First things first -- I was notified Monday that the cute little mini donkey, Huckleberry, was on adoption hold for someone else (presumably someone who didn't take 5 days to convince their husband to turn in the adoption application lol). Which is great news for him honestly -- also I think DH is rather relieved... haha. That doesn't mean I won't bring home another mini donkey should one cross my path..... The rescue told me they'd follow up if for some reason that home didn't work out, but I'm not holding my breath.I was getting a little worried about his refusal to lay down in his stall (because he lays down CONSTANTLY when he's in turnout), but this week I've caught him napping more than once, so I feel better. I'm also getting him out to handgraze (which the vets signed off on) and he seems to enjoy that. He's been off bute for almost a week and while he is obviously still cautious on that foot, he's not *lame* lame. I've got him up to wearing my BOT quick wraps all day. They probably don't do anything besides make ME feel better, but whatever works I guess!
|Grabbed some supplies at our local TSC for post-cast life. I'm not sure exactly what I'll need yet, but I figured this wouldn't hurt to have on hand.
|I also got him one of those Himalayan salt on a rope things which he immediately attacked with gusto.
|And after. The additional lights made a really big difference!
|The weather was unseasonably beautiful yesterday, so the minute the clock rolled over to 4 I logged out of work and made a beeline for the barn.
|Jack came over to say hi while I was grooming Ruby in the cross ties.
|We had a productive arena ride, and she worked up a bit of a sweat.
|So we hacked out on a trail loop to cool off.
|What kind of bird is that? lol
|I love watching the sun set from between the ears.
|"I'm a good girl, can haz cookiez?"
|After our ride, it was still relatively warm, so I HOSED HER OFF. OUTSIDE. IN DECEMBER.
|Then she got to hang out in the aisle in a cooler to dry while I did chores.
|Ah yes, still need to clean my mirrors lol.
I don't think it's going to get *quite* as warm today, but I'm hoping to get Cinna out. May even force her to suffer through a good hosing if it's anything like last night! Hopefully you have also gotten to experience some lovely, unseasonably warm December weather! :)