1. Saw Gentleman Friend at church tonight, unexpectedly. It's ridiculous how over the moon I am about this. I'm such a sap.
But then again, I hadn't seen him in....4-5 months and he is one of the few people I really feel at home with, no matter where we are, so....
Something was different tonight though. He wasn't acting as comfortable with me as he used to. Maybe I'm being "too-too". I mean, I have been texting him a joke nearly every other/every 3 days for the last...long time. He always responds and stuff but maybe he's getting spooked. I should back off.
But he did kind of lean towards me through the whole service (his brother, on his other side, was getting a LOT more room than I was...hahaha) -our arms were touching nearly the whole time...due to his close-ness- and I did get a full hug when he saw me initially and a side hug when we said goodbye which is mildly unusual for him since I told him once that I'm not a huge hugger and, from then on, he's been really careful about hugging me. Usually I'm lucky to get a single side-hug! Haha Of course, I love getting hugs from him and I mostly told him that initially because it was before I liked him..and I'm not too bright sometimes, etc. But now I can't say that I want him to hug me forever and all day!
ANYWAY, sat with him and his family, met his dad (his mom seems really introverted, lets his dad talk to "strangers" hahaha), and it was really great.
So I don't know but it was really wonderful to see my friend. Really really wonderful. Pretty sure I chattered his ear completely off.
2. Lacey is lame, very lame, again. D: And her left pastern/fetlock, the area that was swollen when she initially "broke" herself in September, is swollen again. Not as badly swollen as it was in September and she's not AS lame as she was in September...but she's really lame.
I hate to say it but I'm beginning to wonder if she has something like ringbone. She definitely has a sort of boney "hardness" all the way around her right hoof in the low-mid pastern area. It matches the pictures I've seen of "severe" ringbone........it's definitely visible to the naked eye.
But this whole thing is making me rethink even trying to put her back into any sort of "real" work, ringbone or no. I'm thinking, once she becomes re-sound, we're to a "walking ONLY" sort of state. Maybe trotting/cantering with little kids but no more for me. Her comfort comes first.
Group shot! [is Atti huge, or is he huge?! LAcey's "only" 14.1hh but still! Look at that boy! Haha]
Hazel's the cutest!
Is this normal "I've lost my front teeth because I'm one" baby goat tooth growth? It looks so...sketchy!
Sorry for the bad picture. Atti was the opposite of pleased with me.