She went into labor at 7:30 am and by 8:30 am all 5 puppies were born and nursing well.
Getting back to the rest of my day, Dr. Hoerr ran bloodwork on Hadassah's filly and found she was pumping out white blood cells, meaning infection. Hadassah and her filly were left for the day so I could still take Arturo up to Chicago. Ruth called right about then to report Paris was in a full blown colic. She was given 2 doses of banamine and it didn't touch the pain Paris was having. Fedi made the decision to have her put down as she was too old to qualify for colic surgery and the pain was only getting worse. Paris was such a joy for so many people. She was beginner safe for children and adults. Ruth just loved this mare. Below is Ruth riding Paris on a fun snowy trail ride.
Paris was perfect for pony rides.
Paris even did cowboy mounted shooting
She was a beautiful black Arabian mare and we will miss her.
Arturo was very well behaved walking down that long aisle-way filled with Andalusian and Friesian stallions. It poured on the way home but stopped when we got to Morton, IL to pick up Hadassah and her filly. The filly is doing well, loaded right up and we were on our way home arriving around 4:30 pm. The stalls were cleaned and Hadassah and her filly made comfortable for the night. Rhoda, Sarah and Nolan arrived with Rizzy and the puppies. We had lots of company tonight all coming over to see the puppies.A picture got posted today of one of Valiant's daughters. She has just turned 3 years old and her owner is pretty thrilled. She writes: Just wanted to share a pic of Ravyn's Heart out of Valiant. She turned 3 in January and I have been taking her on a few light rides. This is from this weekend. She is so intelligent and willing!
LOVE love love updates with pictures! Rizzy is being a great mom. The filly is doing fine. I think I can head to bed.