This is a video of DaBubbles when he first got attacked by the mountain lion. IT IS EXTREMELY GRAPHIC, so use caution.
We have also attached some "now" pictures. He is doing fabulous.
I have not used the "tapes" that you measure a horse's weight with very much, but according to my measurements, we have a little update.
DaBubbles is almost 100 #'s.
Patches is almost 200 #'s and
Honey Bandit is almost 300 #'s.
Honey Bandit is still exhibiting a low energy level, but his bodily functions are pretty normal now. He is just a big bundle of sweetness. Unfortunately, he is still getting cast nearly every night. (For those of you who wanted to know what I mean by "cast", he simply lays down and is unable to get up due to being "stuck", usually against a wall.) He will end up with his legs folded and smashed against the sides of the stall etc. He seems to be on the same side about 99 % of the time, so we are still hoping it is a neurological issue that he will outgrow in time.
If not, well it looks like we will be sleeping together the rest of our lives. Hee hee. Although I use the words "sleeping together" extremely lightly. He gets to sleep, but I still hear every little noise they make. My hubby said "I am the worst sleeper ever". Part of that is due, of course, to the fact that I have chronic pain, and sleep very little anyway. Boy does that fact come in handy with these guys.
Now that Honey Bandit and Dabubbles are doing better, looks like it is going to be my turn to hopefully get some relief. It looks like I am going to get my trial "spinal cord stimulator" in January. Unfortunately the doc showed me the needle. Ugh. This will be the first time in my 35 surgeries that I am actually scared of the procedure. But I guess I have to suck it up like the horses and "git 'ER done".
Patches decided to surprise me and jump up into the "raised" part of the carport. It is about a 22" jump, and he just hopped into our area. Of course he managed to wreak major havoc in the few minutes he was up here. What a mess. But he was very cute and thought that everything was here for his entertainment. There is never a dull moment here.
All three of the guys are hanging out together during the day now. (When they are outside.) We are staying busy taking care of the gang and trying to get ready for Christmas.
Thanks to everyone who sent help, (or is planning to) to the Sunshine Sanctuary for the "make your child's wish to ride a horse for Christmas come true". It is truly a wonderful cause.
Stay safe and God Bless
Honey Bandit & the Gang
30027 Highway 44 East
Shingletown, CA 96088
530 474 5197 (if ya'll would like to call and come visit Honey Bandit & the gang.)
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PO BOX 233
GOLCONDA, NV 89414