Yesterday, April 16th, 2013 we laid our Missouri Fox Trotter to rest. “Red” River was an awesome horse. Originally purchased to be a pasture pall for Cisco. He was gentle and smart and fun to ride, except for that one day he decided he didn’t want to be ridden.
Like Cisco he ended up with eye issues, unlike Cisco they couldn’t be overcome. In the end they were painful enough that his quality of life was beginning to suffer so we had to make the decision to let him go.
She’s now well over 60lbs, in only 3 1/2 months. We recently had her spayed by Mike’s Mobile Vet.
Which I highly recommend. Yeah he costs a little more, but it’s worth it. You don’t have to drag your dog to the vet, or bring them home so it saves time. I will warn you though that when you take your dog to the vet for surgery, they usually keep them for half a day or maybe overnight. What you don’t get to see is them coming out of the anesthesia. It’s not a pretty sight, but at least it happened at our house. Even with that experience which was new to us, I’d still do it again.
As long as the kids are in the pool that’s where he wants to be. I’ll walk around the outside edge and hop on to a body board and float around. When we had more than one he’d hop back and forth between them. He’s playing life guard and will start barking if anyone goes under…