll probably spend the winter trying to get some of the fat off Rosie, Coquette and Buddy Brat. I have a feeling next year as soon as the first mesquite bean turns from green to brown, those 3 will have to stay in the pens until the beans are no longer a problem. Buddy has gone thru this torture before and he isn't quiet about it, every time he sees someone come out of the house, he starts screaming. I try not to go outside when he's imprisoned like that. LOL