Friday, September 23, 2011

Ask Maggie

Dear Maggie,
My owner got me one of those new fangled Slow Feed hay bags. It makes it very difficult to eat my hay. I have to pull it out of the teeny holes one blade at a time. How can I convince her to get rid of the bag and just put my hay in a manger?
Thanks, Tubby

Dear Tubby,
Getting people to change their minds is a very difficult process, usually not worth the effort. You just need a good Work Around. Here is what you do with the hay bag: Thrust your muzzle deep into the mesh, chomp up and down rapidly with your incisors, like a rodent. This will break up the hay so that large amounts will simply fall out of the holes and into your mouth.

Sunday, September 18, 2011


If your nose gets itchy,

don't rub it with your sleeve.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Not Invited

If you take photos of people while they are eating, they will stop inviting you to lunch.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Janow's Blankets

I sold some of Janow's blankets. I'm not sure how I feel about that.

I loved Janow, not his blankets.

I guess it makes Janow a more distant past than he was when I still had these blankets. So for that, I am sad. Very sad.

This is Jazzie. She will be wearing the blankets.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

ROTC, Bannana Chips and Sharing

Milpitas High School Junior Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps has new uniforms this year, in a new color. This year brings Drill Team With Arms and Arms Master.

Silver had to share her banana chips with Lydia.

Lydia believes dogs need banana chips too.

Paula is glad nobody is making her eat banana chips. (Have you ever tried to make a chicken eat anything? I didn't think so!)

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Uncle Jimmy's Hangin Ball

These come in many flavors, like apple and carrot, I ordered the reduced sugar one for Maggie, who is bored and hungry. She can't start work until November.

Friday, September 09, 2011

Camp was not Fishy Enough

The first day of school was last week. I am posting this picture a little bit late. The HS had a suicide. Nobody we knew. We don't know anybody who knew this person. We are still sad.

BS troop went to camp last weekend. Lots of fishing but failed to catch that last fish needed for the fishing merit badge. It was a great try, anyway.

Silver is relieved that she does not have to go to school or to camp or eat fish.

Thursday, September 08, 2011

Maggie Improves--A Little Too Much

I took some pictures to show how Maggie's hair is growing back in all the spot where she was shaved for surgery. She is shedding her summer hair like crazy. Yesterday, it seemed like if I put her in the dryer, 20% of the pony would get stuck in the lint trap.

She's also gaining weight. She lost a lot during her hospitalization, but she lost muscle as well as fat. She is only getting the fat back. I can't start working her until November. I have had her hay reduced even more, and I have ordered a couple of those hay feeders with the little bitty holes, so it will take her longer to eat. I am thinking about getting an Uncle Jimmy's Hangin Ball, sugar free, to help distract her from the lack of food.

You can see how much muscle she has lost in her topline. It's kind of sad, but she lives!

I have ground driven her in harness a couple of times. She thinks that is much more interesting than just plain hand walking. I think she is really bored.

The infection in her incision finally cleared up.