Thursday, December 16, 2010

HE IS HOME - and some bragging

Pepper is hope, a shaved neck and he was hungry but he is well. The picture was taken last summer. Thank you all for your prayers and love expressed to him and to us. We need to add more salt to his feed so he drinks more. They have water with a heater in it but he needed more. So add the salt and keep him in is our motto. He is a valuable horse. $1,047 to save him. The biggest part of the bill was intensive care. I know our vet was up with him most of the night. Bob did not get home until about midnight and the IV had to be changed in 2 hrs. Thank you Dr. Jed McKinley. He has been our vet since he first came to Spokane from Canada shortly after he graduated from the WSU vet school. He put himself mostly thru college by rodeoing. He was a good bareback bronc rider. Thanks again everyone. Sage wanting out the gate. My camera is acting weird so I didn't get any better picture but she had a hold on the bottom of my coat telling me to hurry up. When I did take her out we went for a walk out to the road and around. She had a couple of little levitation's but mostly she just walked around with me. She was very alert and looked at stuff after she jumped first.
These next pictures are just simply bragging I guess. All the stuff that I still have on the walls of the office but when I showed. I showed first Ditto, then Glory, Rosie (Wild Rose), Mel, and Tango. Glory was a minimal white paint, Mel was a palomino appy and Tango was a paint. I don't have any of them anymore. I also have a cabinet full of trophies and stuff. It gives me good memories. I have donated alot of ribbons and some trophies for different things. Considering I did not start until I was 50 - makes me proud of my accomplishments.

I won't do this again but was feeling nostalgic one day when I was in the office and was looking at it all.
Took a good long nap today, made up for not much sleep last night.


  1. I'd say that's pretty good, Lea--all those awards starting at 50!

    That's a heck of a bill at Christmas, but it sounds like he's worth every penny. I'm sorry you had to go through it. Our old horse coliced last spring, Red, and it was about a 500 bill for farm call and tubing, and he came right out of it. We were lucky. That salt is so important. I have salts blocks everywhere and we keep our water real warm in winter. Red, though, had an abscessed hoof that I didn't know about, and he probably went off his water because of that.

  2. Lea I'm so glad Pepper is ok - I know your heart would have been broken otherwise, especially at this time of year. I loved seeing your awards - congratulations for each one. Age is relative to what we're determined to do I think. :) blessings, marlene

  3. Oh my goodness... I was so worried about Pepper. What a relief to know that he will be okay! But ouch! The vet bill... You are right, he is a very expensive horse now, but sounds like he is worth every penny of it!

    Lea, your awards are amazing. You have every right to brag and should be so proud of all those accomplishments! You've worked hard in your field and are very deserving of the recognition. Great work! Also, thanks for sharing them with us... I was impressed!