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  •  i miss the days of cronkite and edwards and the (5+ / 0-)

    real news men and women of cbs - i was so fortunate to be able to work there part time during those days.  this reminded me of that time - it was indeed JOY!

    speaking of...

    my "joy" boy tonite wanted me out there - i'd taken two days to do other things (my wonderful neighbor's son takes care of him when i can't get out and while i was recouping from my hand surgery (still ongoing).  sani adores liam - but tonite, liam was worried because sani was sweaty (he still has his long cut, even with his trace clip which his growing back in and needs cutting again).  he was worried because he heard "gurgling" in sani's gut (that's what you WANT to hear, btw) - SO he told hiim mom he had to call me and let me know.  his mom and my friend (who has sani's horsey girlfriend/main mare) were there and said they thought he looked fine, but just in case, off i went to the barn.

    because of the weather change, i fixed him a special mash with extra water in it - and to give it some special "flavor", added two drops of peppermint oil (like you use in baking)... plus stevia since he can't have sugar with the insulin resistance.  

    he was in seventh heaven!  left him happily (and healthily) munching his extra treat after checking him over.

    i think he is getting a bit bored with not being able to leave his paddock still with his laminitis - but we're hoping next trimming (and next time the casts come off his tootsies), he will be cleared to start getting hand walked (to visit all his girlfriends).

    so far, we are riding this roller coaster on the flat - we're working to keep it that way!  his original laminitis was diagnosed on oct. 10 - he hasn't had an off day since, but we've been maniacal about his diet, and doc ashton constantly stops by to check on him every time he has another barn call.  

    we're hoping that in another few months, he will be able to do some light riding - but should he never be able to be ridden again, that's okay, too - the riding is the cherry on top of being his mom.  we're cool with just hanging out, too!

    for your fun - here is a picture of his "clip" to keep him from overheating (bad for cushings horses) - all done with small scissors - total time? 9 hrs.

    two hearts in one side

    the OTHER side...

    superstar sani

    and with a little help from our friends (TLO)

    tlo clipping sani 1

    and remembrance

    remembrance clipping sani

    thanks for asking about my "baby"...8^)

    EdriesShop Is it kind? is it true? is it necessary?

    by edrie on Sat Mar 02, 2013 at 01:14:07 AM PST

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    •  Glad to hear he is doing well! Keep up the (5+ / 0-)
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      good work! Cool haircut, your baby is beautiful.

      You cannot cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water. Rabindranath Tagore

      by Thomasina on Sat Mar 02, 2013 at 06:49:36 AM PST

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      •  and he knows it, too! he is quite the character. (2+ / 0-)
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        Orlaine, Thomasina

        if you ever get southbay, you should come visit and meet da boy!  he LOVES company!

        EdriesShop Is it kind? is it true? is it necessary?

        by edrie on Sat Mar 02, 2013 at 12:31:02 PM PST

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        •  I would love to meet him! And you, Glen, (1+ / 0-)
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          Remembrance and TLO as well.
          Who knows? Maybe someday!

          You cannot cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water. Rabindranath Tagore

          by Thomasina on Sat Mar 02, 2013 at 01:18:44 PM PST

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          •  remembrance and TLO came out to visit sani and me (1+ / 0-)
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            today - we were talking about NN13 and how sani would love to host some visits to play with him for any kossacks who'd like to meet him!

            are you coming?  (here's hoping) - if not, any time you are going to be in the bay area, we can arrange to get together - sani, remembrance, TLO, glen and more!

            heck, maybe we'll just have a sani party for kossacks this summer!  he won't be "rideable" yet, but our barn has guided rides that are reasonable - and great horses, too! (even for the new/novice rider).

            you just have to come south - and we'll plan a party!

            EdriesShop Is it kind? is it true? is it necessary?

            by edrie on Sat Mar 02, 2013 at 10:33:48 PM PST

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            •  No plans to be in your area in the near future, (1+ / 0-)
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              but you are sweet to invite me. A sani party for kossacks sounds like a great idea though, I would love to see pictures of that!

              You cannot cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water. Rabindranath Tagore

              by Thomasina on Sun Mar 03, 2013 at 07:37:13 AM PST

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