20 Aug 2007: Angel started Kindergarten!!! It is hard to believe that she is old enough for kindergarten.
I did the first day of kindergarten photo-a-thon! No tears for us though. I think we were both very ready for
it (mom is boring! lol) She loves it very much. Every day she comes home and tells me about everything she is
learning and her new friends. She loves her teacher, Mrs. Smith! She also loves the bus ride (probably because
she falls asleep on the way home! lol).
|Daddy taking me to school.
|And of course Mommy is tagging along behind with Emma and Kody to take pictures!
|Angel at kindergarten!
|Angel standing in front of the sign next to her classroom door.
|Angel hanging up her backpack.
|Look Daddy is helping her figure out which hook is hers. Thank goodness he works at the school!
Fleet has been determined to have Cushing's disease. We are working very hard to save this big, gentle,
loving boy. Luckily Cushing's is fairly easy to control with proper diet and care. Please see the page on Cushing's
to learn more about this disease.
Misty recently had a minor set back in her training. After working one day. I was
letting her graze in the pasture north of the barn where we work. She had been doing wonderful the whole time we were
working. Suddenly CC realized that she couldn't see her anymore and started whinnying frantically. Misty paniced
and ran for the fence. She was going to try to jump the five foot fence. I moved toward her to flag her off and
that is when it happened. She hit one of the metal T-Posts (most commonly used with barbed wire fences). She was
extremely lucky because when I yelled at her, she swerved off and instead of impaling herself on the T-Post and most likely
killing herself, she grazed the top of the post with her neck. Because she turned off when she did, she missed her main
artery in her neck, her trachea, and her esophagus. The vet said that she was very lucky to be alive. I just removed
her stitches this morning and everything looks good. She is a little nervous to be handled after the incident...you
would be too after getting a shot for sedation, stitched up, and then when you were awake getting two shots of penicillin
and one tetanus anti toxin!!! She is getting much better and is back to being her in your pocket kind of self, just
doesn't want the halter put on. With patience and time, I can get her haltered, but it usually takes about 10 minutes.
Please if you have T-Posts where your horses are pastured, take a moment and go to your fencing supply store. There
you will find a safety topper that will protect your horse from an injury like this! It is much cheaper to buy the toppers
than it is to pay for the vet bill or the loss of your horses life!
CC is having quite a bit of trouble with her knee. The same one she got kicked in almost two years ago.
She twisted it the day that we had tornados going on to the west of us. The barn door got pulled almost completely off
its slide rail and the horses bolted out of the barn. It wasn't as swollen for a while, but it is starting to swell
again. I am wondering if she twisted it again when Misty was chasing her around the pasture yesterday. Hopefully
with care, time, and exercise she will start getting better again. She will never be free of the limp, but hopefully
she will be comfortable again.