Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Building on basics, Scout Still Sick

I took Scout for a mile-long walk on Saturday, staying on our property in case he's contagious. I realized his cough had gotten worse, although the snot was better and his spirits were still up. So he's on antibiotics now. 

Luc is doing really well with his hoof handling. I've been gradually trimming away the imbalance in his hooves. We're also building on his ability to walk around the property near new things and away from the other horses. I can't wait to start taking him hiking with me but we're a ways from that yet.

One super cool thing is that every single time I walk outside, Luc comes to see me. Even if I'm just getting in my car to leave, he's standing at the fence watching. When I go to halter Scout to give him meds, Luc marches up and asks to be haltered instead. When I put him back in the pasture and move on to doing other things, he watches like he'd rather not be done playing yet. I love it. 

I've been hiking a fair amount, kind of hoping to find an antler or two, since this is when they shed them. No luck so far, but it's good exercise anyway.

Blue is so goofy looking. 
He enjoyed playing in the water, but when I took my shoes off and waded to the other side, it was painfully cold! I don't know how dogs love it so much.

I had a root canal yesterday. Just a little sore today. It wasn't as bad as all the rumors led me to believe. Glad I could finally get it done. This tooth broke over a year ago, and then broke again last week. Perfect timing, I could finally afford to fix it. I'd rather have spent it on something fun, but being able to use that side of my mouth again will be pretty nice.

I am off to conquer another day! Hope you all have a lovely Tuesday!


Cindy D. said...

I haven't been here in a while, luckily I still see you on FB. Sounds like Luc is coming along nicely!

Snipe said...

Luc is a real cutie. It's good to see that things are going well with him.

Glad the root canal wasn't so bad. I always hear people speak of them as if they're the worst thing ever.