Thursday, June 25, 2009

Let's Call the Whole Thing Off...


Tuesday evening: one moment I was contemplating what needed to be done to get the day's painting completed before midnight, the next, I was dealing with a sick horse which developed into an emergency colic. A few hours later I was taking said horse to the clinic. I left there at 4am expecting to get a call in a couple of hours asking for the okay to do surgery. Needless to say, sleep wasn't on the agenda. Thankfully, I never got that call. This time conservative treatment resolved the issue, much to everyone's surprise. I carried on doing stalls, getting straw, and was able to bring the horse back that evening. She's still under very close watch, of course, but this time, it seems, she dodged a bullet.

A few other added developments have me waving the white flag on this month's 30 days. Of course, no one seemed to miss me, so I guess I won't worry about it too much, other that my own disappointment. Once the smoke clears a bit I'm sure I'll finish the painting I started on Tuesday, but for now, things are on hold.

7 comments:

Elizabeth McCrindle said...

Did miss you...as first thing I look for is your daily input :) and strangely enough with my strange Celtic powers I had a feeling something was wrong with a horse....though I had it as one of the foals. Almost asked yesterday on Twitter if you had been on and I had missed you....so it was noticed you were missed. Next time I'll put an all point bulletin out with the Mounties :))....nearly forgot nice painting:))

Linda Shantz said...

Thanks Elizabeth. I've decided the horse recovered faster than I did, this time! We were the fortunate ones this time around.

Donna Ridgway said...

I missed you too. Been busy so I'm kind of out of touch, but not all the way. So glad the horse is going to be ok, colic is so frightening. Just keep on doing what you have to do and things will come out right!

Sheona Hamilton Grant said...

Still missing you and hoping things are gaining strength and momentum once again.Double smiles ;-))

Linda Shantz said...

Thanks Sheona. Feeling like I'm sitting on the highway with a big transport truck in front of me at the moment. Can't seem to get going again!

Beth said...

Wow...just found your blog today. Amazing!! I was an ambulatory tech for Fairfield Equine in Connecticut for ten years...I feel your pain!!! Beatiful beautiful work!!!

Linda Shantz said...

Thanks Beth!

Funny, the pain never ends, haha. Oh well, when everybody is still alive at the end of the day, I'm completely grateful!