Sunday, April 25, 2010

So, alot's been going on that I didn't want to blog about. It seemed like this winter was a real test for us. We lost Moose, then Bud, and at the beginning of March we lost Annie. Not from her Diabetes or old age, No. She was attacked and ripped apart by neighbor dogs, and we ended up having to put her down. It seemed like everything I had to talk about was down.
With the spring comes renewal, though,and things are starting to perk up. Hubby has been working in Mexico for a little over a month, and he's almost done with that. He's at least getting to come home on the weekends now.
Although Moose is gone, he's not forgotten. He has a little baby filly that was born just before Easter. Mom appropriately called her Spring. She only weighed 29 pounds when she was born. Below is a clip of her at about 5 days old. And yes, those are roosters crowing in the background.



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Then, a setback. Tucker, one of my three remaining geldings, managed to tear up his leg in fence. Actually, the term the vet used was degloved. Literally, he cut the skin and meat on his long cannon bone in his rear leg, and everything got shoved down. There was a 4 inch section of bone dry to the air. Think tube sock being pushed down to the ankle. Yea, seriously bad. The crazy thing was, the vet said all the work would be up to me. He didn't do anything. No antibiotics, no pain management, nothing. I have to bandage everything every 3-4 days, and let me tell you, it is absolutely THE MOST DISGUSTING THING I have ever seen or smelled. I was a cop for 9 years, and I've seen wrecks, dead bodies, gross things, and this injury is definitely in the top 3. I'm not even posting a picture, because it's so bad.

On the upside, it's looking surprisingly good.( I'm definitely looking for the upside in all things right now. ) Flesh is actually growing in over the bone. I never would have believed it. The vet said that this could be a six-month process though, with possible setbacks. I'm hoping for less. Poor Tucker won't be as pretty as he used to be.

Anyway, spring is here and I'm looking forward to a better year this year. I'm still writing, although with hubby traveling, it's harder to eek out time, because I have to juggle the kiddies. But I plug on, because I have to.

Till next time...