Happy Vaccination Day

  1. It’s Taco Tuesday!
  2. Taco Tuesday special report
  3. Back in the day, I was a racehorse.
  4. To graze, or not to graze: that is the question
  5. It’s a miracle, I tell you, a miracle!
  6. The fine art of accepting treats from your human
  7. They called me the Cat Burglar
  8. Overall, the food here is very good.
  9. Inquiring minds want to know
  10. Housekeeping
  11. The new guy moves in
  12. Happy Vaccination Day
  13. Malfunctioning fly sheet edition
  14. The great escape
  15. Dog Days of Summer
  16. Down and Dirty
  17. The Quiet One
  18. Forest Monsters
  19. When the Farrier Comes
  20. Mealtime manner
  21. Happy Hour
  22. A day in the life.
  23. The Walking Wounded
  24. Friends
  25. Ginger the racing pony
  26. Those Dangerous Cows and the Gate
  27. Drunken sailor and the pregnant lady
  28. How to eat hay 101
  29. Fly-free at last
  30. Body Work Edition
  31. Rainy days and dry stalls
  32. The dream galloping edition!
  33. Where did Mocha go?
  34. Water
  35. Flying squirrels and giant lizards
  36. Leo came to town
  37. It’s Taco Tuesday again!
  38. Facemask tug-of-war
  39. Hey, it is Taco here with an update!
  40. Taco Tuesday – Foot abscess edition
  41. What next?

OUCH! No, it isn’t a fly biting me (and thank goodness, because flies are the WORST!) It was my good friend Dr. Jackie sticking me with a needle. Ouch, there she goes again. Geeze, are you done yet? How many of those things are you hiding in your hand anyway?? Of course, I never let the humans know it stings. Stoic is my middle name. I just stand there looking regal and act like nothing is happening. After all, I am a thoroughbred and an event horse, so I have my reputation to uphold.

Mom said it was that time of year again and I was due for my annual vaccinations. I am not exactly sure what they are, these things called vaccinations, but they only make my neck a little sore for a day, so it isn’t that big a deal. I have had worse pain in my life, but that is a story for another time.

I guess vaccinations are supposed to keep me healthy. They must work because at 24 I feel really great. Aside from a little soreness in my old joints, I still have plenty of spunk! I show that off when I gallop in from the field. (Between you and me, I get a little winded at the top of the hill, but no one seems to take much notice.) A perk of retirement is that I don’t get near as many vaccinations as I did when I was a show horse traveling all over the countryside competing. Back then I got stuck twice a year! Now, because I am retired and just hang out at home, I only get them once a year and not as many.

I do like that Dr. Jackie though, because most of the time when she shows up, she gives me a shot that makes me feel REALLY good. I forgive her for just pricking me today. They asked to have their picture made with me. Have to say, I still have what it takes to wow the ladies, don’t I?

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