Scott Previte Rules!!
I had to go get some barley for Toby and some shavings. On the way home, I stopped at the supermarket.
I should have some right home instead as I must have missed Scott by maybe 15 minutes at the most. He was here, put Tucker's shoe on and left by the time I got home. Darn. I had a toy for Mick, too. Guess it will have to wait. Tuck is due for shoeing soon, so I asked Scott to put him on the list for next week.
The morning feed store trip did take twice as long, or longer because the store I usually go to was out of the barley. I had to travel another half hour or so to their other store to get it. I didn't mind too much as it was for Toby. When the Boys are going to be deprived, the extra time and driving is worth it.
While I was at the store, I also picker up some easyboots--hopefully in Tuck's size--and a pair of gators to use with the Cavello boots I already have. I figure if Tuck does lose a shoe I can at least turn him out for a while in the boots. The Cavello boots fit him beautifully, but they do chafe. I am hoping the gators will protect him the next time I need to use them.
Needless to say, I ended up spending more money than I'd planned. Somehow that happens every time I set foot in a tack store. Had I stayed in the feed store at my first stop, that never would have happened. But the second store--Rick's Saddle Shop Superstore--has everything right there in front of your face, so it's hard not to see things you "might" need.
It's Christmas Eve. The Boys will get carrots with tops and apples with dinner and carrots with late night feed. Their stalls are all freshly bedded and all is well at Follywoods.
Here's hoping you and yours have a lovely Christmas full of love and joy.