I got an update about Emma's brother, Dash, this afternoon (he broke his leg a few weeks ago). He went back to Cornell for a checkup and a new, lighter cast. He is doing quite well and now has an entire horde of admirers amongst the students and staff at Cornell. He has also learned that braying brings immediate attention from his worshiping fans. I wonder how that will go over back at home?:)
Apparently, he gets around very well on his cast. In fact, he is a little too ambitious and he got sent home with some "mellowing agents" to slow him down just a bit. I can just imagine what it is like trying to keep a 6 month old donkey quiet so he can heal. Reminds me a lot of when Tanner was just about that same age and developed a problem with the cartilage in his shoulder. He had to have surgery and the vet sent him home with me and told me told keep him quiet for 8 weeks. Keep an 8 month old Border Collie quiet for 8 weeks, yeah, sure, OK, nooooo problem. Good thing I wasn't blogging back then, anything I might have written at the time would probably have earned me a nice, quiet stay in a softly padded, white room. Hopefully, the "mellowing agents" will make things a little easier for Dash so he can heal up fast.