one hour and 15 minutes to do barn bedtime by myself. I could have been done sooner if chevy and jake were not such uncooperative dolts.
daph seems a bit better today...still low but eating KO's baked chicken. I have taken her off all meds except for flagyl and a lower dose of Lasix.
luke, the new old cutie-patootie beagle is doing ok. he is a bed buddy cuz he wants to be.
teddy got the boot out of the laundry area..i caught him being a dick to owen which is not allowed.
I have to say, the vet was right...chevy did fine with the de-horning. I was more upset by it all than he was.
baby got clipped by a kick from Dixie today..baby is really frail so this significantly concerns me. she was out because the dogs were in the barn and Dixie was charging around the upper field acting all full of herself and folks were trying to work going in and out of gates and baby was apparently in front of a gate, blocking the way.
if the sheep cannot be safely managed on the weekends because of the horses and dogs and people working going in and out of gates, then I might consider banning the dogs from the barn...maybe there is just too much going on out there all at the very same time. in all honesty...it is the sheep's home not the dogs.
baby wasn't injured but even a clip by a horse's hoof, hurts.
if anyone has any suggestions on a better way to safely manage everyone's out time so the dogs can still play around in the barn and the sheep are not at risk of being kicked by a bitchy horse and folks can still get from A to B fairly easily..please let me know. prevention is 10/10th's of the law and maybe we just need to look at how we do things, readjust and tighten up the safety ship a bit....before someone gets hurt.