Although he is a friendly and co operative pony, Woody was sedated so that the vet could examine and treat him safely and effectively. He has started a course of antibiotics and painkillers, so now we just have to wait. Hopefully, we have caught the infection before it could travel up his urinary tract and cause serious problems.
Woody is not the only one "in the wars" this New Year. After a very stressful New Year`s Eve, when new neighbours, without warning us, let off an extremely noisy firework display, Old Dog was terrified. He shook and trembled for a long time afterwards. By the morning, he had a very upset stomach and was not at all well. Thankfully, he seems to have recovered now, but we were worried. He will be on his rice and fish diet for a few more days.
Just before Christmas, one of the heavy gate posts snapped through, rotten at its base. Over the past few days, my OH has been replacing the two posts with new oak posts. After he had finished , everything was carefully examined by the Inspector of Works (AKA The Lion Pony), who had been watching him and trying his best to help all morning!
Inside the house, Lucy keeps on growing..........
......while the buds of Cornish daffodils have opened in the warmth. They have a faint , sweet scent of spring and have cheered us when we come in from the cold, grey , outside world, where snow is threatening again.
Wishing everyone who reads my blog a very happy and healthy year in 2011.