we need a talented and efficient horse shaver please.
Carol · Mar. 14, 2009
5am feels really early on a wet and cold saturday when there a bunch of dogs snuggled quite warm and sleepily content on the bed you just left behind.
early shift today...deep sigh.
achieving that warm contentment last night was a wee bit of an issue...now that 4lane and tony can get up on the bed...they tried to bring their nightly bed argument with them AND involve the rest of us. all it took was a couple of yelling matches and one of them directed at suzie for trying to find a better spot and they decided maybe the beds down below were a better place for them to be.
it did take a leash attached to their collars tho to get them to actually agree to leave. i will share my bed with a bunch of homeless dogs but i will not share it with selfish, grumpy toads who think they can yell at anyone they please....esp. when i need to sleep.
i, stupid carol...left all the horse blankets out on the fence yesterday...it looks like it rained quite a bit last night so i am assuming my idiocy means i will be hauling 4 heavy, wet, dirty, stinky blankets in my van tomorrow to get them dry and cleaned. sometimes i am my own worst enemy. luckily their spares are clean and ready for pick up from bosleys today.
i should have hauled them into the shop last night...stupidity always has an extra price tag.
i am actively seeking a very qualified and expert horse shaver....i have had it with patience for dealing with lahanie's skin.
his belly is matted, his rain scald is not healing because we can not keep his wounds clean. his skin hurts during grooming so he has to kick out, the scabs are too thick and so is his fur and the vets originally said not to shave. but it has a been 3 months since his arrival and yesterday i looked under some of the really thick scabs and they need to come off so his open areas can be cleaned and properly cared for.
soooo, i have decided to treat his wounds with the same principals that we treat wounds in my human patients, which is clean up the wound bases and keep them clean til they heal.
he will look like a mess for awhile once we expose everything hiding on him but better to see what we are trying to heal and better for keeping his wounds clean.
hence i need an experienced horse shaver to help him please.
i have arranged for the vets to come and sedate him first so it should not be a terribly difficult thing.
so if anyone knows anyone who will come to mission fairly quickly, please pass them on to me. we are not looking for a free-be, and are willing to pay to help him finally put his past life behind him. so if you know someone let me know...please and thank you so much.