|December 17, 2010||Posted by Melinda under Uncategorized|
Yesterday I learned two very important lessons.
VIL (Very Important Lesson) #1
Boots are important when working with horses
I am assuming that *some* of us are not exactly perfect when it comes to footwear around our horses. Although my shoes I wear to the barn are usually closed toed, they are not always sturdy boots. Boy was I grateful for my sturdy leather boots when, last night, while spraying the bottom of her left hind hoof out in prep for trimming with a hose she spooked. She leapt backwards, jerking the hoof out of my hand, where it landed (toe first) into my top of my left foot, and then slightly reared as to let me feel the FULL impact of all those extra calories squished onto her frame.
Result – one broken toe. The middle one. Not bad!
VIL (Very Important Lesson) #2
Cats don’t like coffee
I had a…malfunction with the french press yesterday and managed to dump my cup of coffee into the cat’s water. It was a hellish morning and after I finished swearing (coffee ended up on the counter, on the floor, on my pants, on my….)I threw the rest of the pot in the cup and bolted out the door. The cat water was merely discolored and *I* thought it was fine. Miss picky and Mr. Fatso apparently disagreed and insisted that their water be sparkling clean. *sigh* So, witness Melinda scrubbing the cat water this morning while kitties meow, acting so abused that I would even consider premium ground decaf french-pressed coffee as suitable for drinking.