As I sit here typing this little update, my toes are covered in a lovely sticky oozy mess. Honey Bandit has learned a new skill. He thinks it is just so special to get a big mouthful of his sticky, messy milk mixture and walk along side my bed and let it run out of his mouth. He really seems to enjoy getting it on special things, like the phone, camera etc. And oh yes, let's not forget his absolute favorite target, my pillow. It makes a wonderful, albeit some what crusty conditioner.
He is also getting to be very helpful. Whenever I make his milk he will tip over his food bucket if I am not doing it correctly or fast enough. He is very much into "self-service" of the milk pellets if he can get away with it. So now I have to put them up high out of his reach.
We are in the carport right now, and my bed is on one side with a little cabinet at the head of it. I keep his meds, the phone, and just general "stuff" we use there. Well apparently I am not very good at arranging it properly, so he has taken it upon himself to "help" me. Apparently there are lots of good reasons that horses don't live in your bedroom or office.
Yesterday when HB was running with Patches, he tripped and I thought he was going to fall. It is so scary to watch this little colt that less than a week ago couldn't even stand up by himself, race around like crazy.
So today, I have that little "trip" in the back of my mind when he decides to "bust loose". He let fly with his rendition of a buck and took off running. Well, "Mr. I Am Too Cool" did some sort of weird air-buck and crashed to the ground. I, of course, had a near heart attack, but he was totally fine. Reminds me of when Patches used to be running and bucking like crazy and he would land in a big heap on his side. Totally fine of course, but way too scary for "mom".
We got some really cute video of he and Patches. They are absolutely going to be best friends. It is such a joy to watch them together. Patches will go and say hi to the "big horses", but all HB does is whinny with quite a lot of enthusiasm and turns away before he gets anywhere near close to them. But he feels totally safe with Patches. I think the fact that he is so small, but still "older" is probably very comforting to HB.
Wow, Honey Bandit is scaring me again. Hopefully it was not a big deal, but after watching him urinate, it seems that either his kidneys or liver hasn't quite recovered totally.
It is amazing. On the surface he seems to be recovering at an almost unbelievable rate. But it is moments like these that remind me that we don't know how much damage was done internally. At least we have time before he does his "big" trip, and we still need all the prayers we can get. But if I am able to get these videos out to you, it will be evident that Chilly Pepper was just our first "Miracle Mustang" and he is the second one that I have been blessed enough to share this experience with.
God Bless and have a wonderful day.
P & Honey Bandit.