Thursday, March 22, 2012
The spring grass isn't very tall yet, but it is tasty - at least the boys think so. As a post-shot reward I took them out along the driveway to graze for 20 minutes.
Unfortunately, they aren't quite done with their shots. I messed up and got just flu andWest Nile instead of the West Nile combo I thought I was getting. And of course I only discovered it after I got the boys done. After some running around, Amyra got the correct combination, and I have Rufus's ready to go. Sunny and Thunder still need sleeping sickness and tetanus. And I now have the correct vaccines saved in my shopping list for purchase next year.
They'll all get the nasal strangles vaccine and a rabies shot yet, as well, but I don't like giving them everything all at once, and since the mosquitoes are already starting to arrive, West Nile was a priority.
On the plus side, Sunny and Amyra took their shots as nicely as usual. Thunder was good, too. While he's not as relaxed as the other two, he has come a very long way from the panicked response of previous years. He took a whole two steps when I gave him the first shot, and was completely stationary for the second. Good boy!
And this morning we have rain! Not a lot of it yet, but enough to get things wet at least. I'm hoping it continues all day and gets everything completely sopping. Which is something I NEVER thought I'd be saying again after last spring!