Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Good News, Bad News

I have good news, and I have bad news (that is simultaneously good news?).
Unrelated shot of ol' grandpa Jack who is looking pretty okay for 23 and long-term retirement :)
The good news is my teeny dog is feeling much, much better. Friday we went back to the vet for bloodwork, changed her meds up, and by that evening she was mugging me for food again. As of this morning she's back on normal rations, and seems no worse for the wear -- although a touch slimmer, which is actually probably good long-term, since dachshunds trend towards too heavy and she has some patella issues, so lean is our friend!
At the vet's on Friday
With my mom, who is Indy's favorite person in the WHOLE WIDE WORLD.
The bad news is since I last checked in, we've gotten a TON of rain. And it's not done yet. The silver lining in that bad news is that we needed the rain, so yay for it not being a drought? Just makes it hard to get any riding done. Also I lost a boot to our super sticky clay mud bringing Ruby in from turnout last night and almost faceplanted in several inches of muck, haha.
Before all the rain (or rather, literally while it started) Thursday evening I was able to work Cinna briefly. I had planned to ride, but between the rain and a farrier appointment for the geldings, I opted to just lunge in a lunging cavesson. The front moving in had her a bit wild, but she still tried really hard to keep her brain in her head. And with the exceptions of a handful of exuberant canter transitions, she was pretty great! Much better about a long walk warmup without immediately wanting to jig into a trot. She also offered up some nice stretchy trot at the end, for which I praised her effusively. No media of this, of course, because I wasn't interested in ruining my phone in the rain for a rather boring workout, lol.
"I IZ HALPING"
Snapped some pics for spotty pajama bottoms' new mom, cause he'll be heading to his new home soon!
Aside from a good grooming (which was immediately wasted by them rolling in the mud), the horses had a pretty quiet weekend. I was hoping to maybe trailer out for a ride, but even if the rain hadn't thwarted that, I forgot my coggins expired last week sooooo no going anywhere until I have the vet out. We're supposed to get more rain and then massive temp drops again this week, so no idea when things will dry out enough to resume riding -- but on the plus side, it's now daylight both when I leave for work AND get home, the horses are shedding, and our long term forecast shows way more 50 degree days than 20 degree ones, so I'm content :) spring is about sprung!

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  1. We're getting the same weather as you all - SO much rain. I'm ready for the warmer weather to be here for good

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    1. If I can just stick it out through this week I think we'll finally solidly be in warmer temps haha.

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  2. This weather has been nutty! We got stupid snow Saturday night, but it's been fairly warm since. 60's today and tomorrow! But alas, also rain. Rain every day until next week. Waaaahhhhh. My kids had a nice lunge this weekend too though!

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    1. We had a 25 degree temp drop in 15 minutes this morning πŸ™„ it wasn't supposed to drop that much until this evening, so my poor horses are out nekkid in the 40 degree rain. Whoops?

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  3. I saw the title and was worried. I am glad that your dog is doing better and that spring is springing. :)

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    1. Sorry to alarm! πŸ™‚ The bad news isn't really even all that bad, it's just the soggy ground and mud makes me sad haha.

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  4. So happy to hear about your pup!!!

    And yep, mud season is in full swing with no end in sight! Definitely my least favorite time of year. This is why I like the snow, it covers the brown lol I miss the old days where we used to get a real winter with snow that hid the mud until spring was truly ready so then we went from winter to spring in a 2 week period.

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    1. Haha I saw a fun meme on FB I should have copied over and the text was something like "oh you have a farm? That's so cool! What kind of farm do you have?

      I have a mud farm."
      Sooooo accurate right now πŸ˜‚

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  5. glad the puppy is feeling better!! but omg the mud right now.... so intense...

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    1. And little did I know when I wrote that entry how much worse it would get πŸ˜‚ ah well. It'll dry out eventually. Maybe?

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  6. So happy the pup is doing better!!

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