Sunday, April 8, 2012

Red Scare

I thought we might lose Old Red on Easter.

Last night he laid down in the sun and didn't get up.  When I went out to check on him he did jump up, but laid down again.

We took him to a stall and gave him water and food.  He ate and drank, but since he's so old, I didn't know if he'd survive the night.

This morning....

He is risen.

He's out in the sunshine, eating and bossing Beautiful around.  (She deserves it.  She was taking advantage of him last night when he was in the dumps.)

Lucky us, we still have Old Red!  Don't know what was bothering him last night, but I guess it could have been anything.  We'll keep watching.

It would NOT have been a happy Easter without him and we need our happiness today.  We have a lot planned--lots of family coming over and a huge Easter egg hunt for the kids AND adults!

Happy Easter, everyone!

PS. Ordered a 70 percent block out mask from Cashel--ears, eyes and nose coverage--tried it out on Cowboy in the sunshine yesterday--no head shaking--stayed on.  Keep your fingers crossed!

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  1. Glad the old fellow is feeling better - the old ones can give you a good scare! And the mask sounds very promising . . .

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    1. Kate, the mask is working out great. Another good day with it--no head shaking.

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  2. Easter is a time for rejoicing- glad Red thought so too.
    Happy Easter to you and your family.

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    1. Happy Easter, Shirley. Yes, today was a day for rejoicing! It was a wonderful day from start to finish.

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  3. Happy Easter to you and your family. Hope the egg hunt went off well.

    Glad to hear that Red was up and feeling good enough to give Beautiful the works. They sure can give us heart attacks when they get older.

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    1. The egg hunt was a blast. The adults really got into it. There were some great prizes, but mostly everyone was just game for some fun. Happy Easter!

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  4. I'm glad Red is feeling better. Maybe BG being fresh with him gave him renewed spirit!

    Happy Easter, Linda :)

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    1. Joanne, I do think the need to keep those young ones in line gives the old ones a reason to keep on going--so there's some truth to what you say. ;) Happy Easter to you, too!

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  5. So glad Red is doing better! So scary that must have been. That's great that the new mask is working! Fingers crossed that it continues to do so!

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  6. Glad Red is okay and feeling better. Happy Easter Linda! :)

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    1. Thanks, Nikki! Happy Easter to you, too.

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  7. He just wanted to reenact Easter for you, no big deal...

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    1. Yeah, those horses...always kidding! lol.

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