So we have not died! Do not worry. I've just been so darn busy with school that the time to write in this journal has been lacking. :( But, I come bearing pictures and stories...so don't hate me? :)
Aw, arrowsaway, you're sweet. :) She is VERY happy so I can't complain!
Miss Lacey, she is basically bored out of her mind currently. She's basically taken to being a lil' snot ALLLLLLL the time, I assume to make up for no riding.
However, today I saw her trot 100% sound in the MORNING (so at her stiffest, right out of her stall!! And she had some major extension going on, it was not mincing steps trot, it was like "COVER GROUND NOW" trot) and in the afternoon! So I'm really hopeful that she might, maybe, be able to come back from this. Obviously I won't be on her for months (I've decided that no matter how sound she looks, she's getting until spring off to really heal whatever is wrong), if I do get back on her, but things are really looking up. She was VERY active (galloped a full 2/3rds of a mile, rearing, chasing the goats, etc) last weekend and I was really worried that she would overdo it but she totally didn't and is sounder now than she was.
I'm SO thrilled. And even if I never get back on her, at least she is sound (for now) and she's comfy. That's what counts!
I've been icing her leg everyday which seems to be helping. At least, it's not making it worse! I made her a ghetto polo wrap out of some leftover fleece I had (light blue with rainbow hearts! Haha) and the "ice" is a bag of frozen corn. Sooooo classy.
I am pretty frustrated with her hooves right now though. They've been growing every which way and at lightening speed (I JUST trimmed them last weekend and bam, they desperately need to be trimmed AGAIN) but I think we're getting somewhere. At least, they looks REALLY good immediately following a trim so...haha
And mentally Lacey is doing really well. I'm pretty happy about it. She's super thrilled to just be here and it's pretty darn cute. She also has invented a new game called "Chase Goats and Bite Them In The Butt". She thinks it's super super funny. The goats, not so much. However, they put up with her really well and it's just lovely.
These first ones are from last Friday - some of you may have seen them in my picture thread:
New stuff from the last week or so:
Lacey made me a bedding "angel", complete with appropriately placed poop! (her head is the top left corner, body is the lump in the middle, etc)
LLAMA! I was getting hay out of the car and suddenly, Marina and I had returned to BFF status. Hilarious!
This morning, Captain Dorkus, here, apparently decided she would leave her stall. It didn't work out so well for her. She got a bit stuck (try super stuck - getting her out was like a Jenga puzzle with horse legs).
She waited there for me for who knows how long - there were two poop piles out of her usual 7 for the night. She also apparently turned around while stuck since said poop piles were on either side of her here. Silly girl!
Solid fences are going up this weekend.
"This fence attacked ME!!"
Atti! I got to come home early from school today (early by a whole 45 minutes! Haha) and he was quite pleased. (also, that rumpled spot on his butt? Lacey slobber, yes. Hahaha)
And, in case anyone likes city views, this is the Willamette River that I cross over to get to school...everyday.
And I really like the railing. Hahaha
That's all for now, folks! :)