But then on Thursday, he started having troubles, and we were almost sure he had a ruptured bladder. So we packed him up and headed off to Chaparral (vet hospital) fully prepared for a very expensive surgery. Lots of friends were praying, and to our delight, the vet could find nothing wrong. She watched him, and said, "Yep, from what I'm seeing, he should definitely have a ruptured bladder." When she ultra sounded him and tested his blood level for high potassium, nothing showed up.
The vets all loved him!!
She decided not to take him in to surgery and we left home..very grateful to God!!!
He weighed in at 30 lbs on their dog scale :)
Surrounding us was flat, open, hot desert, but, providentially, the only overpass in miles was right in front of us. We were able to pull off in the shade and change the tire without worrying about overheating the horses, or ourselves!!! Amazing!!
I asked, “Does anyone know how to change a flat trailer tire?” Mom looked at me, I looked at Jessie, Jessie looked at Mom..... “Nope.”
|My face is spelling sheer determination.|
So, we called my dad, got the general idea, and set to work. About 15 minutes later, we were hot, sweaty, tired, but triumphant!! We headed for home with no more catastrophes or sudden occurrences. God was so totally watching out for us that day. First in healing our little colt, then in bringing us shade for our flat tire!!
|Jessie & I....yes, we ended up as dirty as the tire :)|
None of us girls had ever been to an indoor shooting range, and had fun with the ear protection, eye protection, and more!
|Jessie & I|
|Anna: "What is their problem??"|
|David :) Camera wars as usual!|
|David giving me a lecture before he lets me use his gun LOL|
|Me shooting David's gun....I love it!!!|
|David giving my Mom a lecture before he lets her shoot his gun. LOL|
|My mom shooting David's gun. I LOVE this picture!!!|
They had these targets that had a game mapped out on them that you had to take turns seeing who could shoot it closest. Anna, Noah, David, and I played it. Not very successfully :) (I don't know why I'm making such a ridiculous face...but I thought it was hilarious. Jessie says I look like a frog. haha)
|Mrs. R shooting!|
|Me testing David's shooting skills :) I would call out a number on this target and he would have to shoot as soon as I called out the number. Tough stuff.|
|See that big hole in the bottom of the number 3? That is at least 6 rounds from David shooting my dad's .380! Impressive!|
|Oxymoron....the "do not shoot" sign is riddled in bullet holes!|