We leave soon and I am feeling a little guilty about leaving all the animals. I know they will be in good hands, but I am still worried. This is the first time I am leaving Rozzi for more than one day, so a little bit of seperation anxiety here. Poppi looks great, his weight is stable and he seems happy. At night now, he is so comfy in his stall, he is laying flat out and sleeping very sound. I can't wait to get home and set up his mini-paddock! He will be so much happier. Rozzi played a lot this morning with his ball, and looking at him even in his fuzzies, he is going to be so handsome, as long as he doesn't
hurt himself before a show, which is something his mom has a habit of doing. Well, this is it for a week or so. I promise to bring the warm weather home with us. I plan to come home rested and refreshed, this vacation is much needed and I can't wait to spend time with my new hubby. Mouse ears and just married tee shirts, here we come!!!
I have to say that all my boys made me feel very specail on heart day. I got kisses from everyone, even Matt, and Codi was such a good boy at Brenda's. We rode with Krissy and Dowee and it was a treat to see how fair they have come in such a short time. Matt was sweet enough to give me and Codi a ride over to the indoor, and it made my day. Codi, as a six year old and not having been ridden since October, did very well for me and gave me a nice ride. Matt took me out to dinner and I couldn't have asked for a better day! Back to the grind today, Poppi is doing well. Very well actually, and it scares me to say that. I promised him that once we get home from vacation, that he will get to go outside. Not quite sure how we will buld his "mini-paddock" yet, but it will be built the week we get back so he can go out and enjoy the sunshine. Rozzi doesn't seem to be sore at all, even after he cast himself on friday and kicked a board out in his attempt to get up because I wasn't there this time to put ropes around his legs and pull him over to the other side like I was last time!!!!! Maybe now he won't think its a game and hopefully stay out of another situation like that. Babies..... gotta love em!
Poppi is saving up all his energy to be a bad boy when he finally is let out of his stall. He was almost uncontrollable this morning on his hot walk. Rearing, hopping, side stepping at a jog. I think dressage is in his future... he is somethin' else...
I will start off by saying that I almost had to cancel Poppi's ultrasound appointment at Tufts. Why? Because he would not get into the trailer! Matt took the day off of work to go with us and drive us to Tufts Hospital. Poppi had no intention of loading. Thank goodness Sherry and John were driving by and helped us "push" him into the trailer. Finally, he got on, but only after tip toeing and taking his time. Off we went, and as soon as we drove into the parking lot at Tufts, he screamed his head off in pure Poppi style until he backed out of the trailer and saw where he was. Walking in, he was fine. Once inside the big hospital, he paced a bit and waited patiently for me to give the staff all of his updated info. He was mad at me because he kept pushing me with his nose and head and stared at me like he was terrified I was going to leave him there! We then walked into the ultrasound room, he walked in with his head down like he had been there a million times. His ultrasound was amazing to watch. It was confirmed that he has a hernia, though not a terrible one and with rest and more time to heal, it may get smaller than it is now. It is about the size of a grape sticking out from the incision site and it feels like its full of fluid. The chances of his large intestine getting strangled are very low, and the ultrasound tech was very positive about how he looked. He weighed in at 1166lbs, heavier than I had taped him. Doctor Provost was so sweet, she gave him hugs and was pleased with him and said that he didn't look overweight, which was my concern. The one staple he had left in his incision must have fallen out because they couldn't find it. So that was a good thing. All in all, good news. Two more months of stall rest and then we can start letting him out into a SMALL turn out at first so that scar tissue can continue to form and he can heal better. He gave us a little trouble getting back onto the trailer but with some help, he did his slow walk into the trailer and gave me the look like, um, I'm in charge here and I'm ready to go home now. The ride home was great, due to Matt's pro dirivng and Poppi was more than happy to be home. It did take two full syringes of tranq to quiet him down for his ultrasound, but he sweat that all out on the ride home. He was so happy to be home, he pranced to the barn and greeted his buddies with his high pitched whinnies. A true sign that he feels very good and he is back to his old self again. He really is the most amazing horse I have ever known. <3