Wednesday, April 4, 2018
What's Up Wednesday
Last Thursday I had a half day at work so I could meet the vet to finish up spring shots and have teeth checked/floated. Fortunately, I got home well before the vet arrived and had time to give Jampy a lunge. He was all sorts of wild, and my neighbor cutting down a tree was not at all helpful. We survived though!
Both boys got their rabies shots, and Jamp got his flu/rhino booster. Rio can't get that one anymore due to his immune issues from the EPM. Although Jamp hasn't had his teeth floated in a year, he still wasn't quite due. Perks of old age I guess?
Rio, however needed his teeth done. Oddly enough the older horse is growing teeth better! He has a bit of an odd chewing motion (also from the EPM) so he has a tendency to bite his cheek. Doc rounded off one of his teeth that seemed to be making a bit of a sore on his cheek, and did a light float all around. Rio HATES having his teeth done, but did enjoy his cocktail.
Friday was the first night of Passover so the boys were going to have a day off. I figured that was probably nice for them since they got shots the day before. They didn't seem to mind. I had dinner at my Dad and Step mom's. It was delicious! The first of many large weekend meals...
And then Saturday, as you already know was the BIG DAY! I brought Sally the Sundowner up to Rhode Island and traded her for Frida the 4Star!
Jamp has a tough time with shots every year, but I'm the worst mom and regularly forget that. So I didn't pre medicate him. Sorry buddy. He wound up with some pretty large hind legs this time. I made sure he didn't have a fever and decided to just have a leisurely walk/trot day to try and get the swelling out. He, however, had other plans. Kid was nuts! So we wound up walk/trotting, but it was anything but leisurely! He felt nice and sound though, so I guess that part's good. The swelling came down some but not enough, so I checked in with Doc. He said just to wrap him and give him a little Banamine with dinner.
Rio's been a bit off this spring. At first I thought it was something with his feet, but then last week I felt a little knot on his left front just under his knee. There wasn't any heat, and minimal swelling but also, he lives on a small amount of daily NSAID. I had doc palpate that and get his opinion. He thinks a little strain on the deep digital flexor tendon. Not too serious, so we can keep tack walking and just see how it goes. So we absolutely did that in the sunshiny day on Saturday!
Sunday morning I got up nice and early to park the trailer. But you read all about that yesterday. After doing that, I took my twisted ankle back inside, got a better pair of sneakers, and took the pups out for a hobble around the 'hood. I tried coupling them again, but Artie was wild, and P wasn't having it.
The boys would have another day off because we had Easter brunch scheduled with my little brother's grandma. She just turned 98 and still lives at home. She does have full time supervision, but she's holding her own.
So Monday rolled around and I woke up to this:
And that's what's up this Wednesday! What's up with you? Did you celebrate any holidays this weekend? Spend time with the ponies?