All I think about is Haakon and his hooves. The old boy was pleased to see me this morning and there was evidence that he had been lying down.
Interestingly, today, he did not lie down once so I am hoping this is a good sign. His hooves are sore, I can see that, but he is more interested in munching his soaked hay and watching the world.
His friend today was Klaengur.
And obviously Her Maj.
Always there. Mostly asleep or “mucking out” in her little way.
I spent my morning giving Haakon his medication in a feed which he got bored of so I held the bucket, offering him handfuls and coaxing it down him. He then had a good brush and I offered him frequent buckets of water – he is not keen to drink but the hay is wet so that is probably why,
A trip (again) into town later on as chauffeur for a horrid dentist appointment and I popped into our local agricultural store to buy a salt lick.
I also collected a pair of frog supports which Daisy and I put on with matching vetwrap (sticky bandage) and afterwards I added gaffer tape (duct tape) as well.
Iacs is tonight’s company and he immediately started by chewing on the cable ties and flicking them up his nose. Only Iacs.
I also bought some different bedding to go on top of the shavings which may help support Haakon’s hooves.
I left my old boy looking much less tucked up and enjoying his salt lick and that intake will be monitored too.
Once settled for the evening, we let the sheep come home and they follow me around at night with glowing eyes in my head torch “helping” when it is lights out and bedtime.