I won't put an update of Wendell's condition at the bottom of this post. I will tell you a story about the old boy, right her and now.
Wendell's Escape<ahem> Once upon a time there was a cute horse named Wendell. He had gotten very sick and was placed in a stall, in a barn, to recover. He happily consumed carrots that were laced with his medicine. A few days proved that he would be okay. He was kept in the barn until the farmer could fence another section of pasture for Wen and his barn roommate, Cocoa Pony.
Wendell went from barely moving to slowly walking around the LARGE stall. He progressed from taking small portions of hay to grabbing all he could get, all the while, forgetting his manners. He eventually moved well and ate well, if you can overlook breeches of etiquette! The new pasture was not fenced as quickly as I'd hoped. Perhaps the handsome horse became impatient. One morning, D3 went to feed him breakfast and found that he had jumped out of his stall. Now for any of you who know farm equipment, he cleared a cattle panel! It was over waist height for me. The horse, who could barely walk, had become a jumper. At least he feels better now.
Instead of keeping him inside the barn, we opened the main gate and let him go back into the pasture with Rocky and Ricky (the Percheron Draft Horses). Please note the expression on the following picture. Do you think he's happy with himself?
I'm so glad this guy is alive and HAPPY!
Thanks to D3 for this incredible shot- no photo editing, just a laughing horse:)
- Do you prefer wallpaper or paint?
- What qualities make a good friend?
- Are you planning a summer vacation?
- Do you have a garage, carport, park on the street or park in your driveway?
- Tell me something interesting about your week. (oops- please)
- I like both. We have some walls in our home that were less than perfect. I found a wonderful wallpaper from the UK that is textured and hides flaws. It is made to be painted. It has saved a lot of work in two rooms.
- A good friend should be someone who you can tell anything to without being judged or criticized.A good friend should be kind and willing to put time and energy into a friendship. A good friend sticks with you through thick and thin. You should be able to trust and rely on this friend.
- We'll pack up all the horses, cows, sheep, pigs, chickens, cats, dogs, and kids and go... CRAZY! I guess the answer is, in short, a resounding, echoing NO. There just aren't folks who can babysit a working farm with all we have going on.
- We park in the driveway or up on the grass in front of the house- barn-greenhouse- farm store etc.
- I have to drive to an airport to pick up my dear friend. It's in the city and the airport is miserable to get to. My friend is a "shrink". I'll need her by the time I actually get to her airline terminal! :)
Have a great week!