March 13, 2015

It’s a bittersweet time on the Kentucky farm. Feeling our losses keenly, we also feel the coming of spring. We’re only weeks away from the Keeneland meet, and then, Derby season. Preparations are underway, people are pitching in on all kinds of projects from Kentucky to New York to Florida to California and beyond, and on the farm, the maintenance needed after the harsh winter is underway…in the middle of mud, mud, mud.

The unstoppable Antonio and Yoel. Photo by Tim Wilson.

The unstoppable Antonio and Yoel. Photo by Tim Wilson.

Flick had oral surgery to remove teeth that had caused him pain. The surgery was performed by Old Friends veterinarian, Dr. Brad Tanner, of Rood and Riddle. The situation has been relieved, Flick is now recovered , and he’s back with buddies Danthebluegrassman and Unaccountable. Thank you, Dr. Tanner!

Flick joins his buddies. R to L, Flick, Unaccountable, Dan. Photo by Tim.

Flick rejoins his buddies. R to L, Flick, Unaccountable, Dan. Photo by Tim.

 

 

Do what?? Porfido. Photo by Laura.

Do what?? Porfido. Photo by Laura.

 

…Did somebody say, farm maintenance? It’s as inevitable after winter as taxes, but it can be a lot more fun, says Swan’s Way.

Volunteer Trampus M. changes out the valve on Swan's Way's waterer. Swannie shows his appreciation...

Volunteer Trampus M. changes out the valve on Swan’s Way’s waterer. Swannie shows his appreciation…

Swannie and Trampus 2

…by swiping Trampus’ bandana. Photos by Tim.

Quiz: Whose fuzzy ears are these? (Hint: his upcoming birthday is St. Patrick’s Day.)

O ears

Beth

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4 responses to “March 13, 2015

  1. SusanA

    Hi Beth, I think the quiz answer is OGYGIAN! 🙂 🙂 🙂

  2. Becky P

    It’s Ogygian!!!!!

  3. colmel

    Oh, Beth. He ALMOST made it to his true 32nd birthday! My heart hurts so badly for all y’all. So much loss in such a short time. I know that y’all expect to lose your charges eventually, but three so close together and such favorites…

  4. Gae

    Glad to read that Flick’s dental problems were diagnosed and he had successful orgal surgery to resolve his pain. Good work. We have a very big 14 year old cat that was treated for thyroid tumors and then had had oral surgery last year. It was harder on me than on him LOL. He’s such a trooper and is so happy now. He’ll be at the vet on St. Pat’s Day for his follow up. We’ll also hoist a toast to a famous horse that was born on March 17th. God Bless Him. And thanks for the memories.

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