It's been a while since I've been on here, but I thought I would drop in with an update on the orphaned foal that I rescued. Just to remind everyone here of his story - his mother was killed by coyotes while she was trying to defend/protect him. The owner got there just in time to save the foal, but not in enough time to help the mother who had been literally chased through a fence. Not knowing how to care for an orphaned foal - the owner simply put this one week old foal directly on pelleted feed. After a week or so went by and the foal's condition was rapidly deteriorating - he contacted me out of desperation to help save the foal that he obviously had no clue on how to raise. I told him to bring the baby to me, and I'd give him a forever loving home.
Here's the little guy I came to know as "Tuff" the day he arrived at my place back in September:
A week or so after his initial arrival - we were still showering him with love and affection:
And now here he is a few months later as a 7 month-old after many long, sleepless nights, endless love, many visits from the vet, and a proper feeding/worming regime:
Thanks for letting me post pics :) It's just been one crazy rollercoaster ride with this one :)