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    04-06-2013, 07:14 PM
I don't mean this in a mean way at all, but ears aren't vital to life, no matter how it ends up looking when all is said and done. And it sounds like all the vital bits (legs, feet and guts) are still coming along nicely despite the most recent injury, and that really the important thing. Maybe the ear just needed to happen to guarantee that she wound up in the right new home where she was meant to be. Keep doing your best, but don't beat yourself up if a spunky yearling who is just starting to feel good starts copping a 'tude about stuff she doesn't like now and again! :)
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    04-06-2013, 07:22 PM
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Yeah, I need to remember that she's just a baby xD I've gotten so used to having a mare that will sidepass if I nudge her, lift and hold her feet to be cleaned before I even actually ask for the foot, and deal with all kinds of craziness that I don't have quite the patience that I used to. All of the things she is doing are 'normal' yearling things that have to be worked through, but I'm just so worried that she's going to hurt herself (or me O_o) again. I'm experienced when it comes to ground work with adult horses with good minds and at least some former training, but a yearling with almost no previous handling is totally new to me. I really don't want to screw her up before Fayde gets her!

I guess I should be glad she feel good enough to be acting up. A few weeks ago she certainly wasn't!
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    04-06-2013, 07:33 PM
If anything was going to screw this little filly up, none of it is anything you did or ever would do. Everything you have done and are doing now is aimed at helping her out of the hole she was in due to the cruelty of others. Don't feel bad about it. There's a heck of a learning curve that's been going on for both of you- remember to be kind to yourself as well as her. :)
    04-06-2013, 10:53 PM
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    04-06-2013, 11:35 PM
Its not terribly relevant because it's about a dog.

But I am a sucker for a sob story. I wasn't ready for another dog yet, and then I saw this one eyed dog, and I just had to adopt him. My Mum has a 3 legged cat for the same reason.

In a strange way, a floppy ear (especially as it would not affect performance) might attract as many people as it would make stay away.

Here's Wink, because his cuteness is worth sharing. First pic, the pic I saw when I knew I had to have him. Second pic, is current.
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    04-06-2013, 11:37 PM
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Mmk. So I think we've decided to have Kenzie sedated so that the vet can 'deep clean' her wound on Monday and hopefully get the grim and dead skin off that she's not allowing me to tend to. Should be interesting...
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    04-06-2013, 11:38 PM
I adopt the ones nobody wants either....but they are the best kind. They truely appreciate it I think.
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    04-06-2013, 11:40 PM
Originally Posted by Endiku    
mmk. So I think we've decided to have Kenzie sedated so that the vet can 'deep clean' her wound on Monday and hopefully get the grim and dead skin off that she's not allowing me to tend to. Should be interesting...

I think that's a smart choice. I just had to sedate twice for a basic sheath cleaning. As long as what needs to get done, gets done - I think it's worth it.
    04-06-2013, 11:47 PM
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Yeah. I'm a little nervous about putting her under since she isn't the healthiest of gals, but I think she's doing well enough that it won't be too dangerous. As far as I know, the vet plans to just do a light sedation first and see if she'll let him work on it, and if that doesn't work he'll up the dose and go ahead and just knock her out. It should be helpful for figuring out exactly what we're dealing with, and how its healing- especially because she hasn't really let us throughly look at it and the other vet refused to come out to look for himself. Thankfully, my vet isn't quite so obnoxious and he knows her history, so things should go well. I'll try to take some pictures when he's done to show you guys. Right now its hard for me to even see anything because so much mud and crusted sugardine is on it.

Also, wink is absolutely adorable! I love his name. I tend to fall for the 'messed up' ones Kenzie, Sour, our schitzophrenic mutt, and our wobblers/LPS/PRA puppy that was thrown out of a car onto the side of the road xD they make the best pets!
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    04-06-2013, 11:49 PM
I'm not entirely sure, but maybe a lighter sedation along with a local anesthetic might work too as opposed to putting her all the way out.
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