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  1. Got this cute pic

    They always look so innocent when they're asleep.
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    And he appreciated you making the cookies for him.
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    Good for you, Queen. About the hay, I'd forget it and just feed more pellets or cubes. Pellets are supposed to be easier to chew and digest anyway. Here's another good article about seniors. Feed section is closer to the end.
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    Dear HC Members, The reports of my demise are greatly exaggerated. Sincerely, Mr. Butters
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    PD, if you make a path from used stall bedding (with manure in it,) it keeps things from freezing or at least gives them footing on the ice.
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    Queen, he may have just had a bellyache. My vet told me there was no need to get them up or make them walk unless they were rolling violently or thrashing. Fingers crossed for the old guy. Also, it may be he's just not used to the extra feed.
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    ^^^Your vacation wasn't long enough and you probably need some Vitamin D.
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    Okay, who sent this snow?! ! Fortunately, you didn't send enough to keep me home. I'm going to the grocery for French Toast supplies.
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    Actually, I deon't understand why the vet told you to feed alfalfa hay as well as the pellets he's already getting. If he didn't have enough fiber, I could understand, but he's on pasture, which should give him enough. Is he not eating grass? Could you maybe call the vet and ask him? It would be a lot easier to just give him more pellets. It's also possible you are soaking the pellets too long and he's not getting enough calories because of that. Also, I seem to remember if you wet cubes, they soften up really fast. That might be easier still.
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    I remember when that happened, Heidi. I tried really hard to dry out the hardwood just outside the downstairs bathroom. I kept the dehumidifier next to it for weeks while waiting for the flooring guy to come and work on it. I ended up only having to replace a few boards. With the downstairs shower, I'll probably never see the upstairs again! It will just be where I keep all that stuff I saved and will never use again! And my books, of course.
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    Here's an article about soaking hay. Basically it lowers sugar content which would lower its ability to put weight on the horse. https://ker.com/equinews/soaking-changes-nutrient-content-hay/
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    I like your paint choice , Heidi. You're very fortunate to have a "contractor" in the family. I also like your tile and it's very close to the tile I'm having installed. Are those cat decals I see on the door and window? I'm in the process of bathroom renovation too. It wasn't planned. Back in Sept., a friend from RI was visiting and she flushed the toilet before coming down to breakfast. Two hours later, we found the toilet had malfunctioned and had run water on the floor for two hours. It came through the ceiling and into the downstairs bathroom and it too was flooded. That kinda messed up her visit. Our other old friend who lives here, became the entertainment committee while I dealt with insurance and looked for repair people. They"re hard to find out here in the boonies. Both bathrooms had new ceilings, walls painted and new floors. We were on the floor in the downstairs bath as the last repair, when the crew found mold. It was in half the floor and under the Jacuzzi which probably had a slow leak for a long time. The only way to remediate it was remove the tub and it had to be cut in two to get it out. I never used it anyway, so it's being replaced with a walk-in shower. Then the room will have to be painted (again!) and refloored. The shower is being put in now and will be finished by Fri. I think. It's been a long process and one I never want to repeat. One reason I bought this house was because it needed nothing.
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    Queen, it may just be easier for him to chew the leafy part of the hay. You could try giving him only the coarser stuff for a few days and see if he will finally start to eat it. Or you could get alfalfa pellets and soak them. If he's eating grass, he's getting roughage. It was good of you all to visit your aunt.
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    I was taking a flowerpot off my deck ( only 3 months late) and saw a jonquil that's up about 3 inches. And now the temp is 60. Crazy!
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    Yes, I'm in KY and April is usually nice. But lately, you can't count on anything, weatherwise. It's supposed to go to 60 today but looks like rain later.