Kappi and Waffle are going to the Icelandic Horse British Championships in Spalding, Lincolnshire in June – Kappi to compete with Daisy onboard and Waffle as company for Kappi.
We chose Waffle because he is the best behaved in any situation. I trust him.
While we were going to the vet, we decided to carry another potential patient.
Dear Lambie. He is lame on and off and it is worrying me. I have cleaned and sprayed his feet (foot rot) but he still doesn’t run right. A Muzzah knows.
So we collected Waffle en route from Lyradale drove down the road to Bixter.
Lambie was first up and he jumped out happy to be freed. He has never been in the van and bleated every 10 seconds. I led Lambie across the road to be examined.
Jim, our vet, made a thorough inspection of Lambie. The diagnosis is that Lambie has arthritis. Jim could feel crepitus in his left shoulder. Poor Lamb-Lamb……
…who was furious (this is his very cross face).
Jim asked me to take a photo as it is rare for tame sheep to visit like this. Lambie refused to co-operate.
This is Lambie’s parting shot of complete loathing before I bundled him back into the van.
Next up, Jim introduced himself to Waffle.
And then Kappi.
The two boys had their jags – tetanus and flu – and we will back in a month for the rest.
I don’t think Waffle even noticed.
He was happy to come out of the van and eat the grass on the side of the road.
Jim could then inject Kappi.
Waffle loaded back in and we drove him back to his field.
Kappi said goodbye to his little friend.
The first ones up to Waffle were his original Minion friends (interesting to note).
Then everyone else arrived.
We went home to those we left behind.
Now, what to do for Lambie. Arthritis is miserable. I am looking into turmeric for him. Do not Google “turmeric shoulder lamb”. No good will come of it.