Sunday, October 19, 2008

The End Of A Brutal Week

Red Dog is pretty much back to normal. Almost all of the swelling is down and he seems to be back to his normal, funny self...

Whew!! The darn rude-head wanted to get back to work this morning. But he is going to have to take it easy for a while. While the swelling may have come down-the venom is still working in his system and excitement needs to be avoided for at least a week, before I will breath easy. All I can say is Thank God for Frank Lamphley's White Lightening. That stuff has saved several animals for us-two mares that got rattlesnake bit, by the same snake, at the same time. We used it to save my old mare when she had a bloody bag delivery and could not quit straining after we got the foal pulled. Used it on a mare that would colic for no apparent reason and we use it on Megan's paint gelding when he gets stressed at shows and starts to stretch and urinate every two minutes.
***Leah-feel free to email me(email address on my profile) and I will give you the lo-down on this stuff.

The bay mare, Beauty is doing about the same. She is slowly putting more weight on that leg. We are going to pull the stud this coming week, so she will have to come to town for the rest of her recuperation.

Yesterday started out so perfect, but how could it not when this is your personal riding space?
My only disappointment was the fact that I could not get the camera out quick enough to get any pictures of the big bucks that we raised up out of the draws. Those wily big boys know where safety is and many have survived hunting season by taking refuge on our ranches. Only occasionally do we shoot a buck and he really needs to be impressive. I am all about the meat in the freezer, so taking some does works just fine for me.

Mrs Mom tagged me with this super fun pass-along-thingie. I love Halloween!! I never realized that there were people who do not celebrate it until after I had Megan. I guess I can understand their beliefs, but really, holidays are so commercialized these days, I bet few kids even know the roots of the tradition. So I am going to pass it along in fun...
Here are The Rules:

1) Have a Ghostly Image to pass along

2) Tag three people on your blog, with links to their blogs. Tell about what great folks they are, or offer to send them a Ghostly Treat.

3) Include a link to Ghosting It Forward in your blog.

And I tag:

1)Kdwhorses-this gal is just too much fun. I think if we ever got the chance to meet we would have so much fun doing "horsie" things and I can totally see our girls doing the same.

2)Nuzzling Muzzles-I love going to NM's blog and reading her thoughts and experiences as she learns, works toward goals and makes progress or not. She is brave and not afraid to post about what doesn't work too.

3)CdnCowgirl-You know...I don't know if Cdn and I got off on the right foot when we first started running across each other in the blog world, but once we got to "talking", we have tons and tons in common and I think the world of her.

So there you go girls-you have been adoringly "ghosted". Pay it forward to three deserving bloggers of your choosing!!

Speaking of CdnCowgirl...
I received my prize from her in the mail the other day and it is just too darn cute. It looks great hanging on my kitchen wall. Thank you very much Cdn!!

This is the sunset that graced us last night as we headed to town...
Even in the roughest of days, I wouldn't trade this for anything.


cdncowgirl said...

Thanks for the kind words and I'm glad you liked the mini-plaque :)

Did we get started on the wrong foot? Don't remember... unless of course it was possibly a disagreement over on the arguement capital of the horse blog world (*ahem* FHOTD lol)

Gorgeous sunset by the way, I think even Trainwreck may be jealous of that one.

Callie said...

Beautiful sunset! Makes a great end to even a bad day, I'll bet! Glad the Red Dog is feeling better!

Mrs Mom said...

YAY RED DOG. Now dammit, listen to your Mom and behave for a week, will you?

Rotten dogs!!

Email you for the lo down on your wonder drug huh? LOL OK watch for mine too! ;)

What an awesome sunset BECG... wow.... Perfect way to end the day!

Andrea said...

I am glad that your dog is doing better! I would freak out! That white lightning seems to be awesome!!
Awesome sunset picture!!

Nuzzling Muzzles said...

I'm so happy for Red Dog and Beauty getting better quickly. Can we trade riding spaces. OMG! Wouldn't that make a great TV show? Call it "Trading Riding Spaces" and have horse owners attempt to do their thing with their horses in someone else's space. It would teach a lot about horse management. Oh, and BOO! Did I scare ya?

Rising Rainbow said...

Glad to hear that the dog is doing better. Snakes give me the creeps, having to deal with snake bites would be even worse. I think I'll stay in western Washington.

Melanie said...

Thanks for the updates on Red Dog and the bay mare! Glad everyone is on the mend! :)

My husband and son would just LOVE to go out to your place and ride...just so they could shoot a big!!!

Congrats on your award!

Adventures Of A Horse Crazed Mind said...

I want to come ride where you live! I second Nuzzling Muzzles idea of "Trading Riding Spaces"!!! That would be awesome. Someone should pitch that to the network. lol.

Glad to hear Red Dog is getting better. He is such a cutie.

Adventures Of A Horse Crazed Mind said...

Hey, I cant send you an e-mail for some reason.

What do you think of this mare?
(I dont know her or the owners so dont worry about hurting feelings:)

BrownEyed Cowgirls said...

Horse Crazed-I went, I looked, I d.r.o.o.l.e.d and then I watched the video. Huh? 60 days riding and they won't get on her? And did you see how strung out she is behind? I went back and looked at her pictures. I love EVERYTHING about this mare, except those hocks. They are high and she looks weak in them when she travels. To truly judge it though you would have to actually see her and get her moving in a controlled manner. She might not move so strung out behind then. I would really like to see her roll back on the fence a couple of times to see if she uses her hocks effectively.
But I go back to the video and this is supposed to be a mare with 60 days riding and they won't get on her? Me thinks there is a problem. The price is right though!;)

Tammy said...

Pictures are beautiful & I would enjoy riding in your backyard! Thanks for sharing.