Tag Archives: Annie

Caroline Update

10 Jul

Caroline is still hobbling around.  I did finally call the vet back and ask his definition of “a long time.”  Well, a ligament injury can take twice as long as a break to heal.  That means 12 – 16 weeks before she’s completely healed.  That’s if she doesn’t reinjure in.  Poor baby.

Caroline and Annie

At least, he shared that there aren’t a lot of nerves.  She doesn’t walk on it because it feels all loose.  It’s nature’s way of making her rest it.

I hope you’ll come back to join me for Friday’s Hunt.  I have this week’s items listed at the top of my side bar.


A Sports Injury

26 Jun

Last week, I was walking through pasture just taking pictures for one of my blog posts when I saw several kids, including Caroline, was getting a bit behind the herd.  I called out to them encouraging them to catch up.  They all took off racing.  I thought Caroline was running a bit funny.  When she got to me, she stopped.  She sat.  It was weird.  I stood her up, and she immediately went down again.  I carried her up to the barnyard.

Sweet Caroline

I figured she just twisted something because she is an athletic little girl.  She can’t walk without twirling and bouncing.  I haven’t decided if she’s going to be an Olympic gymnast or the next American Ninja Goat Warrior.  I assumed she didn’t stick the landing on her super duper flip and twist with an extra kick since we had rainy conditions out in pasture.

After resting, she still refused to put weight on it.  I panicked at the thought of it being broken.  I called the vet even though it was after hours.  Bless my vet, Dr. Schmitz.  He asked if I wanted him to see her tonight as an emergency or wait until morning.  I could only say, “She’s a keeper.”  He said he’d be here soon.

Where she decided to wait for the vet

Luckily, it wasn’t a break.   (Sorry for the emergency visit, but I never know if it’s an emergency or not.)  She injured her stifle (the bendy part at the top of her back leg).  He did say it’s a tough injury to heal from, and it will take a long time.  It’s an injury that tends to be aggravated because they feel better and try their acrobatics again.

She should heal fine though.  For now, she’s banned from the pasture.

Annie begging Caroline to come to pasture with her

That does not make her or her maa, Annie, very happy.

Friday’s Hunt v3.22

2 Jun

Welcome back to Friday’s Hunt. I want to thank everyone who joined in last week. I had a lot of fun visiting everyone who linked up. It’s very simple. Anyone can participate. The link opens at 7pm Central time and will close Sunday at 7pm, so you have plenty of time to enter. Hopefully, you’ll be inspired to visit some of the other entries.

If you didn’t participate this week but would like to next week the topics will be: Starts with W, Week’s Favorite, and pastel. I will always keep a list of the items for the coming week in my sidebar at the top. I am crazy busy with teaching and working on the farm right now, but I will make sure to visit all participants. Without further ado, here’s my interpretations for the week.

Starts with V:  I have actually had several V goats:  Val, Vance, Vanilla, Vashti, Velma, Velvet, Vern, Veronica, Vesta, Victor, Victoria, Victoria, Vince, Vinegar, Violet, Virgil, and Vixen.  I still have the ones in bold print.  I will soon have another one or two (but probably not three).  I inadvertently gave Vinnie’s first baby a V name (Victoria) and figured I should keep it up.  Although, it is starting to get challenging to find new ones.

Vinegar (better known as Vinnie) Osboer

Week’s Favorite:  My Annie and her little Sweet Caroline has to be the favorite.  I’m done with first time moms for the year.  That’s always a good thing to celebrate!

Sweet Caroline

Inch:  Snickers was enjoying lounging on the deck.  I believe the board he’s on is a 1 inch by 6 inch.

Now it’s your turn!