Sally, Jill, and Sharil picked up the new pig from Lied Animal Shelter today. He is an unnuetered male (of course) who we have named "Pig Newton". (Pig Newton is on the right in the photo above, Oscar Meyer is to the left.) He seemed very happy to be at Shiloh, but he fought with Oscar Meyer. So, we had to lock him in the pig area. Unfortunately, he kept on escaping and fighting, so we finally had to lock Oscar Meyer up. Pig Newton will be castrated on Weds during our vet day. (We will also be gelding Blue Moon and castrating Salsa.) We had to lift him into the horse trailer in a blanket, watch the video below and see Sally, Shiloh's Pig Wrangler, help get him loaded up. Make sure you turn up your volume! :o)
Here is a picture of Will cast in the Bungalow's turnout. One minute he was up exploring, two minutes later, here he was. He just laid there quietly until we flipped him over. Then he stood up, got himself organized, and came over to say Good Morning. He is such a sweet and level headed little guy!
Our Shoer was out working. We finally loaded up around 3pm to go home, leaving the shoer and Felipe to finish up. They were working on Convoy when we drove out. All looked fine. After we got through the pass, we got a frantic phone call, Convoy had somehow lost his footing and fell forward, flipping himself over in the cross ties in the barn aisle! The cross ties are tied with string as a precaution, as the string will break. Convoy whammed his head so hard on the brick floor that he almost knocked himself out! He just laid there really still for a minute or so. At first, they thought he had broken his neck, we rushed back as fast as we could drive, fearing the worst. By the time we got back to the ranch, Convoy was up, looking dazed, but slowly coming out of it. His neck seems fine, but he will be very sore. We are watching him very closely for any sign of head trauma, but he is looking fine. What a horrible thing that was for everyone, we didn't know what we were going to find! Just goes to show you that you just never know what is going to happen. Anything, and everything, happens when you have horses. We are just thankful that no person was hurt and that Convoy seems okay.
Thank you to Karolina and her sponsored horse, Roy, who sent the Shiloh Horses some more flymasks. Flymasks just don't seem to last very long out in the pastures...
SATURDAY: Jill and Sally will be off to the Pahrump Animal Control Auction, it starts around noon. Elisa has her Equine Biology class tomorrow at 10am, and Sabine may have her Basic Horsemanship class as well. It's going to be a very busy weekend. As always, volunteers and vistors are welcome!