Because of the foot of snow we had received it was quite an eventful trip to the vet. They had plowed our road that morning and then it snowed again. The new snow on top of the smoothly plowed surface was slightly melted so it was slick as, well, slick as melting ice. We had to chain up the truck and the horse trailer. A tow truck was on the steepest part of the road pulling people out because people were sliding off. The driver of the tow truck said that if I started to slide, go into the ditch and he would get me out. Um, sure, gulp. Another truck pulling a trailer had jack knifed across the road. Some people had parked their cars at the bottom of the hill and were walking up. It took us two hours to get up to my house, and back down the two mile stretch of road.
This was Dillon after we arrived at the vet. He was given a shot and was very sleepy.
He has some pieces of flesh cut off (gross) and then his foot was wrapped and wrapped and wrapped again with different types of bandages.
And then they made a shoe out of duct tape and put that over the bandages. And then another tape at the top to keep the duct tape boot on.
And while he was there we checked his teeth and gave him a teeth floating. I am not sure why they call it “floating”. It is kind of like a sander that they use to smooth the rough edges of his teeth so that they don’t hurt his tongue and cheeks as he chews. He had quite a few sharp points in there.
Then he got a tetanus shot. He was a good patient and didn’t really seem to mind much. Of course he was a bit sleepy.
Then I called another friend and we trailered Dillon to her house. She has a stable in her barn that I will need to keep him in. He has to keep his foot dry for two weeks. Yea right. We have a foot of snow.
So it was time to go home and I called my husband with dire warnings about the road and to not drive up it without chains. He gets to our road and drove up it with no problems, scratching his head, wondering what the big problem was. When I came home later I saw that the road had been plowed again and sand dumped on it. No more treacherous road.
The other funny thing was that there was almost NO snow in town. We were trying to explain why we had so much trouble getting into the vet and they didn’t understand because all of the roads were dry. We had our own little snow cloud west of town that dumped its load on us.
More on quilting stuff later…