It has been a very long week... Between spraining my hand, the heat, shearing a donkey and an emergency with a donkey... whew... I am glad this week is just about over!! My hand is just about all well... the heat - it is still here and I know it is just the beginning. But first up for photos - how about Felicia's first hair cut?
Her fur was so long, that she was really feeling the heat. So she was the first in line to get her shaving this year. We don't shear all the donkeys, many of them I can comb and they slick off beautifully. But some, are just thick they have to be sheared. I wanted to show a during and an after photo of Felicia. But well... she still isn't quite finished and looks well... really odd. It got dark, and we all got tired :0) She was really great, no fighting us at all, I think she knew she was cooling off as soon as Hubby started. And now she looks so little!
Next... a photo says a thousand words right?
Because we did not have an appointment, we had to wait for the Doc to have a few spare moments for us to see how serious she was. They said we could drop her off and come back later, but uh no, this is one of my babies and I want to be here when he looks at her. So in a pasture behind the clinic we waited under a shady tree. Pepita was so good, she talked to the horses in the stalls and didn't really pull on the lead much at all. Despite the fact she has never spent any time with a harness or lead. You can see in this photo she is putting no weight on that back foot, but she had stopped dragging it at this time. Then by the time the Doc came out... she was walking on it. Go figure... children never show the sickness once you get to the doctor do they? She was diagnosed with Upper Fixation of the Patella - for you and me... her knee locks into place and won't bend. Surgery is one of the only fixes, but he thinks she will probably out grow it - it may never happen again, and it may and if it keeps happening then she will have to have surgery. But it ain't broke!! And there is a way to fix it. I think, and hope, it was a one time thing... this morning she was running full force, lapping the pen with her two 1/2 brothers Alonzo and Frio. AH... kids!
My sweet Autie - just ending the post with pure cuteness! Those big brown puppy dog eyes melt my heart -
Hope you enjoyed this week - and that a few of these gave you a chuckle. A hard week, but all has ended up well - Have a great weekend.