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Haley and Pretzel

23 Jul

Haley and Pretzel do take a lot of my time and energy right now.  Pretzel is easy and fun.


Of course, I couldn’t find her when I went out to pasture to feed her the other day, but all I had to do was call her name, and she came running.

She does like her bottle.

Haley isn’t difficult either.  I just worry a lot about her.

Haley coming up from pasture.

I finally decided that her wounds were all healed enough that I could probably protect them without covering them.  That skin needs air.

I just use fly spray several times throughout the day now.

And I still worry, but she is walking well and doing well.


17 Jul

When I put the herd back together, it’s the first time since April that Haley has been with the whole herd.


She’s actually doing a really good job of using that foot to walk.  She has a sleek coat, and she’s solid red again. She’s gaining weight.  She acts really good.

But I’m not sure that the infection is completely gone.  Time will tell.


I was really impressed that she went out to pasture with the herd the next morning.

On the tree bridge

I did go out to check on her (and Pretzel). I didn’t want either one of them to get left behind. You can see how well she was walking on it.

Although, she did get really exhausted. She came back up from pasture early (so does Dolly) to rest and get sweet feed. (It’s Sylvia in the tree in the video below.)

I’m going to do what I can for her and let her be happy as long as she can, but I have no idea how long that will be.

Another Update on Haley

9 Jun

The vet came back last Monday to change her bandage again.  You might remember that there was pus squirting out last time we changed it, but there were still antibiotic pellets in there, and I continued her antibiotic shots.  This time, it was much better.  That means I’m still optimistic she will fully recover.

looking good in pink

But this girl is aging me with all the worry.  Bless my vet.  I didn’t know this was going to be weekly visits for the rest of his career (okay, it just feels like it).  I am grateful to him for the after care he has been giving her.

She is much happier in the north paddock with her daughter and grandkids.

Going from one hut to another

A gratuitous  picture of Zinnia and her kids (Jack in front; Ivy in back).

She has actually started using the foot to stand on.

watching the peacock

She doesn’t just hold it high and awkward anymore.  She is taking baby steps.  She continues to eat well and gain weight and strength.

She hopped in there by herself; she hops out too.

Please keep sending her good thoughts.  We do still need them, and the vet will be back on Monday to change the bandage and check on her again.