Happy Vaccination Day
- It’s Taco Tuesday!
- Taco Tuesday special report:
- Back in the day, I was a racehorse.
- To graze, or not to graze: that is the question
- It’s a miracle, I tell you, a miracle!
- The fine art of accepting treats from your human
- They called me the Cat Burglar
- Overall, the food here is very good.
- Inquiring minds want to know
- The new guy moves in
- Happy Vaccination Day
- Malfunctioning fly sheet edition
- The great escape
- Dog Days of Summer
- Down and Dirty
- The Quiet One
- Forest Monsters
- When the Farrier Comes
- Mealtime manner
- Happy Hour
- A day in the life.
- The Walking Wounded
- Ginger the racing pony
- Those Dangerous Cows and the Gate
- Drunken sailor and the pregnant lady
- How to eat hay 101
- Fly-free at last
- Body Work Edition
- Rainy days and dry stalls
- The dream galloping edition!
- Where did Mocha go?
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?