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Thursday, 10 July 2014

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The summer is swealtering here in the San Joaquin Valley. I had my AC looked at back on June 13, 2014 and within a week it gave out, so I am going it in the house without AC.  The total cost of that repair including the Freon, stop leak, some kit for the compressor cost me $776.45 cash/check.  So I have prioritized my spending as I have an even higher priority to deal with.

I will be putting Skylar down along with her half sister Grace as soon as I am able. They are both ten, well Grace is a little over ten and Sklyar will be ten on July 19, 2014.

Last year I put down my old mare Henrietta who was 29 years old.  The youngest horse I have on my place now is WA Mira who is 22 years old.  His sister Gems Melania was just diagnosed with Cushings diesease and has laminitis. The blonde palomino is somewhere close in age to Melania who was foaled in February 1988.  At any rate, I am also getting old.  I have had Whinney the Pooh or Melania since she was 5 months old and I bought her with her Dam Henrietta when Henri was 4 years old.  We had some great times together me and Henri.  I miss her.  I used to ride her to the Porterville Horse Arena when I first brought her home as I did not have a trailer back then, and we took a horse class from Odette Larson who taught at Porterville Community College.  I never took her to Cal State Fresno University back in the 90s when I was in college, instead I took Whinney.

Whinney has quite a few blue ribbons in Trail, Western Pleasure etc. as does her brother Mira.

So I have had a lot of loss, but that is what happens when we age.

I am still in pain from my fall back on Dec. 5, 2006 when I slipped and fell getting Missy Blue to the Vet who ended up putting her down.  I am unable to ride because of my lower back pain.  I would get on the gravity invertor table, but the last time I did that, I really pulled my lower back out and ended up at the Chiroprators, who couldnt' fix it, a neurologist who ordered physical therapy an MRI and referred me to a back surgeon.  I went to all the appointments, necessary to have the surgery done in 2010 including the heart specialist but some how when I changed my primary physician to a doctor closer to my home, my paperwork got lost at the primary's end. Nothing was faxed or mailed to the back surgeon to release me, except for the heart surgeons report that I was clear for surgery. 

Oh well. 

 


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Updated: Monday, 26 March 2018 5:56 PM EDT
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