Sunday, January 27, 2013

 I was thinking I might take lots of pictures throughout my day to share with you all, but the above photo is the only one I got at work.  That's all for one cat.  Poor thing.

We got to see a sheep in the clinic yesterday too. That was cool.  I like sheep a lot.  This one was an Icelandic, with horns and a double fleece.  I've never been up close and personal with one before.  She was really nice, very curious for a sheep, and put up with us pretty well.

Liam and I went out to check fence when I got home.  I was trying to enjoy a short burst of sunshine, but it was gone by the time I got out there. 

Of course we had helpers.  This photo really has nothing lovely about it, but I love the set of Scout's mouth.  I think I had just told him not to try to pick my pockets.

The neighbor cows and miss Bella's BLM brand.  The sky was pretty amazing in person, but it didn't show up here.

Scout has a beautiful mane.  I wish I was an artist.

 Scout finally managed to pick my pocket.

Pedro says "Hello, I love you."

 Bob says, "What's up?"
 

Huck, waiting for a little furry snack to appear on the mouse trails.
 

 Liam, and my sweet old Bob.  You can't really tell, but he loves hugs.

Pedro can't stand it when I'm loving on Bob.  He has to stick his nose in.  But it sure is a cute nose!

Check out the length of that winter coat!  I wonder when they'll shed it.  Donkeys don't shed like horses do.

Please ignore Pedro's nasty dirtiness and check out the size of that seroma.  Note that it sticks out far enough to cover one and a half of my fingers.  Ugh.  Pressure bandages and warm compresses didn't help at all.  I'm going to have to poke it.  But then I realized I don't know when they last had a tetanus shot.  So I vaccinated them yesterday.  Their skin didn't seem any tougher than a horse's.  They didn't even flinch.  Which makes me feel even better about trying to jab Pedro with a scalpel and possibly put a drain in (without sedation). I'll probably do it next weekend.

Another pic of dirty Pedro and his icky seroma.

Bob is much cleaner.  And Liam is following my example, taking pictures.  As you can see, the donkeys don't mind the dogs.

And the last piece of my photo journal for the day - donkey vitamins.  I love Equerry's products.  Right now I'm feeding their Economy Supplement, but eventually I'll go back to the more expensive stuff (it's really not that expensive).  These vitamins are the only ones Scout will eat, and it turns out they're so palatable the donkeys will eat them without anything else mixed in.  And these are VERY picky donkeys.

Lastly, I wanted to share this DVD set my sister is selling on eBay.  Parelli Liberty and Horse Behavior.  It really has a huge amount of very valualble information in it.  Even if you don't like the Parellis, it's worth watching.  It has 10 DVDs and starts at only $175, which is a steal for this set.  The proceeds actually come to me because she's buying one of my saddles.  I think I'm going to use the money on equine dental work.  :)

5 comments:

Cindy D. said...

First let me say thank so much for the input on Sassy you just gave. You are amazing!
Next I want to say that the picture of Scouts mane...well you are an artist. That is a frame worthy picture and one I would gladly buy a copy of to hang on my wall. If you are trying to raise money, take your thumb drive down to walmart, and have them make you copies on a canvas print and then sell some signed copies. I think you would be surprised at how many you sold. If you decide to do this, I want the first one! I'm an artwork junkie ya know!

Andrea -Mustang Saga said...

Cindy,
Thank you! What a great compliment!

Let me see what I can do. It might take me some time to get it figured out - I don't really like Walmart but I don't know of anyone else who does canvas. It looks like it would be $30 plus whatever it costs me to ship to you. I don't really want to charge you more on top of that, especially since I don't know how it will turn out. Let me know if it sounds like something you want to try?

Cindy D. said...

Absolutely!

Do you want a check, Cash or money order? Do you need it up front?

I don't like walmart either but, like you, I don't know who else does canvas. I just think it will look best on canvas.

Andrea -Mustang Saga said...

I found a website that does it in a way I like better - they don't wrap the edge details around the edge, they put the full photo on front and just stretch the pixels around the edge. if that makes sense. You can check it out yourself at CanvasDiscount. It's cheaper too. I can do 8x2, 10x12, 10x14, 12x16, 16x20, 16x24, 20x24, 24x30, or 30x40. Smallest is $16 (not including shipping and any other charges - I haven't gotten that far yet) and biggest is $109.

Now, I have no idea what their quality is though...

I can pay for it if I wait until after the 4th. Check or money order would be fine, or PayPal.

This is fun! I have a bunch of other photos I might think about doing, if this comes out right.

Cindy D. said...

I'm going to say 12x16. Its in my budget right now (vet bills) but is big enough to stand out on a wall.
Lets switch to emailing direct to finish this up.
ms.cmdurham@gmail.com
I'm excited!