Tonka went to the dentist today and would you believe I didn't take one single picture? There were lots of great photo ops too, with his lip hanging and tongue sticking out the side.
He was pretty nervous today for some reason. Kinda antsy on his feet. Probably knew something special was up. He took a second to check out the ramp that led to the stocks in the dentist's special trailer, but then he went in and it wasn't long before he had a dose of sedative to make him right at home. It wasn't enough sedative, and they kept saying they'd give him more if they needed it, but he just went along with things and they never did have to top him off. They were very impressed with him. I love it when people go on about what a nice horse I have. *big grin* The doc has a client who competed in the NW Mustang Makeover, and her very nice assistant had been at the makeover to watch Keith Danielson, who trains her horses. It was nice to have something in common.
Tonka has a "totally normal mouth" with no reason for bit discomfort, other than that he obviously doesn't like a bit. His canines are huge for his age, normally they're just coming in about now. Kinda odd, but all the other teeth erupted right on schedule so I'm not at all worried that he's not the age I thought he was.
She leveled out and rounded his molars, which really didn't need a whole lot of work, gave him a bit seat, and then "reduced" his canines to a nice rounded nub. No more sharp edges on that broken one.
Really it was pretty uneventful, which is always nice.
When we got home I went to check on our new arrivals (more on that in a moment) and spotted this "Peeping Beauty" watching from the top of the hill. She just stared and stared while I took pictures. What a pretty doe.
On to the new arrivals - I thought Goldie's eggs were supposed to hatch a week ago so I gave up on them, but it turns out I was wrong! I heard frantic peeping yesterday, and went in to discover two little peepers. They're cute, if not very interestingly colored at this point... Can't wait to see what we end up with! (The eggs came from my sister's mixed flock.)