Wednesday, July 22, 2015

A Day Without RAIN!

Hellooo!  It's ME!
 
My lady gave me a nice treat today.  I got to hang out in the back yard with the chickens.  Hee hee. 
 
It's rained so much all summer that the sheep and goat paddocks are gooey.  She said I've been spending too much time in my shed.
 
I spent the day nibbling around, eating some of the left over chicken food and climbing on the lawn mower.
 

 
It's been a nice day.  I was only out with the chickens because I still go after those pesky sheep.  I don't like sheep. 

 
Vladimira Putinova (Poot) walked around with me a lot.  I think she wanted me to find her some bugs to eat.
 
 
xoxoxoxoxo
 
Izzle

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Beware of......

Tee hee.
 
Beware of Durin Elessedil, protector of the back yard.
 

Monday, July 6, 2015

In Memory of Our Nigel

A video tribute of our little friend.  As someone told my lady, "He was always smiling."
 
Yes, he was.
 

Friday, July 3, 2015

Rest Well, Our Friend Nigel

 
 

 
Our beautiful friend Nigel was put to sleep on Tuesday, June 30.
 
Nigel was diagnosed with Insulin Resistance in January 2015 after a bout with laminitis in December of 2014.
 
His doctors prescribed diet changes intended to hopefully control his laminitis, but he never fully recovered.
 
On Sunday night my lady found Nigel in discomfort and the doctors came out Monday.  She was told that there was nothing that could be done.  Additional painkillers were given to this lovely little horse and Tuesday afternoon he was laid to rest.
 
His friend Nozzy is calling for him.  We all loved him very much.


Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Cameo's Legacy

These cute little boys are the grandsons of our Cameo.
 
 
Their breeder, our friend Marie, said that the little lilac ram on the left has Cami's eyes.
 
Isn't it lovely to know that even though Cami is gone, that she lives on in these two lovely boys?
 
Izzle.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Sun Bathers

We've had some cool weather, so the other day when the sun came out some of the horses were happy to hang out in it.
 
Here is Nigel sunbathing.  He's been doing OK with his insulin resistance.  He's still recovering from his laminitis but is playing more and trotting around a bit.
 
 
Mokey is a very sweet sleeper.

 
 
 
Sarah is still VERY fuzzy.

 
 

 
And then there is Nigel again....who smiles when he is sleeping.  Tee hee.


 
Up at the house Poot decided that she needed some shade....so Mildred took advantage of a nice soft place to sit.


 
Here's ME!  I must say I'm looking rather beautiful.  

 
Aren't my horns growing looooong?  Perfect for hooking sheep, but my lady won't let me out with them any more because I won't leave them alone.
 
 
I hope all of my blogger friends have enjoyed some warm sunshine today.
 
xoxoxo
 
Izzle

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Rest In Peace, Beautiful Cameo

 
 
Our friend Cameo has been very ill.  Dr. Wilson came out to see her last week and started treatment for something he suspected was ovine progressive pneumonia.  He took blood for tests, and the report will be called in to my lady today.  It's too late for Cami, but it's important that my lady know if this was OPP. 
 
Cameo stopped eating and nothing my lady did could get her to start again.  My lady went out three times a day to give Cami a mixture of yogurt, pre and pro biotics, molasses and a calorie supplement called Dyne.  My lady also had to syringe water to Cami.  Cami was very strong and fought, because she didn't like it at all.
 
Soon, however, Cami got weaker and just took the mixture.  She wouldn't eat a thing.  She was on antibiotics and pain meds but these didn't help.
 
Yesterday morning my lady called the doctors and the very kind Dr. DeGroff came out and put Cameo to sleep.  He said that she was ready to go.  The spark had gone from her eyes.
 
Here is Cami on her first day with us, with her son Oliver.
 
 
Cami with Gimli in winter 2014
 
 
Summer Cami
 
 
Cami in her hospital room, with Betty White the chicken.  Betty White also saw the doctor because she had a growth on her leg and the other chickens attacked her. 

 
 
 
Wickery spent a day in the hospital because he needed a horn tip cut off.  It was poking him in the head.
 
 
Below is Cami's last portrait.  My lady let her have run of the yard and she enjoyed the shade on a sunny and hot day.

 
She sheep clan were not happy when Cami was put to sleep.  They called and called to her and stared at her.  This was how they looked after Cami was taken away for burial.

 
Cami was buried on a lovely farm where Narcissa and Dayel also rest.
 
We will miss Cami very much.