Good morning! Hope you enjoyed your “extra” hour. 🙂
First of all – thanks to the folks that were kind enough to ask after the health of my old horse, Bo. I’m happy to say that he appears to be – if not out of the woods – at least half way thru. We spent Saturday on “poop watch”. Yes, the life of horse owners is a romantic and glamorous one! We kept all his food from him, with the exception of some gruel. Quite literally warm water with some feed added and allowed to pretty much dissolve. And only a little food – and a lot of water! He was less than thrilled – Saturday morning he was “over it” and hungry. But, gruel and outside grazing was all he got. He finally presented us with the “prize” around 2 – after we’d pulled the whole group back into their stalls. Yes – the girls had to come in, too. Bo quite fancies himself the “stallion” of the herd. Or the Quarterback – with the ladies as his cheerleaders! And he’s not at all interested in them being elsewhere. So….in they came, too. (They very kindly allow him his fantasies!)
By “dinner” time – he was looking askance at us when we’d come to the barn (checking for more deposits). I’m pretty sure he was thinking we’d lost our brains. We spent the morning sitting out in the pasture, watching for the pooping, and occasionally going and listening to his belly with the stethoscope. I told you – colic is a big deal in horse world. But all the weirdness was making them all watch us pretty closely. Just in case we’d lost it – a pony can never be too careful!
So – I think we’re good. If we go thru this day with no more symptoms – he had none at all yesterday – we should be back to business as usual. 🙂
Card. Yes. I finally did make a card. I used one of my new
toys tools – a lovely set called Birthday Blossoms, from the Annual Catalog. And, it’s a super clean and simple card, using only the single stamp set – and not an embossing folder or framelit to be found (so, no Big Shot required!). Take a look-see: