Thursday, April 24, 2014

And Then There Were None

Vaccines that is. Today was the second half of Vaccination Day and we are officially done and everyone is vaccinated.  As I mentioned in my post last week about our first Vaccination Day Jason and I decided to work smarter instead of harder this year when getting everyone vaccinated.  Actually I said Jason and I were being a combination of lazy and smart but that doesn't have such a nice ring to it. 

We decided to to vaccinations over two days instead of one this year.  We did the first four groups last week and did the last three groups today. We also used temporary electric fencing to keep the horses up by the gate and take away the option of galloping hither and yond through their large pastures while refusing to be caught. We liked that idea so much we trapped captured temporarily contained the horses to a small area of their pastures again today. It was so nice to not have a single Runner to chase down simply because the option had ceased to exist. 

While we were waiting for the vet to arrive Jason and I sat on overturned buckets and watched the horses investigate their new fence while intently searching for an escape route. After awhile they finally gave up and stood around looking most displeased with their circumstances. I was actually laughing at some of their expressions. Jason made the comment to that it seemed a bit ridiculous for them to be acting so put out because they couldn't do exactly what they wanted to do for two whole hours out of one day. What a tough life. 

And for anyone who cares our Betta fish is STILL ALIVE. We have made it four days now so we might actually make it at least a week. We thought we had lost him a couple more times but he is still hanging in there. Carter officially named him Bob today so now Jason and I are working extra hard to keep him alive . . 

Apollo and Thomas came on the run when Jason started putting up the temporary fence . . .

. . . because a post that wasn't there before is extremely interesting

Homer and Hemi wandered over to have a look at Jason's construction project

Trapped.  Trigger, Homer, Moe, Tony and Levendi huddled at the temporary fence looking unhappy. They had their halters on so they knew they needed to escape. Sorry boys, nowhere to run and nowhere to hide.

Leo, Chance, Rip and Ritchie looking bored while waiting for the vet

Stormy and Oskar opted to eat hay while waiting

Cuffie is still shedding like crazy. He had an itchy spot and wound up with hair stuck to his lip. He will be getting body clipped soon.

Asterik and Lotus were having fun

Gibson and Silver were also having a good time

Kennedy, Toledo, Largo and Bergie (Stormy is hiding behind Bergie)


RuckusButt said...

Your photos are stunning, especially these last couple of posts. I love the complete dejection of the horse who can't do exactly what they want. Tough life, suckers ;)

As for the fish, I am reasonable confident that you two will have that fish in Betta paradise before long. It doesn't seem like it's in you to not provide what a particular creature needs. I liked having fish but never had Bettas which I understand are quite particular. I had salt water fish for awhile but started to feel like it wasn't something I wanted to support.

Lori Skoog said...

Smart move! How many horses are at your farm?

Funder said...

I don't always comment but you guys are hands down the funniest horse bloggers. My condolences to your poor hardworking retirees, who were prevented from doing whatever they wanted for several hours. :(

lytha said...

I just wanted to say that my husband and I have enjoyed your recent posts so much: the runners, the fish, the donkey move, the battery in the pantry...

What Funder said. We LOL over your blog more than any out there.