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    02-17-2013, 07:35 PM
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Hahaha! Leah, you are the best!! I will be sure to let you know. She still has about a month to have hair (lol) but in a few weeks I'll be asking!

Awww, thanks Caroline! I love that title!! That would be the greatest book ever.
I have had more people in my life tell me that I should write a book! They were telling me that in high school, that's something most people who meet me organically assume I would be great at (even without seeing any drawings/writing/etc!), and now you guys. APPARENTLY I'm the only one who's still not 100% on board with that idea! Haha!
I guess I should just suck it up and get on that.
Because I do have a long history of photos and she is what I would write about, if I were to write anything! And it would be "easy" to write about her..dang. No more excuses.

A few thoughts from today:

1. Hazel is IN LOVE with my seven year old Sunday Lesson Kid. She adores that kid. And that kid adores her! It is probably the cutest thing. Today, for SLK's lesson, we played "The Leading Game" which is like a combination of Tag and Simon Says, plus animals. She got to lead Hazel and oh my goodness. I thought I would die of cuteness. SLK was just leading Hazel everywhere (and SLK is a TINY kid - maybe 60lbs - Hazel is at least 80-90lbs), then she'd start running, and Hazel would just gallop alongside her. Haze never tried to take her wherever Hazel wanted to go, she just followed this tiny kid along wherever said kid went.
I LOVE THAT GOAT. Best $0 evvvvvvver.

2. Rant warning: One of my neighbor's was taking their Boston Terrier on a walk, let her run free (she has a historically TERRIBLE recall, btw - one of those "come means PLAY!!!" dogs), and she scooted through the front gate and came tearing through the pasture.
The stupid dog almost got kicked in the head by Lacey (thankfully, that dear mare "warning kicks" first ALWAYS, then actually kicks if whatever it is doesn't back off - she is a miracle, she knows she's blind and she behaves accordingly...I adore her). Luckily it backed off after Lacey raised her back leg, shifted her rear, and grunted. But that dog would have been toast if it weren't for Lacey's good heart.
Not to mention that Hazel almost mauled the dog while protecting "her" girl (this was in the middle of our game). She didn't but that was only because I came over and got the dog to leave the two of them alone

Anyway, I went to talk to the owners about this issue and impress upon them that their dog was lucky to be alive AND THEY TOLD ME THAT IF LACEY KICKED THE DOG, THAT WAS FINE. Um, no. Your dog is 20lbs, at most. It would DIE if my horse kicked it. I don't care if you hate your dog enough to not care if it dies, I DO care about your dog enough to hope that it stays alive and I'm telling you to get your dumb creature out of my horse's pasture and keep it on a leash until you can figure out how to train it properly.
I was polite to them and just said that the dog was lucky to be alive and that going into pastures like that was really really dangerous for it. They laughed it off until I pointed out that a kick from a horse Lacey's size, to a dog that small, would not end in some bruises. It would end in a serious injury or even death. I guess they hadn't thought of that because they sobered right up and apologized profusely. Hopefully that'll do the trick... I hate having to be "mean" but that poor dog.
I adore dogs and would love to have one of my own so to see someone behaving that frivously with a creature hey are lucky enough to have...seriously gets my goat.

Anyway, rant of the day=done.
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    02-17-2013, 09:35 PM
It's good you let them know that if Lacey kills their dog, it's not your fault. Or Lacey's.
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    02-19-2013, 05:49 PM
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That's what I was thinking. I'm pretty shy+introverted in real life (unbelievable, right?) so it was hard for me to go talk to them but righteous indignation fueled my bravery.

Nothing really new over here, except that Miss L's right eye seems to be sort of "sinking" in...and she seems to be having an ERU attack in that eye right now TOO.
She doesn't seem to be overly uncomfortable, though she is hyped up on bute, so that's a plus. Buuut I'm thinking that when the vet comes to do her teeth in a month or so, we might need to talk eye removal (as in, right eye gone, left eye still here). I hate the idea of that but her left eye is basically under control while that right eye has been having issues ever since last April when she was first diagnosed with ERU. Combined with the fact that her right eye is currently totally blind anyway...
The bute is getting it back under control, thank goodness, but it seems like every month or so THAT eye starts freaking out about one thing or another.

So that's not great. Though, having the eye removed would also remove quite a bit of pain from her life soooooo....and if it were to end up being removed before the summer, perhaps the major drainage and such would be gone by the time the flies are really out... :/
We'll see.

Think her good thoughts!!
    02-20-2013, 01:26 AM
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On a more positive note, today, for whatever reason, I took a bajillion cell phone pictures. So now you get to see (be tortured with) a bajillion bad cell phone pictures. :)

It was gorgeous out today. I wanted to skip school and go to the Zoo by myself SO bad...but I didn't. Saving that.

First, this morning.
Captain Cutie haz cute.

Then, our Tuesday art. Just some cows on a hill. You know.

Coming home on the train... SO PRETTY OUT.

Then, when I got home, Miss Cutie had taken herself sooo far down into the lower pasture. It's really steep down there (don't know if you can tell) and I really don't like it when she goes down there. Usually she stays up higher (why I don't just block off that pasture) but it seems like bute impairs her judgement about these things somewhat since the times she goes down there are when she has bute in her system...
Anyway, so I got a workout going down there to encourage her back up...

And of course, as soon as I got down there, she decides to leave me behind and go cantering, then trotting, up the hill. Thanks Lacey, THANKS.

"Mom, you're SLOW."

Then, sunset. :)

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    02-20-2013, 02:56 AM
Yeah , Portlandia!

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    02-21-2013, 04:22 PM
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Yeah!! :)

I realized I should have probably explained a little more about Lacey's eye thing - basically that with her age, I realize that putting her down is coming but I think she's doing well enough (and to come back as well+as quickly as she has from a suspensory injury? Come ON! Haha) at this point that eye removal might just be the best option. If she had a really low quality of life or was otherwise "suffering", putting her down would definitely be on the table, as hard as that is.
But since she's doing AMAZING with her current disabilities (seriously guys, I wish you could come see her being her, like I do on a daily basis. I can't even describe to you how incredible she is at times. Sometimes I just cannot believe that she's not a bewitched human inside a horse's body! Hahaha), at least to me, getting the eye removed could be of benefit.
Of course, we'll see what the vet says!
I didn't want you guys to worry that I'm holding on to her for my own sentimentality and nothing else.

Atticus and I have been working on a bit of space "dominating", where he's not allowed to come into space I "own" at all - even if I'm not directly standing in that space (sort of like you would do with a dog...haha!). It seems to be working really pretty well! He had started getting a bit bargy and with how big he is/is going to be = big issues on the horizon! But he's picking it up super well and he's really starting to respect my space for being MY space, no matter what else is inside my space.
He really tries hard, just I've been lax on the rules lately.
This practice is also translating into other areas - he's being "nicer" to Hazel, less cray-cray, and just all around nicer to be with.
I think over the break (ONLY 3 weeks!!!! SO EXCITED.) I'm going to try my hand at clicker training him to do some stuff. Or maybe not even clicker training him, just training him to do some stuff.
I'm also hoping to maybe start taking him on walks, just me and him. I think he would really enjoy that and it would be a nice break for the girls!

On the Lacey front, that eye is FINALLY back under "control" for now. It took a few days but we got there! Thank goodness.
She is shedding SO MUCH right now. Hair is everywhere. Basically I come to school looking like I own a Great Pyrenees or bad I DON'T own a GP!
I can't wait until she gets all shed out! I love the transition from "cute-pony" Lacey to "classy-lady" Lacey.

Then, 3 random pictures for your day.

Yesterday, while I was walking to the train, I found this! It made my day.

Miss Haze.
"Why didn't you talk about ME in your journal today?! I'm important TOOOOO!"

We were supposed to do a 'quiz' in my Jazz History class. The prof gave us too much time with said quiz - we were "correcting" them in class which turned into a group discussion of Kanye West...that class is a waste of my time.

I hope you guys are all having a great day!!
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    02-24-2013, 01:12 AM
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Just some pictures and a crazy short video to round out your experience of today!


"HOO-MAN MOM!!!!!!!!"

Miss Lacey... She's such a silly girl, she shot me this look, then turned around and went back into her stall, THEN turned around and shot me another look like "you BETTER have caught that, fool!"

Then, video! Just a little clip of Miss Lacey showing off her Quarter Horse-like running skillz.

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    02-24-2013, 04:56 PM
Video is private

Hoo man mommmmm hahahaha hazel is hillarious. I totally read their thoughts out loud and they all have different voices when I do it...haha I can't help it!!! Lacey's blankey is purdy :)
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    02-24-2013, 05:12 PM
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*gasp* I can't watch the video. Its set to private lol
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    02-24-2013, 05:46 PM
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Sorry guys! D:
It's public now. I uploaded it differently than usual so things got confusing. Awkward!

Fun story from today, riccil0ve from this forum, came out and met Lacey today!
I think she's going to make a thread about it later, look for it!
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