|'Mellon' rolling in the deep (mud) and feeling better|
Our vet was out yesterday to reevaluate Mellon. He is now done with his first month of medicine for EPM. The vet was very pleased with how well he’s doing. He upgraded him 2 grades instead of 1 because of he's progressed so well so far. He'll probably never be 100%, but this is better news than we could have hoped for! Mellon has been allowed out with the rest of the herd for about a week now and the vet sees no reason to not continue letting him have his freedom. He’s happiest when he’s among his herd so we feel mentally as well as physically it is the right thing to do. Dusty is also delighted to have a vacation from her nursing duties.
On Monday night they decided not to grace us with their presence for dinner and opted to stay out. The rule around here is if you are not in the catch pen by 7 p.m. you will be spending the night outside. I think their “you are my slave and here to serve me” attitude sort of backfired on them this time. I believe it went down to the low 20’s and they had to deal with the cold. Color me surprised that Dusty didn’t come in, because she had her grazing muzzle on and usually is in a hurry to get it off. In the morning they were all looking miserable and wanted to come in.
|'Blue' the service around here is a little slow|
The breakfast buffet was served promptly. Then Donnie and Blue lay down and took a well-deserved nap. Blue is a professional napper by the way. He can sleep anywhere at anytime and doesn’t like to miss his beauty sleep. When it was time to be turned out to pasture again, they all came to their doors and waited--all except Blue of course. He continued to eat from his hay net with his butt to the door as if to say, “I’ll let you know when I’m ready, but not just yet.” So he was left to munch happily away while the service staff went into the house.
The barn is visible from the kitchen window so Blue could be checked on periodically. After an hour or so he poked his nose around the stall opening and stared at the house. This is his way of saying he’s ready to go out. I love this horse and get such a kick out of his unique personality. He’s quite a character.
p.s. The farm has power, but we still have no power or phones at my house. All my neighbors’ power was restored on Monday night but since our lines are underground they forgot to hook us up. We called and they had a crew come last night to assess the situation. I’m hoping that sometime today they’ll be able to hook us up. Probably just in time for the N’or Easter to take it down again. The phone company said we’d have service by Saturday at 8 p.m., which is pretty specific. If they can be that precise on time I think they could do a better job with service to customers.
Until next time
Quote for Today
Our perfect companions never have fewer than four feet.