Monday, 25 April 2011

Rainy Day

It's been crazy these past couple of days, honestly its been work, horse, interviews and then trying to find time for myself/boyfriend/friends which is a small amount.
Well I found time to go see my boy today and quickly tend to his hoof. Anyway I had a little meltdown when we got there and right away I had to walk away from my horse, went outside to sit in front of the outside arena(some of the horses are being turned out in there so the grass an grow in for them in their own paddocks) to call my bf and just spill everything ( honestly, girls have to find a guy that knows how to comfort and knows what to say to a girl to calm her down, my boyfriend is the best with words and how to say things :-), which I truly appreciate!)
Well, as I'm talking to him telling him everything and crying, all the horses were coming up to me to comfort me as well. Honestly, you won't know how special a bond between human and animal can be until you meet a horse. They all were taking turns with me, putting their nuzzles on my head, licking my hand and it made me :-). It was almost like they were saying "everything's alright, no need to cry."
So I finally calmed down with the help of the bf and the horses out in the arena, went back inside and tended to my boys foot. He still has an abscess and I was thinking that I should call the vet and tell him to switch meds.
Fortunately, the vet was there visiting another horse and asked him after he was done to speak to me. He agreed on switching meds and told him if I should give him the rest of the 1st meds back. I went looking for them and once I found them, I gave them to him. He looked at the date of when I got them which was on April 20th, and then he told me these pills should have been done TODAY and there were still plenty inside. I sighed and got a little annoyed. The vet said " well maybe that is why he still has his abscess, these weren't finished". Well, of course!! Honestly, my goal to to move to a barn where communication is key, where they know what meds to feed, how much and when. UGH, I honestly wished I lived at the barn for that week because I would have given them to him day and night. 
We got an new person working at the barn today, so after I was done speaking to the vet, I went straight to the new worker told her she is the ONLY person allowed giving him the meds, told her when and how much. Let's hope they are actually given!!
That's my little rant today... ;-)

22 comments:

  1. Good to know he's doing better, keep posting!

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  2. I'm sure he'll start doing better now. keep posting I enjoyed reading that.

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  3. I love Horses. Great post.

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  4. maybe i'll get a horse just for those times when i feel bad. ;)

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  5. this reminds me of something my anthro teacher said last time. he said when a girl tells you her problems she wants comfort, not for you to tell her what she should do. I still wonder if this is true or not.

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  6. I remember our cats comforting us when we were sad. They don't do that anymore though, I wonder why... Glad to hear it was all figured out though :)

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  7. I hope you feel better after that. I can understand your frustrations; I've run into it plenty with vets before. :/

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  8. Yea the weathers been nuts here in Cali as well

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  9. its good to know you have people and animals to comfort you.

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  10. Good luck, I'm sure now that you're on the workers stuff will get taken care of. Really cool about the other horses taking care of you too, that's just amazing.

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  11. That's pretty cool that the horses could tell you were upset. Good luck with all the stress, hope it all smooths out.

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  12. It was raining for a short time here as well...expecting the sun for the rest of the week :)

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  13. hope he gets better soon now..

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  14. It's hard to rely on folks. Medication schedules are so important with antibiotics :/

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  15. sounds crazy! hopefully the staff is giving him his pills now

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