So Mr. Atticus decided to scare me half to death this morning. What a bro.
It was about 30* last night and Atti has been shedding out for some time so his coat is much thinner than it was in the midst of winter.
So I get up there and he is shivering VIOLENTLY. Like entire body tremors sort of shivering. Haze, of course, is totally totally fine.
All their hay was gone and their water (both of which they had had plenty of last night!) was all gone as well.
So I watched him a bit, he pooped - normal, put Hazel's blanket on him to warm him up a bit, and decided to just carry on as normal with feeding them.
Then, he turned his nose up at his breakfast!! While shivering violently, wearing Hazel's turquoise coat.
And he still hadn't peed, at all.
So at this point, I'm all "OH NO! BLOAT! STONES! HE'S going to DIE."
I thought through the logical things I had on hand and figured that if it was bloat, a dose of Probios+water would not hurt the situation at all. So I syringed that into him, which must have scared him because he started peeing.
He LITERALLY peed for EIGHT minutes. I kid you not.
After that, the shivering stopped! He was still a bit "off" but he had also been acting a bit more spooky than he usually is so maybe something scared him during the night...
In any case, he's totally fine now. He was running around as I left the pasture this morning, did his usual "bounce down the hill to dinner" thing this evening, ate dinner like a boss, etc.
Maybe he forgot how to pee? Maybe he was so cold that he tensed himself up and he was shiverng out of tension which the pee released? I don't know.
In any case, thought he was dying but he's fine.
They got a BUNCH of hay tonight and I filled their water all the way to the brim so hopefully tomorrow won't be a repeat...
"What?!!! You mean to tell me that I'm supposed to EAT this hay, not make abstract art with it??! SURELY
you jest, ma'am."
After the pony got out for the morning. :) It was really pretty out today!
Then, this is what my Jazz History class "created" today.
I had considered skipping but was like "Well, the prof taught us nothing on Tuesday so he MUST be going to teach us something today!!"
Hah, yeah, NO. A Latin Jazz band came in and played for an hour of the 2 hour class, then, once they were done playing, the prof let us all go. Oh yes, $$ well spent. At least I have an 110% in the class! I could not take the final and still get an A.
I'm going to take the final but you know. Nice to have an easy "coasting" class sometimes!
I'm thinking though that I need to research the tails of these creatures I'm drawing - I just noticed that that giraffe from yesterday and today's rhino have the exact same tail.....haha can't say I'm not consistent!
And that, my friends, is all. :)