Friday, August 7, 2009

Just When You Think Things Are Going Good...**** Happens

Just when I think everything is going peachy keen and happy-like, some body throws a monkey wrench into the gears and fouls it all up. It seems that the horses think that I have not spent enough money on a vet bill this year and it was time to send the money flying out of my checkbook like escaping fireflies dashing into the darkening sky.

I walked out to feed the horses this morning and found a bloody kneed Max-horse. He's a frisky guy and probably fell down or was so rowdy that Sharpie finally laid him out one. It takes A LOT to get Sharpie to kick so if he did so, Max had it coming.

But now there are stitches in Max's knee and he is in lock down for two long, agonizing, miserable, gut wrenching weeks.

Question of the Day:

What does a carrot sees before it dies?

Answer:


This is Max's expensive leg wrapped up all pretty-like.


Max likes to walk in his stall. He does not like confinement. Not that horses should like to be locked in a 12 x 12 cage, but he handles it worse than most equines. In fact, he is an Einstein horse and has developed strategies to escape from his prison.

Video to come...

The suspense builds.

22 Comments for OSL:

supah ~d said...

YOU LIE! YOU. DID . NOT. have the same one I did.

We are soul mates.

I AM ALWAYS on the lookout for my little car reincarnate. I've only seen a few. Mine died in Cuba NY. The cheese capital of the world or something. :)


LOL

Thank you for stopping by! I love the carrot death pic. :)

Olde Dame Penniwig said...

Dearie, what mischief are ye getting into NOW??? Blaming poor olde Max, when I bet the real culprit is hiding behind a keyboard and wearing an apron...yr always up to something...

Julia said...

MOI??? Never!!! At least when it comes to the horses, I am an angelic saint of patience and kindness, Penniwig!!!! No tomfoolery here, No Maim'

Yaya said...

Poor Max. :(

Vixen said...

Even with carrots, Max will not take his confinement, eh? Poor Max. I am dying to see the video....

And I can't wait until next Thursday...I don't know which apron or what story, but I will think of something. Somehow!

Pricilla said...

Poor horsie. I am very sorry he is hurt.
The goats don't like to be in their pens either....

The Old Gray Egg said...

It's a little hard to tell from the names alone, but is Max a stallion, and Sharpie a mare? I once saw an old Clydesdale stallion so stove up from a lifetime of being kicked in the shins that he could hardly walk any more. The breeder kept him in service, though. Some people! I'll tell ya.

It looks like Max's wound is high enough that proud flesh won't be an issue.

And speaking of carrots, try tying carrots from long swinging strings from the roof rafters for him. That should help keep him entertained in his stall confinement for a while anyway. When he gets those figured out, try new and innovative carrot puzzles for your young Einstein to figure out.

Good luck.

Julia said...

Gray Egg-Thank goodness Max is NOT a stallion. He would be insufferable. Sharpie is his pasture buddy. He's a kind, gentle, very tolerant type of horse. Max is probably a very bad "room mate."

I LOVE the carrot dangling idea! I will definitely incorporate.

Max sends every body his thanks for your sympathy!!

MsSnarkyPants said...

Awww poor Max! I hope he is better soon so you can let him out of the evil stall of doom.

Five O'Clock Somewhere said...

I heard a new strategy this weekend. Always keep at least $1 on your vet bill because as soon as you pay it off something is darn to happen. I am going to have to try that. Hope Max heals up quick and doesn't go too crazy being cooped up!

Mountain Woman said...

Poor baby. Confined and bandaged. At least he has carrots to sooth him. And poor you too. You really have had the vet bills and I know how expensive that can be.
Loved your new side bar widget with a change is in the air.

the ungourmet said...

Oh that stinks! I hate when things come up just at the time when there really isn't any money to spare! Hope Max heals fast so he can run and frolic!

Frogs in my formula said...

I'm glad I'm not a carrot!

jane augenstein said...

Oh, poor Max! i hope he heals soon, poor boy! These horses!!! Gilly fell in the road last week and got a fat lip, he is pretty much healed. Poor Max will take longer to heal.
Love the carrot pictures!
hugs to Max!
~jane

Sara said...

Long horse face for sure!

Hope Max heals quickly. I've been kicked by a horse before. Those horses know how to aim.

Michelle said...

What a handsome boy! He looks like a handful!

Stacie's Madness said...

awe, poor horsey!

Maricris Zen Mama said...

Yikes and I thot horses were the gentlest. I hope he recovers fast though. Poor Max.

glutenfree4goofs said...

You guys are having too much fun here! :) I just found you, we have a lot in common, suicidal horses and all. Hope he heals quick. My mare and I took a long difficult ride up the mountain, came home unharmed then she hurt herself eating grass out of the YARD of all places.
Jessie at Blog Schmog

DayPhoto said...

Poor horse! Goodness you have had vet bills lately!

I love your orange flowers on the sidebars! Lovely!

Linda
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com

The Mind of a Mom said...

Oh poor guy!! I love the pic of him sticking his tongue out that is funny ~ I hope he gets well soon.

Grand Pooba said...

Ewwww, are those horse boogies I see?