Saturday, July 12, 2014

Bob is doing better

Today he is walking just about normal.  The abscess is still open and draining.  Hopefully we've seen the worst of it!  As usual, I was probably freaking out over nothing.  :)  I've been enjoying my time with him, even when he's being sassy.  I gave him the run of the place again today, and when I went to get him he came hurrying toward me.  I was thinking, "Oh, how sweet," but it turned out he was hurrying past me to get back to the good grazing in the shade.  He didn't want to be put away yet!  I let him get away with it.  He was easy to catch later.  I gave him a piece of watermelon.  He thought it was disgusting.  He'll stick with carrots, thank you very much.

Friday, July 11, 2014


Good old Bob has a bad hoof abscess. Poor thing could barely walk yesterday. I am hoping it heals quickly now that it has drained & been soaked, cleaned , and bandaged, but I'm also pretty worried. His hind end is pretty arthritic and now this. Poor guy. It makes me realize that all the times I've said, "It's probably just an abscess," to someone else, I was really not being very empathetic (although I was just trying to be reassuring). Some abscesses are not *just* abscesses, and it's scary when you don't know how it's going to turn out. Hopefully all my worries will be for naught.