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Marsha Cassada

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  1. Marsha Cassada

    Bubba

    I brought Bubba home today. He needs a good grooming and his feet are way too long. Also has no muscle tone from standing around and eating sweet feed. But he is okay. He had not seen green grass in so long he was a little frantic to eat some. He is about the same size as Dapper Dan. Unregistered. By looking at teeth, the vet says he is 9-10. He is kid friendly. I think I have rehomed Buckly.
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    Your Drive Day

    No driving here for a few days. It is 115 as I write. I think a high pressure dome has settled over us. Eeeek.
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    Rimadyl for dogs

    He came home this morning. They could not do the lymph node without surgery and I did not want to do that; he would have to go to the State vet college and I am not willing to do that. She put him on an antibiotic and two different pain meds. He is doing great so far. Gobbled some crunchies as soon as he got home and autographed the car tire. She said we would know within a few weeks if it is an infection and responding to the antibiotics. If he gets worse, then it is cancer. The damage to the vertebrae is irreversible. But as long as he is not in pain, we will give this a try. Flat on the bicycle, so we have to get that fixed so he can go bike riding! No more long walks. (Why do the valve stems on tubes always fail? Surely "they" can make a better tube.) Thanks for all the good wishes.
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    Rimadyl for dogs

    He is worse. Took him to vet today. Xray shows bone disease is spreading to more vertebrae and lymph nodes swollen, pressing on colon. She said he is in a lot of pain. She wants to aspirate a node to see if it is infection or cancer. They gave him a shot for pain. Hopefully will know more in the morning.
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    Driving Hours 2018

    50 minutes for Dapper Dan today and I ponied Buckly. Took me a while to get the harness readjusted for him after Buckly used it. Luckily the sulky rein was able to be buckled onto the single driving rein so I didn't have to get more creative there. Whip was a bust; I will order a new one.
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    Driving Hours 2018

    Not much driving going on. I need to get out early in the morning but that's when I like to get my yard work done.
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    Rimadyl for dogs

    I am trying the liquid aloe. I mix it with his kefir and he laps it up. The vet did not mention tums--I wonder why?
  8. Marsha Cassada

    Rimadyl for dogs

    My dog has been on Rimadyl for a couple of months now. The vet said it might upset his stomach and suggested kaopectate. Any other ideas on something to help the stomach while on the med?
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    Draft horses near me

    I've had a couple of calls on Buckly. One of them I refused as they wanted him for a lead line pony for children. I told them he was not suitable for children and the guy said he'd had horses all his life and most horses could be taught to do things if you try hard enough. I think my cowboy trainer pretty well had Buckly figured and I am not sending him somewhere that sets him up for failure. The other call sounds ideal: a young woman who works with dog rescue with her county sheriff. She wants Buckly as a companion for her quarter horse that is blind in one eye and to play with. Buckly would be very happy in that situation. Hope she calls me back. No hurry about anything.
  10. Marsha Cassada

    Getting back into the routine

    That would be funny to see! Looking at my bay's face, it makes me sad to see how gray he is getting. He will be 22 next month.
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    Draft horses near me

    Called Ozark to see if I could buy just one rein, instead of buying a whole new set. No luck. So I'm sending the broken rein to a saddle shop to see if he can repair it. Probably will end up buying a new set of reins. Then I'll have a spare rein! My driving whip also got broken; looks like it may have been caught in the spoke? Gorilla-glued it with black tape so we'll see if it holds. Probably have to buy another one of those, also. Have not really done anything with Buckly since he's been home, except groom him and review a couple of tricks. It's too hot to play outside much.
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    Food Lovers Guide

    A favorite of ours is kabobs. We use tri-tip steak. Our favorites are mushrooms, onions and squash. We brush on olive oil with melted butter and garlic salt.
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    Food Lovers Guide

    I haven't been to New Orleans since the hurricane. Probably lots of changes since then. Didn't eat gator while there, but did try turtle. My sister lived there for several years. Loved the swamp; it was beautiful. It may be destroyed now.
  14. Marsha Cassada

    got my mojo back

    Another feather (pun intended) in your quilter's cap!
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    Hi from new member

    I agree, horses can sense/see things that we may not. I was not paying attention one time in town--trying to keep an eye on traffic, and my horse refused to cross a drainage grate. Lucky for both of us that he was alert. I still shudder to this day thinking of what might have happened, and I give him the benefit of the doubt when he shies at something. Yes, do train Little Buddy NOT to browse while working or even on a lead unless you give permission. You will save both of you a lot of trouble later on. Going out on a lead with the express purpose of offering him grazing time is one thing. Snatching mouthfuls while walking on a lead should be unacceptable. It is very difficult to UNtrain that behavior. Lesson learned the hard way! By the time I discovered this driving forum in 2005, it was too late...
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