Sorry it has been so long since we sent out a Romeo update. Here are some pictures of Romeo and Rocky. They spent several days eating together through the fence and nuzzling each other and hanging out. Shirley and I decided it was time to let them "hang out together and play", but it was not what we had hoped for.
Although hanging out at the fence was all good and dandy, the Rock Star was scared to death when they were in the same area. Poor Romeo has been waiting for someone to play with, and he was so excited. He walked up behind Rocky and put his mouth on his tail and that was pretty much it. Rocky ran for his life. I stayed outside with them for a couple of hours, and every time Romeo would come and chase Rocky, Rocky would come crashing over to where I was. (I was smart - or maybe just a big fat chicken- but I stayed outside so I wouldn't be trampled when he ran over for me to save him). He tried to get away so fast one time that he fell down. (He didn't get hurt, just looked silly) Poor Romeo. He would chase Rocky and then turn around and just look at him like "don't you know how to play? You are suppose to chase me!".
So we separated them and once again they started "hanging out" through the fence. On a positive note, Rocky has actually touched noses with Honey Bandit through the fence too. So he is improving, just not as fast as we had hoped. He needs someone to play with. Shirley and I figure that little by little they will finally figure it out and Rocky won't be so scared. But in the meantime, he has horse friends across the panels on all sides and he does play with the goat and the dogs, so he is not all alone. But I cannot wait until the day he starts playing with Romeo for real. That will be a very happy day. I hope I get to see that before he is adopted!
Romeo is doing very well. He is running and bucking and having a good time, but there are still times when he suffers memory loss and it is almost like he had never been touched. The last time we left we were loving all over him, brushing him, hugging him, and then when we came back he was scared of every thing and every body. But that only lasted a couple of days. So although his brain injury seems to be less of an issue than before, it is still there, and he still needs prayers and energy for his recovery. He is sure a cutie though. Wow, what a little sweetheart and how awesome it is to watch him prance and play.
Thank you all for your support and prayers. He is so much better, but still not quite there yet. Without ya'll, and Shirley, (and of course Bruce :) he would never have made it this far.
Take care and God bless!