Friday, March 24, 2017

Happy Friday

happy friday

What A Week

It's been a week. The paying job has sucked away all my energy and enthusiasm so I'll try not to be a drag today.

Last night we had THUNDER and LIGHTENING!!! How crazy to have a thunderstorm in March. At least it wasn't thundersnow.

The weatherman had been saying that we'd be getting snow and then rain from Wednesday through Friday. We got a few snowflakes Wednesday but nothing to accumulate. It looked pretty falling from the sky and even prettier as it disappeared when it hit the ground. I was worried about Rabbit so I threw a sheet on her Wednesday night thinking we'd get rain on Thursday and I didn't want her to get chilled.

We had rain. About 20 minutes of light rain/drizzle and that was it. But I was glad I had the sheet on her. On Wednesday everyone in that pen was kicking up their heels. Lace was tearing around and throwing kicks left and right. Mayhem was chasing Penny (or new of these days I'll tell you about her and in how we got her). Junior even let out a HUGE buck. It was such a big buck that all FOUR feet were off the ground. It was so fun to watch him. He's 29 and feeling fantastic.

Even Rabbit was willing to run and throw a little buck. Her run was more like a very slow lope, but she loped...on her bad shoulder. AND bucked a little. I took it as a good sign.

But after putting the sheet on her and seeing her Thursday night dead lame again, I wasn't sure what to do. So I pulled the sheet thinking that maybe it was putting too much pressure on her shoulder. It's a catch 22. Her shoulder hurts no matter but anything touching makes it hurt more so she lies down. But I'm afraid that she'll get chilled lying down so I put a blanket/sheet on her. But apparently that causes pain. So what's a girl to do to take care of her failing mare?

I ended up pulling her sheet last night and sure enough, a thunderstorm with thunder and lightening rolls through about 11pm. We didnt' really get anything for rain. Maybe a couple of sprinkles but nothing really.

After seeing Rabbit Wednesday, I had hoped that I could maybe let her enjoy the spring and even summer while the ground is soft. But after seeing her yesterday, I'm back to not really knowing when to make the call. I don't want to wait too long but I don't want to end her life if she's feeling better. I hate this part of Sanctuary. And she was off her grain last night too. So now I'm even more worried.

I have TWO horses off their grain...Bo is off his too. So with two horses not feeling 100%, the paying job stressing me enough to make me feel like I'm going to stroke out, and worrying about funds and fundraising for the Sanctuary I've come to the end of my wits and nerves. I'm not really sure how to move forward at the moment. I know it'll get better and a good nights sleep will help everything. It's the waiting and wondering that is the worse. It's been a hell of a week.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Wishlist Wednesday

This Wishlist Wednesday, we wish for Dumor Weight Booster. We keep Bo and Junior and this weight booster and have seen some considerable improvements in Junior's weight. Bo has decided he doesn't like it. But Junior eats it all up! And he's actually fat!!!

We've gone through two very large containers of the Dumor Weight Booster and are almost out. It's been a huge improvement for the really tough keepers. You can find the Dumor Weight Booster in TSC although I can't remember the price. I was thinking it was about $25-30 but I can't remember off the top of my head.

But even $5 towards the Dumor Weight Booster would help ease the bank account to keep Junior and Bo fat and happy!

Junior last year before being put on Dumor Weight Booster. This year you can't see his topline or a bony butt!

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Quiet Mode

Not much to report today. It's fairly quiet at the Sanctuary. Lots on my mind but the paying job is taking away all my free time. Have some fun stuff in the works so check back, hopefully later this week!

Monday, March 20, 2017

Skippy's Trip

Well, Skippy's vacation to Ireland is getting pushed back a week. We'd planned for him to go this week but the paying job says no, there's too much to do. So next week it is! It'll still be fun and the places will still be the same.

We'll also post the January winner and all the romantic places Skippy went in February. The days seem to be slipping by quickly. Skippy doesn't care if his vacation is pushed a week, but I'm sure Tommy is ready for a break. I'm sure there will be grumblings in their "A Diary of a Horse" blog later this week.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Name Game Bonus Trivia Answer

Name Game Bonus Trivia Answer!!

TWO of the current residents were named by the Founder and Executive Director of the Sanctuary. Those two horses are Chaos and Mayhem. Do you see the trend?

Sorry, super old pic. This was a spring pic from a few years ago. She looks fat these days

Name Game Trivia Question #10 Answer

The resident Thoroughbred at the Sanctuary is....