Actually, I just got busy with school and nothing interesting has been going on Lacey-wise. Psh, what am I saying, Lacey is ALWAYS interesting! Lol!!
Anyway, she's doing SO MUCH better now than she was after the whole eye episode. I think, somehow, she knows that I'm rooting for her and there to comfort her because she's been being a lot more lovey and demonstrative to me on a regular basis, which isn't her usual "thing".
I've started really riding her again as well and she's loving that. She wasn't too happy the first ride but she got over that and now she's being really forward, yet responsive, and very perky about going anywhere.
I got her a new light blanket (my favorite Joules, by Weatherbeeta! I've always wanted one and someone was selling a practically new one for $40 on a FB tack swap! O.o), and she got some SMBs ($50 for 4 on the same tack swap! What?! Lol) so you know, that's all pretty great. She hasn't had all 4 SMBs on yet, she still has a bit of mud fever on her back legs that's about a second away from being gone so I'm waiting for that to be gone before I put the back ones on.
There will also 100% be a video involved with the first time all 4 SMBs go on. From the way she acts with the front ones, I think she may have never/very rarely had any sort of leg wraps on. She lifts her legs SO high with the fronts on, it's the funniest in the world. All four is going to be priceless.
Also, funny story!! Last night, it unexpectedly started POURING rain so I hurried out to put Lacey's blanket on (if it raining, she'll just huddle in her shelter until the rain stops. Since she's old, I want her moving and rain - blanket =/= moving).
I get up there, get her blanket on (she was thrilled), and start walking off. Then I hear this weird cross between a hoarse horse neighing and a chicken clucking..... So I start thinking "there's another horse up here? What??!"
Then, I spot, in the field next to Lacey's a herd of 5 deer. At that point, Lacey and the llamas come running out around the shed, spread out in the field, and all STARE at the deer.
Lacey starts creeping towards the deer and the white llama starts making the noise [apparently an alarm call...?]! Then, Lacey starts trotting towards the deer and the llamas are running along next to her! They get up the fence separating them from the deer, Lacey's doing the "Arab Snort", the white llama is making this freakish noise, and the brown llama is just looking all majestic.
Then the deer ran away.
You would have thought, from the way they all acted, that the deer had concealed AK-47s and were about to break into their "fortress". What dorks.
I had a good laugh watching Lacey take cues from the llamas and the llamas take cues from Lacey. It was like they were legitimately a herd of the same species. Tooo funny.
A week (?) ago:
[see what I did there? Double "L" Lacey? So punny.]
"What's down there??"
Got sweaty, received bath, was not very pleased.
Majestic poneh! Lookit that forelock, someone has got it going ON! Dang, gurl!
(also, cutest Lacey blanket in the wooooorrrrrlllldddd!!)
"Hope you don't mind, I just need to sample this TREE BRANCH right now"
"We ride? Soon...?"
Classy old lady is classy.
Hope you enjoyed! :)