Saturday, March 14, 2020

Animal Crackers - Thrilled with Our Man Black Jack

Howdy -

Last weekend was a hard one for us. Our Man Black Jack was very sick. You see the Spring Grass around here has gone nuts and Black Jack made a bit of a piggie and ate way too much and began to colic.

Now Black Jack is not a Spring Chicken... he turns 25 this year. Not old for a Donkey, but not young. And for those that don't know Colic is Very Dangerous for an equine. Painful and Scary. For more than 2 days Hubby or I were out there with him to keep him up moving around... I hated seeing him hurting..

Now Black Jack's pen is right next to the window where I work daily. I took for granite that sound of him Hee Hawing all day and night. For days things were silent. It was so depressing.

So I went looking at old photos of my boy and found one of him talking to me. Wish it had sound.

We have been so blessed to have this stunning man, his children and grandchildren and probably great grandchildren have lots of blue ribbons and awards to them. Now we keep him natural and easy going.. but he is a stunning man when slicked off

Here is one from he showing days before we got him. His youth ...

Sorry not a great photo.. its actually a photo of a photo... but it does show what a looker he is.

He still is a looker, but just with more a that natural happy country look - and more grey mixed in to that stunning black...  LOL

But I am thrilled to say he is now back to normal - feeling good, running around his pen and most of all TALKING!!

 I can't tell you how scared we were. at one point we had discussed that it may the end. But then he started improving... and now we are all happy. Nothing better than watching out my window, this little man trotting along the fence after Cocoa "flirting" and talking not stop to her about how handsome he really is...

We love this boy so much! And thrilled he is doing so much better!

Thought with all that is going on in the world - a happy ending getting better story was needed! Hope you got a smile from it.

HUGS and


Martina said...

Hi Michelle,
so great to hear he has survived and is now back to his old. I am happy for you all.
Greetings from Austria,

Soaring Eagle said...

I am so happy to hear Black Jack is back to his normal self. He is a looker for sure. Have an awesome weekend.

Carol Dee said...

Trilled to see Black Jack is well. What a scare.
hugs to all.

Ginger Shaw said...

Black Jack certainly was a stunner and still is.
So glad he is now better and back to his old self.

Niki said...

Glad he's doing better. Colic can be so dangerous. I can't count how many hours I spent walking one of my horses. Seems like every fall he would colic, something in the grass I guess! And the only remedy is to keep them moving until it clears.