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Post by bpaquet on Wed Aug 08, 2012 9:31 pm

We have the same deal with our HVAC people. I'd never leave them, though. They've been really good to us.

We had warnings and threatening skies, but no rain or booms. On the radar, it looked like the storm just split in two and went on either side of us. The boys are outside eating after-dinner grass. I'm going to bring them in after computer time. All is quiet and happy.

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Post by fiffur on Thu Aug 09, 2012 11:39 am

That's what our rain has been doing, going around. Everyone but us gets a sprinkle or two. Hopefully we'll get some despite that today.....it's so dry.
Without some rain your boys won't have much after-dinner grass to munch on. Here's to hoping we both get some rain!

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Post by bpaquet on Thu Aug 09, 2012 7:31 pm

I think Sabi is popping an abscess on his bad foot heel. He was ouch yesterday, and there's a suspicious sore on that heel. It should open soon if it isn't open already. It's probably the leftovers from that bruise he got when he ran around in the storm. I gave him a bute and put on his boot this morning. He wasn't too bad. He looks more comfortable this afternoon. I'll check things when they come infer dinner.

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Post by Suzzzz on Thu Aug 09, 2012 7:54 pm

Oh, Lord. Keep us posted. Do you bandage something like that before putting the boot on so it doesn't rub?

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Post by fiffur on Fri Aug 10, 2012 11:58 am

Just as he was doing so well.....he had to get silly and hurt himself and cause this. I hope it drains and heals quickly without any drama.

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Post by bpaquet on Fri Aug 10, 2012 10:56 pm

Well, it did drain on its own with no help from me. He is much more comfortable today, and got to go out without his boot. He's still a bit more sore than normal, but he's definitely improving. Tomorrow he'll get the boot since he'll be out longer than normal. My husband and I will be going out of town, and we won't get home until well after normal inside time.

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Post by fiffur on Sat Aug 11, 2012 12:06 pm

Do you have any topical meds to put on that open abscess? Or oral antibiotics to help prevent infection from an open wound like he has now on that foot?

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Post by bpaquet on Sun Aug 12, 2012 9:54 pm

Antibiotics don't help foot abscesses, so no meds for poor old Sabi. I do have some topical stuff that will draw the infection out, and I'll keep that on for a few days. After that, I'll keep the bandages off to let the air get to it. He traveled well today, and seems to be comfortable enough. I took off his boot for the night to let the air get to the abscess, and I hope that it will be on its way to better tomorrow. The good thing is that the vet chiropractor is coming, so he can take a look and see if I'm doing the right stuff.

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Post by fiffur on Mon Aug 13, 2012 12:26 pm

That's good. I hope he says you did exactly the right thing here.

When my Miss Kitty got abscesses (of the scent glands) they gave me topical to put in the hole and pills to put down her throat. The pills were a royal and literal pain for me but they worked.

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Post by bpaquet on Mon Aug 13, 2012 9:32 pm

All is on the mend with the foot. He was pretty comfortable today. He wore his boot because the trainer's soil is harder than ours, so he had to shed the shoe for the vet. He got his back all straightened out and a few acupuncture needles in the ouch foot to help that. He feels GOOD now. He is running around the pasture. I need to go out and bring them in for sleep time. I don't want him wearing himself out.

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Post by Suzzzz on Tue Aug 14, 2012 8:30 pm

I'm SO glad our main man is feeling okay! Very Happy

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Post by fiffur on Thu Aug 16, 2012 11:20 am

Makes my heart glad to hear he's feeling so much better after his treatment. Very Happy

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Post by bpaquet on Thu Aug 16, 2012 10:04 pm

He showed off as guard pony today. We had the generator people come to rewire the panel box so the barn lights up instead of the storage barn. That way the ponies will have lights and fans if we get another power outage. When the truck pulled into the driveway, Sabi led Casper over to the gate to make sure no one weird was invading. That reminds me of when he was a youngster. He was always the first to check out new people at the boarding barn.

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Post by ARNIgal on Fri Aug 17, 2012 1:48 pm

Also a sign he's not in as much pain! bounce

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Post by Suzzzz on Fri Aug 17, 2012 8:34 pm

Head honcho on duty. Good man, Sabi! Cool

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Post by bpaquet on Sun Aug 19, 2012 9:10 am

Yesterday, Sabi and Casper moved to the pasture behind the barn. My husband came home really late from a minor league baseball game, and Sabi ran to the gate again. I think he IS guard pony. Either that, or he wanted a second dinner.

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Post by Sue Short on Sun Aug 19, 2012 10:59 am



((((CHUCKLE))))I vote for a little of both.

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Post by Suzzzz on Sun Aug 19, 2012 7:47 pm

No doubt both is the right answer! With perhaps a lean towards 2nd dinner, since he must know the sound of Hubby's vehicle. Wink

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Post by bpaquet on Sun Aug 19, 2012 9:28 pm

He does. He used to run the pasture fence when I was driving to the boarding barn. He followed the car to the front of the pasture and met me at the gate for his carrot. He still knows the sound of the cars and the sound of our voices. Very Happy

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Post by fiffur on Tue Aug 21, 2012 11:52 am

I'd vote for the second dinner.....definitely.

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Post by bpaquet on Thu Sep 06, 2012 9:39 pm

Sabi decided that he likes morning glories. We have a BIG vine growing on the front of the barn and using the satellite receiver's pole as a trellis. On his way in tonight, Sabi stopped to snack on the leaves and flowers. I don't really mind, but I really do like those flowers. I guess he likes to EAT them. Laughing

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Post by fiffur on Fri Sep 07, 2012 11:55 am

I hope he stops to smell them first. And that the plant can withstand his browsing on it. Be a shame if that plant died from overgrazing.

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Post by bpaquet on Fri Sep 07, 2012 8:24 pm

No fear of him ruining the flowers. There's a veritable jungle out there. I planted them when we first moved in, and they've spread all over. We even have some growing on the brush pile we burn every autumn. I think Sabi is volunteering to do the trimming. Laughing

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Post by Suzzzz on Fri Sep 07, 2012 8:39 pm

I just did a quick search, and some sites say that morning golory can be toxic to dogs and horses. Might be a good idea to discourage that snacking! affraid

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Post by bpaquet on Fri Sep 07, 2012 9:03 pm

OOO! Definitely. So far, he's only taken a mouthful. They sure seem tasty for something that's not good for them.

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