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Monday, September 13, 2010

A Busy Day

This morning I gave David a hand in the barn for morning chores.  Then I walked Boomer down the lane.  We're up to about two miles now.  After our walk, I had a magical experience while I was laying a waterline to a new tree.  Remember the photo I took yesterday of a feather caught in a sunflower?  Today there was a golden eagle perched on the fencepost at that spot.  We locked eyes before he took off.  That was a thrill for me.  I've seen them from a distance here, but that was my first close encounter.

Next, I went to my second physical therapy session.  My very sweet and very young therapist told me that my shoulder joint is much looser than on my first session, and I am doing great "for a woman of my age".  Humph!!!  But really, I'm happy with my progress.  We are still doing ROM exercises, and I am antsy to start strengthening exercises so I can get back to carrying water buckets and cleaning stalls.

In the afternoon, I gave Boomer a bath and trimmed Paj's mane before my hero Dr. Gary and his tech Stephanie came to give the horses their fall shots.  They vaccinated Reggie, Paj and Boomer, checked their teeth (all good) and cleaned their sheaths.  Dr. Gary rechecked Boomer, and said to put that good boy back to work.  Yah!  Boomer is a little larger on the left side of his withers and may always be, but he's sound. 

We all went over to Jan's, where Dr. Gary vaccinated Elvis, Lakota and Zan.  Dr. Gary has been our vet for 35 years.  He is such a kind a competent person.

I also found a new-to-me plant.  Jan, who's a botanist, says it will be easier to identify it when it's more mature.  Meanwhile, David has named it "Star Weed".  I like that.

10 comments:

Lori Skoog said...

Boy Terry, you sure are improving...Boomer too. What kind of shots do you get in the fall. I don't get any...just a couple in the spring.

Louise said...

For your age, snort! When you're sound, you can probably way outwork that young lady. You have a very handsome vet, but, don't tell him I said so, he might get embarrassed. I'll be anxious to see what that star weed grows into.

Canyon Girl said...

I've been doing my ROM exercises here at home. Today my shoulder and my arm hurt, but I will continue with my homework. When I go back, I hope to start the strenghtening exercises to build up my muscles. I'm glad you are doing better with yours. Getting shots reminds me of the flu shot that's now available, maybe I'll get one this week. That, at least doesn't cost me anything.--Inger

JJ said...

I'm glad to hear the Boomer can start working again! I bet he is too ;).

in2paints said...

Hooray for Boomer! (And you, too!)

I've never seen a Golden Eagle before but eagles in general are gorgeous. What a great experience for you!

Flartus said...

You sure are getting a lot done for a "gimp" "of your age!"

Love that picture of Dr. Gary and Tech Stephanie. They sure do look like nice people.

Sandy said...

I enjoyed your update, and cool about that eagle!! and the feather... I love looking for "signs" along my journey. I totally believe in them.

And hey - good for you about that loose joint....oops that doesn't quite sound right...

John Gray jgsheffield@hotmail.com said...

a woman of your age!

needs a slap!!!!

sophie... said...

Golden eagle encounter...now..aren't you the fortunate one...cheers.
Your vets look so kind...again..aren'y you the fortunate one!
Star Weed...let's see..should be interesting when you actually find out what it truly is.

~ Tom said...

Pat and I are both still chuckling, "for a woman of my age"! Invite your physical therapist to a day of helping at Moondance Ranch! Thank you Dr. Gary, and Stephanie too. He's a pretty amazing man.

~ Tom