Wednesday, November 09, 2016


Whether you agree or disagree with the outcome, doesn't matter, thank goodness it's over and done with......!! LOL  Lots of journalist, pundits, experts out there today,  have been making a living off of their opinions for quite sometime, wonder what they will do now?   Here's to approximately 3 years of relatively peace and quiet, before it starts all over again.  

I made a "welcoming" visit appointment with the new vet for this morning for Cisco and Gus.  Nice young man, seemed to know his business, well except for that blood draw thing with donkeys.  I didn't have the heart to ask him if he had much experience with donkeys, as he poked and tried to find the vein.  He finally got blood from both of them and they didn't seem to mind all the poking very much.  

Some of you that have been with me for a long time might remember Mocha and her little preemie Tucker 5 or so years ago.  Tucker crashed 5 days after he was born and John had to take him to Tucson to save his life.  

Mocha was only 26 months old when she had Tucker and we were afraid she would reject him.  You couldn't have asked for a better momma.   I was out of town, when all this happened, but I hurried home and we went in to see how he was doing.   He wasn't nursing like he should and Mocha needed to be milked.  John tried first, he had never even milked a cow, so he didn't get a drop.  I have milked a cow, but found out I wasn't any better at milking a donkey than John was.  A completely different "setup" of faucets.  There was a young man there, John and I thought he was probably a high school student, that was helping in the clinic.  He had no problem milking her at all.  

Well Dr. Jeremy Alltop is that young man, he said he remembered the name Tucker.  Sometimes it seems like the world is getting smaller all the time.  I'm so glad to have a large animal mobile vet in the area.  I love the girls at Jackpot Vet Clinic, but they are about 1 1/2 hours away, which in an emergency situation it will be really nice to have someone closer.  

He drew blood on both of them and checked Gus over to see if he could figure out why he has been grumpy lately and acting like he wants to bite you.  Dr. Jeremy seems to think the problem is in his chest/shoulder area, probably caused by the way Gus has to walk because of his horrible feet.  I showed him x-rays from 2011, 2012, 2014 and he agreed that it's amazing  Gus is even walking.  Thank you Courtney for all you do for him, if it wasn't for you and your expertise, I don't think he would be here. 

We'll see if the blood test shows anything and if not he has some ideas about different pain meds, other than Previcox, long term.  


Witcheylady said...

Tish....please extend my thanks to Courtney as well for taking such good care of Gus' hooves.
You might consider an herbal anti-inflammatory for Gus. Buuny the 26 year old mare I took in last year is really crippled...can barely walk. However, she's doing really well on Mov-ease from My Best Horse, she even trots sometimes. Just a thought...

Patti Woodbury-Kuvik said...

Dr. Jeremy said he was at the clinic that day but I didn't put it together that he was the one who milked Mocha. He needs some seasoning but I think he will be a credit to the vet profession.