West Nile?   1 comment

I thought it was about time I showed a picture of Vinnie, the horse with the cut, that showed his pretty face.  We’ve seen plenty of his other end.

vinnie

He has a beautiful Arab head and expression; notice his patient eye.  He’s put up with a lot of doctoring with grace.  I’m going to try for a better portrait.  It’s so hard to get a really good one.

His owner sent us four cartons of ice cream a day or two ago.  Four different flavors of Schwann’s.  We’ve only tried the chocolate peanut butter so far, but it was delicious.  Thank you, Debbie!

I’m feeling a little uneasy about our bird population.  A week or so ago, I noticed a house finch acting unusually tame.  It hardly bothered to hop away as I scattered seed.  This morning, when I went out to turn on a sprinkler, there was an English sparrow sitting beside it that acted the same way.  He looked bright and alert, but seemed uncoordinated as he hopped out of my way.  There hasn’t been much report of West Nile this year, but we could still get some.  At least most, if not all, of the horses have been vaccinated.  But there are a lot of people out here in the mornings and evenings.  I hope they’re all using lots of repellent.

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Posted July 31, 2009 by stablewoman in Uncategorized

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  1. Vinnie is just so sweet. nice picture

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