I had a tough time getting going this morning. The transport company arrived around 11:30 pm and by 11:45 he was pulling back out. Quiet Dreamer was excellent while the truck driver unloaded 3 horses watching and curious about those different horses. The last one unloaded was a huge 3 year old Clydesdale stud. When the trailer was ready I walked her over to the trailer, stepped in but just then the driver asked me to wait as he wanted to get pictures of her before loading. She stood very well for the pictures then when I asked her to step into the trailer, she hesitated, it was much taller than the one we had been practicing on and she wasn't quite sure how to get her legs up that high. I asked the driver to just give her a little push and told him, she won't kick. He did and she jumped right in then followed all the way up to the front of the 6 horse trailer and stood quietly while the driver took her halter off. The picture below is before the 3 horses were loaded back up.
Tuesday, October 19, 2021
Monday, October 18, 2021
We had a short night, waking at 3:30 am and just couldn't go back to sleep. Instead I sent an email to Hoerr Vet clinic with all the information needed for the travel papers for the 3 weanlings leaving soon. These are only good for 30 days so I sure hope none of them get delayed. I called the vet clinic at 9:00 am to make sure they got the information and the papers were up and ready to be printed by this afternoon. Quiet Dreamer is leaving tonight. The transport company just called to tell me they would be here around 11:30 pm. Now I really wish I had taken a nap. Joan reported mom had another rough night. We think it is the medicine that we are giving her to help her sleep. For a couple hours during the night she was sure she was supposed to be carding wool. The sheep were there but she didn't have anyone to help teach her how to card the wool. That was the first crazy dream that kept her awake. The second dream was she was in a shipwreck and was trying to clean up the debris. Poor mom felt like she worked all night long. She even remembered the dream come morning. I went to Sam's club this morning and they still have empty shelves as far as paper towels and toilet paper. I wish someone would have warned me about the coming shortages. I don't watch the news anymore as they can't be trusted. The stalls were cleaned when I got home. The weanlings were left in the indoor arena for the day. Mom's hospice nurse arrived around noon. We had a big group there waiting for her. We wanted to get some better information on what we can give mom to help her sleep. She is so uncomfortable and restless at night and then tired during the day. The nurse gave us some really good ideas to try. Ruth as able to help mom do the stand and pivot into the chair from the bed today then later the stand from her chair. Jessica (Rachel's daughter) arrived to do a little therapy on mom's arm.
Sunday, October 17, 2021
Sarah and Nolan had a puppy returned that is now available for adoption with a very reasonable adoption fee of $1500.00. This Cavapoo puppy is 12 weeks old. Rhoda has been hired to train the puppy and he is doing very well. IF interested in adopting him you would need to contact Sarah direct at 309-208-1589 She can tell you his history and see if you would be able to provide a suitable home. The puppy has been traumatized at his first home but is doing extremely well under Rhoda's tutelage. Below is Iris (Rhoda's daughter) carrying a very relaxed Cavapoo puppy.
Barbara, Aunt Jinnie's daughter shared the pictures of her daughter Sarah's wedding shower. This is the wedding mom was trying so hard to make. Thanks Barb for sharing the shower pictures.
Saturday, October 16, 2021
I put the electric blanket on the bed last night and was thankful for the warmth. We are experiencing much cooler weather. A promise of the coming winter. After stopping in at mom's and getting the update the weanlings were put in the indoor for a few hours. Our airbnb guest had a horse loving daughter and she was put to work cleaning stalls.
Friday, October 15, 2021
This morning Onyx was taken first to the indoor arena then the other 2, Sofia and Quiet Dreamer were taken together. All three were let loose inside.
Thursday, October 14, 2021
Beth spent the night with mom last night and reported mom slept ALL night! This is the first full night sleep she has had since the stroke Monday Sept 20th. She had help with that, she was given an Ambien and it worked. We had tried Aleve pm and Tylenol pm and that didn't touch the restlessness so finally asked the hospice nurse for a real sleep aid. Rachel was on duty this morning but Ruth arrived to help with therapy. She had mom sitting on the side of the bed and balancing. The Salem FSX was moved out of the indoor arena today, parked by the breeding shed and plugged in so the fridge will be cold for Hannah's camping trip this weekend. The next job was to move the Wildwood FSX into the barn to get it out of the rain and it rained again today as I was moving it. The camper repair people can't look at it until November 16th so we will need to winterize it soon. Today Onyx and Kincade were turned loose in the indoor arena while I cleaned their stall. The filly with the green halter is Onyx, Lily's filly by Valiant born April 12th, and the red halter is Kincade, Madiera's colt by Evan born May 30th.