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by texsuze
Tue Nov 24, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Divorce- how did you get through it
Replies: 42
Views: 2133

Re: Divorce- how did you get through it

Your head is bobbing back up out of the ocean, now that the nasty tidal wave has hit and you find you're still able to swim. Nothing wrong with recognizing your own feelings; they're likely to switch around quite a bit for a long time to come. Compartmentalizing is sometimes the best or only way to ...
by texsuze
Tue Nov 24, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Finally feeling prepared
Replies: 10
Views: 751

Re: Finally feeling prepared

Glad things are going well! Love the room--books and critters, books and critters, can't get much better than that :)
by texsuze
Tue Nov 24, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Please jingle for my Gracie
Replies: 10
Views: 607

Re: Please jingle for my Gracie

Jingles for your precious pup!
by texsuze
Fri Nov 20, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Kirby (1998-2020)
Replies: 22
Views: 1076

Re: Kirby (1998-2020)

Thanks for sharing and for your tribute to Kirby. So many memories to keep him in your heart. My oldster (29) is half Trake/half QH and I've always felt that his flash and pep com from the Trake, but his brains and athleticism are QH.
by texsuze
Mon Nov 16, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: What are your holiday plans?
Replies: 23
Views: 1699

Re: What are your holiday plans?

Our TDay plans have now changed, partly cootie-related, but partly mom's control issues. Plan going forward, today anyway, is DH and I, plus my brother and SIL will meet at mom's for TDay potluck dinner. Mom is very excited that she's managed to finagle this arrangement. She'll be 89 in a couple of ...
by texsuze
Sun Nov 15, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 16
Views: 955

Re: What are you reading?

Showing my age (somewhat, maybe) I'm on a Dickens kick right now. Just finished C.D.'s "Our Mutual Friend" after reading "Bleak House". Both are very long, with many interesting characters, and were originally written as serials. Next up I'll probably start Willa Cather's "O...
by texsuze
Fri Nov 13, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: The Political Forum and Other Hot Topics!
Topic: Oh thank the powers that be!!
Replies: 17
Views: 992

Re: Oh thank the powers that be!!

I, too, am in the thick of tRumplandia. Gave the "raspberry" to all the Trump flags (and there are lots) while driving into town this week. Quietly, optimistically gloating. Saw an interview recently with a (?) former governor, Republican, of one of the northern states. Wish I could rememb...
by texsuze
Thu Nov 05, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: What are your holiday plans?
Replies: 23
Views: 1699

Re: What are your holiday plans?

Congrats, Blob! Any honeymoon plans for 2020? For TDay we still plan to go to a favorite restaurant (planning on outdoor seating) that serves a 4-course traditional dinner. They are observing cootie distancing and masks. Brother and SIL will be with us. Mom wants to stay at home. We'll bring her des...
by texsuze
Thu Oct 29, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: A new low in house cleaning
Replies: 7
Views: 396

Re: A new low in house cleaning

Dontcha know? Dried puke is easier to clean than fresh and squishy, according to DH's thought process. He leaves it on the carpet a few days (without telling me), just to 'clean up easier' :( Cat puke: BTDT
by texsuze
Sat Oct 24, 2020 3:17 am
Forum: Facilities & Transportation
Topic: Hail damage to trailer roof--repairs completed-Not so fast.....
Replies: 9
Views: 1013

Re: Hail damage to trailer roof--repairs completed-Not so fast.....

I've found a few products on the internet that look like they might work to seal some seams that are suspect. I might ask a local RV repair place what they'd use on an aluminum roof, too. This morning, in a race against an advancing cold front/rain, I managed to single-handedly secure a "waterp...
by texsuze
Sat Oct 24, 2020 3:10 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: My rescue kitty got a home
Replies: 8
Views: 337

Re: My rescue kitty got a home

Beautiful kitty! So glad you made the effort to find her a home!
by texsuze
Sat Oct 24, 2020 3:10 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Christmas card exchange 2020
Replies: 18
Views: 619

Re: Christmas card exchange 2020

Have sent you a PM, I'm in for this year! Thanks for coordinating.
by texsuze
Thu Oct 22, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Laser removal of "eyeball" cyst: so far so good....
Replies: 4
Views: 240

Re: Laser removal of "eyeball" cyst: so far so good....

Back again! Hauled (warm sunny weather, no rain....) my oldster to the eyeball vet this week to have the cyst in his "good" eye, the non-squamous cell one, zapped. All went well. Vet said it may or may not help improve the visual issues he's having right now, but I'm glad it we did it. My ...
by texsuze
Thu Oct 22, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: Facilities & Transportation
Topic: Hail damage to trailer roof--repairs completed-Not so fast.....
Replies: 9
Views: 1013

Re: Hail damage to trailer roof--repairs completed-Not so fast.....

Whoa, I spoke too soon. In this year of "If It Ain't Broke, It Soon Will Be" at our place, I should've done the 'water test' at the repair place before bringing my trailer back home. After cleaning out the interior of the trailer this weekend (getting ready to haul my guy to the eye doc--s...
by texsuze
Wed Oct 14, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Laser removal of "eyeball" cyst: so far so good....
Replies: 4
Views: 240

Laser removal of "eyeball" cyst: so far so good....

Here I am once again, posting on the Vet forum :roll: During a post-squamous cell check up by the eye vet (back in April), the vet mentioned a cyst on my oldster gelding's "other" eye. In sunlight you can see it, pretty large, kind of oozing from the iris (?), but within the orbit. Vet sai...
by texsuze
Sun Oct 11, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: Facilities & Transportation
Topic: Horse trailer covers?
Replies: 6
Views: 778

Re: Horse trailer covers?

Thanks, Canyon! Calmark quoted me $800+ for a custom cover. Yikes. Think I'll keep looking....
by texsuze
Fri Oct 09, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Divorce- how did you get through it
Replies: 42
Views: 2133

Re: Divorce- how did you get through it

All I can say is "WOW" at the life situations and resilience divulged here. I've only seen divorce from the sidelines, but from what I am reading from others, there is much wisdom and important perspective being shared. Good luck, Dresseur, in advancing forward though this situation, one d...
by texsuze
Fri Oct 09, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: Facilities & Transportation
Topic: Horse trailer covers?
Replies: 6
Views: 778

Re: Horse trailer covers?

Now that I have my trailer back from repairs (see my other thread), I'm waiting on a quote from this company https://calmarkcovers.com for a trailer cover. I'll compare with pricing/features on another ready-made cover and go from there. Wheel covers got shredded with the spring hail storm, so I pla...
by texsuze
Fri Oct 09, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: Facilities & Transportation
Topic: Hail damage to trailer roof--repairs completed-Not so fast.....
Replies: 9
Views: 1013

Re: Hail damage to trailer roof--repairs completed!

OK, finally got my trailer back this week! Thankfully didn't need it (well, almost) for the months it was with repair guys. They put in a double-layer, insulated ceiling (horse box and DR) when replacing the hail-damaged roof. Added two fans :) Repaired a lower section of the interior wall bumper. R...
by texsuze
Sat Sep 26, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: Important stuff. Blanket color
Replies: 11
Views: 397

Re: Important stuff. Blanket color

My oldster had a barn buddy once--a rusty color pony-type with almost carrot colored mane (during the summer) :) I got pony a really nice brown blanket which looked great on him. I like the browns, if available. Don't forget to check TSC. Bought a nice black/blue trim blanket there last year. https:...
by texsuze
Tue Sep 15, 2020 3:51 am
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Tension from injections and robaxin?
Replies: 15
Views: 637

Re: Tension from injections and robaxin?

My 29 y.o. retiree doesn't get tense or have any issues with vets or injections, but over the years, he started having injection site reactions and/or overall stiffness, etc. post-injection. I've reduced his vaccination list to a few essential shots, no more. I also stopped giving the "multi-in...
by texsuze
Thu Sep 03, 2020 3:43 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Cataract Surgery. I'm having it.
Replies: 17
Views: 941

Re: Cataract Surgery. I'm having it.

I have the very beginnings of a cataract, and my oldster (now 29) gelding has a small cataract. Can they do humans and equines at the same sitting? ;) Seriously, I'm interested in what decisions are involved at the front end, what the anticipated outcome is, lifespan of any implants (is that what th...
by texsuze
Thu Sep 03, 2020 3:39 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Guess the vet bill
Replies: 45
Views: 1677

Re: Guess the vet bill

And I think we should have an end of the year DDBB "Money Pit" award (or some such catchy name) for the highest cumulative total amount paid for 2020 for veterinary services on a single equine! We'll have to make currency conversions for DDBBers around the world. Dig out those invoices and...
by texsuze
Thu Sep 03, 2020 3:33 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Guess the vet bill
Replies: 45
Views: 1677

Re: Guess the vet bill

Trying to remember what my barn call, emergency call, IV pain meds, nasogastric oiling, syringe full of a controlled substance (don't tell), and an extra bottle of Banamine (to keep) cost back at the end of June when my oldster colicked....

My guess for Ms. A's bill: $385 :)
by texsuze
Sun Aug 23, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Trips/events cancelled, trips/events planned?
Replies: 18
Views: 1251

Re: Trips/events cancelled, trips/events planned?

Update on attending friend's wedding: DH and I, for very different reasons, have decided to stay put and not attend the wedding of our friend's daughter. I'll miss seeing them, but it would be too complicated for us to go at this time. No other trips planned for the remainder of the year, although I...
by texsuze
Sun Aug 16, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Trips/events cancelled, trips/events planned?
Replies: 18
Views: 1251

Re: Trips/events cancelled, trips/events planned?

Tanga, I'm very conflicted at this point re: the wedding. DH will go regardless. He and I don't see quite eye-to-eye on the corona cootie situation. It's one of those topics around our household that I deem "off the table", along with religion and politics :) Life's too short to spend in e...
by texsuze
Sun Aug 16, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: How is everyone?
Replies: 25
Views: 1726

Re: How is everyone?

Hanging in here, mostly battling the record-breaking heat and roller coaster humidity levels, along with a very low energy level right now. Trying to keep my oldster gelding from cratering. He doesn't sweat enough and prefers to stand at the gate, in full sun, for a couple hours before the dinner be...
by texsuze
Sun Aug 16, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Trips/events cancelled, trips/events planned?
Replies: 18
Views: 1251

Trips/events cancelled, trips/events planned?

I know this topic is being covered somewhat in Paula's post, but I'd like to hear about folks' specific trips, events, etc. that are/have been impacted by the whole corona cootie thing. DH was set to make a reunion trip, of sorts, to a game lodge in Zambia. That was in June when the cootie crisis wa...
by texsuze
Thu Aug 06, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Some Good News
Replies: 38
Views: 4384

Re: Some Good News

Gilbert is a good name. The only Gil we know is the awesome, perfectionist handyman who did all the tile work, way back when we built our house; super individual! When DH or I mention "Gil", there is only one! (for us, anyway ;) )
by texsuze
Sun Jul 26, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Surviving COVID
Replies: 24
Views: 2237

Re: Surviving COVID

Srhorse, thanks so much for sharing your experience and the scenario leading up to it. This is what I wish we'd be able to hear more about--what the survivors went through, their symptoms, etc, plus a later-down-the-line follow up. Very glad you came out the other side, hopefully unscathed. Just goe...
by texsuze
Wed Jul 22, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: The Menagerie
Topic: Babycat urinating on laundry
Replies: 3
Views: 634

Re: Babycat urinating on laundry

Thanks for the feedback! Interesting, Tanga, that you mention Siamese. My brother was the first to notice that these orange tabby boys have a more aquiline facial structure, plus wide-base ears, which led him to think Siamese-x. They are starting to talk more, too ;) Laundry is now in a little kids'...
by texsuze
Wed Jul 22, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: How do people who live in the South do it?
Replies: 19
Views: 1942

Re: How do people who live in the South do it?

Ditto Demi's post, nearly to the letter, including general location :) But I've been out of the saddle for a few years now, so my concerns are keeping my retired gelding (29 y.o. this month) from cratering and trying my best to prevent heat stress with my hens. I'm outside, either in the barn or doi...
by texsuze
Sat Jul 18, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: The Menagerie
Topic: Babycat urinating on laundry
Replies: 3
Views: 634

Babycat urinating on laundry

We adopted two orange tabby brothers (our "babycats"!) back in January and they've come along nicely integrating into our household (with two elderly cats). They're now about 8 months old-- big boys :D A few weeks ago I saw Oliver in the dirty clothes basket which sits on top of the dryer....
by texsuze
Sat Jul 18, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: Facilities & Transportation
Topic: Horse trailer covers?
Replies: 6
Views: 778

Re: Horse trailer covers?

Susan, I never have help with anything horse/barn related ;) I'd probably have my trusty aluminum ladder ready. Since I rarely use the trailer anymore it would likely stay covered most of the time. I also use the tire covers and insurance is paying for some of the cost of a new pair since the ones o...
by texsuze
Fri Jul 17, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: Tack for sale
Topic: Equine Sun Visor
Replies: 0
Views: 258

Equine Sun Visor

ESV Plus fly mask/sun visor from Equine Sun Visor company. Std. warmblood size, gray mesh, "cheetah fur" print on visor area, single velcro throat latch, oval ear/forelock opening, no nose or ear coverings, black merino sheepskin under all edges, worn twice in 2018 but never again used, ex...
by texsuze
Mon Jul 06, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: Facilities & Transportation
Topic: Horse trailer covers?
Replies: 6
Views: 778

Horse trailer covers?

Boy, I seem to have the record for the most new topic threads in this category :D If/when I ever get my horse trailer repairs undertaken (see whichever of my previous posts), I've thought about using some type of horse trailer cover (like a car cover) for at least some level of protection from the e...
by texsuze
Thu Jul 02, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Some Good News
Replies: 38
Views: 4384

Re: Some Good News

Casting my ballot now for two of my favorite guy names: Kyle and Denver :)
by texsuze
Wed Jul 01, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: Facilities & Transportation
Topic: Hail damage to trailer roof--repairs completed-Not so fast.....
Replies: 9
Views: 1013

Re: Hail damage to trailer roof--resale issue?

Yesterday I made the 2-hr (one way) trip to drop off my horse trailer with a trailer repair company. Supposed to hear back from them with a repair estimate for roof replacement in a couple of days. I'm also getting the ceiling in horse box and tack room insulated, plus adding two fans, which I've wa...
by texsuze
Wed Jul 01, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Some Good News
Replies: 38
Views: 4384

Re: Some Good News

Congrats! Do we get to have a DDBB contest to pick a name for Baby Boy? :)
by texsuze
Wed Jul 01, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Senior horse nutrition
Replies: 16
Views: 1589

Re: Senior horse nutrition

Look at the manufacturer's feeding recommendations (on the feed sack) for your horse's weight and work situation. If he's getting the suggested amount of feed (weight, not volume), you might even consider splitting that into an a.m. meal and a p.m. meal instead of one large grain meal. Another thoug...
by texsuze
Tue Jun 23, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Colic last night...some jingles, please
Replies: 16
Views: 1769

Re: Colic last night...some jingles, please

Thanks for all the jingles, I think they worked! Looking good this a.m. despite a huge thunderstorm with gusty winds. I gave him a small, alfalfa pellet mush meal and let him have pasture access to nibble. Rain showers started again and the minute he felt 2 raindrops hit his head (horrors!), he did ...
by texsuze
Mon Jun 22, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Colic last night...some jingles, please
Replies: 16
Views: 1769

Re: Colic last night...some jingles, please

Poop report (an hour ago): We have a shiny poop! Hopefully on the way to a happy gut. Jingles seem to be working....
by texsuze
Mon Jun 22, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Colic last night...some jingles, please
Replies: 16
Views: 1769

Colic last night...some jingles, please

After walking my retired oldster in from the far pasture yesterday, he ate his first course of dinner and started on some hay. Uneventful. I'd planned to give him a bath after dinner, and, during his final rinse off he started to shift weight on, and lift hind feet. Then, the extreme change in facia...
by texsuze
Fri Jun 12, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: Facilities & Transportation
Topic: Hail damage to trailer roof--repairs completed-Not so fast.....
Replies: 9
Views: 1013

Re: Hail damage to trailer roof--resale issue?

I've spoken to 3 or 4 trailer repair companies, none of them closer than 2 hours drive from me. All suggest that insurance companies don't have an accurate idea of trailer repair costs. Insurance gives customer a check and customer is in shock once the real repair estimate is tallied by the repair g...
by texsuze
Fri Jun 12, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Online dating apps
Replies: 23
Views: 3243

Re: Online dating apps

If I were doing it all over again I'd first get some intel on his mother....
by texsuze
Wed Jun 10, 2020 6:36 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Godspeed, LaurieB
Replies: 13
Views: 2398

Re: Godspeed, LaurieB

Sorry we've lost such a lady.
by texsuze
Wed Jun 10, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: Facilities & Transportation
Topic: Hail damage to trailer roof--repairs completed-Not so fast.....
Replies: 9
Views: 1013

Re: Hail damage to trailer roof--resale issue?

Insurance adjuster was out yesterday and confirmed on the top side what I've seen from the inside of my trailer: LOTS of pock marks from hailstones. He also discovered some dents on the side panels, but nothing huge there. I spoke with a rep from the company who sold me the trailer (all those years ...
by texsuze
Mon Jun 08, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: 4 year old tense when lifting hind leg
Replies: 30
Views: 3480

Re: 4 year old tense when lifting hind leg

At least you now have a starting place to work from: feet. Hopefully when the feet issues have been addressed it will eventually translate into relief for his back. In horses it always seems all things are connected, even the 'bad stuff', so.... good stuff can be connected too!
by texsuze
Mon Jun 08, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: Facilities & Transportation
Topic: Hail damage to trailer roof--repairs completed-Not so fast.....
Replies: 9
Views: 1013

Hail damage to trailer roof--repairs completed-Not so fast.....

A couple weeks ago we had an epic hailstorm in the area. Never in 20+ years here did we see such an event. :shock: My 2008 Exiss 2H BP SL trailer looks to have sustained what I hope is cosmetic damage to the roof: looks like 'texturing' in the form of pock marks over entire roof--lots of them. Mind ...
by texsuze
Wed Jun 03, 2020 3:14 am
Forum: Facilities & Transportation
Topic: Arena rock collector
Replies: 3
Views: 666

Re: Arena rock collector

There is an attachment called a 'rock rake' which, I think, is pulled behind a tractor, to gather surface rocks. I could've used one many times, but ended up hiring some folks to hand pick rocks back when I was creating my horse pastures! I actually believed that I could get rid of those rocks for g...

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