Well, At Least It Wasn't Raining
Scott came this morning to shoe and trim the Boys.
It was supposed to be nearly 60F, but the sun refused to make an appearance all morning and I had to go back into the house to get my jacket.
All three Boys were quite good. With Tucker getting a compliment from Scott, that was a rare moment. Tucker wears shoes in the front only and the other two are barefoot, so he requires the most patience. Today, he was a star. He just gets restless and tends to move himself sideways on the crossties. Not so today. Good boy.
A word here. I do not have to hold my horses for the farrier. They all stand on the crossties in the aisle and are expected to behave without my involvement. That way, I do not have to be home should Scott schedule a shoeing when I can't be there.
Sorry to say, I too have to deal with some thrush issues. It's been so wet and muddy here for the last several months that Tucker, especially will need some treatment. No huge deal, but I have the meds and will just need to tend to him and take some similar precautions with the others as well.
Yesterday, Dr. McAndrews recommended that we shoe Toby in front for the summer. He has foundered twice in the mid-summer months when the ground has been hard. He has a great foot, but it's a little flat, so adding some protection from a shoe may help. Stomping at flies may be an added culprit.
We know, of course, that he has Cushings, and laminitis is one of the unfortunate symptoms. He is on Prascend, the drug of choice and I had him tested yesterday to see if the dose he's on is enough. Hopefully we can avoid a flareup this year by being extra careful.
I went on a "blue mouser" hunt after Scott left. Patrick Patticats has a blue mouse toy he plays fetch with and we have lost it somewhere in the house. I've hunted all around with no luck so I figured maybe I could find a new one at PetSmart. I found some packages of similar toy mice on sale, so I bought them.
Alas, so far, although he does chase them when I throw them, so far, Patrick has not exactly fetched one back to me. We'll keep working on it, though. I am ever hopeful. It guess they just aren't quite up to "blue mouser" standards.
Animals can be as opinionated as people.