Saturday, January 1, 2011

As the Beatles would say....

"When I find myself in times of trouble, Mother Mary comes to me, speaking words of wisdom: (cold hose, poultice wrap, handwalk and...) let it be."

Thus Greta Golightly decided to ring in the New Year by having a swollen LH, from a kick. Thankfully the wound was not deep, the swelling was not too terrible, she wasn't horribly lame on it (just a bit wonky if she turned sharp, and a bit stiff at the trot). So I cold hosed it, wrapped it, and let it be. I checked in on her tonight and the swelling seems to have gone down. I won't know for sure until the morning. I wanted to leave the poultice wrap on overnight so it could actually do some good. When I came in she was bearing all her weight on it and resting the other leg, so I suppose that is a good sign. Oh, Greta!

But I will be watching it like Rikki Tikki Tavi watched the cobras. I'm sure my eyes might glow red and my tail might brush up if it doesn't get any better over the week ;)


  1. Omg wow... blast from my childhood past, Rikki Tikki Tavi.

  2. LOL same here. I still watch it now and then with equally engrossed enthusiasm as I did when I was knee-high to a fly!


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