Sunday, August 22, 2010

It's never what you expect

The plan was to paint today.

Waking up tired and achy, putting up painter's tape and just not feeling it on account of the hazy rainy day, I decided to focus on smaller tasks and just take it easier today: after all it's the sabbath, yes?

Somebody has a sense of humor because Big Daddy chose today to get colic.

Long, stressful and harrowing afternoon.

He's all right now, thankfully, but it was a wake-up call.

Colic is the #1 cause of death in horses and you just never know when it will strike, or why, or how bad it will be. Luckily he recovered with the help of vet advice, Bowen and T-Touch treatments, walking, pacing and waiting. It could have gone the other way very quickly, and it can happen again without warning.

Exhausting day, emotionally and physically draining for everyone.

Life comes at you so fast, sometimes you just don't have time to duck.

Holy shit.

/end of Love Now, Not Just Tomorrow post/


C said...

i'm so sorry about BD.. i just love him... and i cant stand it when animals hurt... just cant stand it... god bless your lil horsey lovin heart and his poor colicky tummy.... may god watch over all of your babies and keep each one safe and healthy.

prin said...


And you can't watch them all the time.

Whatever happens though, he's living the sweet life, you know? He got to feel what it's like. He's a lucky [huge] boy.

Busy Bee Suz said...

I hope BD stays healthy...he has such a sweet life with you.
If you put off the painting long enough, perhaps some of those little elves will come do it for you while you slumber.

Anke said...

I'm so sorry about big daddy being sick. Hopefully he'll stay healthy and will recover fully.

ModernMom said...

Oh so glad Big Daddy is okay. You really never know what life i going to throw at you!

Debby said...

I am so glad that he is alright. Life does come at us very quickly sometimes. ((HUGS))