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Couple updates

May 30th, 2008 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

Tuesday morning we found Okie in the pasture with a little colt on the ground.  He’s just adorable with a white mask and two blue eyes.

They’re both doing quite well considering she had him during one of the worst thunderstorms of the spring.  He’s appropriately named Morning Thunder.

I went out to imprint him and the little rascal had me playing catch circling around mom for about 5 full minutes.  I’m not sure if mom got dizzy or just realized what had to be done but she literally stopped him and after a few minutes of my hands on his topline, she gently laid him to the ground so I could finish – he fell asleep as I was working on his face and neck.  It was just the sweetest thing.

On a more discouraging note, Cartman has choked several times during the fall and winter but we’ve always been able to get it cleared and he’s back to normal within an hour or so.  Yesterday afternoon he choked again, badly.  A vet came out on an emergency call and we had to tube him.  The most disheartening discovery was that Cartman isn’t 15 as Jen was told but actually closer to 30.  The vet showed us all how to check the teeth and exactly what to look for so we would be a little more educated in the process.  Jen’s glad to have some answers now to some questions we were having about Cartman and, of course, loves him even more considering we know now how hard it must be for him to be giving her all that he has recently.  He’s stalled now and we’re feeding him senior feed by the handful to watch for more signs because the vet’s concerned the choke could be caused by a more serious blockage – he’s had nothing that “should” have caused it.  He’s a tough little mustang though and we’re confident he’ll be back in the pasture bossing everyone around in the next few days.

Aren’t they an adorable couple? 

And then there’s Moo with her little calf Sparky.  I’m happy to report that Sparky has been let out of her weaning pen and after making several valiant efforts to nurse from mama, has given up.  Weaning has occurred.  Humans have won.  That’s a battle I don’t ever want to fight again!  Damn crazy cows.

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