nightly news break.

Posted: January 31, 2011 at 6:04 pm

so popeye had his first rough cut…his feet look one hundred percent better but he still has a very long way to go. i checked him when i got home after work..dionne said he ate his apples but not much of his dinner. he really has not eaten much of anything except apples since he arrived..it is a big worry.

anyway..tonight he was standing with his head inside czar’s stall watching czar eat his hay…so i grabbed some of pops’ hay and brought it over to the window and put it on the ground near his feet…and gee, if that horse did not put his head down and start munching away. hah! pops likes company with his dinner! now if we can just find the right combo for his senior pellets, we are well on our way!

i have to say that noelle and shane are probably two of the nicest dogs i have ever met. if all of the dogs were like these two…i could easily manage twice as many!

missy (new foster) had her minor eye surgery today and while she was under they found a fractured and abcessed tooth so she had that removed too.

mini-me had her day 4 post op check today…it was such a massive surgery that they wanted to see her before her suture removal. they took her pressure bandage off and her suture line is a little bit irritated so renee is to clean it with hibitane once a day.

ziggy is finally starting on his month long course of antibiotics. while the vet was here i got him to look at chewie cuz i want to book his final wound closing this week…the weather is clear, dry and cold…no mud, no rain, no flies…. it is the best weather of all for surgical closing of the last part of that little non healing left over wound.

i think everyone else is happy and well…at least no one so far tonight is complaining about anything…please let this continue!

we have one of the spca cruelty officers coming up for a visit next week on her day off…she has had a crappy couple of weeks and needs a warm and fuzzy and has wanted to visit saints for quite awhile. this is nothing new for us..several spca staff and volunteers visit here each year to see what we are all about and to visit some furry old friends that they became attached to who have come to live here.
these kinds of visits always do make me a little bit nervous tho cuz we are always so close to riding that freaking crazy line…but…i actually look forward to them because this is a great way for me to see thru a professionals eyes if we have inadvertantly actually crossed over the not so great and into crazy side.

my philosophy is…embrace the potential checks and balances whenever they present themselves…it keeps everyone safe, happy and well.

6 Comments on "nightly news break."

  • Bunny says

    He ate a carrot yesterday and he loved it. Same deal, a tiny bit of mash and lots of apples.

  • Brenda says

    Is Popeye able to lay down when he wants to now? It made me so sad to think he hasn’t been able to lie down all those years. How can that be? How does he sleep? Sorry, I just don’t understand.

  • Carol says

    i think he might be able to…he still has a very small and minor curve up at the very front of his hooves..he looks like he has tiny rocking horse feet!

    anyway..i am not sure if he can yet or not..i guess we won’t know til we see him lay down!

    as to why he couldn’t before…it is because his very long curved hooves would interfer with the bending of his knees so he couldn’t get up or down and tuck his legs underneath…the hooves were in the way…he would have been sleeping standing up for the past few years.

  • Holly says

    Im glad he’s eating Carol, lets hope it sticks 🙂

  • colleen b says

    Come on, Pops! More people than you can imagine are pulling for you! xoxo

  • Mo says

    a HORSE CAN LOCK THEIR KNEEES & THEN SLEEP.. WILD HORSES DO IT ALL TIME BEACUSE THEY NEED TO BE ABLE TO GET AWAY FAST IF A PREDATOR ARRIVES. sOMETHING THAT HAS ALWASY MADE ME FEEL GOOD IS WHEN I SEE GIDEON IN A FULL OUT SLEEP LYING DOWN IN THE MIDDLE OF THE RIDING RING..THIS TELLS ME HE FEELS SAFE & SECURE.

    oops sorry about caps lock.. it is a work thing & too late for me to type it all over.

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