So a while back I entered some photo in a contest for the Alberta SPCA Calendar. One of my photos was short listed, and I got an email letting me know. Sadly for me (or maybe not ) the photo in question was not chosen, nor were my others . Oh well too bad, there are some great ones in the calendar. And besides I do my own calender so I can put my favorites it it right?
But a little while later I got a envelope in the mail,looked like it was the 2014 SPCA calendar I was busy so just tucked in the bag in my truck to look at later. And promptly forgot I had it .
Deb and I went out for dinner the other day and she was telling me this really cool news about my photo!
It didn't make the calendar,but...
My photo graces the envelopes and the front of the brochure on the new campaign !
How cool is that?
Yup , its the Blue eyed wonder himself!Fern Valley's Phoenix (or Fix as his friends call him) , not on one calendar page, but front and centre on a campaign that goes out to thousands!
Yesterday was farrier day, and I have to say YAY JOHNNIE!!! He has always been a sweet boy ,except when he is having his feet trimmed , he is good till we get to the off hind , and then he is well , really not good. I have tried equine body work and he did have some issues, but once fixed , not any better to trim. I just could not figure it out , he learned everything else in his life so well and easily I couldn't help thinking it was a pain issue, but he is not lame , or displaying any discomfort under saddle so?
Finally decided to try something at the suggestion of Angela ( who has become personal veterinarian to my herd with all the rest she has to do lol) I gave him a dose of bute before Charlie got here and guess what? He was practically perfect! a little hesitation lifting that leg but otherwise just fine. So now I feel like a heel thinking it was behavioral for so long ,but hopefully we can get another look at that leg and hip, maybe even have Bluequine look at him and see if my sweet boy can get some relief. Its hard when they are so tough! Cat apparently blew out an abscess at some point recently as well , I had no clue as she was never lame!
Out final task yesterday was to wean the babies, pens are ready we just had to do the work. Went well, and other than a bit of a sleepless night things are still going well, lots of "singing " but they are eating and drinking. Too many this year to wean in the barn so they are in a mid sized pen with the shed, they can see mommas but not get to them , so far so good .
the mares did their job now its my turn!
Thats all for now , stay safe my friends